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Still more reading updates.

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Since 9/25:
Quicksilver (920 pages)
Dread Empire's Fall: the Praxis (1355 pages)
True Names (novella) (1435 pages, approx)
I Sing The Body Electric! (1710 pages, approx)
Poppy Z. Brite's 'Lost Souls' 2050 pages approx.
Cory Doctorow's 'A Place So Foreign & 8 More'- 2400
Poppy Z. Brite's 'The Devil You Know' 2600 pages

This is a down-rounded guesstimate; I doubt I'll get Cryptonomicon finished before the 25th, but that's what I'm gnawing through (again) now.

Now WHY do I have a ton of books (literally) in my house?
  • So what did you think of "Quicksilver"?
    • 'Enjoyed', to quote the very terse review I wrote on 10/6.
      It's challenging, no question- very smart, very historically-accuracy-geeking. There is no 'Captain Crunch' moment (those who've read Cryptonomicon will understand this), and there's a lot of very curious obsessive writing about medical conditions that we barely understand anymore, as the causes have been found and fixed.
      Quicksilver is not about a golden age. Things sucked, back yonder, and we often forget that.
      But, all in all? I really liked it.
  • Now WHY do I have a ton of books (literally) in my house?

    Because anything less would be unsatisfactory.

  • Hey, you reccomended a series to me some time ago, and I had it bookmarked, intending to get to it when I was more affluent. I lost that in a hard drive meltdown. Do you remember what it was?

    *chuckles* I'll take your orphaned books? *ducks*
    • Gad, I dunno... do you remember what it was about?
      • I remember that I'd mentioned liking Storm Constatine because her works are involved and deep reading. It'd be dark fantasy, I think...
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