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March 01, 2004

So Much To Read, So Little Time

i received quite a few surprise gifts today. And my birthday isn't for another month yet! i'm amazed that people have been so nice to me, i'm so stunned.

First, i got a great DVD. i had been working my way through the first and second seasons of Star Trek, the Next Generation, which my parents gave me for Christmas. i'm trying to watch an episode a day. (Season two is vastly better than season one, by the way.) But tomorrow night i will take a break and watch The Last of the Mohicans, certainly one of the best movies of the nineties. History and Romance. How could it get any better than that?

Also, i received the newly paperbacked final volume in Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel trilogy, a series of erotic fantasy novels that i have become obsessed with lately. i can't wait to dive into that book, i've been in withdrawal since i finished the last one. This book came with a Laurell K. Hamilton vampire novel, which looks scary, but i'll give it a try.

And someone was kind enough to send me a film script, which i'm excited to read. i have no idea what it's about, but i like it like that. Sometimes when i'm in a bookstore, i'll select a new book by picking a random number and counting down the shelf, so i pick something i have no expectations about.

i'm also in the middle of a couple of cop books, which are part of my research for my sci-fi novel. You know, the one i keep talking about but never actually work on. The cop books are pretty good and i'm learning a lot. i realize now that if i had finished my book without doing any research, it would have really sucked. Now i'm getting loads of new ideas.

Posted by annika, Mar. 1, 2004 |