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I read compulsively, eclectically and fannishly.

Currently reading

Quand un roi perd la France (Les rois maudits, #7)
Maurice Druon
George Steiner
The Captive & The Fugitive
Marcel Proust, D.J. Enright, Terence Kilmartin, C.K. Scott Moncrieff
Homeland - Cory Doctorow I liked [b:Little Brother|954674|Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)|Cory Doctorow|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349673129s/954674.jpg|939584] and I really liked [b:For the Win|7241373|For the Win|Cory Doctorow|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317793244s/7241373.jpg|7359191], so I really am quite disappointed by how disappointed I've been by Doctorow's last two YA books. His teenaged characters used to be just plausible as bright, precocious explainers; now they all come across as inexplicably arrested middle-aged adults. Stuff happens in this book, sort of, but it doesn't really go anywhere. Ugh.

Oh, and also, the free .epub version is typeset in the most ridiculous cramped way—no paragraph indentations, with only the tiniest smidgen more space between the paragraphs than between one line and another. Not to mention the parsing error in Chapter 5 that makes iBooks eat most of it with a big red error. I guess you're supposed to hack it if you actually want to read it or something.