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Well, we still haven't put up the Christmas tree. Oops. But! We did get a bunch of errands run yesterday, and best of all, we made a library trip. I can't believe it's taken me until now to discover Rosemary Sutcliff's children's books! I was a good person and took time off for dinner last night, but otherwise, I was curled up with The Eagle of the Ninth pretty much from the moment we got back home until I went to bed. Sooooo good! Beautifully written historical fiction with fantastic battle scenes and great characters...I'm torn between frustration that I didn't get to read all her books as a kid, and excitement that I get to read them all now for the first time!

It was a great book day in general, because yesterday morning I finished reading Lauren Myracle's ttyl. I'd ordered it because I really liked her story in Let in Snow; then I read the first page, my head hurt from the IM format (yeah, I know, I'm in my 30s and already middle-aged), and I thought, well, I might as well just read the rest to see how she does it...and then I got completely hooked. By the time I was ten pages in, I'd forgotten all about the format, and I'd just gotten completely sucked into the total reality of the characters' lives and friendships, which felt so true to life as a teenage girl. I ended up just adoring the characters, even - or especially - when they made the most cringe-worthy mistakes...which were exactly the kinds of mistakes my friends and I would have made in their situations. And the ending made me cheer! I can't wait to read the sequel as soon as I've got my January book-money. :)

Now it's 9am, I've been awake with Mr Darcy since 4:30 am, even though I didn't pull myself out of bed until 7, and of course he's sound asleep now on my lap...and I am blearily trying to pull myself together for the day. More breakfast? Writing? Or maybe another episode of Merlin? Hmm...I know what the right decision is. But Excalibur may be calling me...

Oh! And I have finally, finally started a public Twitter account. Check it out!

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