Subject: finishing Antarctica
Kim R is a verbose writer. I mean he really gets into the details. Which can be hard sometimes when he starts going on about various minutiae of the landscape, when my main interest was with his characters.
I mis-guessed a few twists in the novel, to my (slight) disappointment (so they were straights instead of twists - that cunning linguist!), but overall I enjoyed my time in Antartica.
final rating: vintage cheddar on tasty crackers.
what i will bring:
"kindred" - octavia butler
"the gormeghast trilogy" - mervyn peake
"stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers" - mary roach
"a wolverine is eating my leg" - tim cahill
how long are you going to china for? and where? and why? :) I was thinking of going there to teach english, but I'd only do that in Beijing I think - not sure I can handle getting out into the boonies after this africa stint!
nadia: cannibalism? and I suppose you /still/ refuse to donate your liver...
*slaps self* it's not cannibalism if a wolverine is doing the eating. nm.
Subject: ender's game
I'm on a sci-fi binge at the moment, I just picked up a battle tech 'novel' called 'natural selection' - something about that 'universe' speaks to me, must be my inner-nerd.
so yeah, if you want a great airplane book, anything by orson scott card is probably a safe bet.
Are there any Harry Potter fans around here? You all know the next book comes out this summer.
I know, and that means I have to send you your copy back somehow. I'm thinking that with postage, I may do better getting it for you in paperback and we can switch someday, but meantime, you can reread it
I used to like Orson Scott Card. The Ender trilogy was quite interesting as was the Seventh Son series.
Then I discovered OSC was a Mor(m)on. How a Mormon can write SciFi is beyond me but I won't have a penny of my money going to their church...
The other cousin (my twin) and her husband serve as my support group, I was able to call them and they put me on speakerphone and we discussed at length Petunia Dursely's connections and whether Snape is going to turn evil again or not.
I can't wait for the 6th book to come out. And no doubt two weeks later I won't be able to wait for the 7th book to come out.
Oh what I wouldn't do for a nice cool glass of porter right now. Unfortunately, there's nothing in the house except for the Famous Grouse.
aahz: Try Corsendonk pale, too. It's the best Belgian wheat beer I've ever had. Because, unlike Blue Moon which I believe is made by Coors, it actually comes from Belgium :)
Allagash (Portland, ME local brew) is also a good Belgian style, but nothing beats Corsendonk
aahz: have you read Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World, yet?