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Oh, whoa. Too many to choose from, actually. I'd love to spend a day with Jo March, preferably on a New England winter day, with snowball fights and an evening of reading from books and telling stories in the March home. Or blowing shit up for a day with Laura Cadman. Or a day at Camp Half Blood with the bunch from the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Or seeing the way the world was altered after the end of John Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy, preferably in the company of Karen Halabi (since he killed off Jürgen Müller :P Oh, spoilers... oops).

I'm not sure if I'd like to meet Eowyn, seeing as how she and I bitched at each other during the last days when I tried to write [livejournal.com profile] sgteam14283's first prompt for the Holiday Fic Request Meme. But, ooooooh, I'd love to meet Sam Carter and Helen Magnus! I'd ask Sam how to become a soldier like her and how the hell she is so awesome and I'd never stop asking Helen about the centuries she lived in. She'd probably have to talk about WWI and WWII for at least a year or something and she'd be the best ressource ever for that WWII original story I still have on my hard drive (or my dad's NAS, since my laptop is still out of commission...). Oh yes, definitely Helen Magnus, over tea and biscuits (not cookies) by a blazing fire in the fire place in her library ♥
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Since this is the first day of March, it's also the first day of Women's History Month and I love that one to pieces, goddammit! It always springs great articles all over the English speaking internet and I read my first one today: General Remembers Her 'Different' Military Days. I think I'll read Women in the Wars: I've Lived Out There With The Guys' and Silver Star Recipient a Reluctant Hero tomorrow and I also still have to read Female correspondents' code of silence, finally broken.

In regard to books, I'll probably leave Steel Boats, Iron Hearts: The Wartime Saga of Hans Goebeler and U-505 (I'm pretty sure I said that before but... that's the German submarine put on display in Chicago and the one my grandfather served on in WWII) be for another couple of weeks, in favor of finally reading Kate Adie's Into Danger: Risking Your Life For Work and working my way through Sense and Sensibility, after I finish John Birmingham's Final Impact (which, by the way, is part of his Axis of Time trilogy and more importantly features extraordinarily strong, vivid and lovable female characters... but yeah, I love that series to pieces, anyway). It's gonna be such a busy month reading wise (and I just had a look at my amazon wishlist and there might be some books I really can't wait to order) but if anyone of you has any suggestions, I'll gladly take them. Everything that's Women's History (and yeah, especially things military and war/foreign correspondents related will be favored very much, along with anything on female explorers) will be appreciated and at least put on the amazon wishlist ;) Give it to me, people!

Edit: OMG, I totally forgot that I still have Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography to read. I have to finish it this month!
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By [livejournal.com profile] asugar, you know. So I just have to reply, you see? Okay, here we go! (also, um... do I have to tag someone? Oh wait, I know... [livejournal.com profile] schnelmi and [livejournal.com profile] heitidei)

It's all asugar's fault this time! )´╗┐
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 Right. So... this year's presents were:






  • Books: Die Gräfin: Marion Dönhoff. Eine Biographie. by Klaus Happrecht (from mom, a biography about one of the most important female German journalists of the 20th century), Kalte Füße inklusive: Mein Jahr in der Antarktis by Nora Graser (from [livejournal.com profile] schnelmi and [livejournal.com profile] heitidei, my sisters, the account of a German geophysicist of her 15 months on Georg von Neumayer, the German research station in Antarctica) and My Life in France by Julia Child (also from my sisters, Julia Child's account of her years in France)
  • Audio book: Dr. Siri und seine Toten, written by Colin Cotteril and read by Jan Josef Liefers (crime novel, read by one of the few German actors I really, really fancy)
  • Taboo XXL (obviously, there is no English version of that game... I pity all of you who live in English speaking countries!)
  • A Classic Card from the sisters (it means that for a year I can get best seats at the opera and ballett and concerts in Berlin for 8 or 10€ which is extremely cool since usually it's horribly expensive to get tickets... yay for the sisters!)
  • bed socks
  • a pajama (every year I wish for a pajama because I think I don't have enough and more often than not I GET one and then I'm surprised I have so many... :D)
  • an inguana (well, plush one, I mean) and two romance novels from [livejournal.com profile] koboldmaki which is uber-cool but probably only her and me can understand why :D
  • also, LOADS of books from [livejournal.com profile] mackenziesmomma that are too many to be named here... the only one I'd like to name is Marley & Me, because I was so much in love with the book and thank her so much for giving it to me!
Whoa, that's quite a bunch... I love Christmas :D
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Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

Wow, I really like to talk about myself... )
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:15 ARGH! My keyboard is totally fucked up! #
  • 01:38 OK, MAYBE it's not as bad as I thought... but the laptop is really starting to scare me :S #
  • 02:05 Lalala... happily tagging bookmarks on Delicious. I LOVE tagging. Did I ever mention that? Tagging makes me happy :D #
  • 03:00 Doing some late night betaing for a fellow fencer... and OMG, I'm channeling @mackenziesmomma... BIG time. #
  • 15:40 Oops. Just wanted to find a book by James E. Wise and ended up with dozens of new books on the amazon wishlist. Need a job... #
  • 18:00 Oh, fun... I just found out I've been bookmarked on Delicious by people I've never heard of before. Not sure if that's scary or cool :S #
  • 18:53 Improving my mom's LJ skillz. I have the feeling she's not really concentrating on me :P #
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You know, I have no idea how I manage to take the time to do so much reading but when I finish this review of three books there will still be three books left I need to review. And they keep piling up. Seriously, no idea where the time is coming from...

