August 6th, 2006

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Yesterday was a busy day from a reading standpoint. I was really lucky to have an easy day and some time.

I finished first the Simon R. Green book Paths Not Taken which seems to be tying up a lot of loose ends in his Nightside series of books. Better than a couple previous books in the series.

Second, I read a graphic novel, this one being Starship Troopers: Blaze of Glory: Volume 1, which carries forward the ideas from the motion picture. Eh.
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Over the last couple of days, I also managed to make my way through a couple of comic books, including a couple that I'd missed the first time they came through.

First was Dream Police, a one-shot written by JMS. Amusing idea, but not worth a series, and he didn't try to stretch it into one.

Next was The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles, and this one looks pretty good, actually. Dorothy and Alice are friends in present day Chicago; their fantasy worlds are becoming connected, and the world is at risk. Seems pretty good, and I'll be looking forward to reading more.

Then there was Battler Britton #s 1 & 2. A WWII comic based on a British comic character who'd faded out a while back, this deals with a Beaufighter wing commander in North Africa and they are working at a combined British/American squadron with mixed aircraft. Not outstanding, but solid.

I also spent some time being a couch potato. I first watched The Aristocrats off the DVR, and I found it to be an interesting look at the differences in comedians and how their thought processes work. Good documentary, but not for the faint of heart.

Next, my beloved and I watched another disk of Deadwood season 2, which was very good. We followed that by finishing (but not actually watching, as we had seen the episodes before) season 5 of Gilmore Girls. Both of those were Netflixed, so I send them back with relief. We also watched a few minutes of a Danny Kaye film, called The Inspector General, but I found it pretty predictable.