jassanja: (Bookslut)
2013-03-29 10:39 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Book Challenges for 2013

❢ Books may fulfill various resolutions/challenges at once

5 Special Events in 2013 [book reading options are all ideas/inspirations of either/or]

1. Eiger-Nordwand – was first successfully climbed 75 years ago [read a book that: is set Eiger, or a surrounding mountain // deals with climbing ]
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2. The Comet C/2012 S1 will be (very brightly) visible from mid-November until the end of the year [read a book that: deals with comets or the star system]
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3. The London Tube became the first underground railway 150 years ago [read a book about the tube or railways // read a book where the London tube plays an important plot point]
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4. Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates it’s 180th anniversary.[read a book about watches, the Swiss Watch industry// that features some kind of manipulation of time// about the canton of Jura]
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5. The movie "Die Hard" celebrates its 25th birthday [read a book that deals with terrorists/terrorism // features a prominent character named "John" or "McClane" // was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis]
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4 Recurring Events in 2013

1. The Oscar Nominees will be announced on 10 January 2013 [read a book that’s in some way connected to the nominated movies, actors or directors]
➡ Book: Life of Pi

2. Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 [read 3 books that were nominated or won]
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3. International Mother Language Day (February 21) [read 3 books that deal with endangered languages // are written in Swiss German // read a book in a language other than German or English]
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4. The European Song Contest - will be held in Malmö, Sweden this year [read 3 books that deal with the ESC or another music contest // that take place in Sweden // are written by a Swedish Author]
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• Read 10 books published in 2013
1. Blood Red Butterfly
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Big is Beautiful: Read 5 "big" books (more than 700 pages)
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Serial: Read at least three books from three series (or complete trilogies)

Series 1: Provinzkrimis
1. Book: Winterkartoffelknödel
2. Book: Dampfnudelblues
3. Book: Schweinskopf al dente

Series 2 :
1. Book
2. Book
3. Book

Series 3 :
1. Book
2. Book
3. Book

Back in the Day: 5 books of Historical (non)fiction
1. Snowball in Hell (WW II)
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Classic Material: Read 5 “classics”
1. Life of Pi
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...and your name was?: A-Z character challenge ( first or last names of main and side characters, fictuous and real - but only one character per book!)
A -
B -
C -
D -
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F -
G -
H -
I - Ignaz-Flynn Flötzinger - Winterkartoffelknödel
J -
K -
L -
M -
N -
O -
P -
Q -
R - Richard Parker - Life of Pi
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U -
V -
W -
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Y -
Z -

Too true to be fiction Read 20 non fiction books
1. Olympia der Reiter - London 2012
2. Bewusstsein für faires Reiten
3. Inside the Giant Machine
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Out of the Box: Read 5 books from a genre I usually shy away from (chick-lit, sci-fi, traditional whodunit mysteries, etc.)
1. Die Haarteppichknüpfer(sci-fi)
2. Winterkartoffelknödel (Cozy Crime)
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A long time coming Read at least 20 books that are on my "to read" shelf or e-reader for over a year (books added until 31 December 2011)
1. Mortal Fear (added April 2011) (not finished)
2. Deadly Nightshade (added Mai 2011) (not finished)
3. Die Haarteppichknüpfer (added February 2011)
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jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2013-06-18 07:27 pm

Joy and Fun

I've got 2 weeks of vacation coming up

Option 1 of actually going away fell through in May, and now Option 2 of going to London is also out, as all affordable hotels seem to be booked, due to Wimbledon. (As if I needed another reason to hate Tennis)

Looks like I'm going to do Option 3: Sit in front of the Computer and surf the net for two weeks. Let's hope that there is good weather wank.
jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2013-05-19 10:41 pm

Fuck!!!

I've been away from home for less than 48 hours, and someone was in my apartment
jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2013-05-14 06:33 pm
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Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - A Warning!

Today's the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

In the past years I used this spot to tell you why you should vote for the Swiss Song.
This year I will only give you one reason why you should not vote for Switzerland.

If you vote for the Swiss Entry to this years ESC you will be supporting

The Salvation Army

The six musicans are all members of the SA. They won the Swiss selection under the name of "Heilsarmee Band" (Salvation Army Band) wearing their typical uniforms.

Afterwards there was a shitstorm when the EBU told them that they could not perform at the ESC representing their sect because the rules don't allow any commercial,political and/or religious motives.
(One of the stupidest arguments presented over and over why there should be an exception of this rule for the SA was that Lordi where allowed to perform in their satanical costumes after all)

Now they are called Takasa. Officially this means "cleansing", but - Honi soit qui mal y pense - it can also be seen as an acronym for "The Artists known as Salvation Army"


So, however catchy the song "You and Me" may be, please don't vote for a homophobic, religious cult/sect


Feel free to link to this entry to spread the word.
jassanja: (Cats - *pawned*)
2013-05-05 12:34 am

DSDS (aka German Idol)

I think for the first time in 10 years this show is worth watching, as things are totally going against the script.
jassanja: (Bookslut)
2013-04-13 06:07 pm
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#???

