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Jun. 30th, 2030 08:31 pm
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I don't always get around to saying things that other people think are important to know.

So, this post is for you to ask a question. I'll answer truthfully, but I won't guarantee helpfully or completely.
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No word from the temp agencies, and my savings give out this month. Might be able to pay one month's rent by selling comics collection, but that only works once.

Will be redoubling efforts to find job.
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This is a new job-seeking tool, an online jobseeker profile optimized for smartphones, and including a video.

Take a look, and if you know someone who might be willing to take a look, pass it on to them.

Thanks in advance!

http://hired.mn/v/qs1y3ztq
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Let's try something different, since I have been away so long. This time, the Goodreads recommendations are based on books I've read with A-named authors. This gives us a rather wide selection of genres. I'll also list which authors got cited--see if you can figure out which book was suggested by fans of which author!


Books

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Aria, Volume 1 by Kozue Amano

Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Born to Kill by Peter J. Tomasi
Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Vol. 1 by Paul Dini
Batman: Gothic by Grant Morrison
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

The Chocolate Cat Caper by JoAnna Carl
The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

Descendants of Darkness, Volume 1 by Yoko Matsushita
Digital Knight by Rik E. Spoor

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams by J.M. Barlog
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
For the Thrill of It by Simon Baatz
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
From Far Away, Vol. 1 by Kyoko Hikawa

Gateway by Frederik Pohl
The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago by Douglas Perry
The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder and Stupefy by Rick Beyer

How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin
Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Imadoki! Nowadays, Vol. 01: Dandelion by Yuu Watase
Isaac Asimov's Caliban by Roger MacBride Allen

Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Vol. 01 by Arina Tanemura

Legacy by James H. Schmitz
The Legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven
The Lion of Comarre & Other Stories by Arthur C. Clarke
A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster
Love Monster, Volume 1 by Riko Miyagi

Mistress Fortune by Arina Tanemura
Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell

The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc

Pandora's Legions by Christopher Anvil
Peter Panzerfaust, Vol. 1: The Great Escape by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Pixie Pop: Gokkun Pucho, Vol. 01 by Ema Toyama
The Princess and the Pea by Janet Stevens

Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 by Hisae Iwaoka
Saving the World by Julia Alvarez
Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets
Smallville Season 11, Volume 1: Guardian by Bryan Q. Miller
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen

The Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault
The Tarot Cafe, #1 by Sang-Sun Park
That's Not in My American History Book by Thomas Ayres
Them Bones by Carolyn Haines
Thumbelina by Brad Sneed
The Times We Had: Life with William Randolph Hearst by Marion Davies

The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

Authors (by how influential they were on the list)

Asimov, Isaac-8

Aesop-4
Allston, Aaron-4
Andrews, Donna-4

Acker, Ben-3
Alcott, Louisa May-3
Anno, Moyoco-3
Azzarello, Brian-3

Abbott, Karen-2
Akino, Matsuri-2
Albert, Susan Wittig-2
Allende, Isabel-2
Andersen, Hans Christian-2
Aoyama, Gosho-2
Aron, Paul-2

Adachi, Mitsuru
Adams, Douglas
Aida, Yu
Anonymous
Austen, Jane
Azuma, Kiyohiko


So, thoughts on any of the suggested books, or on the authors beginning with A?

Have a good week,
SKJAM!
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For what that's worth.
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Okay, I have turned in my term paper and final exam for Microeconomics. I have most certainly passed the class, the only question being whether I will get an A, or fall to a B.

Presuming no other shenanigans, I have now earned my Associate's Degree!

Green Line

Jun. 14th, 2014 12:39 pm
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The Green Line light rail between Minneapolis & St. Paul opened today. Blustery day, and I heard we may have severe weather coming in later this afternoon.

I went to the West Bank celebration. Some local special interest groups had booths, and there was a mini-food fest of local restaurants (with very reasonable prices by street fair standards!)

The weather being miserable, I sat in the music tent and listened to the Sunshine & Rainbows Family Band (folk-style).

I had taken the Green Line bus to get to the West Bank, but hopped the train back downtown. Very crowded, but not the sardine-packed ride there was back when the Blue Line opened. I plan to take the whole route later this week when I can get a good seat.

Almost done with class!
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I have a review blog!

Today's review is of a book titled "Jet Set", about the glamorous days of the US/Europe travel trips.

http://www.skjam.com/2014/05/30/book-review-jet-set/
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I had a great time, and my con report is up at my blog!

http://www.skjam.com/2014/04/22/open-thread-minicon-49/
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I am busy trying to get an Associate's degree in Business Management from Rasmussen College, so I have been reading rather more business-related books than I would prefer to. As a result, Goodreads has some suggestions based on my "business" shelf.

