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an early end to Monday

Since I was up until 0300 this morning as a result of sleeping in way too much on Sunday, it was pretty surprising that I woke up at 0800 and managed to stay up, remembering that I had to go in to the VA this morning for pre-surgery tests. I forgot that I was also going to have an A1c blood test done and so ate breakfast, but by the time they drew the blood there were other issues anyway so vOv.

Spent a lot of time waiting around and so got pretty far into The Cardinal of the Kremlin. I've been on a bit of a Tom Clancy streak of late; knocked off Clear and Present Danger last week and Without Remorse before that. I'm not reading them in any particular order, obviously. I'll have to get Debt of Honor and Rainbow Six out of the library, since I don't think I ever bought copies of those; as for Executive Orders , the weakest of the Jack Ryan novels IMAO, I'm just going to skip it.

All that having been said, I think this would be a good night to just crash early, forgoing the dubious pleasure of playing EVE while fuzzy with fatigue poisons.


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Dec. 8th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Actually, The Bear and the Dragon was pretty weak as well, as much as I wanted to like it. Somehow he got off on a moralizing kick. I just finished Red Rabbit, and I kind of get tired of his superstars always being superstars.

He also tends to use the same phrase repeatedly in later books, and not because it's a verbal tic by one of the characters.
Dec. 10th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Maybe it's a good thing he stopped writing in that universe. I don't recall Teeth of the Tiger being nearly as awful as Executive Orders, but I haven't read the Netforce books or the other series he farmed out to other authors. vOv
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