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I really expected the Anthony to be the first book of the year, but I find that I need some fiction interspersed with my non-fiction reading. At this point, I'm guessing the Anthony might slip as far as three or four, even though I'll endeavor to plug away at it a bit each day.

Anyway, just finished Lloyd Alexander's The Black Cauldron. I enjoyed it far more thoroughly than I did The Book of Three. There was a lot more depth to it. I particularly liked the dimension Adaon and his brooch added and the underlying theme of sacrifice. Good stuff!

If someone is willing to lend me The Castle of Llyr, I think I might add it to my 20-books-before-I-leave list. I'm eager now to follow more of Taran's adventures. And, on that note, if anyone wants my copies of The Book of Three or The Black Cauldron, let me know.

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mdm_sosostris
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
A Fflam never rubs it in when s/he's right...
...but I told you so.

If you *promise* you won't abscond with it, you may borrow my copy. I'll pick up the Heinlein at the same time. Deal?
spwebdesign
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Do I hear harp strings tensing?
Abscond with it? Honey, I'm trying to rid myself of all my possessions in preparation for my move.
spwebdesign
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
Re: Do I hear harp strings tensing?
You're going to be at the party on Friday, right? We can transact our business there.
mdm_sosostris
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
Sorry--I like my books better than I like most of my family. After all, I take *them* with me when I move.

I can't believe you called me "honey." I'll let it slide; but don't try for "cupcake" or I'll have to make up some names for you. Ask infinitehotel, it can get ugly.
spwebdesign
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
I normally do take my books with me, swee'pea. But cross-Atlantic shipping at book rates can be pretty durned expensive. I will be taking as little as I can afford to get by with, pumpkin.

[I need an "Oh no he didn't" icon!]
ayelle
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Re: A Fflam never rubs it in when s/he's right...
I see all my comments on your old thread are way out of date! I'd be happy to lend you the other three Prydain books if you like. Perhaps they can be swapped for my keys.
spwebdesign
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
Speaking of keys...
Did you find out from your sister if Thursday is okay? I'm picking up my date in Brookline at 8, so maybe I could swing by around 7:15-7:30?
ayelle
Jan. 4th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of keys...
Yes, that time on Thursday is fine with Margaret. Yay! Good luck on your date...
spwebdesign
Jan. 4th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of keys...
Thanks!
minkrose
Jan. 4th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
you're giving away books...? books i like and don't own?
holy shit, i will OH SO TOTALLY take those off your hands. maybe even in exchange for like, cookies. or something.
spwebdesign
Jan. 4th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
You're welcome to come over and look at what I have...

...and browse the books, too!
sonata960
Jan. 5th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
I could be interested in books (and give you the turbotax!) - are you around this weekend?
spwebdesign
Jan. 5th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Probably watching playoff football this weekend. So, yes, I'm around.
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