Sep. 18th, 2017 07:58 pm
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Out of curiosity, is anyone interested in a Kindle Paperwhite. It's the previous edition, so it's not the latest one, but it still works perfectly fine. Pretty much the only time that I use it nowadays is when I'm traveling via plane, which I don't see happening any time soon since I don't plan on going back to Tennessee for the holidays this year. So since my checking account is still somewhat lighter than I'd like, I thought that I'd at least see if anyone might want one.

I also still have quite a few things available in the virtual garage sale post that I put up several weeks ago. And I'm very much willing to haggle when it comes to listed prices, if you're interested in anything.

(Oh, and for those of you who donated to my Ko-fi page and requested fic, it's coming! The last few weeks have been absolutely hell, which deserves its own post, but things are calming down and I actually have time to breathe again.)


Sep. 10th, 2017 12:10 pm
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Question: has anyone else had an issue with the USPS returning packages that they've mailed, claiming that the address is incorrect when it's not?

I've had this happen multiple times, usually when I'm mailing out several packages at the same time. It doesn't happen regularly, by any means, but it happens enough that it's starting to get more than a little annoying. And it just happened again, because a package that I mailed out from my last virtual garage sale post was returned to me yesterday.

Could it have to do with the something that my local post office is doing, when they're inputting information for the various barcodes and such that are then put on the package? That's the only thing I can think of to explain why it's happened several times, but I'm not entirely certain how exactly scanning packages works with the USPS.

What I'm Reading Wednesday

Sep. 6th, 2017 03:13 pm
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Okay, it's been a long time since I did this again. I actually had to go back to the last time just to see where to start. In my defence I did not have access to my computer (not about to do this on a mobile device thank-you-very-much-give-me-a-proper-keyboard.) for the last two Wednesdays.

Normally I write this as a sort of hodge-podge of finished and current mixed in, but this time lets try and be a bit more organised. We have a fair bit to cover.

  • The rest of the Belgariad series and the whole Mallorean series by David Eddings. I'm not going to list all the titles because that would be some seven or eight books in total. Each series has five books in it, and last time I did one of these I was about halfway through, I think, the Belgariad.

  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley. The story was okay, but I can't say I was entirely pleased with the ending. spoiler ) I don't think I'll revisit this book, but I wouldn't be opposed to trying other books from Pulley's hand.

  • The Scarab Path by Adrian Tchaikovsky. That one is fifth in the Shadows of the Apt series, which has ten books in total. It's also the last of them that I had read before. Totally new territory from this point on.

  • The Sea Watch, which is book six of the above. The first new-to-me one. At this point by FAR my favourite of the lot, even though it hasn't got Che in it at all and I think if I've got a favourite character in this series, it's probably her, so that says a lot. Such expansion of the world with this one! I do hope we'll get back to revisit these people and places in later books, because I want to learn more about them. So many questions. So few answers.

  • The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace. I was a little uncertain about this one at first, but I wound up liking it well enough. The protagonist is the sort of incredibly naive character that it's difficult not to become fond of. I listened to this one on audiobook, and narrator was good. She read the whole thing in a Liverpudlian accent (it's set in Liverpool), and while I for obvious reasons can't say whether or not she was any good at that, it fooled me. Only problem was that after listening to it for a while, anything I read sort of took on that accent in my head at first. Bit distracting.

  • Finally, Just One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor, which I just finished about a half hour ago, also on audio. Narrator was excellent. Story was fantastic. I loved this book from before the first chapter was finished. It was funny and exciting and I'm very much going to throw myself directly at the rest of the series. I had a goodly number of unused credits at Audible, so I just went and got the lot all in one go, and all of them with the same narrator too. I definitely expect to be revisiting this one in the future, but when I do, it probably won't be as an audiobook.

  • Currently reading
  • Heirs of the Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky, book seven in the Shadow of the Apt series. I haven't got very far in it yet, and it seems to be slow starter. I hope it'll pick up a bit, but I expect it might be suffering a bit from being the next one after Sea Watch which I liked so much.

  • Reading next
  • And when I say 'next' what I really mean is 'immediately after posting this', the next one of Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St Mary series. Because I got all of them at the same time, I couldn't even tell you what the title was, but I'll be finding out and downloading shortly.

  • No definitely plans for this one yet, but I recently found a pretty little illustrated copy of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by JRR Tolkien which I've never previously read. It was a bit of an impulse purchase, but I should like to get around to it soon.

  • Again, no definitely plans here, but I would also like to revisit the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, primarily because the style and feel of One Damn Thing etc reminded me of them and although liking them I never actually did finish the series.

  • Finally, and soon I hope, I would like to get back to the 44 Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith, because I enjoyed the first one and honestly can't remember why I wound up with such a long break before continuing. I want to get back to it before I actually forget it

  • Was that everything? I think it was everything.


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