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Wed, huh?
I got my latest care package from Amazon today: the first six Ender books. If I ration them to one a day or less, it'll help keep me busy for about a week. I also got Underdark from them, and although it's nifty, it is also really quite annoyingly difficult, as I had feared.

Started an empire and ran through a hundred turns on Strife. I went from 34X to 17X in rank, which sounds good, at least. It's sort of like BRE, but not in any way at all like BRE or Planets. I had some fun clicking the widgets, anyway.

The rents are talking up the idea of me going back to school, although probably not for January. It's nice of them to try and give me forward-looking topics to discuss, and there are some classes I'd like to take, but I don't see it as helping with anything really. It's nice of them to try and help me feel better, emphasis on try.

Let's see if this posts.
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From: lafemmedesfemme Date: December 10th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

ender books?

gimme.

(when you're done, of course. :-) )
adric From: adric Date: December 10th, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ender books?

Well, yeah, the box sets are headed your way, eventually.

Actually the whole idea is to try and get him to read Ender's Game, as someone suggested it as a good easy sci-fi novel.. So he's first after me on that one.

I finished Ender's Game already, about a hour ago. About one surprise, but it's a bit of a spoiler, so I'll save it ..
adric From: adric Date: December 28th, 2003 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ender books?

Off topic:

Try this PDF of the old version: (dowload rather than clicking)
http://adric.net/~adric/quenya/
From: lafemmedesfemme Date: December 29th, 2003 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: ender books?

got it. thanks.
suri From: suri Date: December 10th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Reading?

And here I thought you did everything via ebook on Shiny. Nice to know the good, old print still attracts your time. Need a bookmark?

~N
adric From: adric Date: December 10th, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reading?

I've plenty of bookmarks, but the iBook is a pile of parts, and has been for months. I have the part now (had it for a month or more), but I haven't been able to get enough of his time, and can't do it without him.

As for the paperbacks, this is all part of a plot to get him to read, and to add valuable books to the library. I have (or had) some of these books in e-text already ;) Reading on-screen on a shared computer doesn't really work for novels, although I got a couple chapters into The Philosophical Strangler while at the house over last weekend.

It's troubling that I might have to buy a damned computer. Frelling things are expensive, or at least I have expensive tastes in them. I dunno if I could stand to use a $500 USD laptop for long.
From: yuima Date: December 13th, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi.
adric From: adric Date: December 13th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Greetings!
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