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It's so good to be back with my internet connection! *hugs internet*

Generally, I like that my job involves a reasonable amount of travel; I like going places, and the combination of plane flights and forcible separation from the internet means that I get a chance to make inroads in my depressing large to-read pile of actual, physical books. But every so often - like when you've been to 5 states in 2 weeks - it's really nice to get back home.

Still, I did make an impressive dent in my book stack. Finished all the Miles Vorkosigan books (except for the first two books about Cordelia, which I have yet to order from Amazon since it is bloody impossible to find any Miles books in Australia), and am up to the last Dresden Files book (and I think this is one of the rare series which has improved steadily as it progresses - I liked the first few well enough, but I'm loving the later ones).

Combine that with travelling across to Western Australia for the first time, actually figuring out how to use some of the functions on my fancy new camera for the requisite tourist-snaps (5 functions down, 300 to go), and attending two conferences, and I've had a reasonably productive few weeks.

Recs tomorrow, I think. Or perhaps Wednesday, since I have a dinner tomorrow night. We'll see. *yawn*

Date: 2008-09-15 12:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] deaka.livejournal.com
Welcome back! :p That travel sounds great, but it must get a bit tiring.

I love the Vorkosigan series, especially the later Miles ones. Though they do all have their own merits. And they are hard to find here, aren't they? I got lucky with one, and found it in a second-hand book store, but the rest I had to order from the US.

Dresden Files is on my to-read list - I have the first, but haven't gotten to it yet. They sound promising, from what I've heard.

Date: 2008-09-15 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
Yeah, after looking for the Vorkosigan books for ages based on internet-word-of-mouth, I finally found one of the omnibuses at a bookshop. Massive order from Amazon followed. *g* Although I think I might prefer the earlier Miles a little more - the completely manic, spur-of-the-moment Miles gave the books a fairly unique drive and energy, at least in this genre. (Not that I don't like the later books too, of course.)

Dresden files are definitely worth reading, and the evolution of Harry as a character through the series is excellent.

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