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June 23rd, 2007 (08:41 am)
bitchy

current mood: bitchy

6. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
7. The Council of Florence by J. Gill (not a novel, one of my PhD books)
8. The Subtle serpent: a sister Fidelma mystery by Peter Tremayne (If you like murder mysteries and medieval history this series is the one!)
9. Turning Angel by Greg Iles (reading it for a book club but haven't finished it yet.)

Ok, it's pretty pathetic 1. that I haven't update my journal since January and 2. that I've only read 4 books since then. Granted, I'm not going to bore you with a list of all the books I've read for my studies, I just added that one in there so they look more! Maybe if I speed up a bit I'll manage to read 50 by the end of the year...

I really don't know what else to say, except I'm sick and tired of this weather already. Anyone from the UK reading my journal will know exactly what I mean. Seriously, what is wrong with this weather?? Rain and low temperatures in June?? And I have my mother complaining about burning in Greece (it's 41 - 43 Celcius!)
Now that I got that out of my system, I'm off to uni. I suppose that with my workload, I should be happy that it's not nice and sunny outside. Oh well.

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updates

January 25th, 2007 (08:07 am)
current mood: awake

This week was a good one. I lost a couple of pounds, finally started getting back on track with everything at school and... bought my first car!! Well, not exactly mine, since I can't drive yet (don't ask...), but within my reach anyway :) Now all I need to do is start those lessons... which I've been saying I'll do since I was 18 and that was...um... 10 years ago.

Anyway, on another note, I started reading a new book. That would be:
5. The Perfume
It seemed that I was the only person on earth that hasn't read it yet by the time the movie came out, so I finally decided to give it a go. And guess what, it really is as amazing as the say. wow.
Also, I couldn't finish 'My name is Red'. This hasn't happened to me in years, and I have to admit I was in a weird mood when I started reading it, but I just couldn't get into it at all. I'll give it a try again in a couple of months because I just *hate* leaving books unfinished.






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new beginnings

January 7th, 2007 (11:55 am)

Does anyone even remember a looong time ago when I was doing this 50 book challenge? I think I stopped counting at about 10 or something. So I figured, why not, it's a new year so let's start again. Only this time I'm going to include my PhD books, since some times they're all I read! Some of them are pretty good as well *dodges rotten veg*. OK, I said good, not overly interesting and exciting... lol.

My list is pathetically short so far, but hey, it's only 7 days into the new year and i'm a relatively slow reader. And this time, I have to remember not to stop the challenge half way. There's a nice New Year resolution :)


1. The favoured child by Philippa Gregory.
Ok, so I needed some light reading! And it provided exactly that. It wasn't worth of a Nobel prize or anything but it was well written, the story was decent and it provided good entertainment. I might even read the sequel. It's supposed to be part of a trilogy, apparently.

2. My name is Red by Orhan Pamouk.
Well, I'm kind of cheating with this one because I only just started reading it. It's good so far though.

3. Constantinople and the Latins by Aggeliki Laiou.
One of my PhD books, on the foreign policy of the Byzantine Emperor, Andronikos II (14th century). Interesting, but a bit outdated.

In the 50bookchallenge community, I also found two links for 2 sites, where you can swap books by post. I haven't checked them out yet but it's an interesting concept! I'm already compiling a mental list of all the books I could give up. I'm not very good at this though cause I'm pretty attached to my books. Even the ones I didn't like... Oh well, we'll see.
Here are the links:
www.paperbackswap.com
bookmooch.com

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another ticker

December 24th, 2006 (11:18 am)
nervous

current mood: nervous

I just realised that I should have another weight loss ticker in pounds, instead of kilos. This can get really confusing. Well, here it is. Nothing much has changed since last week, but I think I should put this on hold till after the holidays. IT doesn't seem to be working very well. There are just too many distractions around, even in a snack-free/candy-free house like mine. Not to mention friends dropping by all the time with a bottle of wine or some other calory-filled alcoholic drink!! Anyway. I just have to keep my mouth shut (literally) and try not to get too carried away...


