October 14th, 2009

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44.) Mary Gentle, Ilario: The Lion's Eye

I love the worldbuilding, the various physicians, the hot eunuch and the not-dead, not-gay dad, and the premise of painters inventing realism makes me wish I loved the rest of the novel, but the wandering tenses, plethora of exclamation points, and abrupt transitions gave me problems. And Ilario is so desperately too stupid to live that I kept wanting to shake and shake and shake him/her.

muppetology cooking Bork! Bork! Bork!

they'd synchronize their watches and their heartbeats and their ribcages

Woke up this morning to a solid frost which left the yard silver and may have been the end of the lettuce, and spent the morning cleaning out cabinets in pursuit of the &^%*&%^*^%$ brewer's moths, because life imitates--right, you don't know about the brewer's moths yet. Ahem. Anyway, I threw out a bunch of dry goods, which makes me sad. Apparently, this batch of moths arrived in a bag of beans, if I am interpreting the spoor correctly. Memo to me, seal beans in plastic bags upon purchase.

Today is a largely unscheduled day, unless I feel well enough to climb, which is still up in the air. But I will be making heresluck's amazing white bean and rosemary soup, an unvegetarian version (because I have chicken bones that need used). So after I shower I might run out to the Highland Park Market and buy more beans (hopefully without moth larvae), celery, and a loaf of the good garlicky ciabatta. MMm. Ciabatta.

Then I'm going to get started on the next round of research. La.

It's a good life. The dog is making stretching noises.
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you better come on in my kitchen because it's bound to be raining outside

Okay, this is a pretty good day:

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Chaz's rosemary shortbread (with added lemon peel and extract!) and hey! author copies!!!!

Which means that soon, soon, BTMB will be in a bookstore near you.

And because Tolerant Dog is Tolerant:

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(Buy this book or this dog starves.)

OMG, if you could smell my kitchen just right now....

ETA: And by msisolak's request:

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