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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-09-02 21:20
Subject: 50 Books 2015-58: The Shepherd's Crown
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Tags:50books, discworld, pterry
Tiffany Aching, Book 5
by Sir Terry Pratchett

This was an interesting and touching farewell. (The paper in the physical book seems very thin and I managed to damage it a couple of times while reading with normal care.)

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-09-02 21:16
Subject: 50 Books 2015-55 through 57: Miss Fisher Reprise
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Tags:50books, audiobooks, mystery
Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Unabrridged Audiobooks
by Kerry Greenwood, read by Stephanie Daniel

50 Books 2015-55: Death by Water (#15)

50 Books 2015-56: Murder on a Midsummer Night (#17)

50 Books 2015-57: Dead Man's Chest (#18)

And that catches me up on the written series, alas. Now I get to wait for series three of the tv programme to show up somewhere I can view it.

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-25 11:51
Subject: 50 Books 2015-52 through 54
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Tags:50books, alternate history, contract law, fantasy, fiction, magic, mystery, regency
50 Books 2015-52: Three Parts Dead (eBook)
Craft Sequence #3
by Max Gladstone

50 Books 2015-53: Blood and Circuses (unabridged audiobook)
Phryne Fisher Mysteries #6
by Kerry Greenwood, read by Stephanie Daniel
This has some interesting things to say about Phryne's reliance on her family-of-choice and her material resources, but I was disappointed that Phryne is not more satisfied in herself with herself.

50 Books 2015-53: Without a Summer (unabridged audiobook)
Glamourist Histories #3
by Mary Robinette Kowal (Author, Reader)

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-23 09:00
Subject: Congratulations!
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Tags:conventions, hugo award winners, worldcon
To all the Hugo Award winners, to everyone involved in the administration of the Awards, and especially to the tech crew for successfully live-streaming the entire ceremony!

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-20 20:40
Subject: That was interesting
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Tags:notes to self, stupid human tricks
The cursor froze in the middle of my computer screen. I was able to ctl-alt-delete to get to Task Manager and then use the alt key to activate keyboard commands and restart my computer.

Cursor not frozen on restart, but refroze as soon as I logged in. Tried starting in safe mode which also gave me a working cursor and restarted, but that got me back to the frozen cursor when I logged in normally.

Logging in as an different user gave me a working cursor.

Logging back in as me and borrowing N's wireless mouse got me a working cursor. This isolated the problem to my track pad and googling informed me that tapping the upper left corner of my track pad would toggle it on and off.

Victory!

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-18 22:12
Subject: 50 Books 2015-51: Glamour in Glass (Unabridged Audiobook)
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Tags:50books, alternate history, audiobooks, magic
Glamourist Histories #2
by Mary Robinette Kowal (Author, Reader)

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-17 19:21
Subject: 50 Books 2015-50: Shades of Milk and Honey
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Tags:50books, alternate history, magic
Glamourist Histories #1
by Mary Robinette Kowal

This is probably another series better read in internal chronology, which I shall endeavor for the rest of its volumes.

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-17 19:17
Subject: 50 Books 2015-49: Valour and Vanity (Unabridged Audiobook)
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Glamourist Histories #4
by Mary Robinette Kowal (Author, Reader)

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-17 19:15
Subject: 50 Books 2015-48: Two Serpents Rise
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Tags:50books, contract law, fantasy, fiction, magic
by Max Gladstone

I enjoyed this despite the fact that it started with a card game. I really, really don't like card games (or tarot readings) to be significant scenes in books as I find then incredibly tedious. Another interesting thing is that I found myself looking very carefully at the different characters at various points to figure out who I was rooting for in terms of what I thought would likely be a good resolution and which choices I hoped those characters would make to get there. I'm looking forward to reading the other books set in this world.

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Gwynedd
Date: 2015-08-15 15:13
Subject: The bottom just fell out of the sky
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Walls of water out there right now.

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