kaoticwords: (Fear the Drama)
It's been two weeks since I have a contracture in my back and shoulder and it's ridiculous how much it's affecting me. No matter how strictly I follow my physiotherapist's exercises and advice, it isn't going anywhere. I'd need a vacation and not to increase the daily hours I spend in front of the computer T_T Well, wishful thinking.

At least I still find a little time to read for pleasure (from time to time). Fanfics aside, I'm in the middle of a wonderful semi-victorian novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, and I'm loving it to pieces. The story so far is masterfully written and I want need fics about Albert and Mike! I hadn't seen such a blatant male crush since Watson and Holmes! (Well, actually I have but that's not the question right now...). Problem is that it looks like there's almost no fandom at all about this book, and the only fanfic I found was about the female characters and nothing about the two boys. Maybe one day...

In the meantime, you can take a look at what could be my city's traffic nowadays (because of never-ending public works) at certain hours in the morning. Of course, the video could also explain quite a few things about Crowley's driving habits ;)



Now, sleep.
kaoticwords: (Sneakers)
-I'm in France again. Researching at the library all day and revising the only part of my PhD that seems to progress.

-French people like my field of study very much and I could receive financing in the future (which I can't believe just yet, too good to be true).

-Tomorrow I'll spend the afternoon in a new 'manga-cafe' with a fellow worker.

-Trees are wonderful: all red, yellow and orange ♥
Though it looks like people here don't get why I think they're the prettiest thing in this city.

-Two tempting readings are waiting for me. One is The Mechanics of the Heart. It looks beautiful! in a Tim Burton way. The other's Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and Craig Russell.

-I watched SPN "Changing Channels". What can I say? I LOVE this show XD


My back and neck are killing me. I'm so tired! But things are going well. I hope to recover this weekend and maybe find the time to make a proper update :)

Hope you're doing well! ♥
kaoticwords: (58 Present)
Sheesh, it's been a while! I've been trying to put my life in order a bit and finally I'm on my way to France again, just to try and get serious about my PhD -last time it worked! I'll stay in Bordeaux for a month, which means my luggage is killing me today: I really don't know how to travel light, meh -_-

Regretfully, I have not many interesting things to tell, apart from the fact that last thursday was Book's Day. Still one of my favourite days of the year: good weather, discount books all around, friends and holiday!

I bought On the Road by J. Kerouac, L'Amant by M. Duras (will see how my French is going...) and Dead Until Dark by Charlene Harris -you know, True Blood's original book. I just started this one and looks great!

Welcome back to my life, vampires' books~ *g*

On the other hand, Supernatural is eating my brains XD I'm still at the beginning of season four and although I'm a bit spoiled, I might have no nails by the end of this season...

Hope you're doing fine, f-list! I guess I'll have many things to read this week :)


Note to self: Should visit more frequently the north of Spain, it's beautiful!
kaoticwords: (Tree)
No storm clouds today :)

Instead, let's share awesome things that doesn't get old:

+ Supernatural - Eye of the Tiger: Dean, you big dork! XD

I know this vid is everything but new but I found it yesterday and I'm still LOLing. One of the best things I've seen lately!

On a side note, I'm completely hooked to Supernatural! You know that moment when you discover a new fandom and it's full of wonderful fics and meta... I'm exactly there ♥ And as I only began to watch the third season, I still have many eps before the GREAT angst arrives~

+ The Lover by Marguerite Duras: In French class, we're comparing the book and the film and I'm speechless because they're both absolutely gorgeous.

I watched the film some years ago and I liked it, but now that we're studying it bit by bit, I'm amazed at the little details. I'll try to read the novel in French when I'm not too tired.

+ Get Backers: After reccing it to a friend, I've been rewatching the anime from time to time. Ban and Ginji never fail to make me smile and the Ban/Ginji ship manifesto reminds why~


So, there. Enough for today ♥

Break

Nov. 28th, 2008 12:20 pm
kaoticwords: (Tenpou)
Beautiful place of work but incredibly tiring: my neck aches and I'm freezing but it seems I'm getting some work done so yay! Sometimes I need to get away from home to find time for my dissertation and database.
~Pic~ )

Yesterday I even went out in the evening and try not to get lost in the city. I found out "my" apartment is near a great comic store, an oriental bookshop and the city center! And I can go walking! *g* In the end, victim of consumerism, I bought two volumes of manga, a book of Zen tales and haikus and a big and heavy book about The Most Beautiful Bibles in History that might have been designed by Aziraphale himself XD Its cheap price left me open-mouthed and salivating *lol*. There're two other ones that will be in my Christmas wish-list even if can't find the time to read them...

I'm scare of myself for the day I decide go shopping clothes...

The night was weird enough that I had dinner at McDonald, and that must be the oddest thing it happened to me since... I can't remember -last time I went there they gave me a Little Mermaid figure with my happy meal for the film's premiere @_@;

Tonight I come back home for the weekend.
Hope you're having a happy week-ending~

Books' Day

Apr. 23rd, 2008 11:04 pm
kaoticwords: (Books are love)
[...] Alas, in reality they were nothing but bubbles, illusions every one. Each of the wonderful phrases, so full of promise, was like a gift-wrapped box clutched in a small child's eager hand, a box that holds nothing but gravel and bits of trash, though it rattles oh so enticingly. He thinks it is candy! I thought it was literature. All those sentences -and many, many others as well- proved to be not springboards to the great unwritten novel but insurmountable barriers to it. You see, they were too good. I could never live up to them. Some writers can never equal their first novel. I could never equal my first sentence. And look at me now. Look how I have begun this, my final work, my opus: "I had always imagined that my life story, if and when..." Good God, "if and when"! You see the problem. Hopeless. Scratch it. [...]

