A Book Quandary

I get “extra rewards” on my bank card, meaning every time I use my card as a credit card I earn points. I know this is pretty much a gimmick and I figured I’d never earn enough points to do anything, but after two years I earned enough points to get a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. I know it isn’t much, but I can buy books so I’m happy. My problem is I’ve narrowed it to two books, but can’t decide between the.

  1. Terry Pratchett’s Making Money. I’m a huge Terry Pratchett fan, which I’ve mentioned here many times. I’ve never bought one of his books when it was first released though. On the plus side, I know I’ll enjoy this book. On the minus side, it will cost around $18, so I will have to chip in some of my own money. There was a nice review of Making Money written by Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing the other day. Also on Boing Boing was a link to a graphic that lays out the books of Discworld chronologically based on their “arcs” (Rincewind Novels, Witches Novel, etc.). I really recommend this.

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  2. Susanna Clarke’s The Ladies of Grace Adieu – this was recently released in paperback and the more I hear about it the more I like it. This book is a collection of short stories, many of which are in the same world as Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel, which I loved. An added bonus is that this one will cost less.

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Anyhow, what do you all think. Which book should I choose?

Improvement is Good

I’m happy to say my Sunday night hockey game went much better than the Saturday morning game.  If Saturday’s game was “It was a dark and stormy night” then Sunday’s game was “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  The game was well played by both teams, much more up-tempo than Saturday and I felt much better on the ice (didn’t feel sick).  The other team even had a goalie!

I don’t feel too sore today other than my hands.  That will probably change tomorrow.  The interesting thing was that after this strenuous exercise I felt a jolt of energy which translated to my feelings about my writing.  If it wasn’t 11:30 PM when I got home from the game, I probably would’ve done some writing.  I knew I had wake up for work at 6:30, so I went to sleep instead.

I have much to write about this week on Ye Olde Blog, so make sure to stop by often.  I think you’ll enjoy it.