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06 August 2004 @ 09:17 pm
Gah. Don't want to do any of my normal distractions this evening, but don't want to do anything else. Reading "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood atm, it's good, but I'm not in the mood for reading something worthwhile this evening. Need to beef up my character on Champions of Noraath to play online with marble at somepoint, but not in the mood for games. I'd normally play logic puzzles, but my arm hurts a bit, so obsessive mouse movement probably isn't wise, and anyway, I'm not in the mood for that either.

So instead I'll inflict my witterings upon you all, so you can be bored too ;)
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: The Clash "The Story of the Clash: Vol 1"
Mrs. Christie: <agreeable>shineyquarter on August 6th, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
I like Margaret Atwood. Have you read lots of her other stuff?
Margaretpling on August 6th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
This is the first one I've read actually - I'd seen ads for "The Handmaid's Tale" that had lead me to think it was modern mainstream literature (using literature as a synonym for 'books that put having a point to make above having a good story to tell'), and that was reinforced by WHSmiths stocking it in the 'literary fiction' section of the shop (not even 'modern fiction'). A couple of comments here and there over the last month or so made me realise that actually, some of it at least is science fiction, and it's not necessarily got its head quite that far up its arse ;)

So I got "Oryx and Crake" out of the library (as they didn't have the one I'd heard of most), and it's going well :)

Yeah, I'm a bit too selective about what I read - I read primarily SF and anything else has to work to catch my attention
Mrs. Christie: booksshineyquarter on August 6th, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC)
I have generally liked everything I have read of hers and I really liked "The Handmaid's Tale." It certainly isn't spaceship sci-fi but it does have an element of sci-fi to it. I am certain that I have far different taste in books but I think Atwood has a very pleasing writing style and I recommend her to most people.