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Sttuufff [Jan. 12th, 2009|02:20 pm]
Lanette
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I bought the stuff to make my Armore prototypes yesterday!! Pretty happy about that.

I am going to be ebaying lots of my knitting yarn, some of my clothes that are awesome, yet do not fit currently, and some shoes in hopes that the money I raise can go into my new project and possible purchasing of my website.

The oven repair went so badly that on his second visit to repair the thing the head repair tech gave up trying to fix our oven after it burned out a $200 main board without fixing the issue. The oven itself lit, but once he used Broil the main board fried and wouldn't work again. We've called Whirlpool and gotten a Whirlpool contracted repair person, so hopefully if they burn out a $200 mainboard, Whirlpool (and not us) will have to pay for it. This is a 1.5 year old gas oven which was bought at Sears for just under $1000 in 2007. What a bunch of crapola. I have had no oven since Dec 20th, so wish me luck. I am lucky that our range still works and that my Mom lent me her toaster oven.

I am super excited to be going to Belize on Feb 15th! I have started packing already. I can't WAIT! I do need some book recommenations. Here's what I'm looking for.

1. Fantasy series that I haven't read already which is ALL written. A trilogy would be perfect.
2. Favorite series so far are The Black Jewels books by Anne Bishop, the Kushiel's books by Jacqueline Carrey, and The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher.

Suggestions?
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[User Picture]From: stephanieanne
2009-01-12 10:38 pm (UTC)
Belize?! That is sudden- is it for work or to get away for a bit? Either way, it sounds so wonderful right now!

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-12 11:00 pm (UTC)
Huh? Not sudden. Been planned for like months. Remember? With my Mom. She found a great price on a flight.

See, from October 26th when we got the tickets?

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[User Picture]From: stephanieanne
2009-01-12 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, Lord! Where have I been?

Belize sounds like pure Heaven right about now!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-12 11:58 pm (UTC)
That's why I'm already packing! I'm beside myself with antici-----pation. :)
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[User Picture]From: kill
2009-01-13 12:13 am (UTC)
I quite like the Swordpoint Trilogy, by Ellen Kushner.
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[User Picture]From: kill
2009-01-13 12:14 am (UTC)
Er, I think it's Swordspoint, with an s.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-13 12:21 am (UTC)
Neat! I'm going to check it out at the library if possible.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2009-01-13 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm reading the Dresden Files lately, also by Jim Butcher. Awesome. Melanie Rawn also has two great Trilogies out - Dragon Song, Dragon Star. Both are really good.

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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2009-01-13 05:37 pm (UTC)
Is this "Dresden Files" the same as the tv show?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-13 05:41 pm (UTC)
I dont' like mysteries that much. I much prefer fantasy.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2009-01-14 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yep! And I love the books even more. I think they aren't renewing the show? Unless you heard something I didn't...
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-13 06:05 am (UTC)
Are those fantasy book? They sound interesting! I'll check it out.

Thanks! It's been freezing and flooding and cloudy constantly and dark. It will be heavenly and I'll bring back many a photo to phost! You'll have to sun vicariously! I am going to try to local specialty of a Seaweed Shake.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2009-01-14 03:35 pm (UTC)
OMG I love the Martin books. They just rock. I actually have him on my Friends list so I can monitor his progress on the latest books. I have to know what happens to my girls! Arya and Danaerys are my girls.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-14 04:47 pm (UTC)
I got so pissed at his last book being the SUCK that I vowed I"m getting the rest of the series from the library. I think George should be ashamed of his last book. See, nothing in there about "your girls", just the crap they should have edited out entirely.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2009-01-14 08:34 pm (UTC)
Now I'm going to have to go reread that. Because I thought they were in it. The chronology has kind of run together in my head.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-14 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm talking about Book 4. A total disappointment after waiting years for it.
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[User Picture]From: sehrnett
2009-01-13 03:29 am (UTC)

Tad Williams' Otherland series

George RR Martin Game of Thrones
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-13 05:57 am (UTC)

Re: Tad Williams' Otherland series

I've read the RR Martin books, but not Tad Williams! I'll see what I can find. :)
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2009-01-13 03:17 pm (UTC)
Have you read the Golden Compass books? They're technically "young adult" but not immature at all.

Also a big fan of "Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley - just one book but very, very long.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-13 05:30 pm (UTC)
I loved that book and movie (the Mists of Avalon). I saw the Golden Compass movie and sadly found it lacking in heart and warmth.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2009-01-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
The Golden Compass movie was sooo disappointing compared to the book(s). I was also disappointed by the Mists movie.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2009-01-14 03:37 pm (UTC)
If you liked Mists of Avalon, try The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley. LOVED IT. It's about Kassandra of Troy. It's a single, not a trilogy but I loved it.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2009-01-20 06:37 pm (UTC)
I suggest the trilogy by Christopher Paolini. I know all 3 are out now, but I don't remember what it's called. The first 2 books are "Aragon" and "Eldest". I haven't read the 3rd yet, but the first 2 were good--not too heavy, brain candy. I also like the trilogy by Tad Williams "Memory, Thorn, and Sorrow" although I can't remember for sure if that's the order the words are in. I know the first book is "The Dragonbone Chair" and the last book is a 2-book set called "To Green Angel Tower". The middle book was my favorite, but I can never remember what it's called.

"The Mists of Avalon" actually did become a trilogy. If you haven't read "The Forest House" or "Lady of Avalon" I'd be happy to loan them to you for your trip. I'm really looking forward to seeing the picures.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-20 07:35 pm (UTC)
Cool. I'll put these on my list. I still haven't read Spellbinder which you lent to me.
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