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Interests meme. Yah.

LJ Interests meme results

  1. chocolate:
    What's not to like? Prefer dark, bittersweet, smooth solid chocolate; but also like it as a drink, mixed with warm milk. I'm hardly alone in this.
  2. e-publishing:
    Will it reach the mad popularity of mp3s, or go the way of the 8-track? I don't know, but I'm riding the wave to see.
  3. fiction:
    By far my favorite type of reading and writing. And if you're going to write nonfiction, I like it to be written in the style of fiction. Otherwise I will call it a "reference book." Those have their time and place, but they don't exactly transport my soul, y'know?
  4. hair:
    One of my top two or three favorite external-aesthetic features to admire on others. Prefer thick, shiny, clean, wavy; all at once. NOT a reference to the hippie musical.
  5. jane eyre:
    (dork voice) Probably, like, one of my favorite books in the universe. Read for its skills and magic. (/dork) Romance, vintage Gothness, virtue, the northern English countryside...ahhh.
  6. macintosh:
    My home computer of choice for life so far.
  7. pacific northwest:
    My home of choice so far.
  8. satire:
    Not quite as friendly as "parody" or, perhaps, "irony," but still awfully funny in the right hands.
  9. tact:
    "Before you speak (or type), ask yourself: 'Is it true? Is it necessary?'" Still working on enforcing that on myself.
  10. words:
    A fine place LiveJournal would be without them.

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Sep. 21st, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
I rather disliked Jane Eyre the first time I read it because I could not stand what's-his-name. The guy. With the dog and the creepy house and the way scary crazy wife. Him.

Then I read The Eyre Affair and it made me like him better, so now I can tolerate the book, if only for the gothliness and aforesaid crazy wife.
Sep. 22nd, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
I've been meaning to read The Eyre Affair for years now - should really do that!

Rochester is definitely imperfect. Though I'd much rather date and marry the younger, more honest, happier, and calmer lads (and did, luckily), I seem to find it fun to watch or read about older, sarcastic, brooding, mysterious ones. Or else this was just a book I read at a particularly soft spot in adolescence, and it got fused into my brain in a way I'll never shake. I suspect there is some truth in this.
Sep. 22nd, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
Heh. Rochester. There we go. I kept wanting to say Rothschild, but knew that was wrong. He does have his own brand of tortured attractiveness, I was just very put off by how he manipulates Jane on my first reading. What is it about the tortured ones that is so irresistible? The sister and I were discussing this recently. I have a huge soft spot for troubled, vulnerable and angsty boys (usually with overlong hair and pretty pale eyes...thank God I'm too old to be a part of the Emo scene with all the under-twenties right now). Thankfully this did not affect my choice of husband (he has pretty eyes, and his hair has been known to get out of control, but he is mostly non-exam-related-angst free.)

Still. The angst is so pretty on some of them, isn't it?

Ph, and you really must read the Thursday Next books. Short, funny and easy, but very smart. Quite good for after a big heavy read. I know you'll love them.
Sep. 22nd, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
What is it about the tortured ones that is so irresistible?

Probably our latent mothering instinct or something - we want to "save" them. Jane Eyre is heavy on that. She saves him from himself! Redeems him! Guides him when he gets maimed and blinded! Heh. As my sister commented, "You can tell a woman wrote this."
Dec. 8th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
i like reading books and left feet
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