Sam Savage, Firmin~

And that's from the second page of my new book Firmin :)
Firmin is a rat who lives in a messy library of Boston and is in love with literature. It looks charming and cute, doesn't it? I bought it today together with a little book about Walt Whitman and another one by Borges. And it was just by chance 'cause I had The American Claimant in my hands when I discovered dear Firmin. I think I need such a tale to switch off to something lighter at the end of the day.

There're two other books I put in my "to read in summer" list:

-Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth -which plot makes me think of historical fanfiction XD

and

-The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery -my best friend insists on me reading it and it really sounds good.

I ♥ April 23rd


Ah! I also bought a flexible piano keyboard on ebay *LOL*
I've been watching too much House lately.

Good grief, I have a hole in my pocket...
kaoticwords: (Eternity)
I'd need your help with a book I don't get to find and maybe you know an English edition or something ^^; It's the Hou Han Shu and I'd be extremely grateful if someone could give me some clue about the book cause the only one I found is in Madrid and in Chinese :S

It'd be equally helpful if some of you knew the equivalence of an ancient chinese Li -I don't think at all that it's equivalent to a Roman mile @.@;

Thank you ♥



Ps: Miss LJ ;_;

Pps: I left you with a pic of that kakemono I got *g*
kaoticwords: (*Grins*)
It arrived!! The book I ordered two weeks ago, Wicked Gentlemen, is finally here and looks SOOO good *pets her pretty new book*. I highly recommend you to read the excerpt from the publisher's page: I got hooked on page 16 or so >:3

Actually, it seems I'm recovering from my last hiatus with novels 'cause recently I've finished The sign of the four, The seven per cent solution and The shadow of the wind, which I left some months ago and I don't really know why but it surely had something to do with my lack of time. I even bought Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami -wanted to read it since I was in Italy and finally I'll do it next month. Have you read it? So far I've heard good and bad opinions about it.
But first I'm reading Wicked Gentlemen *G*

And if you think that's not enough to bounce: Stigma arrived two days ago. In French, so I could study with something more appealing than my text book.

The scans from Gaiden 3 were the cherry on top *still drooling over Goujun*.

Reading

Jan. 29th, 2007 12:19 am
kaoticwords: (Books are love)
"...the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don't deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don't surprise you with the unforeseen.. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover's skin. You know how they end yet you listen as though you don't. In the way that you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won't. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn't. And yet you want to know again. That is their mystery and their magic."
-ARUNDHATI ROY, The God of Small Things-

It's been an awesome weekend of doing nothing but reading books for the mere pleasure of reading <3 And while getting on with The Shadow of the Wind, which is one the best stories I've read in the last years, I reread bits of The God of Small Things. I didn't remember all the marks I put on it the first time I read it, but all of them are wonderful. This is one of those books you can swallow bit by bit and be delighted by all those minimal details that constitutes the entire story.

I love the former quote but even awesome quotes can be wrong sometimes: some Great Stories surprise us now and again and they are even greater for that.
kaoticwords: (Yuko)
I'm surprised I had such a nice and calm day today, I didn't think yesterday night's champagne would be so generous -not even a slight stomachache, luckily!

So I arrived this morning at 8am but was too tired to write anything mildly coherent. As you can guess, New Year's Eve was great! XD I also was able to stand high heel shoes all night dancing and didn't choke on my New Year's grapes, which I think it's a good start for this 2007 *lol* [if someone doesn't know, in Spain it's tradition to start the New Year eating 12 grapes, one with each clock's chime at midnight. And believe me, it's not easy to say "Happy New Year" at the same time that you try to swallow the last grapes XDDD].

And for today, well, I mainly was in a lethargic state after I get up at 1pm (I still can't believe I woke up that soon @.@). Even so, I got to watch twelve episodes of Shojo Kakumei Utena as I planned a mini marathon for today. I really love You Tube. It's been quite a while since I could watch it on TV and I couldn't find any torrent to download it later. Hee hee, I think I'll finish rewatching all the series this week *g* Yep, Utena's awesome! XD

After that I think I got asleep again but awoke to keep on with one of those essays of doom I still have to finish...
And I decided as soon as I finished with them, I'll begin reading seriously The Shadow of the Wind by C. Ruiz Zafón. I had it since last Xmas but couldn't find the moment to read and just the other day I began the first chapter and suddenly I'm again in one of those "addictive reader" moods XD;
But work first.

All in all, I'm quite content with my new year's day, at least I did some things beside sleeping~
kaoticwords: (Caught you! XD)
Squeeeee! My mother gave me my Christmas present today: the last book of Manfredi, Empire of the dragons X3 I wanted it since the first time I saw it in a bookstore but couldn't buy it before. I began to read it this morning and it's difficult not to read it in one go. *sigh* It's awesome to have another novel that finally gets my attention again, I missed it (it's quite a bit since the last time I found one that interested me so much). Just hope not to be disappointed at the end... but for now: there're Ancient History, Romans, the Far East, a yaoi romance on-coming and a great setting X3

Today was quite productive, and I even had time to rewatch Sent to Chihiro no Kamikakushi. It's so cute! *loves Haku* And everytime I see it I'm amazed at how shrewd Miyazaki's critiques are. Finally there's something good on TV XD

In other news, I became a total addicted to Saiyuki @.@ (don't matter which one cause now I even found scanlations of Saiyuki Gaiden volume 1 and I like it all the same). He he, my birthday presents will wait at eBay: I want Reload in manga and Gaiden too *g*

And after all, today I finished with another subject for my first exam of the year. Yeah, I like days like today.

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