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what's on your bookshelf

I totally support denorios what's on your bookshelf friending meme... and it's on the main page of livejournal so I bet everyone else will too :) the idea is that us book nerds should friend each other, and you all know I too have been trying to increase the f-list lately, so here goes!

The Basics

name: spacefem
age: 34
location: Kansas

Books!

favourite book: Contact by Carl Sagan, here's why you should not let it movie ruin it for you, they're about totally different things!

aside from that, if I blog about a book, it's because I either LOVE it or HATE it, so here's my tag for those: http://spacefem.livejournal.com/tag/books

favourite author: Honestly I have lots of favorite books but I try not to read too much by any single author. I think everyone has too much to say. So my favorite author list would kinda be a copy of my favorite book list and then what's the point.
favourite book series: gosh, I don't do series much. The Belgariad by David Eddings.
favourite screen adaptation of a book: The Natural actually improved on the book so that gets quick points. I was obsessed with the Lord of the Rings movies, also read the books but was movie OBSESSED.
preferred genre: nonfiction about business, science, feminism or culture. occasional fiction (chick lit or sci fi) thrown in if things get too heavy.
print or ebook?: PRINT hate to say it, I'm an old fashioned girl.
currently reading: Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong
rec something: the myths of innovation by scott berkun should be required reading for anyone in science, tech, history, journalism, or anything else.

Other

fandoms: star trek
ships: is this like a boat? not in KANSAS my friends!
interests: flying, web design,
other social media accounts: @spacefem
something random about yourself: I have three guinea pigs. they live in my craft room and supply cuteness.
anything else: nah, I'm not in a GIF mood.

Comments

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athene
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)
ships is a fandom term. It means the two people that you want to see in a relationship. For example, people might ship Pickard/Crusher or Sherlock/Watson.
spacefem
Feb. 17th, 2015 02:15 am (UTC)
Okay! Learn something new every day.
mrs_dragon
Feb. 17th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
I'm kinda surprised that you haven't run across it before. LJ, back in it's heyday was a Den of Shipping, what with all the fanfic on here.
spacefem
Feb. 19th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
I thought that was slash! is slash the same as ships? I knew about that one!
mrs_dragon
Feb. 26th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
I think shipping is gay and straight and slash tends to be more gay couples? I also think shipping is more wanting a couple to be together but slash is more writing fan fic about it, usually with some degree of erotic/explicit content? I couldn't swear to it. They are very similar ideas though. : )
rogueslayer452
Mar. 3rd, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
Shipping is the fandom terminology for "relationship", wanting certain characters to be together. Slash is often referred towards m/m shipping, with femslash for f/f. Explicit sexual content in fanfiction isn't exclusive to slash though, it can be featured in anything within the format, from slash/femslash/het/etc. There are plenty of gen slash fics, too.
just_demented
Feb. 19th, 2015 01:06 pm (UTC)

Ohhhhh! I'm in Kansas! Where you at??

spacefem
Feb. 19th, 2015 06:54 pm (UTC)
Wichitawesome, of course!
just_demented
Feb. 19th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)

Ack! I'm in Scranton which is about 30 min south of Topeka! If things work out & we click do you wanna meet for a coffee sometime?

spacefem
Feb. 19th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
oh gosh yes! actually I'm in topeka several times a year, have family there by the washburn campus, it'd be a fun meetup! at least we can talk books!
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