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freyr
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Been getting flu shots for years and this is the first time I've had a reaction, ever. Only a sore arm a few days after, but still.

Because it's that time of year
freyr
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Cards! Who wants one?

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So there's this used bookstore
bad heathen
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It's about ten minutes from my house. I started going there when I was thirteen. There are still books in the sf/fantasy section that I saw the first time I walked in. There have been, of course, new books coming in every so often.

But in the last year or so, I'm seeing more recent books on the shelves. From authors I've heard of in passing to those I've never heard of at all. They tend to be from around 2000 to 2004 or so. Some of them look dull as dirt. Some look interesting.

They're never stand-alone books, or even the first in a series. It's always the second, third, or fourth in a series.

I actually saw the second, third and fourth books of A Song of Ice and Fire there last year. Stupid me, I did not grab them.

I wander into the children's/YA section now and then, hoping to score another Susan Cooper (no such luck). I'm seeing the teenage angst books I read in my own teenage years, and feeling nostalgic. I'm not sure they're worth a dollar, though, even used.

A moment of squee!
bad heathen
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First, C. J. Cherryh answers my email asking if the kif were based on shrews. (They were.)

Then Richard Pini responds to one of my comments in the FQ#5 SPOILERS! thread and confirms my guess.

I'm such a fangirl. XD

Go-Backs With Guns
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So the Elfquest podcast, The Elfquest Show, is hosting an art contest draw Go-Backs with guns. The deadline is this Saturday, September 20th.

I've got some "old guard" EQ fans on my friendslist who are artists. I wish I'd been able to post this sooner (pinched brachial nerve cluster in left arm, just starting to not have constant, grinding pain), because I would have loved to flip back to that forum and see their takes. Ah, well.

Conan the Librarian is no longer gunning for me.
bad heathen
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Overdue fines are paid. I can go back to my childhood dream of reading the entire library now.
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The Colors
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http://hnn.us/article/155519

Why I don't read Heinlein
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Because apparently he's supposed to be the touchstone of SF fandom or something.

The same reason I don't read Harlan Ellison: he bores me.
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Book quote of the day
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"We enter a perilous country when we decide that because we mean well, or because we are largely good, that we are thus allowed to do something we know is wrong." -- Caradenus Primrose, The War of the Flowers
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