caitri: (books)
Bold what you've read; italicise what you've started but not finished.

1 - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 - The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 - Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 - To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 - The Bible
7 - Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 - Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 - His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 - Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 - Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 - Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 - Complete Works of Shakespeare (I'm good with the plays, less so the poetry, especially Venus and Adonis)
15 - Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 - The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 - Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 - Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 - The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 - Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 - Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (BORING and also fucking racist)
22 - The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 - Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 - War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (BORING)
25 - The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 - Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 - Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 - Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 - Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 - The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 - Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 - David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 - Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 - Emma - Jane Austen
35 - Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis (Why does Lewis get to double-dip?)
37 - The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 - Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 - Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 - Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 - Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 - The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (I know)
43 - One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 - A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 - The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 - Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 - Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 - The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 - Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 - Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 - Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 - Dune - Frank Herbert
53 - Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 - Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 - A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 - The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 - A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (Seriously, this is the third Dickens, what is UP with this list?!)
58 - Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 - Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 - Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 - The Secret History - Donna Tartt (BORING)
64 - The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 - Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 - On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 - Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (TRAUMATIZING)
68 - Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 - Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 - Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 - Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 - Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 - The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 - Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 - Ulysses - James Joyce
76 - The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 - Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 - Germinal - Emile Zola
79 - Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 - Possession - AS Byatt.
81 - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 - Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 - The Color Purple - Alice Walker (Thank fuck we got a POC in here, Jesus, even if it is at 83!)
84 - The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 - Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 - A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 - Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 - The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom (List, I am judging you so hard right now.)
89 - Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 - The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 - Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 - The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 - The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 - Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 - A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 - A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 - The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 - Hamlet - William Shakespeare (Well if Lewis and Dickens get to do it, why not?)
99 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 - Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
caitri: (charles write)
Stolen from [ profile] elanya:

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

(My muse is very cranky right now. Sigh.)
caitri: (charles write)
Ganked from [ profile] thistlerose:

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing that I'm familiar with and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write).

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. high school / college

Any fandom/book/movie/etc I've mentioned before is fair game. *G*
caitri: (adorable lab rat)
First, I stole this off of [ profile] reena_jenkins! Leave a comment and I will answer the following:

1. Tell you why I friended you. If I remember.
2. Associate you with something.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal.


Also, I have decided I MUST write an essay on "Queer Theory, My Fandoms, and Me." Dunno when, I only know it must. Be. Done!

And a Meme

Mar. 10th, 2012 08:44 am
caitri: (chris vocabulary)
Stolen from [ profile] rubynye:

Is there anything you've always wanted to ask me? About my life, my views of the universe, my writing, anything?
caitri: (adorable lab rat)
Stolen from the magnificent [ profile] rubynye!

Give me a fandom and I will tell you my:

Favorite Person
Least Favorite Person
Prettiest Person
Most Beautiful Person
Person I Want to Marry
Person with Whom I Want to Be Best Friends
Favorite Pairing
Unpopular Opinion


I am plot-blocked on two fics whereas cheerful fluff is cheerful and coming along swell. This is problematic since classes start next week. Speaking of which I already have homework for next week, but it's for my Early Modern Drama class which I am super looking forward to because I couldn't be nerdier if I tried. So.
caitri: (one of those days)
Stolen from [ profile] sharpestscalpel:

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.
caitri: (charles write)
Leave a 'ship in comments and I’ll tell you the following!

Who is the big spoon/little spoon:
What is their favorite non-sexual activity:
Who uses all the hot water in the morning:
What they order from take out:
What is the most trivial thing they fight over:
Who does most of the cleaning:
What has a season pass in their DVR:
Who controls the netflix queue:
Who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working:
Who steals the blankets:
Who leaves their stuff around:
Who remembers their anniversary:


Kara Thrace/River Tam


XMFC: Charles/Erik

caitri: (Dorktastic Chris)
Pick a fandom and I will tell you:

*Favorite Character:
*Least Favorite Character:
*Prettiest Character:
*Character I Wanna Marry:
*Character I Wanna Be Besties With:
*Favorite Pairing:
*Favorite Episode:
*Unpopular Opinion:

TMI Meme

Nov. 8th, 2011 10:55 pm
caitri: (charles write)
(97 things you probably knew about me anyway)
Read more... )
caitri: (Erik thinks you're funny)
I'm doing this because [ profile] gadgetorious wants me to. I HEART YOU, BONES!


Read more... )
caitri: (Dorktastic Chris)
Is anyone else having a ridiculous Monday? Complete with appropriately inappropriate text messages? Right, let's fix this.

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.
caitri: (books)
I meant to do it over the weekend but forgot. My bad.

Also I hear tell there's going to be a fan version of the poll/list, and anticipate many more fun books, and gods willing, less DWGs.

