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August 21, 2007

Readin' Update

Finished Georgette Heyer's The Convenient Marriage. Then I read the McSweeney's Anthology of Hipsters Writing Children's Stories, which was disappointing. There were a few good stories in there, and at least one that was deliberately bad, but there were a lot of just plain mediocre ones. As if any kids would be interested in stories that didn't have proper endings, even if that made those stories Extra Hip And Literary. Arg.

Now, having just discovered that Jean Auel did, indeed, complete a Clan of the Cave Bear sequel long after I lost interest in the whole series, I'm reading said sequel, titled Cliffs of Stone or Caverns of Calcite, or Sex Scenes of Doom, or More People Who Live in Caves and Love Ayla, or whatever.

And yes, it's horrendously badly written. Truly painful. But ... somehow I'm getting drawn in. Despite the horrible writing, it's still addictive, and I can't figure out why. We'll see.

Also, too exhausted lately to blog. That's what happens when you don't take your medication for a couple of weeks. (Long story.) But I'll be back in the saddle again, so to speak, very soon.


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