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A Little About Me:

Hi! My name is Amanda, I'm 21, and I am a student at Missouri State University in Springfield.

This spring semester is quite possibly going to be ridiculous as well. I'd like to still be included on any bookrings/rays, I've signed up for. They'll all eventually go out, I promise.

---> I guess I'm having PM troubles, so if you've sent me a PM and I haven't replied within 2 or 3 days, please send me an email at: <---

Books I've read so far this month:

  • All I do is homework. :(

  • My Bookrings/rays:

  • The Chronicles of Prydain: (OPEN) forum thread
    ------- The Book of Three
    ------- The Black Cauldron
    ------- The Castle of Llyr
    ------- Taran Wanderer
    ------- The High King
  • Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (OPEN)
  • Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangaremga (1001 book) (OPEN- forum thread )

    Bookrings/rays I'm a part of:

  • The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier (started by silentmiaouw )
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (started by Moody-Blue )
  • Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips(started by ReetPetite )
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (started by day-zee )
  • Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates (started by arturogrande )
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino (started by LauraLeterBoxer ) ---shipped
  • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (started by Fifna )-- with me
  • American Fuji by Sara Backer(started by goygirrl )
  • Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters by Brian Froud, Ari Berk (started by mysticalzoe )
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (started by whitehorsy )
  • One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus (started by WingedMan )
  • Stargazing: Memoirs of a Lighthouse Keeper by Peter Hill (started by musicalpenguin )--with me
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (started by minerva1221 )
  • 101 Things To Do Before You Die by Richard Horne (started by Flicki )
  • Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman (started by istop4books )
  • Silk by Alessandro Baricco (started by MarysGirl )
  • An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (started by MarysGirl )
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (started by MarysGirl )
  • Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb (started by MarysGirl )-- with me
  • Slow-Cooker Recipe Journal (started by Cinderess ) -- with me
  • Brothel: Mustang Ranch & Its Women by Alexa Albert (started by princess-peapod ) ---with me

  • Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino (started by MooMoo1977 )
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (started by smilingheron )
  • Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon (started by themadjock )
  • The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (started by cally-c )
  • The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble (started by shnedwards )
  • In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant (started by ariesgirl29 )
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (started by liz-z )
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (started by ButtrcupHarmony )
  • Strangers by Taichi Yamada (stared by Jinglefish )
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (started by SqueakyChu )
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (started by DeeOhTea )
  • Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (started by JennyC1230 )
  • Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding (started by JennyC1230 )
  • Sky Burial by Xinran (started by therubycanary )
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (started by discoverylover )
  • The Blue-eyed Salaryman by Niall Murtagh (started by SKingList )
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (started by Bluestocking88 )
  • Timbuktu by Paul Auster (started by ekranda )
  • Fluke by Christopher Moore (started by BethanieKay )
  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost (started by istop4books )
  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (started by -Psyche- )
  • A Little Twist of Texas by Linda Raven Moore (started by FancyHorse )
  • A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (started by RCLoriH )
  • The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll (started by SqueakyChu )
  • The Tokaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson (started by Annadlx )
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (started by minerva1221 )
  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (started by jenn7747 )
  • The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice (started by Bubble-Dragon )
  • The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa (started by Jinglefish )
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (started by MyssCyn )
  • Birdwing by Rafe Martin (started by Minerva101 )
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (started by mysticalzoe )
  • Learning to Bow by Bruce Feiler (started by SKingList )
  • The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (started by Shimmy-Crazy )
  • Jaws by Peter Benchly (started by darkpunkangel )
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (started by yankeedaddy1912 )
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (started by Neuilly )
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon(started by baileybird )
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (started by Karenlea )
  • Dark Mirror: Book One of the Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier (started by themarina )
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (started by mlbish --sent to mlbish to restart here )
  • The North American Book Chain Journal started by FancyHorse (forum thread)


    Ok, so I seem to really suck at Challenges, so I'm going to hold out in 2009.

    2008 Pages Read Challenge

  • 13385/20,000
  • ~67%
  • Last updated 10/19/08
  • My goal for this year is 20,000 pages. Wish me luck! :)

  • 52 towns in 52 weeks

    Release Challenge 2008

    2007 Pages Read Challenge

    My goal for this year is 25,000 pages.
  • 19663/25,000
  • ~ 78.7%
    Last updated 12-17-07.
  • I was unable to make it this year. :( So I'll try harder in 2008!

  • My Top 3 Favorite Books

    #1 The Son of Summer Stars by Meredith Ann Pierce
    #2 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    #3 Shogun by James Clavell

    Star Rating System

    10 *s -> One of my absolute favorites!
    9 *s -> Absolutely awesome book!
    8 *s -> Great book!
    7 *s -> Good book; enjoyable read.
    6 *s -> Good for what it was.
    5 *s -> Readable, but I'm not impressed.
    4 *s -> A little painful, but I got through it.
    3 *s -> Ok, so it really sucked, sorry.
    2 *s -> A big waste of time. Bad book.
    1 * -> Absolute and total trash. Horrible book.

    This list was made 1/2/08, so anything before that may not be in tune with this list.

    2006 Pages Read Challenge
    You can also view the forum thread here!

    My goal is now 35,000 pages, it was 30,000 but I thought I should add some on.
  • 35356/35,000
  • ~ 101%
    Last updated 12-29-06.

    Yay! I made it!

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