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 Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to start a chronologically correct (except for the year of course) re read of Watchmen.

Start tomorrow, October 12th, and read only what is narrated in the corresponding October 12th journal entry. Then do the same for October 13th, and so on.

Of course, not ALL of Watchmen has been meticulously dated via journal entry, so you are going to have to use your judgment in those cases. Go by day/night intervals or just time yourself between entries. For example: Chapters 3 and 4 are Dr. Manhattan-centric. Rorschach's final entry in Chapter 3 is October 16th (after visiting Moloch) and the next one is October 21st in Chapter 5 (at Molochs' again). So you will have 5 days to read those chapters as you prefer -all at once, a few pages a day, etc.-

Since it's all for fun and no profit, you can do whatever you want, obviously. But it would be awesome, wouldn't it? 

Would anyone be interested in doing some #Watchmen tweeting during the re read? 

 
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A lesson against procrastination: if I had purchased the much needed dog food yesterday I wouldn't have had to go out in the rain today. Actually, calling it a lesson is a stretch because I'm not gonna learn from this, I'll probably do it again and again.

Not that I could ever get tired of the Guerrero picture I was using as a header BUT I realized my journal was looking way too fangirly and I do not need the extra crazy points. So, as of today I am sporting a completely neutral journal theme (a bit girly for my taste but I am a girl after all, I believe). ALl the pic posts will take care of the lack of JEH, you know they will. ;-) Also, since I had been a deadbeat LJer ever since I joined, I decided to go ahead and pimp out my profile. If anyone wants to friend me now they'll know what they're getting into.

Still reading Shutter Island. FUCKING. AWESOME. BOOK. I mean, the scene with George Noyce (Jackie's character in the movie) is heartbreaking and depressed way more than any other book ever did before- but from the first page it just draws you in and you can't put it down. It has a slightly creepy vibe (story wise) but it also cracked a few laughs from me. Here are a few of my favorite bits. In my defense, I've been reading it at 1.30 - 2.00 in the morning, so they may not be as amusing as they seemed to me.

Possibly spoilery? Eh, worth the warning just in case.

Not gonna lie, I hope patient 67 isn't who I think it is... )

Anyway, should get to podcast editing. I've been in a foul mood for the past few days, and I think it's because of my sore throat. Either get worse already or go away. This in between thing is draining me. :-/

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So I've been reading this book called La Sociedad de la Nieve (The Snow Society) which is a first hand account from the 16 survivors of the plane crash in the Andes in 1971. I thought it would be interesting to know more about that since it's mentioned everywhere and they are uruguayan (as am I).

I can't put it down, it's so good. The strength and courage these guys had, considering they were 19-24 years old, is just inspiring. And I know everyone is shocked because they had to eat the flesh (actually the movie toned it down, they ate a lot more than flesh) of the dead, but that's not the most interesting thing about it- they were out there, in the snow (a glaciar, actually), without climbing gear or warm clothes, or food, for 71 days. That's a lot of time for someone to feel that bad. < roughly translated quote from the book. People thought they were dead, they had to cross the mountains (and they went the "wrong" way so they walked more than they should) malnourished, cold and tired- they even took train fare because they thought they would have to go home on their own. Anyway, it's really good and very moving.
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Woot! New list of books to read :D After a slow year (boo 2008!) I decided to make up and read as many books as possible this year.

So far, I've read: )
I never make New Year's resolutions, but I'll do my best to keep this one.

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