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Dec. 2nd, 2002

Meep. And I have how many more weeks to go before the bliss that is winter break? Wait, don't tell me, I already know. God, I need a drink. And then, if you would be so kind, maybe you could create (that's what you're good at, right) another day of rest in there somewhere between Friday and Monday, 'cause I could really use it.

Orchestra just gets better and better. In addition to the long-stading rivalry with the viola section, the rift in the 'cello section deepens by the minute. I don't even want to mention the problems associated with having the choir rehearsing, also. Suffice to say that it's starting to resemble something out of West Side Story. I could almost hear them snapping. On the upside, only ten more days and I'm done, at least for a little while. Heck. Chances are fifty/fifty that I'll walk out of rehearsal with at least one person impaled on my endpin. Get the point? I did get a chance to deliver some of my soprano jokes, though. Change one or two words, and they become viola jokes.

Oh, and I just finished like five books. Granted, four of them were on the thin side, but still very interesting. By Tamora Pierce, who I had previously only known for her books about Merlin. These were two of the three quartets set in Tortall, and I gobbled them up one after the other. Highly idealistic, young female heros, battle of the sexes kind of books, stuff that Rue just hates me to rant about. At any rate, I found each of the main characters really interesting, though I'm leaning toward Kel as my favorite. At this point, Rue is probably mute with exasperation, but I never said I wasn't predictable. Come to think of it, there is a character in the first series Rue might take a fancy to. Lyssa, you might like them if you haven't already read them. Fast reads, but cute nonetheless.

The other book was a long one, a fantasy about the fairy tale of the six brothers turned into swans and turned back by their sister. Call me sentimental, but I just get a kick out of fairy tales made into novels, if they're done well. Didn't know the author before, but looking foward to the next book. Kinda like Robin McKinley meets Ursula LeGuine.

Hmm, sleep. I think I shall partake of this most necessary luxury while have the chance. Ciao.


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Dec. 3rd, 2002 02:32 am (UTC)
*grins* I think I already know which books you're talking about, and if you're right, Stormy and I gobbled our way through those when we were in, ye gods, middle school. The girl-wants-to-be-a-knight - Allanna? - quartet and then the ones that came after that I .. I *think* involved her kids? Man, been a long time. =P I'm fairly certain that we've read the ones you mean though. And my fave chara was, eh, the thief guy, in the beginning before he pissed me off. =P And the brother who went off to be a mage.
Dec. 5th, 2002 01:57 am (UTC)
Hmmm, I thought you'd like George, right off the bat. Me, I never got into Thom because it was so obvious where he was going to end up. That, and he was just plain annoying.
Dec. 3rd, 2002 09:46 am (UTC)
Love-love-love Tamora Pierce! But when'd she ever write about Merlin? Kel is my favorite too, she's so... I dunno, practical and real! I like her practicalness. And that she kicks butt.

Daughter of the Forest which I think is the other one you read I liked too-- read it on the plane to England. The other thing about England was-- Tamora Pirce books all in paperback. I got Lady Knight, the last one about Kel (want borrow?) for the flight back and had to forcibly restrain myself from the latest Circle of Magic.
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