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it's a KFC Sunday / AAirlines / books galore

Yeah, after a healthy early breakfast and early lunch, I had a hankering for some "bad" stuff, so went and got myself some KFC. And yes, I ate the skin too. I rarely do that, tho, if that makes it a little bit more forgivable :p

Finished another book today. Okay okay, I admit, I didn't exactly read every single word: where the descriptions and stuff seemed to be getting a bit long, I just skimmed till things got more interesting *grin!*

What book was it this time? Good Morning Darkness by Ruth Francisco.
If the author sounds familiar, that may be because I already mentioned having discovered her debut novel in a store in switzerland a few weeks ago. I knew she had a second book out, and I wanted to follow-up and see if she's improved any from her first outing. The answer is a resounding YES. Pity this book doesn't involve the deathmaiden from the first book. I would hope that she'll bring back that character in her later works.

This book is pretty well written: lots of twists & turns right up till the very end! What *i* thought was a straighforward whodunnit turned out to be not so straight after all! For that alone, the book is already worth a read. I don't wanna say more, or I may spoil it for ya :p

Other topics:

I finally remembered to share what the airline said in response to my complaint about not getting my preferred seat assignment, nor getting any warning about it from the check-in personnel. Here's three lines from the response:
Our records indicate that your seat was reassigned in accordance with routine security procedures. This activity is standard on occasion. Unfortunately, however, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the inflight security process, we cannot provide more specific information.
Great. What am I supposed to make of that? My name triggered fears that I would try to hijack the plane, so they made sure it would be awkward for me to do so my placing me in a non-aisle seat? Seriously. What *am* I supposed to make of their response? Sheesh.

Moving on.

Got a book waiting for me at the library: The Iron Tree by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. I'd discovered her with her Bitterbynde trilogy (excellent, tho the ultimate ending was a bit of a letdown. But read it anyway!), and knew she was working on another (unrelated) trilogy. Then forgot. The when wandering around Zurich airport on my way back to the U.S., I saw The Iron Tree in a bookstore. Yikes, it's out already? So I "ordered" it (I just *love* this library!), and will be devouring it soon. I hope it's as good as the Bitterbynde... you'll find out soon enough :D

And since I feel like it: here's a list of other books I thought might be read-worthy, that I saw in ZRH and DFW airports (many of which I already forgot about, good thing I jotted them down into my phone!!):

If any of you have read any of the above, or have anything to share about them, please feel free to tell me via the comments section, ok? Thanx!!



  1. I've read all the Gregory Maguire apart from Son of a Witch, which my mother is currently reading (confound her!) so I'm waiting on that. While I like them all, none quite compares to Wicked in my estimation. Likely because Wicked was the first of his I read and it was so different. Then the rest of his are variations on the theme 'the other perspective' and thus not as groundbreaking. I'm difficult that way, sometimes. I've also read Iris Johannsen (n's and o's and e's, whatever). Currently am enamored with 'The Other Boleyn Girl' author (I'm rotten with author's names...

  2. Heyya,

    Yeah, I've read quite a few "fairy tale derivatives" so I dunno if I want to go through *all* of Maguire's works: I will make it a point to start with "Wicked", and see from there...


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