'Wild, Wild World' - 'Into The Wild', Jon Krakauer )

'German Lesson' - 'Mit dem RŘcken zur Wand', Klaus Kordon )

'A Rose Is a Rose...' - 'The Remarkable Life And Times Of Eliza Rose', Mary Hooper )

 


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Been doing an awful amount of reading lately...

'Trust No One' - 'Der Walhalla-Code', Uwe Klausner )

'A Life Of Opposition' - 'Die Erbin von Flandern', Jean C. van Rijckeghem, Patrick van Beirs )

'Genius At Work' - 'By Love Undone', Suzanne Enoch )

PS.: Just to remind you: Today isn't only the 40th anniversary of landing on the moon but also the 65th anniversary of Operation Valkyrie (the real thing, not the movie, mind you). Please everyone take a minute to remember the courageous men and women around Stauffenberg and the general German resistance against the Nazis and what they gave their lives for.
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:57 Meh. "Ich war noch niemals in New York" is such a sad song actually. It's evil to play it when I'm all alone, you hear that, @hr3de? #
  • 23:34 Meh. Looking for books on Australian women in #WWII (something like this : snurl.com/jxmr7) but finding virtually NOTHING. HELP! #
  • 23:48 Oh, and if anyone has some good recs for wartime romances (preferably #WWII), please do so... while I go to bed now. Night, everyone! #
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Man, I'm so behind on my reviews... I already have a few other books I'm gonna be done with in a few days or something and I still owe you three reviews :S

'Kids today' - 'Due East', Valerie Sayers )

'Patience is a virtue' - 'The Viscount's Wicked Ways', Anne Mallory )

'Home away from home' - 'Liverpool Street', Anne C. Voorhoeve )


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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:05 *sighs Back to work tomorrow, so... I'll call it a night now (although I just got into flow with the next PAS piece). Good night everyone! #
  • 10:33 Listening to Trace Adkins' "Arlington".. when will I learn that it's NOT a good idea to listen to that song @ work? Or anywhere else public. #
  • 11:08 Oh, BTW, finished "Too Great a Temptation" (snurl.com/hbje7) yesterday. And who else thinks "Eve of Destruction" is this year's song? #
  • 16:43 RT @NASA Eilene Galloway, credited w/ helping to create NASA, died May2 @ her home in D.C. She was 102. 2008 story tr.im/kqxU - Whoa! #
  • 18:08 Sometimes I love this job... ppl are so fed up now that they start thinking up a bonus system for the campaigning office. Yay! #
  • 18:11 Holy crap, it's already 1810. This is SO my cue to leave the office for today... even if that won't get me bonus points :P #
  • 20:13 RT @wraithfodder Bad joke: two fish swim along and run into concrete wall. One fish looks at another and goes "dam." #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 02:31 Eh... that night became a little longer than I thought. Anyway, good night everyone *drags herself to bed #
  • 20:34 Finished "Die Eule von Aski" (snurl.com/h85en) and "Lilly unter den Linden" (snurl.com/h85i7). Seems it's reading day 2day... #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:39 It's been a long day today (and another one without writing :(), so I'll go to bed now. Good night, everyone :) #
  • 20:48 Finished Emily Yellin's "Our Mothers' War" (snurl.com/gryue). FINALLY. Was blown away by it, recommend it 2 all interested in #WWII. #
  • 22:09 A little bit concerned b/c of swine flu news :SLittle sis is in British Columbia and a little flu prone. Hope everything's going to be OK. #
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Manchmal tu ich auch noch lesen, ja.

'Kann ja nur besser werden' - 'Der verwaiste Thron 02 - Verrat', Claudia Kern )

'Mal was anderes' - 'Das Findelhaus', Helga Glaesener )

gelbes_gilatier: (rezensionen)
Hmja, das mit dem Lesen... das müssen wir aber noch mal üben.

'The Games People Play' - 'Omega Games: A Stardoc Novel', S. L. Viehl )

'Werd endlich erwachsen' - 'Der Geheime Zirkel 03: Kartiks Schicksal', Libba Bray )
gelbes_gilatier: (rezensionen)
Komisch, ich dachte, ich hätte schon mehr gelesen, seit ich die letzten Rezensionen geschrieben hab. War aber dann wohl doch nicht so. So schaffe ich die 50 Bücher pro Jahr ja nie.

'Als wuerde man sagen: Seid nicht jung!' - 'Emergency Sex (and other desperate measures): True Stories from a War Zone', Kenneth Cain et. al. )

Oh, oh, oh, und ich hab was neues für die Parteitags-Liste (nein, ich wollte nicht nur mal wieder den Kommunistennazi-Tag verwenden... EHRLICH!):

  • "Ihr habt doch alle Jehirnmuchte!"
  • "Ihr seid doch alle Kommunistennazis!"
  • "Das klingt ja wiiiiie nül!"
  • "Und wie geht's? Weita, weita!"
  • "MORGEN IHR LUSCHEN!"
  • "Fire in the hole!"
A note on writing: I know I'm way behind my usual posting frequency regarding the recent "Protect and Survive"-story, but I'm working on it, honestly. It's just slow going at the moment, but I still know where I want to end up. Oh, and I want my claim approved. Pwetty pwease?

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