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Bad morning

I went to bed fairly early (for me) last night and slept pretty well until around 3 AM when I woke up coughing and feeling like my chest was going to explode. It didn't, but it sure hurt like hell. Managed to get back to sleep for a couple more hours, but when I got up everything seemed to take forever, and as a result I drove in to work. Between the DayQuils, the cough drops and the Histenol Forte tabs from the Zee Medical box here at work, I'm functional but that's about all I can say. Still not sure how I managed to make it through WalMart, Cub and Dick's last night; still have to stop by Best Buy and get the last of the Christmas shopping out of the way tonight.

Tons of registrations in the mailbox yesterday along with my copy of Morison's European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages. I really lucked out on that one; the copy is a collector's edition bound in leather with the froufrou endpapers and gilded page edges. It ought to last a while.

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basilpsyche
Dec. 23rd, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
That's a pain; hope you get well soon.

Within the last few weeks I've been reading like crazy, which is odd for finals week. Funny, I got all my friends books for Christmas too. I think I start reading Turtledove, Clancy, or Prachett over break at camp. Any recommendations among their novels?
wombat_socho
Dec. 23rd, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
I think I start reading Turtledove, Clancy, or Prachett over break at camp. Any recommendations among their novels?

Pratchett I can't really help you with since I've only read one of his books - he's an author I'd probably like, but I never seem to pick up any of his books when I drop by Uncle's or the library.

Turtledove, well...I'm not as fond of him as I used to be, but the series of alternate histories that starts with How Few Remain and is currently up to Drive to the East is okay. His short story collection Earthgrip is really good but I don't know if it's still in print. I also like his Videssos cycle, which starts with The Misplaced Legion.

Clancy you could kill a year's worth of weekends with. His early novels (Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, and Patriot Games) are all excellent, his later novels less so, although he seems to have returned to form with The Bear and the Dragon and Rainbow Six. I highly recommend Clear And Present Danger and Without Remorse, which are probably my favorites out of all his works.
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