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I just realized I haven’t posted here in like ten years. Oops. It’s not because I suddenly ceased to read; it’s because I had exams and graduation. But now I’m a college graduate with a degree! A useful degree! And a shiny gold medal (but it’s not real gold, and I know because I bit it)!

But I have been reading. I’m trying to remember what I’ve been reading, and here is what I came up with, and I’m posting in brief:

Fallen, David Maine – mainly research for a story I’m writing, and I found this book unremarkable. It starts with Cain at the end of his life and works backward, back and back and back, all the way to Adam and Eve and their Eden situation. Kind of blah, though I liked this line:

For long disorienting moments Cain hovered outside his body, calmly looking down from above at two young men tussling at the edge of a cliff. Then one of them became a murderer and the other one died.

Otherwise, I could have lived contentedly without it. Just not that interesting. Oh well.

The Diary of Adam and Eve, by Mark Twain – made me smile. Not really a book, just a collection of individually published pieces, most of which were quite delightful. Mark Twain. God bless him.

A graphic novel whose name I just can’t even remotely remember right now. Um, that’s very annoying. I quite liked it, even though it was on the predictable side and the writing as writing didn’t touch Neil Gaiman, to whom I compare all graphic novels everywhere (very unfair). It was all about a guy who lost his soul and this girl Laurel was his guide taking him on a walking quest to get his soul back, and if they didn’t get it by the end of the year, he would turn into an evil green dude. That’s so strange because I Just finished it last night and I am so chagrined to find that I can’t remember the name of the author or the book. Damn.

Midnight Nation.  That’s what it was.  Midnight Nation and the author was J. Michael Straczynski – and to be fair to me, that is a name that is very hard to remember.

Affinity, Sarah Waters – Couldn’t finish it! Of all things! I just got totally bored and returned it to the library. Very out of character. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

So that’s the four I can think of right now. I will update again when I remember what else I have been reading. I guess I’ve been doing some rereading activities, and then of course I’ve been very busy with exams and finishing watching Angel (of which I now own all seasons but the last, and I do own all the seasons of Buffy, and oh what a happy birthday girl I was when that happened).

  • I’m glad you’re back! Congratulations on finishing school. (I got some fake gold when I graduated too – big disappointment at the pawnshop.)

  • jennysbooks

    Thanks! I’m so relieved to be done it’s making me rethink this whole graduate school thing. I hear that when you finish grad school they make you graduate all over again, with the robes and the ceremonies and everything. Could be just a rumor but I’m not sure I want to risk it.

  • Angel was yanked far too early. How many seasons? 3? 4? Definitely wasn’t enough. And after watching Buffy, there was nothing that that one chick could do to redeem herself (in my opinion), even on Angel. Her name started with a C…

  • jennysbooks

    5, but the 5th was a teeny bit subpar, because Angel was doing less fighting and more, you know. Meetings. But I haven’t finished the last season, so perhaps when Fred turns blue it will all take a turn for the better. (Yes. Fred turns blue. Don’t know why but she does. I saw a picture. Something about a demon.)

    Do you mean Faith? …I love Faith. Though in fairness I haven’t seen the fourth season of Buffy, which is evidently where she acts like the biggest jerk of all. Does this mean you’re not going to watch Dollhouse?