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December 19th, 2006 (11:06 am)
pessimistic

current mood: pessimistic

Shamelessly 'borrowing' another idea from browneydweasley, I finally posted my weight loss ticker. I figured, if I go public with it, maybe I'll be embarrassed to fail this time! So, wish me luck. It's not easy beginning a diet a week before Christmas. It's a recipe for disaster, that's what it is!!


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update

October 23rd, 2006 (05:24 pm)

I haven't written anything for ages, I know!! For some reason, I felt that I didn't have anything exciting to share with you. However, I have to give credit to my great friend browneydweasley for giving me a great day!! I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it was to finally meet her in person after chatting online for quite a while. Especially since we live so far apart! Hopefully, this will be repeated since Equus is coming out in theatres this spring and I know it's something she wouldn't miss for the world. So, thanx girl, I owe you one!!!

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September 7th, 2006 (06:47 pm)
ecstatic

current mood: ecstatic

I passed!!! I passed!!!
*calms down a bit* A few days ago I took the test in Perfect Imagination to become an accredited beta reader and guess what?? I passed!!! I scored 91% as well!!! How cool is that??? Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement with everyone *grins broadly*

I was trying to find a way to share the image with everyone but for the life of me I can figure it out. So, if anyone wants to see it, here's the link:

http://www.perfectimagination.co.uk/modules.php?mod=Accreditation

My code number is PI:0045701525

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September 6th, 2006 (12:19 am)

wow... it feels like ages since I posted anything. Well, it is ages since I've been away for more than a month. So, holidays are over, my tan is gone and I've returned to my studies. Not that I can complain though because it means I get to talk to everyone in HP fandom again *wink*. So here's a little quiz that I again *eh hem* 'borrowed' from browneydweasley. A really cool one too.

You've been kissed by a Harry Potter actor.. by hailme
Name
Random #
He..touches your shoulder to get your attention
and..pulls you towards him
then he..softly covers your lips with his
and..looks away, embarassed of being so forward
Then he says..Nothing, he just tries to gauge your reaction.
And you say.."Oh.. my.."
Then he..kisses you again
Who kissed you:Daniel Radcliffe

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June 15th, 2006 (02:58 pm)

You Are an Orange Margarita

At first glance, you are very unique - but deep down you are still quite a traditionalist.
A margarita may be "too fancy" for you, but you'll never turn a free one down.

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another update on films

June 15th, 2006 (02:48 pm)

My boyfriend and I decided to take on the huge task of categorising all our dvds. Ok, not huge, but it was quite a challenge. So far we've done about 1/3 and decided to start watching them in order, since there are about 50 or 60 of them that we've never seen. There was this time that we were just collecting all the movies we could find but never had time to actually watching. So, after this update, don't be surprised if you see any weird titles in here. We're not allowed to pass any up.
So, here's a quick update. I barely made it to #18, so I'm not sure if I'll make my goal date of 5th July.

14. East is East (1999, Damien O'Donnell)

15. La cage aux folles (1978, Edouard Molinaro)
Haven't seen this in a while so it was the perfect choice after a very tiring day. Excellent film! I recommend it to anyone - as long as you're not easily offended that is *wink*

16. Bridget Jones' Diary (2001, Sharon Maguire)
What can I say? I was tired, I was alone because my bf was out watching football... I needed Mr Darcy!

17. 1900 (1976, Bernardo Bertolucci)
The first film from our collection. I've seen it before but I was too young to understand it completely the first time. Gerard Depardieu is just amazing in this film. Well, Robert de Niro is not too bad either ;o)

18. Spy Game (2001, Tony Scott)
It was on TV last night. I was expecting something completely different so I was pleasantly surprised but I must admit, the storyline was a bit too much for me to follow after a long day.

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