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I remember when I said "long weekend" wistfully. My July 4th was more like a death march or a bad episode of Survivor. First the air conditioning conked out on the building. Not surprising, the a/c dies at the first rumble of thunder. But when it wasn't immediately reset I started to get worried. At one point, I stupidly went to the library for a quick respite. And promptly dinged my ankle while puttering around the stacks. Several friends have suggested I need a suit of armor. While practical, it'd be completely uncomfortable in summer. I actually spent the night at a very nice hotel last night -- after the temperatures climbed to 80 degrees in my building, I considered that I was not a hothouse flower. The building is waiting on a part to fix the problem, so we'll see what I go home to tonight. I hope everyone else had a better 4th.

Bright side, I did finish Gail Carriger's Soulless over the weekend. Very funny mix of steampunk and supernatural and romance... now if only the author can sort out her POV issues in later books. Maybe she was going for omniscient/Victorian style narrative, but the end result was switching POVs in literally the next paragraph. Loved the world and the characters though.

Date: 2011-07-05 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennawaterford.livejournal.com
That is a valid POV technique -- it's only really wrong when it switches in the same paragraph as opposed to the next one. It is an old-school method, and modern readers just aren't used to it anymore as it isn't used very often. BUT Sherwood Smith used it in her magnificent Inda novels, so I kind of had to get used to it ;)

Date: 2011-07-06 12:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jordannamorgan
I hear you on the A/C problems. Mine conveniently got maintenanced at the very *end* of our recent 95-to-99-degree spell. *facepalm* At least the old beast is fairly better now.

I hope things are improved for you today!

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