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Just finished Burroughs' Tarzan books and also The Lost Continent. The latter is not at all what I expected, being a description of the voyages of a naval commander of the Pan-American Federation to the lost continents of Europe and Asia, cut off from communications for 200 years and greatly changed during that time.
I also found it interesting that, in a Tarzan book, Burroughs tosses in the triceratops and describes him as brightly colored. I had been under the impression that older conceptions of dinosaurs were all dull and uniform colored, bright colors being modern descriptions, but Burroughs didn't seem to think so.
What a great concept Treppa. The link you provided says that the cornstarch peanuts dissolve in water. I was so excited I tried it ... but alas, the green meanies continue to float about in the sink as I type this.
Aw, bummer. I has the sads. Yes, you'll know the cornstarch peanuts immediately.
Since my extracted tooth went all nuclear dry socket, meaning I can't sleep and I'm now on Percocet, my ability to do anything productive has gone bye-bye.
Fortunately, my library lends e-books and I got their e-reader working. I finished Pratchett's "Snuff" and have Krakauer's "Into the Wild", Morgenstern's "The Night Circus", and Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" loaded and ready to go for the sleepless, woozy nights. Hooraw.
I enjoy that structure and the first-person narrative, but some of his readers seem to have big objections to both.
I decided to update Goodreads yesterday because I'd been posting books in this thread but not keeping Goodreads up to snuff. When I went to Facebook, I found it had posted every single one of my rated/reviewed changes to my Timeline. *headdesk*
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Some fantasy novels I have to put down because I just can't stomach the prose. These books are reasonably well-written.
If you want some good prose, check out Gene Wolfe. The man is an artist. His fiction can be rather heavy and sometimes confusing (you have to, like, interpret stuff), but the prose is outstanding.
So, I gave up on my 1 page per minute Nook V1 yesterday and bought a new one that actually flips pages at a reasonable chunking rate.
Then I had to visit the store to spend my $5 credit (HAD TO, OK?) and bought To Kill a Mockingbird and preordered Go Set a Watchman.
Then I made my usual run through Barry Hugart's titles to request that they be made available on Nook and ZOMG! The Adventures of Master Li and Number Ten Ox are out for Nook!
So last night I read TKaM, which greatly eased my mind about GSaW after all the confusing, nasty rumors that have been floating around regarding that prequel. Even if it's a tenth of the book TKaM is, GSaW will be a real treat.
Then this morning, I re-read the best book in the world: Bridge of Birds (it's the first book of the Master Li and Number Ten Ox trilogy). Any D&D/Pathfinder player should appreciate this wild adventure full of myth and magic, sorcery and scholarship, greed and guile and goodness. I swear, after being ill for two weeks, that book finished the cure and I can now whip my weight in tigers.
Oh yes, almost finished the last of the Black Company books. I need to polish off the final 50 or so pages just to pick up anything I missed in reversing through the final chapters for 3 hours because of that damned broken Nook V1. Think I'll wait until the Bridge of Birds afterglow has faded, though. Much as I adore Glen Cook, Barry is the master. Damn.
I think it is important to also point out that if you are 50+ (like I am) and grew up playing D&D in the 70's and 80's it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that how it was then is how it is now,but it really isn't anymore. Most people get into the hobby, these days, because they were at a MTG tourney, or Pokémon tourney, Local game store's "board game Saturday" event, or other social gathering (comic convention, midnight book release, game convention, or other event).
That's a good point, and rather a shame. My friends and I got into D&D in 1977 because we overheard a game at University and asked the GM if we could join. It sounded like a blast and we were all into SF and fantasy. We had a mixed M/F group and loads of fun. I'm still close with many of that gaming group today. But I can say with confidence that none of us would have gone to a game shop, so we'd have never had a chance to overhear the fun or join this addictive hobby.
It's encouraging that schools have gaming clubs and that some teachers are introducing gaming to improve math, social, and organizational skills, but I guess it is somewhat more isolated than it was when I started playing.
Female Humanish Very little class but on the level
Sorry about dropping a bunch of stuff in and botting some PC's for a scene, but nobody seemed to have much idea of what actually happened in Morocco. So Ralph did a great job as Captain and we're set up for the next part of the action! Thanks for the setup, Leo. ;)
We're having yo-yo weather - bouncing between zero and fifties every other day. Our eight inches of snow finally melted day before yesterday, but we got a tiny fresh dusting and a lovely layer of ice to hack off the car. Hooray!
I love snow, but I *do* wish they plowed in the subdivision. I can get all over the metro area, but the 2 blocks from the entrance to the house are hazardous.
In fact, when the snow melted and refroze overnight into 2" of ice, I nearly slid sideways into a truck at the subdivision entrance. Stupid not-plowing!