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11/18/2013

Final Stretch

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:06 pm

Before I get wrapped up in the holidays, and the year fully slips away from me, I wanted to mention a few books I’ve read and other free-time status updates.

I followed up Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in logical fashion and read The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Unlike Guide, this was my first time through. It was as I expected – meh. Sequels rarely are better than the first. However, that won’t prevent me from checking out Life, The Universe and Everything at some point soon. I’m just in no hurry.

The other book I’ve recently read (circa Halloween) was Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I wanted to hate this book merely for the title. Four simple words, yet representing just about everything I hate about modern fiction. Kudos to Grahame-Smith for winning me over with a mix of good story telling and reasonable historical accuracy. The ‘photos’ were a nice touch.

I probably won’t be reading many novels between now and the end of the year. I won’t have enough time. I have drifted back toward researching my Great-Great Aunt Annie, but have only been pecking around, nothing serious. I’ve spent a lot more time with a new project that is history-related, but not genealogy (well not mine anyway). As it turns out, Savannah has a history of non-violent civil disobedience when it comes to enforcement of certain laws. I plan on exploring this more in the little bit of downtime I find between now and the end of the year.

And before I go – can you believe they’re playing Christmas music already…in my living room?! Oh wait, that was Mike and me, and it was awesome.

May all of you have a bountiful Thanksgiving.

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