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I think he won't even be able to tell.
In case you find yourself watching P.S. I Love You, (Hillary Swank, Gerard Butler) yes, it's just as horrible as you feared, you will undoubtedly sob off and on throughout the movie (for various reasons) but at least the cast is both pretty and talented. But honestly, that's what they came up with? When the writers strike is over, is there any chance they'll let the writers write and not the directors/producers/backers?
Some highlights of the books read in Nov and Dec:
The Jennifer Morgues by Charles Stross. Thoroughly enjoyed this spy sci fi genre flipping book. I even have quotes:
- **What's with all the zombies? Is Billington killing his optioned employees as a tax dodge or something?"
- IPO = Interplanetary Overlord.
- "Well, I can't say it was a bad idea -" Nobody ever accuses HR of having a bad idea; they're subtle and quick to anger, and their revenge is terrible to behold.
Reading Matters by Catherine Sheldrick-Ross, Lynne McKechnie and Paulette M Rothbauer: This is a great look at the state of libraries and readers today and recent-historically.
She by H Ryder Haggard - oh, I really liked this one! Dated and basically about an immortal with a crush and too much time on her hands but just the peek into the mores of the day was entertaining. The constant hunting was a bit off putting.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters - DON'T SKIP AHEAD in the book! I couldn't take the musings or allusions but if I'd only waited for the roughly 200 pages it took her to set up it would have been well worth it. Not that it ruined the book in the slightest. Pretty twisty Victorian female version of Oliver Twist.
Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall For Fads by Joel Best.
A nice short book theme meme stolen from Tara at Books & Cooks called Whatcha Reading?
1. Whatcha reading? Books on Fire
2. How much of it have you read so far? Almost two-thirds of it.
3. What’s it about? The destruction of libraries throughout the ages.
4. What does the title refer to? Oddly enough, books on fire.
5. Would you recommend it? Weeeelll, maybe. It's a fascinating subject and sadly well represented by every culture and time, but at one point he very offhandedly mentions the Celtic islands being populated by pagans, druids and Atlantis refugees.
Welcome Dewey to the Dark Side. I mean the knitting/reading fold. Darn, that's what happens when you draft posts. I thought this went up ages ago.
Hez sez: "I am not looking. Not looking. And when I do....."
Lots of knitting, not much progress. Lots of not much in this post either. But you have reading statistics to look forward to next!
Is there anything on TV? ANYTHING?