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One short thing and a longer thing.

1) picnic in the park today because of reasons. The weather was glorious.

2) I had this long thing written up about how I'm rereading Connie Willis' Blackout/All Clear (one book published in two volumes, basically, which makes it awkward to know how to refer to it/them collectively) for the fourth time in two years and how if you are at all interested in WWII, time travel, London, and/or just really excellent writing/plotting, you should really try it, and how every time I start a reread I worry that it won't be as amazing as I remember but every time it IS. And then LJ ate it.

I was also waxing poetic about how wonderful Sir Godfrey is, but that can definitely wait 'til another time.

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kiwiria
May. 8th, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
I LOVE "Blackout/All Clear"! I think it may be my favourite CW book... although "The Doomsday Book" runs a close second.

And to think, it's all yours and ruthette's 'fault' that I ever started reading her in the first place :) Were you part of the grand "Bellwether" scheme? :D
eattheolives
May. 8th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
I love the Doomsday book, but it is actually sad enough that I can't bear to read it often. =\

An hahah... you've found us out. ;) It's all part of the secret plot to have Connie Willis take over the world!
bellawilfer
May. 8th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
Gah, you have inspired me to re-read those books again, too. <3 I think I know what I'm doing tonight when hubby is in training!
eattheolives
May. 8th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
:D They're irresistible!
belovedwarrior
May. 8th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
First on my summer reading list was something by Maureen Johnson, but now I'm switching it to Blackout/All Clear because I am interested in ALL THOSE THINGS. :) What an influence you have on my reading! :) I am currently reading Xenocide so I will start the summer reading list when I finish that book, assuming I don't want to immediately delve into more of the series.

Also, whenever you write 'Connie Willis' (which is quite a bit, really), my brain changes it to Wilkie Collins. And it blows my mind that he would have written a time traveling WWII book. Well. Considering he died in the 19th century, if he were to write about WWII it would have to be time traveling. And damn impressive. ;)
eattheolives
May. 8th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
:D I think you may really like it! Maureen Johnson is quite worthy too, but... love me my Maureen, but she's just no match for Connie Willis.

(Haha, Wilkie Collins! It would indeed be amazing if he'd written Blackout. :D)
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eattheolives
May. 15th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: 4 x in 2 years
Glad he liked them, and I hope you will too! Many of her books are very different in tone (To Say Nothing of the Dog, for instance) but there is something about her writing ... I love them all.
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