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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-01-17 05:58
Subject: [links] Link salad pops another lactase tab
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A reader reacts to Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles | Borders ] — Loved the book, not so sure she recommends it. I take her point. Heh.

Fairwood Press announces The Specific Gravity of Grief — A cancer novella, coming out in a limited edition.

Avatar: Film making and human destiny Part I and Part IICentauri Dreams with some interesting analysis from a scientific and cultural perspective.

Saab and Saab — A J21 aircraft and a Model 92 auto.

Ghost Depot: 1905Shorpy with an interesting piece of railroad photography.

"I Don't Believe in Global Warming" — Hahaha.

SMBC on faith and reason — Heh. Not unlike some of my own comments, except in handy comic form.

Christianity's role in history of U.S. at issue — More on the Christianist Texas textbook selection nonsense. John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, a Christian institution [said], "They are not experts on social studies and history. Neither of them are trained in history. They are preachers who use the past and history as a means of promoting a political agenda in the present." Huh. Good for Professor Fea.

?otD: Milk or cheese?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

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User: klwilliams
Date: 2010-01-18 00:44 (UTC)
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I read the first chapter or so of Trial of Flowers, and really didn't like any of the characters. I considered putting it down, but I liked the city and I loved the language, so I kept reading. I'm really happy I did, and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-01-18 00:47 (UTC)
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Thank you. Writing about essentially unlikeable people is a challenge. (In my opinion, Enero is the most likeable guy in the book.)
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