I don't know how many of these are likely to have been read by my Dreamwidth and LJ friends, but let's find out.

Brand Failures: The Truth about the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time by Matt Haig
Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success by Penelope Trunk
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow

Call of the Mall: The Geography of Shopping by Paco Underhill
Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell
Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon
Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Paul D. Tieger

Fascinate: Unlocking the Secret Triggers of Influence, Persuasion, and Captivation by Sally Hogshead

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America by Marc Levinson

Herd: How to Change Mass Behaviour by Harnessing Our True Nature by Mark Earls

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm by Verne Harnish

Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do by Kaiser Fung

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore
Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game by Paul Midler
Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value by William Poundstone
The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do by Eduardo Porter
Propaganda by Edward L. Burnays

Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry by John Stauber

Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential by Dan Pallotta
Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy by Harry Beckwith

Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit by Laura Penny

Zag: The #1 Strategy of High-Performance Brands by Marty Neumeier
Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design by Laurence G. Boldt


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Note the tendency towards overly long titles. Let me know if you've read any of these, heard some interesting buzz, or have a business-related book you really enjoyed.
SKJAM!
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Today's Goodreads recommendations are based on my "art" shelf, where I put books about art, books about artists and books about the artistic process. I don't have all that many books on this shelf, thus this will be a short post.

The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators by Richard Williams
Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! by Art Spiegelman
Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel
Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah Jane Downing
Frank, Vol. 1 by Jim Woodring
Mythology: The DC Comics Art by Alex Ross
Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in your Artwork by David Chelsea
The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America by David Hajdu
What It Is by Lynda Barry

See if you can spot the odd book out. You know what to do otherwise.

Back at school,
SKJAM!
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And now it's time to look at what Goodreads suggests based on my young adult shelf. I've been around since this category was called "juveniles", but most of the YA books I've read in the last decade or so were either manga or Harry Potter. So we're going to see a lot of manga and fantasy on here. (And a lot of what I read when I was actually back in junior high/high school was books off the adult shelves, which the librarian let pass because I was so clean-cut and a very strong reader.)

Alice 19th, Vol. 01: Lotis Master by Yuu Watase
Alichino by Kouyu Shurei
Angelic Layer, Vol. 01 by CLAMP
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuuki
+ Anima 1 by Natsumi Mukai
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Belgarath the Sorceror by David Eddings
Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango, Vol. 1 by Yoko Kamio
A Bride's Story 01 by Kaoru Mori

Chibi Vampire: The Novel, Volume 1 by Tohru Kai
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Vol. 1 by Ichirou Ohkouchi

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 01 by Rei Toma
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Descendants of Darkness, Volume 1 by Yoko Matsushida
The Devil Does Exist, Volume 1 by Mitsuba Takanashi
Dramacon, Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova

Electric Daisy, Vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
From Far Away, Vol. 1 by Kyoko Hikawa

Gakuen Alice, Vol. 01 by Tachibana Higuchi

Hana-Kimi, Vol. 1 by Hisaya Nakajo
Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol. 1 by Hidekaz Himaruya

Kamichama Karin, Vol. 01 by Koge-Donbo
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Vol. 01 by Arina Tanemura
Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances, Vol. 1 by Masami Tsuda
Kekkaishi, Vol. 01 by Yellow Tanabe

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Love*Com, Volume 1 by Aya Nakahara
Love Monster, Volume 1 by Riko Miyagi

Mars, Volume 01 by Fuyumi Soryo
MeruPuri, Vol. 01 by Matsuri Hino

Nodame Cantabile, Vol. 1 by Tomoko Ninomiya
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 01 by Hiroshi Shiibashi

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Oresama Teacher, Vol. 1 by Izumi Tsubaki
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 01 by Bisco Hattori

Peach Girl, Vol. 1 by Miwa Ueda
The Prince of Tennis, Vol. 1 by Takeshi Konomi

Red River, Vol. 1 by Chie Shinohara

Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 by Hisae Iwaoka
Skip Beat!, Vol. 01 by Yoshiki Nakamura
The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 1 by Kairi Yura

The Tarot Cafe, #1 by Sang-Sun Park
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms by Fumiyo Kouno

Ultra Maniac, Vol. 01 by Wataru Yoshizumi

V.B. Rose Volume 1 by Banri Hidaka

Wandering Son: Volume One by Shimura Takako
We Were There, Vol. 1 by Yuuki Obata
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There's a lot of overlap here with previous lists, but if you find anything you know about we haven't discussed to death, let me know. (Oh, I should mention that I finally moved Love Hina to "to-read" status.)

