I've been rather quiet in 'netLand the past few weeks because I have been fighting one tenacious bug (upper respiratory virus that went into infection.) Finally reached fevers and antibiotics, and had to use official sick days for work (very rare for me.)
Just starting to get normal now, still have some rest and recovery ahead.
That, however, compared to very serious health crisis being faced by friends and colleagues just pales in comparison. Charles's wife Lana, of course. Tom's blood issue (hemochromatosis.) Also, someone at my workplace has undergone brain surgery.
I haven't finished reading anything, but I have started on the History of the Runestaff omnibus. Illness ate into my reading time. I hate it when fevers bug my eyes so I can't even read while I'm sitting around doing nothing. I *hate* that.
My kids, of course, caught various versions of coughs themselves, so I was on constant fever watch with them. They got through this round okay. (which is good, because my son had a rotten tonsil infection himself a few weeks ago with a scary fever.)
Mild winter is apparently more compromising on your health than a normal, cold one.
So, here's to your good health and to the good health of all those around you!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
This was my first foray into the manic styling of The Spider! You would not believe the sheer number of exclamation points in the first story! It must be exciting, right? Right!
Um, actually, no.
This book was painful to slug through. Frankly, this is the kind of shlock that give pulp a bad name.
This Baen collection features two Spider stories, "Satan's Murder Machines" and "Death Reign of the Vampire King." The third tale, "The Octopus," isn't even a Spider story.