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I'm still reading faster than I can review, but here are reviews of:

Diane Duane: Deep Wizardry / High Wizardry
Lois McMaster Bujold: The warrior's apprentice

Plans for this weekend are really not properly sorted out, because a major point of the trip is to see my cousins and they don't have firm plans yet. But since a few people have asked, most of the possible scenarios do involve me showing up at the Pembury on Sunday evening, and hopefully bringing [ profile] cartesiandaemon, [ profile] hatam_soferet and [ profile] pseudomonas.

More tentatively, I may show up to some or all of: a May week Ceilidh, [ profile] atreic's party, and the LJ picnic meme. Or maybe not; I want to make sure I have time to spend time with the people I'm planning to see on this visit and not get distracted with random socializing. There are lots of lovely people I'd like to see, but I am hampered by too much annoying geography. I am probably going to be around in Cambridge for the first week in August, and that will be a better time to make more general social plans.

There's a lot going on at the moment at work, so I am probably going to be concentrating on that for the next couple of days, aiming to get a few important things finished before I leave for England.
Addendum 19 June: I'm about to leave for work and then straight to the airport from there. Please note I don't have a UK mobile any more, cos I gave my old handset to Joanna. That also means I don't have most of the phone numbers that were stored on it. If you think I'm likely to want to contact you over the weekend, please text me on +46 73 693 8186.

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Date: 2008-06-19 12:11 am (UTC)
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Yeah to Warrior's Apprentice! That series is excellent. Though you should be warned that the first couple of books aren't that terribly well-written (and don't touch Shards of Honour with a barge pole, it's dire), they get chronologically better written. I ended up purchasing the lot of them in one big bundle and am reading my way through them in order (in between somehow managing to pull off the deadline from hell -- go me). I particularly loved "Memory" and I'm giggling my way through "A civil Campaign" at the moment. Everyone I know is a bit sick of me raving on about the series, can I rave at you if you end up getting hooked as well?

oh yes {small voice} and I'm still in love with Ivan Vorpatril.

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Date: 2008-06-19 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
blah!!! and if I'd read your review and not read what you'd written as a list of books you were intending to read, rather than a list of books you'd read and reviewed (which would have made more sense if I'd thought about it), I wouldn't have dissed the two books you'd already read and liked. um... sorry.


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