27.4.09

Nerdery in numbers

Here's what I read this, my last and final semester at school.

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families. -353 pages.

Voices from S-21: Terror and history in Pol Pot's secret prison. -159 pages.

Hitlers willing executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. -483 pages.

Survivors: An oral history of the Armenian Genocide. -192 pages.

Century of Genocide: Critical essays and eyewitness accounts. -632 pages.

The Native American Holocaust. -200 pages.

Now, here's what I read, and still, God knows how, managed to win college.

The Shadow Rising. -1006 pages.

The Fires of Heaven. -992 pages.

Lord of Chaos. -1011 pages.

A Crown of Swords. -880 pages.

The previous 4 are by Robert Jordan.

The next 4 are by Brandon Sanderson, the guy who is finishing the former's Wheel of Time series.

Elantris. -615 pages.

Mistborn. -647 pages.

The Well of Ascension. -781 pages.

The Hero of Ages. -755 pages.

Watchmen, by Alan Moor & Dave Gibbons. -pages numbered by chapter, so I have no idea.

The point is, I am a phenomenal nerd, and it is a miracle I won college. Or managed to do anything else, for that matter. I read all of that and still managed to have a semblance of a social life, in addition to working 30 plus hours a week.

Woot!

3 comments:

Joliene said...

Oooooooh, Hitler's Willing Executioners is awesome. I read that my freshman year of high school.

But that is a lot of reading. Kudos.

steph petry said...
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Fish Nat!on said...

You read that your freshmen year of highschool? I feel like a stupid human being.