Friday, July 23, 2010

We are still alive.

My mom is here and we are busy squiring her around town and chalking up awesome grandkid-grandma moments. She leaves Sunday and Damm gets back Monday, and after that there'll be more snippets from the orcs.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dragons!

I've been reading through Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series this past week. I'm liking them-I've already gone back to re-read one particular tale after I read another book that explained what happened before that book.

Her books that concern the main characters in her universe are well-written. Her books that concern minor characters seem fuzzy, somehow. Not as well thought out? I can't put my finger on it. The books co-written with her son and the ones he's done solo are well done and tend more towards the sci-fi side of things. She does too, but builds slowly into her characters re-discovering their heritage.

Anyways, that has been occupying any spare time I've had. Spare time which comes at the expense of sleeping time, which is possibly why I'm completely wiped this morning. But the needing to be in this cool new universe supersedes a portion of my common sense. I become more like my mother every day-when she got a new book/series nothing could distract her. Which is why she typically restricted her reading to summertime.

Today is my last day in a Pern-induced fog, however. My mother is coming tomorrow and we'll be caught in a whirlwind of activity while she's here. And then Damm will be back and we'll be preparing for the fall semester to start. And then I'll be in a Chinese literature-fog.