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weather: partly sunny
outside: 23.5°C
mood: happy
Yup, I've found a new distraction. Book, book, book, bookie-bookie-book. And it's free. Hey, free is good. =)

So, I'm finally being more random about what I read. I'm always taking recommendations here. And I have a link to this post in my sidebar so anyone can toss me a title whenever. I still have to compile a few titles I got from some people over IM... =)

It's mostly in the Kid Lit That I Missed Out On Because I Read Nothing But Star Trek Novels Back Then genre. I did make a small foray into the AD&D (one Ravenloft and a failed attempt at a Dragonlance) books for a bit.

I haven't decided what to do with my book reviews. I'd like to make some mention of them, just as a time marker and a matter of record but I don't want to spam everyone. I'll post some, but I may set them to not appear in peoples' Friends lists. If anyone's really interested, there's always a list of all my tags on my main journal view.

This is one section of my public library online account:

     Number of free requests: 50
     Free requests remaining: 50
     Requested items ready for pick up: 0
     Requested items not yet available: 2

!! ... Uh, okay, this thing has synchronization issues. I just requested another item and it's now displaying 48 remaining with 3 requests. *sigh* I don't mean to be testing everybody else's software while I'm at work, but... it's just... so loopy... >K{ Maybe they're so thrilled that anyone even uses the bloody thing that they don't care how many you request. 50 items in Library terms is virtually unlimited anyway.

So, yeah. It takes a public library with several branches near my home and en route to and from Work, open until 9pm, having an online circulation portal that lets me request books to be delivered to a branch of my choice then e-mail notification sent to me, to get me back into librarying again. I pay enough taxes, this is the least they can do.

The organic food store next door to the library was an added bonus =) I'd never been inside, so I wandered in. I saw a box of Baby Bars (now discontinued) from the Endangered Species Chocolate Company and I couldn't resist getting the baaaaaby Stelmaria (snow leopard). =) userinfoHusband Guy is going to give me hell for buying shit just for the wrapper/box/container again...


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Aug. 5th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
If you're into KidLit, how about Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Series? It is a five book fantasy series that is a little similar to LOTR and Harry Potter, only better. :) It's a coming of age type story which I think you'll like.

Book 1: The Book of Three
Book 2: The Black Cauldron
Book 3: The Castle of Llyr
Book 4: Taran Wanderer
Book 5: The High King
Aug. 5th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
Hmm, thanks =)
Aug. 5th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
http://www.bibliophil.org is fun, although it is a bit slow
Aug. 5th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
Oh my... another time suck =D I'll get right on it XD
Aug. 5th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
post your link when u are done!

u must hunt down your userid for that, lol.
Aug. 5th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm kinda addicted to books! Almost always have an unfinished one in hand.

At the moment, I'm reading The Da Vinci Code. Liking it, a lot. Tried it?
Aug. 5th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
I've heard a lot about it, but I haven't read it. =)
Aug. 5th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
I am so very amused by the fact that you actually have THREE entries tagged "a-nee-eenie-meenie-mals".
Aug. 5th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
*teehee* =)
Aug. 5th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hee, I was going to mention Wizard of Earthsea but I see I already did so.

C.S.Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia?

And perhaps the genre I've seen called "Enid Blyton kiddietrash", though that may not fit into the "Kid Lit" category. (For example, Famous Five, Secret Seven, Mallory Towers, etc.)
Aug. 5th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
C.S.Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia?

I've read those already =) They were assigned reading for Novel Studies in Grade 5. =}
Aug. 5th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Frank Herbert's Dune?

It was recommended to me many many moons ago in grade 7 or 8. The teacher that recommended it said that she only enjoyed the first three, and that the last three were just too out there for her.

Well, after two failed attemps, I finally read Dune, then I ate my way through the two after that that she liked, then simple devoured the other three.

When I heard that Brian Herbert (the late Frank's son) was co-writing a three-book prequel to the series based on a cache of notes that the family had, I got excited all over again. I read those, too, but wasn't as nearly impressed. They lacked the forethought that Frank Herbert had and were sort of crayon versions of what a fountain pen had already accomplished.

Then there's another pre-prequel that he's doing/done that I'm curious about, but I don't think I'm *that* curious yet. Anyway, thought for food.
Aug. 5th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
I've heard about Dune on and off for years now. Thanks =)
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Aug. 6th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
I quite enjoyed all six of the books, and the final book really left me feeling sad that there wasn't any more to be had. In fact, I think it may have been published posthumously. Anyway, he left this world right as he had turned his crafted universe turned on its collective ear.

If bride ever decides to tackle Dune and winds up reading all six, I wonder what her opinion will be :)
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