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Blessings of books are falling on me. Yum. A few nights ago I received Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and it's very good. Lots of hardcore sex, though I didn't personally find it very erotic -- it's about sex, but not all that sexy. The sexual slants on the stories of Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland were quite interesting, though, and the hotel where most of the book takes place was a fascinating setting. Some of Dorothy Gale's dialogue was too much in the cartoon hick vein, but that's my only quibble. Good stuff. Maybe too expensive at $75, but I got it at Amazon for under $50 including shipping, which seems about right.

Yesterday I snagged an ARC of Daughter of Hounds by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and will probably devour it this weekend. Yum. Her books just get better and better. (The review won't run for a few months, I imagine, since the pub date is still some time off.)

After a couple days of watching Heather play Pirates! I decided it looked like fun, and played for a few hours last night. Heather and I have... rather different play styles. She's a pirate hunter, wiping out the other major pirates and generally gaining favor with all nations, rising in the ranks of each nationality while looking for her kidnapped family and battling evildoers, etc. Me, on the other hand... I like attacking cities. Preferably with overwhelming force. I've been picking on the Spanish settlements since they're the most plentiful. So while Heather is, like, a Colonel with the Spanish, they've put a $5,000 price on my head. Great fun. Maybe I'll write a pirate story after all.

The weekend is nigh upon us. I love weekends, from the coffee to the breakfast to the walking to the high likelihood of seeing movies to the video games to the booze on the back patio. And right now, I think weekends with no social obligations are the best. I like seeing people, don't get me wrong, but I'm an introvert, and find social events draining; after two weekends of socializing, I'm happy to have this weekend to recharge.



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