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Still building up my ~work wardrobe.~ Recent purchases:






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Last night me and my coworkers got into a drunken argument over Gilmore Girls, and who Rory should have ended up with (Me: jess. Everyone else: Logan). 

Work upped my hours from 17 to 32 hours a week, which was awesome. None of the other part-timers were happy about it though (all of them wanted more hours too), and I've been told that there have been grumblings about it. Delighted by that a little bit, NGL.

The problem with sitting at a desk 8 hours a day is the weight gain... I am going to have to get into the habit of making my lunches in the morning :-< :-<  You do not want to know how many times this week I have eaten McDonalds.



 
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Annoyed by things, so many things, so I bought a dress.

 

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Aug. 18th, 2009 10:24 am
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Temeraire by Naomi Novik

Summary: The story is set during an alternate history version of the Napoleonic Wars, in which dragons not only exist but are used as a staple of aerial warfare in Asia and Europe. The dragons of the story are portrayed as sentient and intelligent, capable of logical thought and human speech. The series centers primarily on events involving Temeraire (the titular dragon) and his handler, Will Laurence. The first book of the series centers on how Laurence, formerly a Captain in the British Royal Navy, becomes Temeraire's handler, and their early training in preparation for battles against Napoleon's aerial fleet.

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. The main highlight was the relationship between Laurence and Temeraire. Although he became a dragon hanger grudgingly, Laurence soon settles into the role of parent to Temeraire, who is pretty much a giant precocious baby. THEY READ BEDTIME STORIES TOGETHER. And then go off and fight the French.

The Dragon choosing its rider thing is similar to Anne McCaffery's The Dragons of Pern, but I liked Novik's dragons better. She writes their voices perfectly; there were so many moments when I wanted to laugh or cry.

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