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Not the smartest thing I ever did

...was deciding to watch Caprica last night. The good: Esai Morales, in a good strong central role instead of his usual supporting character parts. The bad, Esai Morales as a decent man mourning his wife and daughter, and saying things I keep buried in my head.

And, yes, I did visit Darkover, too. I have this funny thing with my Darkover books. I always keep one in reserve (though I buy them as soon as they come out), which means that I couldn't read The Alton Gift until a new one came out (that way there's always a new trip to the planet of the Bloody Sun to look forward to, y'see?). Well, I have Hastur Lord now, so I can finally read AG. Knowing that living on a planet with a red sun, and its accompanying low-light levels, would probably drive me stark, staring mad (if not suicidal) doesn't change the fact that it is, perhaps, my favorite fictional universe to visit (yes, *sigh,* even more than Middle Earth). A little bit more than halfway through the book, and now must either read at the rate my interest dictates or slow down so I can prolong the visit. Just how much self-control do I have?

My bet--I finish it by Monday. *Sigh* I guess that makes the answer to the self-control question "None."



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Jan. 23rd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I love that universe, too. Sometimes, it shocks me on how few of my friends have ever read any of her books, especially her Darkover series.

I have the ones written by other people, too. Some of the short stories aren't great,but some do make it worthwhile, since they give me other trips to that universe.

FWIW, I tend to read a new book (from a favorite author) really fast. Then I read something different, then I re-read the new book again, being able to savor the book more this time. :)

I hope you enjoy the book.
Jan. 23rd, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
I have it, too, but I haven't started it yet. From what you said, I am having a hard time not going to get it and starting it now - even though I have along list of things to do, like taking my Mom grocery shopping this morning!
I was so disappointed in both the last Valdemar book, and the last book from the 1632 series, that I was sorta not wanting to read Hastur Lord, in case it was as Why-did-they-even-bother as those 2 were.
Jan. 24th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
self control, what self-control?
Since I read "The lightning thief" by Rick Riordan in just 7 hours, much to dwolfhunter's disgust. I'd say your self-control is better than mine.
Jan. 25th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
I used to get lost reading of Darkover and Witch World.
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