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Books and stuff...

Well my first day back has been less than productive in the scheme of things. Waking up in the afternoon didn't help much either - but then I guess I needed to recuperate from GenCon and the trans-Atlantic travels.

I did manage to cross off a few things on my 'To Do' list however. I helped out mrmarc (and not by supplying him with home made porn for thos eof you on his LJ!) popped into work to see how the guys were and that everything was still in one piece after being away for pver a week! :p I also picked up a new watch as mine finally died in the States and some new trousers which I'd been promising myself to pick up for a while now but never found myself in North Finchley to do so.

I also ended up picking up three new books (I tell you, book shops are the bane of my wallet! - well one of the banes of my wallet in anycase...). I got Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner which was reccommended to me by the mighty Mike Pondsmith when we were out drinking on Sunday night. I also picked up Yes Man by Danny Wallce which Dom told me about after last nights game, and finally I got a copy of Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman which I'd been meaning to pick up for some time.

Still they'll have to wait until I've finished the current books I'm reading (Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny - the 10th book in the Amber series and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter which contains the Company of Wolves short story that Neil jordan made into the film. The Bloody Chamber was suggested to be by imagnocean and I did start reading it on the plane but stopped as I always get a bit self-conscious when I'm reading books in public that deal overtly with sex or come across racist (such as some of the excellent Flashman Chronicles). The Bloody Chamber is certainly a book you don't want the person in the next seat reading over your shoulder! :p

Anyway, the evening is young and I've promised myself to put in a good few hours of writing and organising things this evening to help me get some sort of order to work with tomorrow morning.

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imagnocean
Aug. 16th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
So do you like the book then? :D
mrmmarc
Aug. 17th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
enjot Freakonomics man!
Its awesome!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 20th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
I can really recommend Anansi Boys. I held out until I could pick it up in a "3 for 2" sale because, bar rent and food, I spent most of my money on books, as well. I reviewed (http://slatingreview.wordpress.com/2006/08/18/anansi-boys/) it, in case you're interested.

Enjoy the book
The Slating Review (http://slatingreview.wordpress.com)
angusabranson
Aug. 20th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that. I'll have a look later!

I'll admit I picked it up in the 3 for 2 too :)
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