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Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
31 December 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Books from 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

Ruth - Elizabeth Gaskell
Rose Madder - Stephen King (audiobook)
Seventh Son - Orson Scott Card (audiobook)
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell (reread)
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris (audiobook)
The Alienist - Caleb Carr (audiobook)
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (audiobook)

The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley (audiobook)
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom (audiobook)

The Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
Lamp of the Wicked - Phil Rickman

The Hangman's Daughter - Oliver Potzsch

The Cater Street Hangman - Anne Perry (audiobook)
Villette - Charlotte Bronte
Watchmen - Alan Moore
Callendar Square - Anne Perry (audiobook)
Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris (audiobook)

Relic - Douglas Preston (audiobook)
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson (audiobook)
The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
The Wordy Shipmates - Sarah Vowell
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster
Shakespeare - Bill Bryson

The Magicians - Lev Grossman
The Case of the Missing Servant - Tarquin Hall (audiobook)
Enemy Women - Paulette Jiles
Perfume - The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch - Alison Arngrim
The Wilder Life - Wendy McClure
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
31 December 2010 @ 11:59 pm
Books from 2009, 2008, 2007.

The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
Ghostwalk - Rebecca Stott
East of the Sun - Julia Gregson
Wine of Angels - Phil Rickman (audiobook)

They Found Him Dead - Georgette Heyer
Midwinter of the Spirit - Phil Rickman (audiobook)
Greywalker - Kat Richardson (audiobook)
Jane Bites Back - Michael Thomas Ford

The Likeness - Tana French (audiobook)
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (audiobook)
The Once and Future King - T.H. White
American Wife - Curtis Sittenfield
Luck in the Shadows - Lynn Flewelling (audiobook)

Full Dark House - Christopher Fowler
Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
A Conspiracy of Violence - Susanna Gregory (audiobook)
Last Chance to See: Following in the Footsteps of Douglas Adams - by Mark Carwardine
Crown of Lights - Phil Rickman (audiobook)

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The God of the Hive - Laurie R. King (audiobook)
A Darker Place - Laurie R. King
The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson

Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris (audiobook)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson
The Time Travelers - Linda Buckley-Archer

Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder - Donald Zochert
Young Pioneers - Rose Wilder Lane
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Graham-Smith, Jane Austen (audiobook)
The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell (audiobook)

Venetia - Georgette Heyer (audiobook)
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell (audiobook)
Insatiable - Meg Cabot (audiobook)
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell (audiobook)
How to Be a Pirate - Cressida Cowell (audiobook)
A Convenient Marriage - Georgette Heyer (audiobook)

Highgate Rise - Anne Perry (audiobook)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
The Monsters of Templeton - Lauren Groff
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)
How to Speak Dragonese - Cressida Crowell (audiobook)
The Cure of Souls - Phil Rickman
Faithful Place - Tana French (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (audiobook, reread)
Sacajawea - Anna Lee Waldo

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (audiobook, reread)
The Making of the Atomic Bomb - Richard Rhodes (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!)
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

Total = 58
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
07 September 2010 @ 06:57 am
I hardly feel like I need to make this post, but better safe than sorry! Very few people who know me in real life know that this journal exists. Please don't do the thing where you connect a comment to facebook or twitter on my journal. I don't exactly understand how it works anyway, but I have not connected my profile to either site, so maybe this is a null post.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
26 March 2010 @ 07:48 pm

My sister gave me this awesome necklace! Since I'm a nuclear physicist, she got this pendant made that is representative of a helium atom! 2 protons, 2 neutrons, and 2 electrons! (It's for my birthday from last month...took a while for it to come in!)
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
05 January 2010 @ 09:45 pm
From this site I scanned the list of all movies of 2009 in order of money made. Here are the ones I've seen in theaters:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Star Trek
The Time Traveler's Wife
Sherlock Holmes
Sunshine Cleaning

(Slumdog Millionaire) - I saw this in 09, but it was released in 08
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
01 January 2010 @ 09:46 am
Happy New Year everyone!

Quick question...did my Sticky Note Booklist show up in anyone's flist? I created it at the beginning of 2009 and dated it to appear at 11:55 pm last night, but it didn't show up in my own flist (yes, I'm my own friend!). Anyway, not that I think anyone's that interested, but I just think it's weird!

