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July 6th, 2007
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So tired
I have been sick and sleeping a lot this week. Did a half day of work yesterday and hope to manage a full day today.


On the other hand, when not sleeping, I have been reading. Read the second book of The Sharing Knife by Lois McMaster Bujold. I don't regret reading it, but it's not Paladin of Souls by any stretch.

Also read one by a 'guilty pleasure' author, Johanna Lindsey. I think it was 'The Devil that Tamed Her', but the title never really stuck with me. That one... the basic story outline was interesting, but some of the twists had my head tipping to one side and I nearly quit reading early on until my emergency-back-up-disbelief-suspender kicked in. It was a near thing.

Another 'guilty pleasure' author (and considering that was the title of the first book I ever read by her, it's appropriate) is Laurel K Hamilton. I read 'Harliquin' this past week. sigh. While I still think she's keeping the sex (at there's ALOT of it) interesting, the editing is really falling down. Heck, I didn't actually map it out, but I think her time line totally Did Not Work. As in, more time passed for one character than for another and too much time was strunched into too few hours. ugh. As for the 'story'... it's porn, it's just that the 'hang time' is more interesting than most. She hasn't manage to ruin my favorite character yet (Jean Claude) but mostly by leaving him strangely mysterious (Anita has NEVER quite acted characteristically where he was concerned, so maybe it isn't quite so 'strange' after all).

The fact that it took me over a week to pick the book up should give a good indication of what I was expecting, eh? Yet, I am still looking forward to the next Merry book. I find the 'power reveals' amusing, after all.



EDIT: Oh! And I also finally watched 'Vanity Fair'. That left me so darn melancholy it's not funny. (Or, maybe it is funny, melancholy being... oh, nevermind.)

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From:solan_t
Date:July 6th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, for both. :)
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From:jimmy_hollaman
Date:July 6th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
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hope you get well soon. Come on you can read better stuff than laurel's books... (ok that could be me, I'm still a little up set with how she treated me and other guest at world horror ) Actually i have been meaning to read some other books lately. (ok reread) The Bauchman books of steven king and the Sleeping beauty series by Anne Rice. Not sure why on those.....
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From:solan_t
Date:July 6th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Sure I can read 'better' stuff. But I will do that "in addition to", rather than "in place of". What I need to do, really, is take a chance on some new authors, I have just been rather leary of it.
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From:jimmy_hollaman
Date:July 6th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
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is there any one you have thought about that you would like to read?
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From:solan_t
Date:July 7th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
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Nope, no ideas. I haven't been paying attention recently.
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From:geekmom
Date:July 6th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)

Vanity Fair

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The book leaves you more melancholy.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 6th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Vanity Fair

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Goodness gracious. I would be useless for days afterward, then, judging by my reaction to the movie.
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From:stormknight
Date:July 6th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Laurel K. Hamilton "Porn?" Neverrrrrrrr... I mean, she's a highly respect...

Sorry. Can't keep a straight face while typing that. :o)
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From:solan_t
Date:July 7th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
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heh!
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:July 6th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Get better soon!
Any new costumes in the works?
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From:solan_t
Date:July 7th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
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thanks. As for costumes, I am too addicted to WoW to stop long enough to sew. :(
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