April 23rd

jabberwockypie:

artelini:

A comic about my parents. The entirety of their relationship is mutual hatred of the human race.

I ALMOST might be okay with that kind of relationship.

But I, ALSO, hate everyone.  (Well, almost everyone.)

If I had a nickle for every time Craig or I have said:  “I hate everyone but you.” I wouldn’t be a millionaire, but definitely a hundred-thousandaire. 

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It is that time of the semester

When students who have been marginal to horrible all semester come in to the instructors/professors wanting to know how they can pass the class and getting belligerent when we all tell them the same thing:  “Uh, you know all that work that we assigned all semester long, you should probably do it.”

I’m an adjunct and we all have a cubicle in a big room.  Right now I’m listening to an English adjunct explain that 1)  The student needs to actually turn in some work.  2)  The student actually needs to follow the directions for the assignments.  3)  Saying:  “I went to the tutor and they screwed me up.”  really doesn’t do anything for your grade.  In the end, it is your responsibility to do the assignment.  4)  It takes a lot of work to make a good essay.

I love listening to other instructors/professors say the same things to their students that I say to my students.  It makes me feel validated and all comradery-y.

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 Talk is based on the assumption that you can get somewhere if you keep putting one word after another.
—IBLIS GINJO, notes in the margin of a stolen notebook 
— Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Dune: The Butlerian Jihad)
20140423 @ 0800
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April 22nd
 Oh, I will,” said Harry, and they were surprised at the grin that was spreading over his face. “They don’t know we’re not allowed to use magic at home. I’m going to have a lot of fun with Dudley this summer. . . . 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
20140422 @ 1600
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I got my copy of the Last Unicorn Deluxe Edition in a Humble Bundle, but you can get it through Amazon and other book sites.
It has several notes by the author and Two Hearts (a novelette set in the Last Unicorn Universe) and even an interview.  I read everything.  Usually, I don’t read all of the author stuff, but it was good too.  I really don’t like reading interviews, but even the interview was entertaining.  This is my first Peter Beagle book.  I will be reading more.
The Last Unicorn was good, Two Hearts was good.  They are good fantasy reading.  I highly recommend them.

I got my copy of the Last Unicorn Deluxe Edition in a Humble Bundle, but you can get it through Amazon and other book sites.

It has several notes by the author and Two Hearts (a novelette set in the Last Unicorn Universe) and even an interview.  I read everything.  Usually, I don’t read all of the author stuff, but it was good too.  I really don’t like reading interviews, but even the interview was entertaining.  This is my first Peter Beagle book.  I will be reading more.

The Last Unicorn was good, Two Hearts was good.  They are good fantasy reading.  I highly recommend them.

20140422 @ 1100
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 They had hoped that Goyle, who was almost as stupid as he was mean, might be thrown out, but he had passed, too. It was a shame, but as Ron said, you couldn’t have everything in life. 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
20140422 @ 0800
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April 21st
 It was the best evening of Harry’s life, better than winning at Quidditch, or Christmas, or knocking out mountain trolls . . . he would never, ever forget tonight. 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
20140421 @ 1600
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This is my second favorite book in the Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko.  Of course, having already read through the series in paperback, I picked up on all of the hints dropped in the book about who the Last Watch members were.  I kept wanting to yell at Anton for being so dense.

This is my second favorite book in the Watch series by

20140421 @ 1100
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 There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom. 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
20140421 @ 0800
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April 20th
I’ve been buying the series in ebook form too!! Much easier to carry!
Also, I can highlight things and make notes and have instant access to them even if I don’t have my Kindle on me.  I do love that.  I like physical books, but ebooks make life so much more convenient.
20140420 @ 1922
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 The din was deafening. Those who could add up while yelling themselves hoarse knew that Gryffindor now had four hundred and seventy-two points — exactly the same as Slytherin. 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
20140420 @ 1600
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It is a Terry Pratchett book.  Do I really need to say anything else?  
We have all of the Discworld books in either paperback or hardback so now I’m buying them in the Kindle editions in publishing order and rereading them.  I have to say, the match book program is making that process significantly cheaper.  :-)
I love all Discworld books.

It is a Terry Pratchett book.  Do I really need to say anything else? 

We have all of the Discworld books in either paperback or hardback so now I’m buying them in the Kindle editions in publishing order and rereading them.  I have to say, the match book program is making that process significantly cheaper.  :-)

I love all Discworld books.

20140420 @ 1100
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“Another year gone!” Dumbledore said cheerfully.

“And I must trouble you with an old man’s wheezing waffle before we sink our teeth into our delicious feast. What a year it has been! Hopefully your heads are all a little fuller than they were . . . you have the whole summer ahead to get them nice and empty before next year starts. . . .

 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
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April 19th
 No, it isn’t,” said Harry thoughtfully. “He’s a funny man, Dumbledore. I think he sort of wanted to give me a chance. I think he knows more or less everything that goes on here, you know. I reckon he had a pretty good idea we were going to try, and instead of stopping us, he just taught us enough to help. I don’t think it was an accident he let me find out how the mirror worked. It’s almost like he thought I had the right to face Voldemort if I could. . . . 

J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
20140419 @ 1600
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I really liked the first book in the Jack Brenin series by Catherine Cooper so I got the second one.  It was also very good.  I have now purchased the series bundle.  :-)  Technically these are children’s/young adults’ books, but I have really enjoyed the first two. 

I really liked the first book in the Jack Brenin series by

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