breaking all your laws, one at a time. (aefallen) wrote,
breaking all your laws, one at a time.

Books and Other Amusements

Today we were bringing the youngest sibling back to camp, and when he got out there were officers-in-training he didn't recognise wandering around, so this happened:

Youngest Sibling: "Who the hell are these people?"
Me: ... *could NOT resist* "WHO THE HELL DO THEY THINK THEY ARE"

*facepalm* But there is one thing I should resist, and that is, I really should not put My Heart Will Go On into a Gurren Lagann FST I will not - ARGH IT IS SO PERFECT THOUGH:

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're one

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

There is some love that will not go away

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on


Also, Kinokuniya has a 20% discount on for members until the first of January next year, so I swooped in with Hobsie and picked up Naomi Novik's latest Temeraire release: Empire of Ivory. reisha told me it was out halfway through my exams, but I knew this was one I had to hold off reading because once I start her books, I cannot put them down. I cannot recommend this series any more highly: bravecows introduced me to it and lacewood lent me the books, and I've been imposing the books on others ever since. I can never hold on to copies because I keep giving them away. They are that good - so good that I don't just want to hold on to my copy, I want to share them with the world! It's about dragons and dragonriders, and it is masterfully written.

I also picked up The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld - an ultimate best-of Terry Pratchett for me, especially since I cannot take this man in book-length doses. Sorry, Pratchett fans: it is not as if I have not tried getting into this man's books. I have tried repeatedly and failed miserably each time. I tried Good Omens even before I adored Neil Gaiman, and I strugged through that book because it was half Pratchett. I tried his short stories - notably that one about the chicken crossing the road - and I couldn't take him in short story form. This does not include the number of times I have tried to pick up the Discworld novels and failed to get into the story at all. I do love Death deeply, though - I pick up his books and flip straight to all the sections with Death in them and leave as satisfied as Pratchett fans who have read the whole book.

I also picked up - and this is one of my happiest book purchases of all time - Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist: Volume 16. I could spend one entire LJ post - indeed, I probably will - fangirling this book alone, but just for the sake of brevity here I will just say that my inner Jounouchi/Yuugi fan is TOTALLY VINDICATED, BEAT THAT ALL OTHER PAIRINGS, this is my OTP to the END OF GAMES (... except for the times when I cheat on it with Yami/Kaiba, Kaiba/Jounouchi/Yuugi, Atem/Seto, Atem/Seto/Thief King Bakura, Yuugi/Bakura, you name it). THIS BOOK MADE ME SO HAPPY. And to quote an icon, Bakura is as cute as puppies in it, except the way... uh, ... that... particular body is makes me want to shake him and scream BAKURA YOU BITCH - oh, no, not you Ryou, ... sweetie, don't look so sad! I love you! ... want cream puffs?
Tags: books, gurren lagann, ygo

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