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It's late in the day but I hope that all of you had a Merry Christmas (or a really nice Sunday). I am just glad today is for the most part over with - I love my family, but there are times when I just want to get away from them and that was pretty impossible to do this weekend.

Still working on Magi. I will have it in by the deadline. Absolutely - even if I have to sit at my desk and write porn fanfic Tuesday morning at work, I will have it done and in a shape that's acceptable to me.

Thank you [livejournal.com profile] michele659 for the cookie on my profile page. It brightened my day seeing it and your note.

Trying not to worry about mom's upcoming medical stuff, but it's hard. Not too worried about her, because I know she'll pull through, but having to handle all the stuff that she does on a day-to-day basis, I just don't know if I'm the person that should be doing this, but the men in my family (who are living under the same roof) don't seem to be able to handle it either. And my brother is in a new-ish relationship that he's trying to nurture so I don't see him much anyway.

Sigh. Onto something better. I was given a Kindle for a Christmas present. Any recs on some really good, not depressing, not overly fluffy reads? Maybe some older stuff so I won't necessarily break the bank getting it.

Date: 2011-12-28 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neonsharpie.livejournal.com
I'd give you some recommendations, but I'm a fanatic of all things horrific and disturbing and I'm not sure that's what you're looking for. Most ebooks average between four to ten dollars. I have a Kobo, so I don't have much experience with the Kindle.

I hope everything works out with your mother.

Date: 2011-12-28 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmk418.livejournal.com
I like pretty much anything that can capture me right away and doesn't fall apart at the end. I'm not a big fan of overly graphic violence, but I like the creepy, so if you know of anything like that, please recommend.

Thank you for thinking of my mother at this time. I appreciate it.

Date: 2011-12-28 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neonsharpie.livejournal.com
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill is a good one. It's take a few chapters to take off, but it gets there. I'm not sure if you're into the bizarro genre, but his 21st Century Ghosts is great, it's a short story collection.

I found Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Johnathan L. Howard to be a spectacularly fun read, so if you're looking for something with humor this one's definitely a must.

You're most welcome. I hope you enjoy what's left of your holiday!

Date: 2012-01-01 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] michele659.livejournal.com
You're welcome,and I'm glad the "cookie" brightened your day!

I'll keep you and your mom in my thoughts and send you both lots of positive energy.
Please try and make sure the men in the family take some responsibility for your own sake. Otherwise you can get burnt out very easily when you shouldn't have to be.

I like mysteries and suspense so most of what I'd recommend would be that genre. If you haven't read any of the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy I'd recommend it. I'm on the first one but have heard good things about the other two. If you like James Patterson he has a new book, "Kill Alex Cross" that is a bestseller,and if you like Stephen King he also has a new book that's called "Nov.22,1963"(I think that's the exact title). Also,if you go to the Kindle store they have the 100 free books each day,and I believe there are also ones you can rent. There's slash out there,too if you want to read some non fanfic slash. If you tell me what type of books you're interested in I could suggest more for you. Reading is a good distraction!

Date: 2012-01-07 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmk418.livejournal.com
I appreciate the positive energy coming my way. My mom's surgery was a success and she's been home for about a week now. It hasn't been too bad as of yet, so that's a positive.

My mom is currently reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" so I'll probably grab that when she's done. I love James Patterson - "Along Came a Spider" is one of my favorite books, so I'm very familiar with Detective Cross. I want to read the Stephen King book too, but I'm going to wait a bit for it to come down in price or get it from the library - it's so surreal that libraries are starting to feed into Kindle. I probably shouldn't be amazed that we have such similar taste in books, so if there's anything else you'd recommend - even among the classics, that'd be great.

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