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January 21st, 2006
03:08 pm


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It is bright and sunny. I woke up lazilly at 11, drifted onto IRC, and then drifted back to bed to devour the last half of Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell. I came to from this other world (of magic and love, pistols and prophecy, rescues and the wild North, otherland balls and foul enchantments, the cold water of Venice and the taste of an old womans madness, the thundering of the wings of a flock of ravens, the pounding of charging cavalry, all tied up with the thred of the story of a most unlikely friendship founded on a shared passion) to discover it was 3pm, and took this as a sign that everyone needs a day off. What with that and everything else, I am not sure I am quite in the world this morning. Still, wherever I am it's pleasent, and you know where to find me :-)

Note to self; if you don't want to worry your beloved that you've been out late, texting them at 2am in the morning isn't the best thing to do.

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Date:January 21st, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Lazy days are good things indeed. Today I am doing very little on the grounds that having given blood working hard at the computer would be hazardous for my health. I am thus devouring some CS Lewis and some lovely soup, while conveniently forgetting about revision. Everyone needs a break, 'tis true :)
Date:January 21st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I take it that book is good then? I've been thinking about reading it, once I've got a little further through the fiction pile.
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Date:January 21st, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to add my recommendation here. It could have done with some rather more stringent editing, but apart from that, I think it's an excellent book, most beautifully written. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Date:January 21st, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
It's OK. I really enjoyed reading it this morning. It is very long though, and took me quite a while to get into.
Date:January 21st, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
JS is my book nemesis. I've had it in my possession for a year now and every time I start it I get sidetracked by other books! It's just so immense!
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Date:January 21st, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)

(heres hoping someone withh join if i post the name enough :P)
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Date:January 21st, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
I am finding myself sorely tempted to reread Strange & Norrell (which makes it sound like a legal textbook). It is the most extraordinary book, a sort lof literary version of Green & Black's chocolate, wich takes a while to really appreciate, but then just keeps getting better.

The only problem is that you really need a roaring fire to sit by until the small hours reading it, for the full effect. I don't have one, and the only person I know who does is near Southampton, and might not appreciate me camping out in his front room for the time it takes to read a 750-page book...
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