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Mixed Mailbag

In the mail came a fortnight rejection from the interestingly named Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. However, UPS brought me a big ol' box of books, the fruits of an Amazon.com gift certificate I'd gotten from Lisa for my most recent birthday. Good UPS! Bad USPS! Incidentally, now you see why I resolved to read more this year.

Despite my now mostly-vanquished cold, I finished Doomsday Book. Very good, but I have to add it to my list of Books Never To Read When Sick. All the characters either catch the Black Plague or some flu pandemic, depending on when in time they are (The Stand is another example. Yeesh). After that came the Patricia Wrede collection Book of Enchantment, and I'm currently reading Women of Mystery: The Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists (Agatha Christie, Patricia Highsmith, Patricia Cornwell, etc). It's very interesting, but since it's a nonfiction collection of biographies, I will likely throw it over for one of my new books, just to mix things up a little.