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“Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.” – Miguel de Unamuno

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Slytherin means never having to say you're sorry

Albert Einstein wants to shag Xander

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Shiver My Timber--A Pirate RPG

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Currently reading: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Thoughts: Starring Joanne Baldwin, better known as Mary Sue Baldwin. It's a silly story, to the degree that it's not even light and fun, just weak and lame. It doesn't help that the main character bugs the hell out of me. She's so obviously intended to be cool and likeable, and I find it annoying when an author tries to manipulate me into liking their protagonist by making the character too perfect - I liked my heroes flawed. Hell, as I rule I don't like heroes half as much as antiheroes. If the book wasn't so short and quick to read, I probably wouldn't bother finishing it. As it is, I'm far enough in that I might as well keep going to the end. I definitely will not be picking up more of the series, though.

Just finished: Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Not my least favourite Discworld book, but it's never gonna be a favourite, either. As I said to egarwaen, who mentioned the book to me, it reminds me of Ed the Sock's criticism of several music videos in the 2005 "Fromage" special on MuchMusic: the basic point of the book seems to be to illustrate that "War is Bad and People Die." And that's not something I would ever argue with, but it makes for one of those odd situations where the book's theme is so large that the story ends up feeling oddly thin and lacking. Still, there were enough surprising and straight-up wacky bits that it was worth reading once.
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