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Still haven't caught the demon mouse, although my boyfriend stopped looking at me like I was crazy when I showed him all the chewed up plastic bags under the sink.  Before I break out the snap traps I'm going to give this non-lethal one a try, baited with peanut butter and pumpkin seeds. Wish me luck. 

*Hides behind the couch*

It’s 3 am...and there’s something rustling around loudly under my sink...

It’s either a mouse or a vicious demon from the pits of hell waiting to catch me unawares so it can drag me off and devour me. ⌐_⌐  ¬_¬

...I’m not sure which scares me more.

Dante's Inferno Test - You Have Been Judged

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repending Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8 - The Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test

That was predictable. ⌐_⌐
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More Conversations with Myself

Me: The Hobbit was a great film - I wonder if there's any good fanfiction to read...
Brain: Remember the horrors the Lord of the Rings fandom produced a decade ago?
Me: 0_o  Don't remind me.
Brain: And you want to do the fandom equivalent of dumpster-diving?!
Me: ...Maybe I'll just stick to ogling gifs of Richard Armitage on tumblr.  ⌐_⌐

...And in with the new booklist

Newly added:
- Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
- Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
- Crown of Vengeance by Mercedes Lackey
- Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
- Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
- Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
- The Fort, by Bernard Cornwell
- City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare
- 419, by Will Ferguson
- Warm Bodies, by Issac Marion
- The Desert Spear & The Daylight War, by Peter Brett

From last year's list:
- Plain Kate, Erin Bow
- Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver
- World War Z, by Max Brooks
- A Dance of Dragons, by George R R Martin
- Terrier, by Tamora Pierce
- The Ring of Solomon, by Jonathan Stroud
- Catherine the Great, by Robert Massie
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
- The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
- The Book of Negros, by Lawrence Hill
- Empire of the Beetle, by Andrew Nikiforuk
- 1491, by Charles C. Man
- Grave Peril, by Jim Butcher
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Out with the old booklist...

So here's the reading list I made at the beginning of 2012.   These aren't all the books I read last year - many more crept into the list as the months went on or were a spur of the moment thing.  Some favorites got re-read as well.  I may put some reviews up about the notables ones later if I remember.  Books I've read are bolded:

Reading List For 2012 (in no particular order):
- finish 'A Song of Ice & Fire' series (I've already started A Game of Thrones), by George R.R. Martin (haven't read A Dance of Dragons but I've read through my boxset of the first four)
- Plain Kate, Erin Bow
- Liesl and Po, by Lauren Oliver
- Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson
- World War Z, by Max Brooks
- Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
- The History of the World According to Facebook, by Wylie Overstreet
- The Last Testament, by David Javerbaum (and God)
- Over the Wire: A Canadian Pilot's Memoir of War and Survival as a POW, by Andrew Carswell
- Terrier, by Tamora Pierce
- A Letter From Frank, by Stephen J. Colombo
- The Ring of Solomon, by Jonathan Stroud
- The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
- Catherine the Great, by Robert Massie
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
- Divergent, by Veronica Roth (half points for this one as I'm part-way through)
- The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
- I Shall Not Hate, by Izzeldin Abuelaish
- The Book of Negros, by Lawrence Hill
- Empire of the Beetle, by Andrew Nikiforuk
- Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel
- 1491, by Charles C. Mann
- The War of 1812, by Pierre Berton
- Grave Peril, by Jim Butcher
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Happy 2013!

Happy New Year everyone!  I can't say it's been a terribly exciting or earth-shaking year for me - still working at Chapters bookstore, still trying to get my degree and failing at the whole turning-in-assignments-thing.  Notable events include:

- The Canucks didn't make the playoffs (again) and no one is surprised.  Also NHL lockout.
- Worked on my cooking 'skills' and made attempts at a vegetable garden (with mixed success). 
- Went on an a long camping/roadtrip around the province in an un-airconditioned car in 40C weather (and had a good time despite that). 
- Missed out on the cool solar eclipse and Venus transit due to shitty weather. 
- Joined Pinterest, and valiantly resisted all attempts to get me to sign up for a Facebook account. 
- Completely buggered up my laptop by spilling tea on it. 
- Didn't finished my reading list, though I put a pretty big dent in it - of course I also have a gazillion more books to put on it.  Perils of working in a bookstore.
- Saw some awesome movies (Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Skyfall) 
- Turned into an utter nerd for Game of Thrones and had my childhood obsession with all things Tolkien re-awakened. 

Here's hoping 2013 is better (or at least less boring).  And there'll be no New Year's resolutions for me this time, as I suck at keeping them and maybe this year I can use a kind of reverse psychology on myself.  ;)