AEL: The Collegia Magica, King Solomon’s Mines, Oz briefly, The Haunting of Hill House, Sofia the First, two O’Brians, The Outlaws of Sherwood, The Wind in the Willows, Misery, two Austens, To Kill A Mockingbird

The Collegia Magica by Carol Berg — This was my second time through these books, and I find them a very interesting experience. The world the author has created is solidly conceived, makes sense, and fascinates. The characters she populates it with are...

England 1

To start out with, airport selfie: On Monday the 19th I flew nonstop from Denver to London Heathrow, and since the flight took off at 1740 and came in at about 240 (940 in England), which was offset my normal sleep schedule by no more than three hours, jet-lag was not...

Being like characters, cat, myrm

This is a concept that I see a lot in fandom, especially anime-based fandom, and I have to admit that I find it rather absurd. Admittedly this question is better than some — “most like” is much better than the fangirly “ZOMG, I’m just...

Mansfield

I stayed up late the night before my first day at a new job specifically to watch this item. It is still on for another fifteen minutes. Now I am going to bed. Did I say they couldn’t do worse than previous attempts?

Randoms

I just opened the ice cream I bought, like, eight months ago. This is how often I need ice cream. Northanger Abbey sucked. Catherine was way too savvy (and pretty), Henry was bizarrely mean, everyone else was underdeveloped, and the pacing was agonizingly bad. And I...

HALLO JOURNAL

Yay Christmas! But I am relieved it’s over. When I went to bed yesterday, I realized I’d been up for twenty-four hours. Today I am tired, but not as much as yesterday.Everybody liked my presents ^__^ They liked my wrapping paper, too. This makes me happy;...