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Last year I got to 57 books, I doubt I will reach the same number in 2011. But I do want to reach 50 again.

Number of books so far: 52
Number of pages so far: 16 192

Since LJ just ate my post, I'll post a plain list without links to amazon.
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*** Oscar Wilde
Total of books: 57
Total of pages: 14 712

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Now reading:
- Überwachen und Strafen (Michel Foucault)

*** English translation: I've always imagined paradise as some kind of library.
German translation: Ich habe mir das Paradies immer als eine Art Bibliothek vorgestellt.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

The Friday Five: Birthdays

1.Do you really make wishes when you blow out the candles on your cake?
Yes, I do. Even if it doesn't work there's no harm done!

2.Have any of the wishes ever come true, if yes?
Yes, but of course I don't know if it's because of the birthday cake candles.

3.How do you feel about birthdays? (e.g. love the attention, just another day, don't want anyone to know my real age, etc.)
I like them. I'm young enough to not be afraid of people knowing my real age and I hope I will never become one of these women. I think it's fun that there's one day a year where you have an excuse for almost every wish! ;-)

4.Tell us a favorite gift you've received, or something you'd really like for your next birthday.
My next birthday is not for about another six months, so I don't know what I would want for that.
My favourite gift? I think I can't pick just one. The ones I love the most are often the ones that were handmade. Like my Glinda-crown or the various book marks that friends made themselves. But I also love the theatre tickets I have received or just about any other gift. I think I just like the general idea that someone thought of me and thought a bit about the things I might want and got me something that I like.

5.What flavor cake?

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Friday Five: The Friday Five

1. Do you just do every week's Friday Five or do you read other people's entries as well?
I do both. Sometimes I just do them, sometimes I read other people's answers as well.

2. If you do read, why; and if you don't, why not?
To me it depends all on the questions. Sometimes I'm interested in other people's answers, sometimes not. Simple as that.

3. How did you come to know about the Friday Five?
I think it was a LJ-Spotlight. But I'm not sure...

4. How many Friday Fives have you done since you joined the community?
Seven, eight including this one.

5. What do you like most about The Friday Five?
The randomness. I never know what kind of questions will be presented. One time it's about Disney, the other about aliens. What's next? I don't know but that's the beauty of it! And it makes me update my journal regularly ;-)

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Friday Five: Disney

1. Have you ever dressed up as a Disney character?
No, I haven't. I have dressed up as princess though. Actually I did that four times in a row when I was a kid. I love the princess dresses but it was no particular princess.

2. What was your favorite Disney movie growing up?
Sleeping Beauty. I do love the classical version a lot but I also loved the Disney movie which did play fast and loose with what is considered canon. But I always wanted to live with the three ferries and "Once upon a dream" will remain one of my favourite Disney songs ever.

3. Which Disney character can you relate to the most?
Hmmm... That's difficult. They all live in a fairytale word after all and I feel like the real word isn't a fairy tale at all.

4. Have you ever been to a Disney theme park?
No, I haven't.

5. When does someone become "too old" for Disney?
Never! Oh, you can never be too old for Disney. I think you grow out of believing that everything you see is true or could happen but watching Disney movies as an adult brings back happy childhood memories. At least for me and so I think one can never be too old for Disney.

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Gnomeo and Juliet

I know that I'm crazy and see musicals everywhere but for this you really don't have to be crazy, do you?

Friday Five: Alien

1) You are on your way to work, when suddenly a wormhole to the far side of the galaxy opens in the middle of the road. You are thus the first to meet the alien being that emerges. Despite your protestations, you are now Earth's unofficial First Contact ambassador. What will you say to the visitor?
That's difficult. Probably: Hello. And I guess afterwards I'd try to explain to them were they landed and what's special about earth and what they should be careful about. Show them some postcards? The internet? Play some music? How do I know what alien life forms would like to see?!

2) A wandering trading caravan emerges from the wormhole. They plan to stay on Earth for a few weeks, and then will move on to the next planet and the next. Whatever you said must have really impressed them, because they offer to let you and a few other humans come along with them. The only catch is that the caravan probably won't be back to Earth. Would you go? Why or why not?
How could I not go? I guess it would be terrible not to get back to earth ever but I think it would be even worse if I rejected a chance like that. I have always wondered if there are other planets with other life forms that we could probably someday communicate with.

3) Suppose you decided to go. The master of the caravan will allow you to bring along whatever trinkets and baubles you think will sell on alien worlds, and will also allow you to bring exactly five other items that you may always keep. Clearly, he does not mean practical items like shoes or a toothbrush. What would you bring?
1. a photo album with pictures of friends and family, 2. a big book, 3. my mobile (given that it works out their in space), 4. my mp3-player, 5. chocolate?

4) Suppose you decided to stay home after all. The caravan master offers you a parting gift. You may choose among super-brain pills, a flying car, a robot butler, or an invisibility belt. Which would you choose and why?
The invisibility belt sounds very cool, but I guess the super-brain pills would be much smarter cause with a super-brain I could figure out how to build an invisibility belt.

5) Suppose you ended up taking the super-brain pills. You now have a head the size, shape, and color of a watermelon. But you also now have the most fantastic mind the world has ever seen. What would be the first task you set it to?
The very first task? Defenitley figuring out how to look normal again!

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Friday Five: Random

1. If you had a Siamese Twin, who would you want it to be and why?
Well, you can't choose a siame twin but I guess the question aims at who would I want to have sewn to me. Well, probably someone who is similar to me cause I would have to spend every second with this person.

2. Would you rather be connected at the top of the head, or at the waist and why?
At the waist. Easier to do stuff and easier to be separated.

3. Make up a definition to the made up word "kituxilicious". Use it in a sentence.
This is like school, when we had to talk for a minute and answer a random question like "why is the right angle called the right angle?" or sell a sweater with no hole for the head.
Okay, kituxilicious. Kituxilicious derives from the Latin name "Kitux", the name of a very famous writer in ancient times, who was known for his witty short poems. Over time the adjective "kituxilicious" came to be used for a reply, a sentence, a theatre performance that is funny and ingenious.
Sample sentence: Where you at the debate last night? - Yes, Mark's reasoning was kituxilicious.

4. Do you think there is something ultimately good about everyone?
Yeah, I do. I'm naive.

5. Would you relive your high school days? Why/why not?
No, I'm quite happy to be out of school. Though I sometimes wish I had the regular hours and the security that next year would just be another year of school when I didn't have to think about what I want to do with my life.

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