Oh well...off to start a new booklist...happy 2010 everyone!
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
31 December 2009 @ 11:55 pm
My newest sticky-note booklist!
Booklist 2008
Booklist 2007

1.) The Moor - Laurie R. King

2.) O Jerusalem - Laurie R. King
3.) World Without End - Ken Follett (audiobook)
4.) The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
5.) The Man of My Dreams - Curtis Sittenfeld
6.) Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer (audiobook)
7.) Justice Hall - Laurie R. King

8.) The Game - Laurie R. King
9.) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - John le Carre
10.) The Post-Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
11.) Artemis Fowl - The Arctic Incident - Eoin Colfer (audiobook)
12.) The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
13.) The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman
14.) Locked Rooms - Laurie R. King

15.) Twilight - Stephanie Meyer (audiobook)
16.) New Moon - Stephanie Meyer (audiobook)
17.) Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer (audiobook)
18.) Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer (audiobook)

19.) Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
20.) Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
21.) Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
22.) Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
23.) Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
24.) Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
25.) All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
26.) From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
27.) Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
28.) In the Woods - Tana French
29.) Without You - Anthony Rapp (audiobook)
30.) Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
31.) Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella

32.) Saving Fish from Drowning - Amy Tan
33.) The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
34.) The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte - Laura Joh Rowland

35.) Touchstone - Laurie R. King
36.) 'Salems Lot - Stephen King
37.) The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
38.) The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

39.) The Star Fraction - Ken McLeod
40.) The Lord God Made Them All - James Herriot
41.) The Language of Bees - Laurie R. King

42.) A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
43.) A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
44.) Sylvester - Georgette Heyer (audiobook)

45.) Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood

46.) Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (reread)
47.) Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens
48.) A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
49.) Animal Dreams - Barbara Kingsolver
50.) Folly - Laurie R. King
51.) The 19th Wife - David Ebershoff

52.) A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin
53.) The Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
54.) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
55.) Murder Must Advertise - Dorothy Sayers
56.) Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist

Total: 56
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
02 August 2009 @ 02:22 pm
This is the longest I have gone without checking my flist in the past 5ish years of using LJ. I've been traveling for most of the past month and just decided not to keep checking LJ. So, if anything major has happened, let me know here!

I've missed a ton of fun Doctor Who stuff, but I think I'm mostly caught up now. :-)
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
20 May 2009 @ 03:56 pm
After my bold words last night, I ran across some technical issues that kept me from starting my thesis. (All the more reason for me to hurry up and install LINUX on the new laptop!) Anyway, rest assured, I started it today! I have written one paragraph, and edited the easy stuff, like my name and my advisor's name, etc. :-)
Mary Mary Quite Contrary...
19 May 2009 @ 07:47 pm
I felt productive today, but then I realized it was because I was doing things other people were supposed to have done for me.

1.) I signed up for summer payroll deduction ages ago. The way my school does it, we get paid extra but that money is supposed to cover our fees (we get a tuition waver). (Side note: go to grad school in the sciences - it's free! (ok there are some caveats)) So we sign up to get the money automatically deducted from our paychecks. So I did this like I was supposed to but our secretary canceled my request saying that I would get my fees paid out of some other grant this year. Then she said that was wrong and that she would reinstate my payroll deduction. So then yesterday I get an email saying I have an outstanding balance and my registrations would be put on hold. *sigh* I panicked a little thinking that I really did owe something, but when I called the bursar's office it turns out I wasn't signed up for payroll deduction. And of course it was too late for the deduction to take place for this month so I have to issue a check. I signed up for it again.

2.) I turned in a library book 2 months ago. A few days ago I get a reminder that it's going to be due soon (if that seems long, grad students can check out books for a year). I was 90% sure I'd turned it back in, but had a look around my (small) apartment and my office and didn't find it. So I went to the library myself, located it in the stacks, brought it to the front desk and told them what had happened. They checked it in for my while I stood there, so now I know I'm good. :-) I guess I could have just called them, but I needed to go to the library anyway.

Ok, I've put it off long enough. Tonight I will break the seal on my thesis LaTEX template and will write something down!!!