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Grrr. Argh. ...heh.

I had a fic started last night, and hoped to post today for inlovewithnight's b-day, and my computer ATE IT. (Sam? I'll try and fix this, you are my FRED GIRL! Woe.) Nonetheless, happy birthday today, and I hope you have a lovely day, that no horses bite or kick you, that you get lovely gifts, and that your day is full of sparkles and sunshine! (I have actually MET Sam! We've broken bread! Or... Mongolian food. Heh. If Fred had a short red bob and smart clothes, she'd be Sam.) Sam? I have no Horatio Hornblower icons, and my Fred icon is the wrong sentiment, so have an Age of Sail Commodore in the interim. *squish*

Also: gmail is a douche. I owe a few of you emails, and it WILL NOT LET ME.

Off to in-laws to fix their garden, then back to see what all books you rec me for tomorrow is LIBRARY DAY!! cherusha recommends Jonathan Morrell and Mr. Strange (I am totally screwing that title up, but I have it written down somewhere.) What else do you rec? Light, heavy, fic, non-fic, I love it all!

(Psst: I went running and it rained on me, ducks quacked AT me, and I laughed and feel much better, J, A and S.)


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Jun. 1st, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
*quacks at you*

LJ doesn't want me to reply, but I am perservering!

*pokes LJ*
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
KITTY! SSS! For there are two. Hello! Back from the Home of the Aged.

MAHJOHNGG! (oooh. I need a Mahjongg icon, STAT.)
Jun. 1st, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
I always rec "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz. History + memoir + reporting + experiential journalism, and one of the best books I've ever read about the South, period. And it's often LOL-funny, to boot.

Also, all slash-fen should try Michael Chabon's "Mysteries of Pittsburgh". Bisexuality and college life and what it's like if your father happens to be in the mafia. You know, the usual coming of age stuff.
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oooooh. The "Confederates.." book sounds ideal! Excellent. I still have to finish my FIRST Michael Chabon book, and I have NO idea why it's taking me forever to pick it up. Ridiculous. (Kavalier Clay... That one. I suck.)
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
*is rather ashamed I have no icon to represent southernness*

Well, Fred's a Texan --

I definitely think the Horwitz book would be up your alley. I just checked my copy and he doesn't have any chapters about Texas, but visits a bunch of Southern States and, as he's (1) a Jewish guy from D.C., (2) a former foreign correspondent, and (3) a lifetime civil war buff himself, he brings an interesting set of lenses to the issue. Plus there's a whole chapter called "The Civil War-gazm."
Jun. 1st, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dahling! ::dances you:: Age of Sail commodore is v. nice indeed. :)
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
I hope it is lovely! I am BOUND AND DETERMINED to find this flipping fic. *cries* Fred! Season 3 Fred!!

*swipes some icing off your cake*
Jun. 1st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, dope.

Duck-quack = wolf-whistle.
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Jun. 1st, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ducks! I love them. They live at this pond, are MASSIVE, and crack me up with their quacking. They didn't want to get off the path this morning, and let me know I needed to divert to the turf. Heh.

(Who's sick? Poor boys! *hugs*)
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Glerk. I suck. My brain is NO WORKING.

Those ducks SOOOOO wanted me. :*
Jun. 1st, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
anything by David Sedaris, yo.
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
I LOVE HIM. I have everything he's done. I want to marry him AND Amy and have their comedy babies.
Jun. 1st, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'm in the middle of Jonathan Strange right now and, yes, it's sooo good.

Another book that makes for excellent reading is Robertson Davies' Deptford trilogy. I took it on holiday with me and read the 800 pages in three days, it's just a great book (well, three actually, but it came in a single volume).
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I don't know of this trilogy! EXCELLENT. Big = better for upcoming travel, yay!

LIQUID EVIL. *ponders* My brain is going to bad places...
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series is truly delightful. Starting with Shards of Honor and ending (so far) with Diplomatic Immunity, it's a well thought out space opera, always funny, roll-on-the-floor hilarious sometimes, and occasionally creepy and disturbing (kind of Buffyesque in tone, now that I think of it...).
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I LOVE space opera, EXCELLENT. That sounds like an excellent addition to my summer reading list, THANK YOU!
Jun. 2nd, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm just spreading the love, one reader at a time. You're welcome. :)
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
an absolute MUST read: God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo.
Jun. 1st, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha to your icon! Bwah ha ha.

And: yay! I shall google and check the stacks at the library!
Jun. 1st, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
I forced the teenager to read it and as much as she reads, she still says that it's the best book she's ever read.

And come on, The Thompson Twins do rule.
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Jun. 2nd, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I AM BEHIND!! I just saw Caza's post, and OH CRAP!

(I'm sorry I didn't take your call earlier... 3 kids + summer vacation + highways to g-ma's house = ARGUING AND FIGHTING. SO sorry! I'm here! I'm here!)
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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