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1. Post about something that made you happy today even if it's just a small thing.
2. Do this everyday for a week without fail.
3. Tag 8 of your friends to do the same.



DAY 7, THE LAST DAY:

I meant to buy Christmas presents today, but I ended up getting books for myself instead. XD Well, it's not Christmas yet so I have time! Anyway, I visited the secondhand bookstores again and got three novels:


The King Must Die by Mary Renault (1 €)
Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris (in Finnish: Herrasmiehiä ja huijareita, 1,40 €)
Isabella by Kaari Utrio (in Finnish, 1,40 €)


I haven't read anything by Renault yet, but since I keep hearing good things about her historical novels, I don't mind buying them as long as they're cheap. I now have three of her novels and I keep hoping that I'll have time and interested to read them eventually.

I haven't read anything by Harris either, and neither have I heard anything about that particular novel. The back cover sounded interesting enough (a black comedy, a murder mystery in a boys' school, kind of expecting subtext here... *cough* what?) so I figured that I might as well buy it. If I don't like it, I'll give it to Dad and see if he does.

Kaari Utrio is a famous Finnish author who's written tons of historical romances and a few nonfiction books. I think I've read most of her work in my teens, and they're entertaining enough. They're pretty good as far as historical novels go, though no one should never, ever take them too seriously or as an accurate portrayl of a specific period. Still, at least she gets something right unlike most authors.

And happy dragon news, not that all (most) of you care. :P )

And now the meme is done, and I'll stop spamming everyone. :P

Dragons!

Nov. 8th, 2008 05:22 pm
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I swear I tried to resist these! I've always wanted a dragon of my own and since there's an unfortunate lack of gigantic flying predators, I have to settle for these.

Click my eggs! That didn't sound dirty at all...

Under the cut so they won't get sick. )

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