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I love creature horror and I'm horrified to discover that I don't write nearly enough of it. So I've made a list of all of the monsters I'd like to write about at some point. There's no deadline for this goal, it's only for organization purposes. ijustlikelistsokay

[ ] vampires
[ ] werewolves
[x] zombies
[ ] wendigos
[ ] ghosts
[ ] sea monsters
[ ] witches
[ ] fairies
[ ] demons
[ ] imps
[ ] kelpies
[ ] mermaids
[ ] goblins
[ ] chimeras
[ ] the bogeyman
[ ] incubi/succubi
[ ] sirens
[ ] rawhead and bloody bones

I'll be adding more as I come across more creatures I find neat. Of course, comment with any awesome monsters you think I've missed.
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I'm going to keep this simple with no rambling pre-amble. Bold means a completed goal.

♥ 15 Classics
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
3. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
4. Candide by Voltaire
5. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
6. The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
7. A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde
8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
9. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
10. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
11. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
12.
13.
14.
15.

♥ 15 Social Science
★ 5 Feminism
1. Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
2. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio
3. The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti
4.
5.
★ 5 Food
1. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
2. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
3.
4.
5.
★ 5 Other
1. Black Cats and Four Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives’ Tales and Superstitions in Our Every Day Lives by Harry Oliver
2. Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer
3. Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Eduring Legend by Mark Collins Jenkins
4.
5.

♥ 10 Horror Novels
1. Burnt Offerings by Laurel K. Hamilton
2. John Dies At the End by David Wong
3. It by Stephen King
4. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
5. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
6. Blue Moon by Laurel K. Hamilton
7. Sunshine by Robin McKinely
8. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
9. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
10. Night Shift by Stephen King

♥ 5 LGBT Books
1. Plastic Jesus by Poppy Z. Brite
2. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
3. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
4. Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
5. Love Drugged by James Klise

♥ 5 Young Adult
1. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
2. Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
4. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

♥ 3 Psychology
1. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kayson
2.
3.

♥ 3 Paranormal Studies
1. The Sallie House Haunting by Debra Lyn Pickman
2. The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson
3. Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Eduring Legend by Mark Collins Jenkins

♥ 3 History
1. Auschwitz: A New History by Laurence Reese
2. The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them by Eugen Kogon
3. Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Eduring Legend by Mark Collins Jenkins

♥ 3 Sci-Fi
1.
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[A pre-entry note: Hello new [livejournal.com profile] ontdcreepy friends! I haven't been especially active the past few days and I'm sorry that I've neglected to comment or actually engage anyone in conversation. I promise that will change now that I'm actually up and posting and not being a social pariah. LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YA'LL~ ♥ ♥ ♥]

My goal this May is to not neglect books in favor of reading manga. This happened in April and evidently consuming as much manga from my library as concievably possible does some weird things to my mind.

Me, reading chapter 160 of Bleach: HOLY SHIT, HE'S USING GENJUTSU.

...wait.

BUT I HAVE DISCOVERED A FEW THINGS THAT ACTUALLY TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OF MY ROOM.

The first is job hunting. We're not going to talk about how that's going.

The second is trying to improve my cooking skills. My talents are legendary amongst my circle of friends. I am the one forbidden to so much as slice sandwiches during party preparations. I am the infamous melter of bowls, the burner of popcorn, the no-Amanda-you-have-to-take-the-spaghetti-o's-OUT-of-the-can-before-they-go-in-the-microwave. I've given myself grease burns making eggs. When I was thirteen I got my hair caught in an electric eggbeater while making a cake.

Are you getting the idea?

But despite my few bad experiences, I do love food and I love watching food get made. (HERE'S TO YOU, FOOD NETWORK.) I have a recipe book I bought and I've been trying a few things out. So far I have made (without any harm to people and/or kitchens):

♥ Biscuits
♥ Toffee chopped chocolate angel food cake
♥ Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Reportedly, they have been a success.

I hope it's not too early to pat myself on the back. I'm planning to make blueberry muffins for Mother's Day and I don't want my not-setting-things-on-fire streak to be shortlived.

WE SHALL SEE. Until then, I'm going to lay on my bed and wait for productivity to come to me instead of the other way around.

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