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since I've been rather quiet,  I'm alive and well and reading alot and writing, and suddenly becoming a domestic goddess.  Don't ask me why, but this morning I was cleaning the bathtub and both toilets before my morning coffee...definitely weird.  LOL.

Things I've read lately:

Gates of Fire, novel about the Spartans shortly before and during Thermopylae.  Very good read, the type that sticks in your head.

I'm the Vampire, That's Why.  A rather light, funny vampire story.

Roma Eterna, by Robert Silverberg.  Excellent alternate history.

My Life as a White Trash Zombie.  Also rather light reading.  Not bad, though.  A good way to pass some time.

Currently, I'm in the middle of Timothy Zahn's Odd Girl Out.  As usual, Zahn always does a decent job.

I've got The Difference Machine by Gibson & Sterling on the queue to read, as well as The Snow Queen's Shadow and Robin McKinley's Spindle's end.

How am I managing to get things read?  I've actually been turning off the internet.  Amazing how much time that buys you...I've also moved my writing to a non-internet computer.  Seems that slow but steady progress is taking place! And managed to clean house! And do laundry! And cook from scratch!  My world is strange...Who is this person in my body and what did you do with the everyday me?

And I'm having to cull through my clothes and get rid of things that are too big for me.  That's always pleasant.

Lest you think I've given up on the steady diet of non-fic reading, never fear.  I've got fresh volumes heading my way even as I type...LOL.



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Sep. 6th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Can you tell me who wrote I'm the Vampire, That's Why? I can never pass funny vampire stories (even when Molly Harper's books come close but only cos I think they're not as funny as Charlaine Harris and copy a lot from her (synthetic blood, vamps 'coming out', vamps and laws, character types), sorry, just ranted about that to my sis, who's now on a Harris binge.

Yay for things looking up and life being pleasant.
Sep. 6th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Sure. That was Michele Bardsley, and I think it's the first in a series.
Sep. 7th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
What's White Trash Zombie about?
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Woman who has been living the life of a loser wakes up in the hospital...she remembers being in an awful car wreck, but there's not a mark on her. Someone has set her up with a job at the coroner's office and sent her home with a cooler full of this weird pink liquid and the warning to drink one a day. After seeing her first autopsy, she gets these has these awful cravings for brains.

And then the real plot begins. There's a killer running around who is decapitating his victims...and the mayhem begins.
Sep. 7th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Sounds like you're in a good place right now. ^_^ Enjoy!
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Looks like you are returning to your SF roots. Of those I have only read the Difference Engine by Stirling and Gibson. I am busy with the Song of Ice and Fire. I finished The Game of Thrones and am working on A Clash of Kings. I am thinking of selling my SF online as it takes up too much space. I am trying to get rid of things.
Sep. 7th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
I tend to donate my fun read books. I don't keep much fiction at all. Have to make room for all the history and social sciences and how to books, you know.

SF will always be my home base, I think. More than fantasy, although I am a fan of both genres. I grew up fighting with my dad who was going to be first to read the current issue of Analogy SF magazine, back in the days when John W. Campbell was still the editor.

I mean to read Game of Thrones. I bought it and promptly hid it on myself and haven't found it yet.
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