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BOOK RECS

Signpost We Passed on the Road that Made Me Laugh Out Loud: Nibble (arrow pointing left) and Gryt (arrow pointing right)

This week is a bit of a crazy one, and I'm not at all sure how much computer time I'll have. Tonight and tomorrow are the only nights I'm at home and I really have to get the AWC website and newsletter finished, since I'm only about a third of the way done and they are due next week. Aagh! Plus grocery shopping must be done ASAP.

I finished two books during the long weekend and can highly recommend them both. Jennifer Government by Max Barry was a delightful romp, if a bit simplistic, through a future world where corporations and brand names rule everything. ozswede and courtesy will no doubt be outraged to find that Australia has become part of corporate America in the book. :D

The second book was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, which I picked up on verian's recommendation. It was excellent, and reminded me a bit of Elizabeth Moon's The Speed of Dark, which also has an autistic protagonist. I did predict some of the major plot turns in the book but the writing was so refreshing that I didn't mind.

My monitor keeps freaking out and making with the white horizontal line freaky dance. I thought it was because I was pressing on the mousetrapper but now I'm not so sure. It's a flat screen and I've never had one before so I'm not too familiar with its quirks.

Anyway, must work now. See ya later alligator, in awhile, crocodile!
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