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 ...than using up my leftover homemade French bread for bread pudding.  I don't know why, I probably should feel more like someone who lived through the Depression (Captain America?).  

For those following along, it's a bazillion degrees below zero here. Mason's school is cancelled AGAIN for tomorrow. As he pointed out, now the only day he will have school is Friday and then it will be the weekend again. He says, "It's going to feel less like going back to school and more like a break in my winter vacation."

It's been lovely to have both him and Shawn home. We've done a whole lot of nothing all day; none of us is out of our PJs and it's 5:37 pm.  I did some stamping, but mostly I've been cooking and eating... and napping. I really have to say that this cold weather is working for me. I'm also really glad that several local businesses have taken it upon themselves to close. My coffee shop closed. The postal workers didn't try to deliver. People who could, should stay home, inside, and warm.

In less lovely news, my Loft class was officially cancelled.  I was really looking forward to it, but alas. I only got 4 people interested. (Worse, we could have used the money. Ah well.)

On the other hand, Broad Universe is trying out a mentoring program, and I signed up to be a mentor. I've got myself a mentee, and we've started working together. By chance, she's written a fantasy novel involving the sidhe and Irish politics. Considering that I wrote something similar (my first novel, which got weirdly published via a pay-as-you-go outfit: https://tapas.io/series/sidhepromised), I'm VERY excited by her novel.  So, that's a yay. 

I am reading something, but I'm not enjoying it. I decided to try to pick up the books that are up for the Philip K. Dick award and I started Claire North's newest book 84K. I'm... not much liking the fact that she leaves sentences trailing off, unfinished, and there are a LOT of fragments and fragmented scenes. I'm not QUITE ready to give up on it, but, man. It's tough going.

What are you reading this fine Wednesday?

Date: 2019-01-31 02:32 am (UTC)
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Stay warm!

Date: 2019-01-31 11:11 am (UTC)
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Glad to hear you're staying toasty. We've all needed naps, too. The nearest coffee shop was open today, but lots of other places were closed. And no mail delivery for two days is odd to experience but absolutely the right decision. (I can't remember that ever happening before, and not over the entire upper Midwest.)

My art group (meeting in a coffee shop) decided to postpone until tomorrow. Art can be worth dying for, sure, but frostbite isn't worth it today.

Have you read anything else by Claire North? I really liked The first fifteen lives of Harry August. I started 84K but had to return the book to the library before I finished it.

On the other hand, yesterday I finished a mystery that focuses on a woman who writes comics and makes costumes. It was full of geeky goodness: costumes for parties and conventions and drag shows, people who work for a comics company and a video game company, and talking about an old comics superhero. The book takes place in LA, where it's not cold (much less snowing), and the biggest foot-chase scene occurs at the San Diego Comic Con. Very, very geeky. (The frame-up, by Meghan Scott Molin)

Date: 2019-02-01 07:19 am (UTC)
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Been too busy to get to the library and too lazy to get to my bookshelves, so I've been rereading favorites on my Kindle, Aldus (named for Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius. Denise named hers Johannes). Most recently reread T. Kingfisher's The Clockwork Boys and The Wonder Engine, then read a fluffier take on demonic possession, Bujold's Prisoner of Limnos.

Date: 2019-02-05 06:28 am (UTC)
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Mine was also cancelled. Sympathies. And I've taught it a few times before and had it fill, so yeah.

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