SKJAM!
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Welcome to the list of books Goodread suggests based on my "sports and games" shelf. Here I put game rulebooks, books about games, books that have sports and games as a major focus or are about athletes. and gamers.

For some reason, this shelf breaks the usual rule and allows more than fifty books.

Another, Vol. 01 by Hiro Kiyohara
The Antipope by Robert Rankin

Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
Black Bird, Vol. 1 by Kanoko Sakurakouji
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
A Bride's Story 01 by Kaoru Mori

City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Death on Demand by Carolyn G. Hart
Demon Love Spell, Vol. 1 by Mayu Shinjo
The Diamond Throne by David Eddings
Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis

Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller

Feed by Mira Grant
Flight from the Dark by Joe Dever
The Forests of Silence by Emily Rodda
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman

Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood
Generous Death by Nancy Pickard
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Happy Cafe, Vol. 1 by Kou Matsuzuki
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Hooked by Liz Fichera
The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber

Ink by Amanda Sun
In the Last Analysis by Amanda Cross

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

Magyk by Angie Sage
Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess
The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

One Coffee With by Margaret Maron

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

Search for Senna by Katherine Applegate
The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
Shadowland by Meg Cabot
The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol
Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair by David Stuart Davies
So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Spirited Away, Volume 1 by Hayao Miyazaki
Stepping on Roses, Vol. 1 by Rinko Ueda
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Strobe Edge, Vol. 1 by Io Sakisaka

Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
The Twins at St. Clare's by Enid Blyton

vN by Madeline Ashby

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Steve Jackson
Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens

The Year of Jubilo by Ruth Sawyer


As always, let me know if you have read any of these or heard interesting buzz. (I am a bit saddened that more RPG books didn't get suggested.)
SKJAM!
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First, I finished the last of my homework, now it's just waiting to hear back if I did well enough to earn my Associates' degree. If so, it's time off from college and hopefully a new job somewhere!

And now, let's take a look at what Goodreads recommends based on my romance shelf. Here I put not only category romances, but non-fiction books about love and relationships, and fiction books where the romantic relationship is a major theme. (As opposed to, "oh, and the hero got the girl too."

You're going to see a lot of shoujo manga on this list.

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
Alice 19th, Vol. 01: Lotis Master by Yuu Watase
All My Darling Daughters by Fumi Yoshinaga
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki

Bitter Virgin 1 by Kei Kusunoki
Body Movers by Stephanie Bond
Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango, Vol. 1 by Yoko Kamio

Cherry Juice, Vol. 01 by Haruka Fukushima
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 01 by Rei Toma
A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 1 by Miyoshi Tomori
The Devil Does Exist, Volume 1 by Mitsuba Takanashi
Dramacon, Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova

Electric Daisy, Vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi

Forbidden Dance: Volume 1 by Hinako Ashihara
From Far Away, Vol. 1 by Kyoko Hikawa

The Gentlemen's Alliance +, Vol. 01 by Arina Tanemura

Hana-Kimi, Vol. 1 by Hisaya Nakajo
Happy Hustle High, Vol. 1 by Rie Takada
High School Debut, Vol. 01 by Kazune Kawahara
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

I, Spy? by Kate Johnson

Kamichama Karin, Vol. 01 by Koge-Donbo
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Vol. 01 by Arina Tanemura
Kitchen Princess, Vol. 01 by Natsumi Ando

Love*Com, Volume 1 by Aya Nakahara
Love Hina, Vol. 01 by Ken Akamatsu

Maid-sama! Vol. 01 by Hiro Fujiwata
Mars, Volume 01 by Fuyumi Soryo
The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena B. Miller
Melusine by Sarah Monette

The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde
Nodame Cantabile, Vol. 1 by Tomoko Ninomiya

The One I Love by CLAMP
Oresama Teacher, Vol. 1 by Izumi Tsubaki
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 01 by Bisco Hatori

Phantom by Susan Kay
Pita Ten, Vol. 01 by Koge-Donbo
Pixie Pop: Gokkun Pucho, Vol. 01 by Ema Tōyama

Rasetsu, Vol. 1 by Chika Shiomi
Red River, Vol. 1 by Chie Shinohara
Rosario + Vampire, Vol. 1 by Akihisa Ikeda

Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 01 by Arina Tanemura
Skip Beat!, Vol. 01 by Yoshiki Nakamura
Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 1 by Kairi Yura
Suppli, Volume 1 by Mari Okazaki
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Tramps Like Us, Vol. 1 by Yayoi Ogawa

We Were There, Vol. 1 by Yuuki Obata


As always, let me know if you're read any of these, heard some interesting buzz, or know a romance book that you think will fit my tastes.
SKJAM!
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Hi folks!

