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Quote of the Day (I just couldn't resist this touch of wit) 
12th-Jan-2006 10:21 am
Jean was always finding the glass half-full. Now everything was. - Allan Gurganus, "Fourteen Feet of Water in My House"
12th-Jan-2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
*snickers* I'm amused.

...Even if I am having trouble typing out that fact. I seem to want to do some stream-of-consciousness typing, since I originally wrote almost the same thing that I just sent out as an email for work, complete with email address. The email address bit clued me in. *THUD*
12th-Jan-2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Heh. What would've been REALLY funny is if you had posted a work-related email to my journal. XD
12th-Jan-2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
It would have been really boring. Really - most of the stuff I do is painfully dull. The confusion would have been rather entertaining, though.
12th-Jan-2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
A (hopefully) harmless flub that would make this Thursday memorable. ^_~

Hey, anything that you'd read this year thus far that you thought was GOOD? Since you've already grumbled about the bad...
12th-Jan-2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Hmmm - the Garrett mysteries entertained me, but my well-known weakness for supernatural/fantasy mysteries means they probably weren't as good as my enjoyment level warranted. I adore David Weber's Bahzell series, but as brain-candy. Other than that...not really. I've been reading mostly "safe" books, since they're easier to track in my current state. I shudder to think of what slipstream books like The Crying of Lot 49 or Gun, With Occasional Music would do to me.

Maybe I'll hit up China Mieville next. He's unique - I've got stacks of more Gene Wolfe stuff, since Frank just sent me the last two books of The Book of the Short Sun by Erik-express.
12th-Jan-2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
I've been reading mostly "safe" books, since they're easier to track in my current state.

Sounds like how I read manga. ^^; I guess since I've been academically inactive of late, I've been looking for challenging and interesting works.

Speaking of...have you read anything by Geoff Ryman? He's mostly a sci-fi/fantasy author, so I figured maybe... Both Lust and Was blew me away, and I'll eventually get my hands on his other novels.
12th-Jan-2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't read anything by him, I don't think - I'll have to change that...at some point.
12th-Jan-2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
And you would mention him right after I finish an order with Bookcloseouts. Ah well, maybe Lust will still be there the next time I order.
12th-Jan-2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
It probably will be. I got my copy there. But, in all honesty, I think Was is better (though Lust is much more cheerful in the end).
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