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I've put down Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell temporarily so I can read the new Wheel of Time book, Knife of Dreams.

I'm about 100 pages into it thus far, so no spoilers (and please don't tell me anything after that point, either). Events are moving at a fast pace, however.

Anybody else reading it at the moment?


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Nov. 9th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
I just couldn't keep myself into JS & MN. The writing is good, skewering pompous and self-obsessed people is always good material, but... it's a bit flat or something. The characters don't grab me.

Anyway, I've put JS & MN down for a bit too, now I'm reading The Confusion (second in Neil Stephenson's Baroque Cycle).
Nov. 15th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
I will return to it, but JS & MN definitely doesn't have me in its clutches. It's not a clutchy book.

I really must do a review for you of the wonderful Tintara Shiraz. We managed to get hold of some. Next time we open one, I will try to force myself to stop swooning over the deliciousness and type something up about it. :)
Nov. 15th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
That shiraz sounds fantastic! Anytime you send me a review (or any other kind of blog entry) I'm happy to post it :-)

I'm drinking a cabernet sauvignon that won a gold in its category at the NC State fair right now. (Iron Gate Vineyards Cabernat Sauvingnon) It's... okay. Definitely not bad. Definitely not up to the standards of California cabernets either. I want to write up a blog entry about it as well, but I'm a bit afraid to. A gold medal should indicate a wine that I can review very favorably, and well... the fact that it doesn't gives you a clue about NC wines. So I'm trying to compose something that's both kind AND honest. Ah, well, the industry is very young in this state, and I have very high hopes that it will get better. In the meantime, if you drink NC wine, I suggest something from the Yadkin valley or one of the Biltmore estate wines.

Nov. 15th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
I keep hearing really good things about the Yadkin Valley wines, but I haven't had the opportunity to try them. Haven't tried the Biltmore wines, either, for that matter. I think it's great that you seem to be so informed about NC wines -- the only GA wine that I know anything about is Chateau Elan, and sadly, it is dreadful stuff. Swill is not too strong a word.

However, one of the beautiful things about being an oenophile is that there's always another wine that you haven't tasted. :)
Nov. 9th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
I just finished Anansi Boys and Everything is Illuminated, but I haven't decided what I'm going to read next. I feel all disconnected now that I don't work at a bookstore anymore!
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
What did you think of Anansi Boys?

I can imagine that you do miss being on the pulse of new releases and what people are reading.
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
Eep! B started me on the Wheel of time series! I'm still only on the 2nd book though =(
Nov. 10th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
You've got quite the voyage of discovery ahead of you! Enjoy! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them.
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