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I wanted to do the guessing game thingy again but couldn't think of 10 characters. So, here's the reduced version! (you know the drill... ask questions and try to figure them out, but don't ask stupid questions like "what letter does their name start with" until we've tapped out the more fun kinds of clues)

2. Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, guessed by chime
5. Head Six from Battlestar Galactica, guessed by chime, runner up sukismeg

Guessing game!

Hi guys! I am thinking of ten fictional characters, and it's your job to guess who they are. You may ask any question about them you wish, as long as it's not too directly leading. (e.g. "What is 3's name," "What world is everyone from" are kinda bad form. But, "3, 6, and 9 are stranded on a desert island -- what wacky events ensue?" and "Out of all the characters, who would win a pie eating contest?" and "Who would have the lowest Erdos-Bacon number if they were all real?" and the like are great.)

1. Sookie Stackhouse, from the Southern Vampire Mysteries and True Blood, guessed by chime
2. Dexter Morgan, from Dexter, guessed by cpennylane
3. Ross Gellar from Friends, guessed by cpennylane
4. Derek Zoolander, guessed by chime
5. James "Sawyer" Ford, from Lost, guessed by chime
6. Bink from the Xanth books, guessed by chime
7. Buster Bluth from Arrested Development, guessed by imaginari
8. Dwight Schrute from The Office, guessed by chime
9. Liz Lemon from 30 Rock, guessed by cpennylane
10. Tyra Banks, guessed by chime

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98. Deadline by Chris Crutcher
99. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
100. What the world will look like when all the water leaves us by Laura van den Berg. Technically as it is 2:30 in the morning on January 1st, 2010, and I still have 50 pages to go in this book, it may not count, but I will allow it in good faith at any rate. I like this book quite a lot, actually.

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93. What Now? by Ann Patchett
94. Wuthering High: A Bard Academy Novel by Cara Lockwood. This little book was a-mazing! I mean, where else would you find a scene in which Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Heathcliff, Mrs. Rochester, and Dracula all get in a brawl over some teenage delinquents? Also, Hunter S. Thompson is the bus driver.
95. Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama by Tim Wise

finishing up december

87. Push by Sapphire
88. The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--And Who Gets Left Outside the Gates, by Daniel Golden (note: This sounds like a fantastic idea for a book, but is poorly researched and petulantly written, also somewhat racist and classist because it just ends up whining about affirmative action making way for dumb black kids while middle-class Jewish kids and Asians are screwed. Yeah, life's rough.)
89. Admission (a novel) by Jean Korelitz
90. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher. I LOVED this book!
91. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (also excellent)
92. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (boring)

Books of November-December

81. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell
82. Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles
83. Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
84. The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, by Jacques Steinberg

misc. books of october

71. A Live Coal in the Sea by Madeleine L'Engle
72. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
73. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
74. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
75. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008, Jerome Groopman, ed.
76. The Best American Essays 2004, Louis Menand, ed.
77. The Best American Essays 2008, Adam Gopnik, ed.
78. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
79. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
80. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

And unofficial:
29. Claudia's Book
30. BSC #80: Mallory Pike, #1 Fan
31. BSC #74: Kristy and the Copycat
32. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume
33. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (I kind of want to count this as three but I'll be honest)

misc. books of september

66. Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris
67. Shakespeare's Trollop ibid
68. Shakespeare's Counselor ibid
69. Real Murders ibid
70. A Bone to Pick ibid

And unofficial:
27. BSC Super Special #12: Here Comes the Bridesmaids! by Ann. M. Martin
28. BSC SS #13:Aloha, Baby-Sitters!