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I am currently reading this.

What's more, I'm kind of loving it. I'm embarassed that, after so much complaining that I never have/take the time to read, this is the book that hooks me, but hey, it's still nice to be reading regularly again, and a literary impulse-buy at that.

I'm about halfway through, and so far I agree with most of the reviews: this book is way better than it has any right to be. In fact, I actually think it would work just fine if the main character was not Abe Lincoln. But then minor spoiler alert ) would not be nearly as squee-evoking otherwise. :)

Ok, back to work. Crazily busy this week. Around 12:30 this afternoon I'll have passed 40hrs so far, which hopefully means I'll be able to wrap things up today at take tomorrow off for chilling and Intercon *crosses fingers*.
"He lit the dining-room lamp, got out a cigar, and began pacing the room, ejaculating. Now and then he would argue with himself."

This mental image brought to you by H.G. Wells' "The Invisible Man" c. 1897
Aaah!

Umm...

Gee...

goldencompassmovie.com

I so don't know how to feel about that. I mean, it's tempting to get excited, to hope, but I'm just not convinced that it could be made into a good movie. Opinions?

It does have a pretty cool looking flash-based alethiometer and a meme/quiz/thing that gives you a daemon to match your personality. Playing on the book's notion that daemons change while people are young, for the next 12 days it lets your friends answer a smaller quiz that affects its final form.

Here's mine.

She's currently a Jackal(??) named Athenestia. I like the name, and I have to admit that daemons were one of the things in those books that really grabbed my fancy and made me wish I had one. Then it could go around checking on my students and answering questions while I did memes on lj!

...oh, wait. Crap. *leaves*

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