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iggy pop chairman of the bored

the rats. the rats in the tailpipe. the rats.

Today is a day for reading Tolkien and Jeff Smith, playing guitar, visiting with thecoughlin and my Mom, and intermittent house cleaning. (The kitchen is more or less done. Next step, the itty bitty dining area. Then decluttering the living room and sweeping. Then the bathroom. Then the bedroom.) I tend to clean in half hour spurts with some goofing off in between. The urge to actually clean is a good sign that the vacationlet is taking hold. As is the fact that I got most of the next scene Pinion dropped into my head last night, which means I will have something to write tomorrow morning.

I am actually contempllating going on an insane writing push and seeing how much I can get done in the next week or two.

I will not be going to the gym or for a walk today (I will be doing so tomorrow, however) because apparently sometime last night my body noticed the spill(s) I took while geocaching in the snow on Tuesday. I have a bruise on my elbow the size of a tennis ball, and my left hip (the bad one) is screaming at me and I can't get it to pop back in, dammit. (Even the time-honored technique of doing splits against the wall is not working. Not that I can do a full split, or ever have been able to.) (TMI.)

Anyway, expect mostly radio silence today, except for possible intermittent book reports. In the meantime, have another pile of reader reviews while I go scrub the table:


Carnival:

mmarques really liked it.

tryslora also really liked it.


Blood & Iron:

wyrdragon votes yes.

so does fantasy author, the mighty Marie Brennan.

...well, that was all oddly unqualifiedly positive.

Comments

Here, have another review of Carnival. X)

I could've waited for you to stumble across it, but I am impatient in wanting people to know that I've liked what they've done and why.
Thank you! That's lovely.

Google Alerts fails me again.

Thank you for seeing in Lesa exactly what I did. I'm surprised that so few readers have picked up on the irony of Julian and Michelangelo's respective positions, and it does my heart glad when comebody gets it.
I'm surprised that so few readers have picked up on the irony of Julian and Michelangelo's respective positions, and it does my heart glad when comebody gets it.

Really? Hm. It seemed to me to be a strong contrast/parallel that strengthened the themes and story thread a lot. I don't think I could have missed it or found it not worth mentioning. Then again, I was the kid in grade school who was never getting the 'right' theme, despite my reading level - makes me glad to know that maybe I wasn't doing so bad after all. *g*

I really appreciated all of the various parallels and contrasts in Carnival They produced mental echoes I'm still chewing over, and I love it when a book makes me keep thinking about it actively once I've finished.
Well, you can totally have a gold star by me.
*snrk* Thanks. :D
Neat. I somehow became mighty while I was out of town.

Angry Kitten will now do double duty as my "I am mighty!" icon. ^_^