Now then. Meme!

NPR conducted a poll to determine the top 100 SF/Fantasy novels of all time according to participants.

Bold for read
Italics for intending to read
Underline for partial read series/books
Strikethrough for never ever reading

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Fuck yeah.)

Read more... )
caitri: (charles write)
Copied from [ profile] thistlerose:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?
caitri: (Default)
Shamelessly ganked from [ profile] browngirl: Post a comment, and I will reply with one or two reasons why I think you're great. In return, you have to post this same meme on your blog and comment for other people.

caitri: (books)
I waz tagged by [ profile] avictoriangirl.

Write the following and take a picture!
1. Your username.
2. Your favourite band.
3. Draw a heart.
4. Your favourite person.
5. How are you today?
6. Tag 5 people.

caitri: (books)
Meme time:
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters and your thoughts on each.

[ profile] canis_takahari gave me the letter M:

I know he was a historical figure, but my Macbeth is always going to be the iteration from Gargoyles: a noble warrior with good intentions tricked into immortality by the Weird Sisters, with a nihilistic edge honed over a thousand-year war with the woman who betrayed him, who slowly finds his way back to heroism again.

Seriously, what's not to love? That he was voiced by John Rhys-Davies just made him more epic.

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley was one of those books that will change your life whenever you read it, but when you read it during your formative years? It will probably explain a lot. And talk about the road paved to hell with good intentions: she wanted to protect those she loved, champion her people and her goddess, and increasingly isolates herself from her friends, family, and loved ones by continually doing the wrong things for all the right reasons. When she finds a measure of peace at the end, it breaks your heart every damn time.

Melisande Sharizai
My favorite villain of all-time: a gorgeous, brilliant Machiavelli who I always wanted to know more about. She plays a major part in Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart and is a peripheral character ever afterwards, always manipulating people through love and blood, able to play the game six moves in advance. I'd love to meet her, be charmed by her, and then get the hell out of her way.

Marie Penthièvre
The heroine of Gillian Bradshaw's Wolf Hunt, loosely based on The Laies of Marie de France, she is good-hearted and clever, and learns to look into the truth of people by overcoming her own prejudices. And then she falls in love with a guy stuck in the guise of a wolf. It's like Beauty and the Beast, but somehow better.

Malcom Reynolds
The original Captain Tightpants. Dark, bitter, brutal, slightly psychotic, funny as hell, with his own brand of honor. Damn you, Reynolds, I'll love you til the day I die.

No Kidding

Mar. 16th, 2011 09:38 pm
caitri: (books)

You were born during a Waning Gibbous moon

This phase occurs right after a full moon.

- what it says about you -

You love to let people in on the story of how things come together. You know the background of ideas and have a deep understanding of things others just touch the surface of. You can surprise people with your wide variety of knowledge, and they'll remember and appreciate you for it.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

caitri: (Default)
Thanks to [ profile] amine_eyes

1. People who have been tagged must write the answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new, original question

2. Tag five people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

And I tag: [ profile] gadgetorious, [ profile] tocourtdisaster, [ profile] dramapunk, [ profile] avictoriangirl, [ profile] blue_jack.

1. Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up:

-cd rack
-bottle with seashells
-Old English dictionary
-my cell
-post-it notes

2. Why do you name all of your pets after World of Warcraft characters?

I'm painfully nerdy and married someone even nerdier.

3. What are you wearing now?


4. What's your occupation?

Scifi curator/professor.

5. What do you hear right now?

Supernatural 2.15.

6. Who was the last person you hugged?

Uh...I dunno.

7. What is/was for dinner?

Leftover Mexican food.

8. What did you do today?

Turned in revisions to editor, had meeting with P&T committee about my yearly eval (I'm awesome, but we knew this ;)), word warred with [ profile] tocourtdisaster, watched TOS and Supernatural with Evi.

9. Dog person or cat person?


10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Jim Kirk. (I'm assuming gender issues aren't an issue?)

11. What was the last thing that you bought?

A tall white mocha. Num!

12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

*blink* For how long? And why? *scratches head* Can I got to San Francisco and read in cute cafes all day?

13. Where do you see yourself in five years?

In a phd program with a finished book?

14. Favorite book?

Um, tonight? It is... *thinking* Edward Gorey's The Bug Book.

15. What are you doing this weekend?

Visiting with Scott!!!!

16. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?


17. Favourite Colour?

Dark red.

18. What are you doing tomorrow?

Same thing I do every day, Pinky, trying to take over--Er, I mean, going to work. Oh! I'm going out to lunch with Wy and there's a committee meeting in the afternoon.

19. What are you looking forward to the most?

Spring Break!!!!!!!!!!!


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