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is it friday yet? [Aug. 17th, 2010|07:37 pm]
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I bought my first ebook from a small publisher this weekend...a very nice experience. Easy, fast, and the PDF was easy to read. Too bad the books (it was a trilogy) turned out to be not that great. I didn't expect much going in, but I wondered if I'd read the same books as the people who'd reviewed them on amazon. ^^; Good thing I bought the ebook and not the (expensive) paperbacks.

I reread Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley and once again thoroughly enjoyed it. It's totally too long and has too much info about things that really don't matter (as some people have complained), but personally I can't get enough. Too bad it's out of print and the used copies are so expensive. I read a number of reviews of the two books set in the same world and have come to the sad conclusion that I don't want to read them. First, they have different main characters and are set thousands of years apart. Second, they turn into sci-fi. Considering just how much of a fantasy Kirith Kirin is, I don't want to make the switch over to a more sci-fi world.

Because the internet is for spreading pointless stories: English professor rants about being asked if she wanted cream or butter with her bagel in a Starbucks in NYC and gets kicked out by the police. What a bitch, ranting at some poor counter server who doesn't get to decide what the script is at the chain.