This time we'll look at what Goodreads recommends based on my "Religion & Philosophy" shelf. Here I put religious texts, philosophical works, books with heavy religious or philosophical themes, and works where a religious figure or philosopher is the main character.

Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
American Men on Being Muslim by Wajahat Ali
The Antipope by Robert Rankin
Axiomatic by Greg Egan

The Big Time/The Mind Spiders and Other Stories by Fritz Leiber
The Black Tower by Louis Bayard
Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore

The Call by Michael Grant
Castle Waiting, Vol. 1 by Linda Medley
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 01 by Rei Toma
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Doctor Mirabilis by James Blish

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Far Side by Gary Larson
The Forgotten Realms: Campaign Set by Ed Greenwood
Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe

The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson
Grace's Pictures by Cindy Thomson

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions by Walt Whitman
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
The Light Princess by George MacDonald

Maid-Sama! Vol. 01 by Hiro Fujiwara
Marzi by Marzena Sowa
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell
Murder and Magic by Randall Garrett

The New Teen Titans Archive, Vol. 1 by Marv Wolfman
The New Testament and the People of God by N.T. Wright

Only the River Runs Free by Bodie Thoene
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Pearl of Great Price by Joseph Smith Jr.
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning by Olivia Newport

Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Scarlet Ibis: The Collection of Wonder by James Hurst
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Sexual Ethics in Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence by Kecia Ali
Spirit Nudges: Proof that Spirit Is Never Far Away by Michelle Rathore
Stranger at Stonewycke by Michael Phillips

Tune: Vanishing Point by Derek Kirk Kim

The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew
The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood
Windchaser by Scott Ciencin
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (I would have thought "The Tao of Pooh" would be more apropos.)
Winnie the Pooh Treasury by A.A. Milne

I think some of these wander far afield from the subjects of philosophy and religion, to be honest. As always, let me know if you've read any of these, or heard interesting buzz.

SKJAM!
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Hi folks!

This time we're looking at what Goodreads recommends based on my "military & war" shelf. Here I put both factual works and fiction about weaponry, armed forces and mass combat. So there's a mix of history, science fiction, war novels and other oddities. Let's see how many of the suggestions would also go on the shelf!

Armor by John Steakley

Battle Angel Alita, Volume 1: Rusty Angel by Yukito Kishiro
The Big Time/The Mind Spiders and Other Stories by Fritz Leiber
Blame!, Vol. 1 by Tsutomu Nihei
Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson

Castle Perilous by John DeChancie
Child of Fire by Harry Connolly

La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas-fils
The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson
Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
A Drunken Dream and Other Stories by Moto Hagio
Duncan's War by Douglas Bond

Firefox by Craig Thomas
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
From Here to Eternity by James Jones

Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow

Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis
The Hungry Moon by Ramsey Campbell

The Incompleat Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi

Kingdom's Dawn by Chuck Black
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins

Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn
On Basilisk Station by David Weber
Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs
Rasetsu, Vol. 1 by Chika Shiomi
Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 by Hisae Iwaoka
The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey
The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 1 byKairi Yura

The Trouble Twisters by Poul Anderson
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow

The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection by Gardner R. Dozois
Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm

As always, please let me know if you've read any of these, heard interesting buzz or have other military & war suggestions.

Also, please visit my blog SKJAM! Reviews at http://www.skjam.com to see what I've actually been reading.

SKJAM!
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Hi folks!

One of the less populated shelves on my Goodreads account is "foodie." Cookbooks, books about cooks, books about food and drink, books that include a recipe for something or other, that sort of thing. So the list of books Goodreads recommends to me based on it is rather short. On the other hand, it's a very different selection from my other shelves.

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Eating Alone by Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A.J. Liebling

A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle

The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher

Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker and Apprentice to Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

The Language of Baklava: A Memoir by Diana Abu-Jaber
Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz

The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by Susan Herrmann Loomis

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection by Michael Ruhlman
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones

The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation by David Kamp


In related news, I'm currently reading a book about energy drinks. Oh and the book "Frances Elizabeth Willis" I reviewed recently at my blog had a surprise guest appearance by Julia Child.

Let me know if you've read any of these, or heard any interesting buzz. Or failing that, just plug your favorite book about food.