Krampus the Yule Lord (Brom) - Audio - 6/10


The Traitors of the Tower (Alison Weir) - Audio - 5/10

For me a good historical book if full of color and detail.
This here was just a short synopsis of facts, so I don't understand why it is sold as a novel, or as "bringing history alive". The non-fiction label would be far more fitting, but I guess it would sell less well.


The Horse Whisperer (Nicholas Evans) - Audio - 5/10

Not what I expected.
And a love story I couldn't believe.


SMS von letzter Nacht - Book 3 - Ich guck mal, ob du in der Küche liegst (Anna Koch & Axel Lilienblum) - 283 pages - 7/10

These kind of funny books usually get old very fast, but here they seem to be able to keep the quality up.


2013:
Books: ??
Cover to back: ??
Not read to end: ??
Non fiction: ??
Audio Books: ??
Paper Books:??
Rereads: ??
Pages: ??
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2013-03-30 10:05 pm

#???

Miss Marple Series - Book 01 - Murder at the Vicarage (Agatha Christie) - (Audio) - stopped after 2 hours 20 minutes

This didn't work out for me, I could not get into it

1/10

2013:
Books: ??
Cover to back: ??
Not read to end: ??
Non fiction: ??
Audio Books: ??
Paper Books:??
Rereads: ??
Pages: ??
Audio time: ??
jassanja: (Bookslut)
2013-03-29 10:20 pm
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Booooooooks

Goodreads sold to Amazon. I deleted all my reviews.
I guess I go back to keeping track here.

I'm just not sure what to do with the missing 2 years?

Do one giant list just with titles and ratings like I used to do at the end of a year, or do all the backdated individual reviews?
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2013-03-28 08:01 pm

Lovely Day II

And because the day wasn't messed up enough, some of us ended up stuck in an elevator after work for an hour or so
jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2013-03-28 09:11 am
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Lovely Day

Getting insulted by Handymen for not having taken the curtain off the window at 9am. Lovely!

Even more so if you consider that they are making their way so slow through the building, they had to move their appointment three times (original appointment was Monday before last). And no, I don't think that those 10 seconds to remove the curtain will slow them down much more.
jassanja: (Cats - *pawned*)
2013-01-01 04:45 am

Happy New Year

Hotels don't have a floor or room 13, airplanes have no row 13. So what are people who avoid the number 13 are going to do this year? Pretend it's still 2012 or already 2014? Or wrapping themselves up in bubble wrap and not leave bed for a year?
jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2012-11-06 10:36 pm
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Urgh....

I can't wait for this election to be over, and I'm no longer bombarded with PM and IM messages or comments from random people with reminders to "please go vote!"

Newsflash: Not every fucking person on the Internet is from the fucking USA!!!
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2012-08-30 08:07 pm
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More sports

Paralympic Opening Ceremony > Olympic Opening Ceremony


And the money grubbing IOC doesn't win any sympathy points when you learn, how they forbid them to use the Olympic Rings or anything too similar as symbol.
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2012-08-26 01:25 am

Timing is everything!

Neil Armstrong had rather bad timing with dying, because half the time you click on a link hoping for some interesting report on his life you find yourself reading about cycling and drugs. (And of course vice versa when you want to get up to date with Lance Armstrong's escapades)

Or perhaps it's just my hands being faster than my brain, to keep those things sorted out
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2012-08-12 08:11 pm
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Memorable Moments of London 2012

- The Olympic Flame being such a let-down after the Torch Rally was surrounded by such a hype!
- Mr. Bean and Voldemort at the Opening Ceremony
- Roger Federer's total fail at pretending to be happy about the Silver Medal
- The Swiss media writing article after article, trying - and failing - to pretend that Silver is the new Gold


The most surprising moment of the Games of course were the people who were actually surprised that swimmers pee into the Olympic pool. Seriously, how could anyone doubt that?!?
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2012-08-10 05:09 pm
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2012-08-08 04:53 pm
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GOLD FÜR GUERDAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My personal highlight of this games!!!!!
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2012-08-05 05:14 pm
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Thank you

Dear Andy Murry

You are my hero!
I love you

Yours
The only Swiss who can't stand Federer
jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2012-08-03 08:25 pm
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*sigh*

Guess who the Swiss Media are now hyping as the "Savior of the Nation"?
Yep, the same nice, down-to-earth Swiss-Guy arrogant asshole as always.
jassanja: (ATWT - Reid - Idiots)
2012-07-28 04:49 pm
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Gold für die Schweiz

... in der Disziplin der grössten Peinlichkeiten, dank Amir "Ich treff den Ball nicht" Mehmedi und Fabian "Ich krieg die Kurve nicht" Cancellara