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About meWhat is a snat? In Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, a snat is a genetic splice between a snake and a rat. Sadly, the snat ran amok and, as quickly as it was created, it had to be eradicated. Am I trying to say anything about myself in my selection of a screen name? No; it was a desperation move because it was the only damn thing I could get to work after about fifty other failed attempts at creating a screen name NOT already taken by someone else. If I saw "sorry, that name is already in use" one more time, I was going to snap like a dry twig.

Some of my favorite things (other than books, of course): the word "kerfuffle," David Bowie, Pulp Fiction, amaretto sours, blankets, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Ziggy the iPod, Toffifay, Dorothy Parker quotes, the remainder table at any bookstore, "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones, koalas, Starbucks Java Chip ice cream, and Firefly (the television series). Also, sarcasm, cynicism, and pessimism.

About my libraryMy library consists of a pretty strange and diverse collection. Like most bibliophiles, I feel the overwhelming need to own anything and everything that catches my attention--checking it out from a library just will not do. It must be sitting proudly on my shelf (or at least in one of the multiple book stashes hidden around the house). I don't like to read too much of any one author, time period, series, or genre at once, so I jump around quite a bit. I have a respect for the classics, but not a holy reverence--some of it was important to a particular place and time, but that doesn't automatically make it of interest to me. I love anything concerning the mythology of any culture, the ancient world, the Vietnam War, Southern literature, and absolutely anything that will make me laugh.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011

Favorite authorsDiana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, Ernest Hemingway, Christopher Moore, Tim O'Brien, Anne Rice, Amy Tan, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - The Mall at Turtle Creek, Dickson Street Bookshop

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Real nameAmanda

LocationJonesboro, Arkansas

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Member sinceFeb 21, 2009

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I have never laughed so long and hard at a review than I did at yours of "A Discovery of Witches." Thank you. (Incidentally, you made it much, much farther than I did.)
It's always a surprise to match LT and GR. I don't know why, exactly, but it is. Sending hugs
"Snat." Has a ring to it.
I just finished reading I Am Number Four and absolutely could not have reviewed it as well as you did. Everything was spot on! Thanks for the laugh at such an awful book.
Bought some Garnier Fructise Surf Hair stuff it...thanks for the tip.
"To be honest, I'm not 100% certain as to when school starts back this year. That may be something I need to find out, but I'm still in denial and think summer will last forever. :) It's usually around August 19. As for my hair, I use Garnier Fructise Surf Hair to finger style it while it's still wet. Then I blow dry it and use hairspray to set it. It's the best hairstyle in the world because it takes about 5-10 minutes, which leaves so much more time for reading! LOL "

I agree...I want summer to last forever, but it won't. I finally get into the groove and zap...time to go back.

Thanks for the hair product information.

More time for reading works for me. :)

Enjoy your day.
When does school start again for you?

We start late this year...August 26. :)

"Thank you for the compliments; you've homed in on my two vanities: my product-reliant hair and my reviews! :) No, I'm not a writer, but I teach English at the high school level and have dabbled from time to time in writing for my own amusement. I'm glad you enjoyed my reviews!"

Ok..I knew you had something to do with writing. :) I am a business teacher...I can write reviews, but not like you...yours are awesome.

What do you use on your hair?
What wonderful reviews you write...fantastic. Are you a writer by profession?
Love your haircut and the explanation of your name. :)

Re: your love of Southern literature, thought you might be interested in James Branch Cabell, who also shares your fancy for mythology. And he's a bit of a wag. Here's the dedicated LT group:
Adore your review of Original Sins, especially your use of snark for something other than its own sake. I do believe I got everything I'd value from the book, from your review. And so much quicker!
Yet another comment on your review of Pillars of the Earth, which I just finished. Hysterical (your review, not the book)!! At one point I almost groaned out loud while reading the book, when crafty William and Waleran thought of yet another way (their third, fourth, fifth?? Who could keep track?) to get revenge on Aliena/Philip. No, unfortunately, you weren't being punked...
Oh my word...your review of Pillars of the Earth had me choking, CHOKING with laughter!!!! Hilarious!!!!!
I LOVED your review of Pillars of the Earth. Keep it up.
Why I added yours to my interesting libraries :-): I just read your review on Ken Follet's Pillars of Earth and had to smile all the way. BTW I am one of those who read the book (years ago). I did not dislike it as much as you seem to have but your summing up of the plot is not too far from the truth :-)
Kind regards Christian
Your review for PotE is AMAZING! Keep writing!
HILARIOUS review of Pillars of the Earth! Quite refreshing.
I too am going to comment on your review of Pillars of The Earth. You wrote the review that has been in my head for the last year since I started reading the thing. I was barely into the book and knew, instinctively, that Philip's wife was OF COURSE going to have to die so he could get it on with the young hottie by the side of the road. Those women that are over 20 and have been worn-out with childbirth are just worthless and should be willing and happy to die so their viral men-folk can spread their seed!
Just a random comment to point out that I really enjoyed and completely agreed with your review of Pillars of the Earth.
I absolutely love your review of Pillars of the Earth. Glad I'm not the only one who thought it was smut and can't understand why everyone else loves it.
Mine are Slow, Show, Karen, Brainy and Secret Meeting. :D
Hi! I saw your post on the thread "Getting to know other 75ers betters" and I have two comments to make:
1. Cat's Cradle!! How can anyone NOT love that book?
2. I see that you're a fan of The National and I have to say I think Matt Berninger's voice is one of the most unique and emotional I've encountered for the past I-don't-know-how-many years. It gives me chills almost every time. I also had the pleasure of seeing them live last year and he sounds as good live as he does on the record.

Oh and, looking at your profile, I'm also a fan of "sarcasm, cynicism and pessimism". Pessimism with a smile, even better :)
Glad to have you in the group!
Hello and welcome to LT. I see you are a recent member and have joined the 75 book challenge. I'll be sure to check your thread.

Hey there, I loved Fool too! Lots of fun. Even us Republicans have a fondness for Moore, though. What I like about him is that no one is safe from his having a laugh at them no matter what their way of life. I haven't read all his books yet (working on it) but "A Dirty Job" is my absolute favourite so far.
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