SKJAM!
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Hi folks! Busy busy busy, but need a break, so here's a look at what Goodreads recommends to me based on my "Martial Arts" shelf. What I put here is books that revolve around styles of personal combat, be that Eastern martial arts, boxing & wrestling or fencing. As you might guess, this includes a lot of shounen manga. But there are some surprises as well.

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Agents of Atlas by Jeff Parker
All My Darling Daughters by Fumi Yoshinaga
Annihilation: Book One by Keith Giffen
Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes

Basilisk: the Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 1 by Masaki Segawa
Battle Angel Alita, Volume 1: Rusty Angel by Yukito Kushiro
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
Black and White, Vol. 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto
Blame!, Vol. 1 by Tsutomu Nihei

Cerebus by Dave Sim
Crayon Shinchan, Vol. 1 by Yoshito Usui

La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas-fils
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
A Drunken Dream and Other Stories by Moto Hagio

Eberron Campaign Setting by Keith Baker
Eden: It's an Endless World, Volume 1 byHiroki Endo

Finder, Vol. 01: Sin-Eater 1 by Carla Speed McNeil
The Forgotten Realms: Campaign Set by Ed Greenwood
From Far Away, Volume 1 by Kyoko Hikawa

Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Legacy by Dan Abnett

The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares by Matt Fraction

Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances, Vol. 1 by Masami Tsuda
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
King of Thorn 1 by Yuji Iwahara

Lady Snowblood, Vol. 1: The Deep-Seated Grudge, Part 1 by Kazuo Koike
Love Hina, Vol. 01 by Ken Akamatsu

The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery, Vol. 1 by Stan Lee
Monster Manual II by Ed Bonny

Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 01 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper

Rave Master, Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima

Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 01 by Akimine Kamijyo
Samurai Executioner, Vol. 1: When the Demon Knife Weeps by Kazuo Koike
Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 by Hisae Iwaoka
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
Secret Warriors, Vol. 1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing by Brian Michael Bendis
S.H.I.E.L.D.: Architects of Forever by Jonathan Hickman

Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr. Volume 1 by Dan Jurgens
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms by Fumio Kouno
The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf
Twin Spica, Volume: 01 byKou Yaginuma

Uncanny X-Factor: Apocalypse Solution by Rick Remender

Wandering Son: Volume One by Shimura Takako
What a Wonderful World!, Volume 1 by Inio Asano

X-Factor: Madrox - Multiple Choice by Peter David


As always, let me know if you've read any of these, heard interesting buzz, or just have something to say.

Stay warm,
SKJAM!
skjam: (angry)
Hey, so I'm in my last quarter at Rasmussen if all goes well, and I suddenly have a temp job with weird hours. 2-5 weeks, probably on the low end.

But last night my apartment building had a problem. It's an old building that's actually four connected ones, as I have mentioned before, and there's a back porch/stairway that a lot of people use to get between the separate parts of the building. Someone has been jamming the back door on the fourth floor open so they can get back in without using a key. Sunday night, they left it open all night and a water pipe froze. Once the temperature rose, the pipe burst.

My apartment is two floors directly beneath the burst pipe. Fortunately, my clean clothes are kept in waterproof containers, but it did soak through my bedding pretty thoroughly. So I spent last night at Le Meredien Chambers, a boutique hotel that is not nearly as spendy as the name would imply. As long as you don't use the cash bar.

It was rather late in the evening when the pipe burst, so we had to call 911, and the fire department shut off the water.

Tonight, it's time to assess the damage, clean my apartment some, and see how things are going.

How's by you?
skjam: (gasgun)
One more for the road, shall we? This time we look at what Goodreads recommends to me based on my "published in the 1930s" shelf.

The major history things in the 1930s were the Great Depression and the first stirrings of World War Two in Europe and East Asia. It was the Golden Age of pulps, especially the character pulps and science fiction. Also, some really good children's books started in this decade.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad

Belgarath the Sorceror by David Eddings
Berserker by Fred Saberhagen
Brain Wave by Poul Anderson

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
The Floating Admiral by Detection Club
The Forge by Thomas S. Stribling

Hothouse by Brian W. Aldiss
The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
The Humanoids by Jack Williamson
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

The Instumentality of Mankind by Cordwainer Smith

Karlson on the Roof by Astrid Lindgren

Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Magic Bedknob by Mary Norton
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement

Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen

Past Master by R. A. Lafferty
The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh

Ring Around the Sun by Clifford D. Simak
Rocannon's World by Ursula K. LeGuin
Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist
The Status Civilization by Robert Sheckley
Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth
The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems
The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud by Janet Schulman

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A.E. van Vogt

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell


Let me know if you've read any of these, heard interesting buzz, or have a favorite book of the 1930s.
SKJAM!

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