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The book of the moment is The Book Thief (Markus Zusak). Every time I pick it up I find it really interesting, but it's a lot harder to get through than any other book I've read lately. I find myself stopping a lot more, putting it aside to do other things. I'm enjoying it but in a different sort of way, I suppose. Perhaps it lacks a little of the pull of some others I've read recently, or perhaps tiredness is getting the better of me. Sometimes it's hard to tell. I'm pretty sure it's a good book but I'm not tearing through it. (I'm still only about 180 pages in.)

Tonight I'm going to do some gaming for the first time in a couple of years. Has it really been that long? I guess so. Anyway, we'll see how it goes; I'm feeling a lot more capable of socialising now than last time I was invited, at any rate!

I just have to say that I really love waking up to find bizarre emails about, for example, what homosexuals did for entertainment in Victorian England in my inbox. It always makes my morning a little brighter. (This is a thinly-veiled declaration of love for [livejournal.com profile] firescribble. Again.)

ETA: My current writing project is the Agatha Pitt Mystery [friendslocked], as Unni has dubbed it. It's all terribly mysterious. No-one is entirely sure what the crime was, or even if one took place. It is also currently not making any sense, but I suppose that's what heavy revision at a later date is for.

ETA2: I've recently located some archaeologists, and I've been trying to sort out some tail-ends from an old project as well, so I've been thinking more about that topic lately. This reminded me of one of the Stories. Since a lot of you weren't around when my adventures with the London Wall and the Corporation of London took place, I thought I'd dust the tale off and dig out some old posts! Oh, nostalgia.

1. The Corporation of London vs. Tourism and Cultural Heritage, "We here in London like to keep our cultural heritage locked up in case it gets out and attacks someone."

2. Hairdressing and Ancient Monuments. No, really.

(And one day I'll have to tell you about the Phenomenology... it's activated.)

Date: 2009-02-12 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crystalusagi.livejournal.com
The Book Thief is lovely~ Especially Hans.

I never get bizarre emails about homosexuals in Victorian England in the morning. XD Life is so unfair.

Date: 2009-02-12 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
*laughs* more stuff is happening now. shall see how it goes! Hans is pretty wonderful.

To be fair, it doesn't happen to me nearly as much as it clearly should.

Date: 2009-02-12 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saintsavin.livejournal.com
I JUST HAVE NO IDEA WHERE. IT'LL BE AN ADVENTURE I GUESS.

That's how all of my best ideas start out XD. SOUNDS LIKE A TRIP! HOPE IT'S A GOOD ONE!

I have some reading to do later, I see. Hurray!

Date: 2009-02-12 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
This is basically my life. The words "it'll be an adventure I guess" have kind of dominated for many, many years now.

:D

Date: 2009-02-14 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saintsavin.livejournal.com
*starry eyes*

So glad we met already. So glad!

ADVENTURE!

Date: 2009-02-14 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
Ehehe. It's been a bit more boring lately due to extreme poverty, which tends to put paid to the sort of LET'S GO TO EASTERN EUROPE BY TRAIN NEXT WEEK fun which took place once upon a time. But I do what I can.

Date: 2009-02-12 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firescribble.livejournal.com
I was wondering when you were going to reveal what you've been working on.

I would LOVE to see a drag performance of The Mikado. Wouldn't you? I'm tempted to upload the scenes so everyone can experience the fabulousness of it all. Also <3

Date: 2009-02-12 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giving-ground.livejournal.com
>_> Such as it is.

Well, yeah. Do you actually need to ask??

*loves*

Date: 2009-02-12 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uminohikari.livejournal.com
Mmm, I really liked the first part of The Book Thief, but I never managed to finish it..

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