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Monday October 15, 2012 7:21 AM
I'm currently reading "The Dresden Files", book 6, "Blood Rites".
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Tuesday October 16, 2012 2:43 AM
The Hunger Games
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"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
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Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:41 PM
Reading "Kwaidan", Japanese ghost stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, a Greek-Irish natualized Japanese citizen who did great work collecting Japanese (and other far eastern) stories and making the culture accessable to the west.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Thursday October 25, 2012 8:07 PM
Kwaidan was good, though this particular collection had several Chinese supernatural stories, and a couple of brief informative texts about things like incense. All in all, good stuff.


On to Robert W. Chamber's classic "The King in Yellow". Apart from Poe and Dunsany, this is the one piece of work that was Lovecraft's big inspiration. The idea of the Necronomicon came from this work. I've only gotten 4 pages into it, but it is very promising thus far.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
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Monday October 29, 2012 1:58 PM
So far the King in Yellow is good. Not quite as good as I'd hoped, but unrealistically high expectations tend to ruin things. Definitely worth reading if you like Lovecraft, or just creepy stuff in general.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Tuesday October 30, 2012 7:47 PM
Working my way through Gerald's Game by Stephen King. I started this one once back in high school and was icked out enough to never finish it, but I'm on a mission to read all his books. So far it's still... disturbing, but still quite good.
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Wednesday October 31, 2012 2:43 PM
I don't really like King. I started out reading "Pet Semetary" and thought it was great, then went on to "Four after midnight" and "It", "Desperation" and a couple others.
What struck me was that he has about half a dozen characters in his repotoire and just changes their name for a new story, and he writes the set-up of the story well, very well, then about halfway through he can't figure what should happen, so he pulls something stupid out of his arse which ruins the whole story.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Monday November 5, 2012 4:01 AM
Finishsed "the King in Yellow". The four stories which comprised the title were good. There were several other works in this booklet. The story called 2The demoiselle d'Ys" was a good enough time-travel ghost story, but unfortunately something we have encountered many times before. That's the problem with having read so much before: you get a bit jaded.
The short piece called "The Prophet's Paradise" was odd and interesting. Then there were several short stories about various streets in Paris. They were well-written enough, I suppose, but rather boring. Most of them seemed rather pointless.

On to "The quest for the future", the last van Vogt book I bought this summer.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
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Tuesday November 6, 2012 7:56 AM
Various Faerun D&D source books....
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Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:58 PM
Going to play/run a game, or just for fun?

I know most of my RPG reading is because I like reading it and thinking about all the funs stuff that would be fun to try, even if I most liekly never will get around to trying it out.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
- Stephen Roberts
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