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Almost Like Another Birthday

I had a very nice day today.

First of all, it was sunny and warm and spring-like. One of those days that we on the West Coast of Canada feel smug about while the rest of North America suffers under Snowmaggedon.

Then, I had lunch with a dear friend, and with someone whom she loves, who I hope might become a good friend in the future. And it was good.

Then, after a brief interlude at work, I went downtown and bought myself a hideously expensive but very much desired new lens for my camera, that is going to make my 365 project even more fun.

Then, I went to Munro's bookstore, where the birthday gift certificate marri had given me paid exactly for the new Diana Wynne Jones book, that I didn't even think was out in Canada yet. And I also bought myself the new Connie Willis, and Let The Great World Spin. What to read first?

Then, I came home to find that the books I'd ordered from Aqueduct Press, The Secret Feminist Cabal, by Helen Merrick, which ithiliana has been raving about, and a new book of essays by Ursula Le Guin, had arrived.

And also in the post were two dvd's from Zip, and the Oscar edition of Entertainment Weekly. So I'll have some fun stuff to read and watch this weekend.

And I took the hounds for a walk in the late afternoon sunshine, and then cooked myself some sole for supper.

And here we are.

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noveldevice
Feb. 6th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
NEW DIANA WYNNE JONES???
intertext
Feb. 6th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah! It's called Enchanted Glass - we heard and saw a video of Diana reading from it at the DWJ conference. afaik, it's a stand-alone, not in the Chrestomanci or magid universes.
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intertext
Feb. 6th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure she's totally your thing. You might try The Homeward Bounders, though. Or Howl's Moving Castle because it's so delightful and funny.
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intertext
Feb. 6th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
It was such a delightful surprise to find the DWJ, at exactly the right price - so thank you :-)
toastedcheese
Feb. 6th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
Just checked Amazon.ca to find out how much it would cost to order Enchanted Glass, and was amused to see that their title text is "Online Shopping For Canadians," as if Canadians were a special interest group like Homeschoolers or Vegans.

We're not having Snowmaggedon here but it is bitterly cold. My apartment has given up trying to be warm, so I am sitting in front of the heater.
lady_schrapnell
Feb. 7th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
I'm just starting to come back to the surface after reading Blackout -- although I may not surface completely until October or whenever I manage to get All Clear.

I surprise myself by not being annoyed by the fact that Blackout isn't really a whole book! Waiting interestedly to see what you think when you read it.
lidocafe
Feb. 10th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
"Snowmageddon" is pure win.
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