November 16th, 2014

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Yesterday was the wedding day of my second cousin, Max, to his lovely Kanako. I had to work in the morning, and then we raced down I-15 to Carlsbad, where the ceremony took place on the beach at sunset. The weather in our neighborhood was cloudy and cool, so I had fears for the scenery when we got there, but it was clear and a little warmer there, so we had the joy of watching the colors of Sol setting behind the Chupah.

I really enjoyed reconnecting with so many of my Minnesota relatives, and meeting Kanako's family and friends. The appetizers during the cocktail break were delicious, and I was very impressed with the reception dinner. We had to leave much earlier than most other folks due to having to return to the Inland Empire for today's day of duty, so we only danced a little bit. All-in-all a fun time.

May their marriage be long and joyous!
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I've had the time to read a bit lately, but not enough time to tally it here. So I'll take a few moments this morning to catch up:

Earlier this week, I finished reading Ancillary Sword, the sequel to Ancillary Justice, and to my mind pretty much as good. I like the world that Ann Leckie has described in this series, and I really enjoy the actions of the protagonist. I can't wait to see where things go from here!

Next was Osprey New Vanguard #1: Kingtiger: Heavy Tank 1942 – 1945, which was a pretty good description of the German weapon that was built to counter the numbers of tanks that the Allies built to fight them.

Last night, before falling asleep, I finished Mike Resnick's new book Cat on a Cold Tin Roof, the third book of a mystery series in which the private investigator keeps getting involved in cases in which peoples' pets have a significant influence. In this one, a cat escapes the scene of a murder, and finding it gives a clue about the perpetrator. Good fast read.
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I've gotten way behind on commenting on comics that I've read, so here goes:

First of all, Trees #5, 6: a bit eerie, still interesting, the first saga has two more books to go, then they go into a different tale about it all.

Then, Supreme Blue Rose #3, 4: Odd art, odd storyline, I can't entirely say that I understand it yet, but I'm still intrigued.

Next, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: War Cry #5 finishes the storyline. Satisfying? I'm not sure. I really do prefer the books. I may have to truncate following further titles in this line if and when another is released. We'll see...

Then, Saga #23, 24: A fun ride still.

Next, Dead Boy Detectives #9, 10: I'm still enjoying these, as they wander in other realms.

Then, Letter 44 #10, 11: The alien station awakens, and the idiot US President screws up royally.

Next Protectors, Inc #9: One of the few superhero books I read, and I'm fascinated by the "normal" detective trying to solve the mystery of the murder of one of the superfolk by another. Hopefully another book in this saga will be out in the next week or two.

Then, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #3, 4: War of the worlds Usagi-style. Major characters are dying left and right (will they stay dead???) and the invasion continues.

Next, Deep Gravity #3, 4: monster in the shipwreck, oh my!

Then, Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station #5: this finished the story from the first book of the Honor Harrington novels, but apparently they are going to continue with a new book title. I'm looking forward to it; I enjoy the artwork, and it appears that they may add some bits that aren't in the novels per se. We'll see.

Next, God Hates Astronauts #1, 2: I hate this. No more. Ick.

Then, War Stories: Castles in the Sky #1, 2: WWII B-17 bomber flyers and what they experienced. Cool.

Next, The 7th Sword #5: heading into the climax.

Finally, Ten Grand #11: nice finish to this part of the saga. I liked the art, and certain scenes were beautifully portrayed. I look forward to the next in the series.

Whew! Too long between...