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May 11th, 2010


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07:54 am - #29, 30
I'd been reading two books in parallel, until yesterday; one at home, and I carried one with me in my work bag. I finished them both, yesterday.

First finished was Harry Turtledove's book Ruled Britannia, in which alternate history novel the Armada had succeeded, and England was occupied by the Spanish. William Shakespeare is recruited by the resistance, and we're off and running. I think that this book would be enjoyed by those who've read Shakespeare, and by those who enjoy the Renaissance Fair circuit.

Second book finished was a David Wishart novel, another of the Corvinus series, called A Vote for Murder. Solid read, I found it enjoyable. It's another of the Ancient Roman era mystery novels.

OTOH, I dumped a book, too. Now, maybe it was the fact that I was suffering all day yesterday with a headache, and serious fatigue issues, but I just couldn't get started reading this non-fiction book - Tolkien in the Great War. Maybe it was me. I thought I'd find it interesting, but I didn't. And so it goes.

By the time I finally got home last night, I was too tired to fall asleep, so into the DVD player I stuck the disc of Around the World with Orson Welles...for some reason, the streaming that we'd done before via Netflix had ceased. We watched Welles watching a bull fight in Madrid, and then some arty work on Paris. The disc is now back in the mailbox awaiting its homeward journey. I followed that by another episode of season one of The Tudors, and I'm still not entirely taken by it. I'm trying to decide if I should just set it aside, or keep pushing it...

I'm much less fatigued, this morning, and no headache, thank goodness, so it'll be off to work, soon.

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From:scarletdemon
Date:May 11th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
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I hope you don't mind but having left LJ (sort of) I've added you, so that you will know where I've gone! Heh. It's all explained in locked entries in my journal and there are links to where I am now. You might not care and some of the entries are LJ re-vamped... But I thought I'd give you the heads up.

Unimag has read some Harry Turtledove but not that one...
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From:mycroftca
Date:May 11th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
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If you think it's important, I'll go read them, otherwise, I'll just let things go on from here...

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From:scarletdemon
Date:May 12th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Fair enough, I can't say I'd call it "important". ;)
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From:mycroftca
Date:May 12th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
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Very well, then.

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