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Hi LJ!  Big news:  I'm switching coasts.  There are a lot of reasons why, and there is especially one reason: a gentleman who has been sending me puzzles for almost a year now (among other ways of keeping in touch. ;-)  His name is Rafael, and he is a current student at Stanford, so moving to be only an hour's drive away from him (Berkeley) instead of 2500 miles away is... exciting. :)

But I'm still wrapping up here in NY/NJ for the next few months and I could definitely use a little fun distraction during that time.  Also, I haven't organized a crazy experiment/game in a long while! So....


This game is motivated by wanting to

  1. Know which pieces of books most stand out to my friends.

  2. Do art -- watercolor in particular -- I just acquired a watercolor kit and I want to play with it. :)

If you have a quote, please add it in the comments below (with which # you'd like it placed at 1-15) and I will illustrate it -- I'm going to try to do three illustrations every week in April and Early May. But I don't want to steal all the illustrating fun, so if my intended role in this 'game' sounds like fun to you, feel free to steal it and add your own illustrations here: --- ultimately, this site is where all of the quotes and images will end up in addition to irregular LJ entrees over the next month.5

An Example:

"Marco finds her shawl left behind in the game room, still draped over his jacket." (quote context)
-- Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus (pg. 222)

Quote Scheduling (I'll update this as people add comments below -- and feel free to suggest more than one comments, I don't think I have 15 active friends on LJ at the moment)

By April 12
1 - "Life, that can shower you with so much splendour, is unremittingly cruel to those who have given up." -- Stephen Fry, Moab is My Washpot (suggested by Sara)
2 - "It's like being a little kid again, parading around in a nightgown tucked into your underpants, believing it looks terrific." -- Tina Fey,  Bossypants (suggested by Lauren)
3 - "Sunrise tantalize, evil eyes hypnotize: that is the morning, Congo pink. Blossomy rose-color birdsong air streaked sour with breakfast cookfires." -- Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible (suggested by Rafael)

by April 19
4 - "Three things are required of you: the wishes you made when you first knew the breadth of this life; the contract you signed when you decided your wishes were not true or possible; and the exacting of the punishment you agreed to when you knew you would break the contract of your life."
-- Jesse Ball, The Way Through Doors (line 1815) (suggested by Ruthie)
5 - “A nurse with a face that looked as if it had been drawn by a child with a pink crayon…” -- Paula Fox, Desperate Characters (suggested by Shadi)
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by April 26
7 - "London Terrace itself was a mess; half the buildings still needed their wiring and in the evening light these structures sprawled about like ships of brick that had run aground." -- Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (suggested by Shauna)
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by May 3
10 -
11 - "I went back outside and manually released my butt cheeks." Tina Fey, Bossypants (suggested by Lauren)
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by May 10
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