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Anyway, work was okay, but way delayed. Meh, oh well. And I didn't find $20 again this time, but I did find $2. If this patterns hold, next wednesday I should find 20c.

Since there's no comics, I'll do a Book Foo.

Finished: Tehanu, The Last Book of Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin
Started: Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami (reread)

The only reason I read this was because it was a Nebula winner (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of those "let's award it for the last book because in retrospect the whole series probably deserved one before" type feelings). I didn't read any other Earthsea books. And... well, it fell kinda flat for me. It really did read sort of like a book that briefly visits characters from other books and gives a 'where are they now', with the basics of a plot behind it. Or, more accurately, it felt like an epilogue rather than a conclusion. Maybe if I read the rest, it would be more satisfying. But it was just sort of okay, and didn't really do anything for me, nor did the setup of the world and how magic work really interest me in reading the rest of Earthsea.

Finished: Ventus, by Karl Schroeder (reread)

It's a reread, so I don't have too much in the way of comments. It does seem to lose a bit on the reread... it's still enjoyable, and I like the way that he subverts expectations with many people you'd expect to be in the 'villain' role actually being rather reasonable people who happen to be at odds, but on the whole not quite as cool as I remembered it. Contrast to Lady of Mazes which does reread quite well. Also a couple disconnects continuity-wise between the two novels and descriptions/origins of certain things, but nothing that couldn't be explained by some sort of virulent censorship/rewriting of history etc.

Started and Finished: A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge (reread)
Read it many times, so no need to go into detail. Only slight twist this time around is that I'm reading the series in chronological order instead of publication (and preferred reading) order, which is a bit interesting, but nothing stands out especially about that experience so far.
Started: A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge (reread)
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