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Old 12-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #1471
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Merry Christmas!

Thank you Alan!!

Wishing all of you: Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!
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Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for the New Year. Happy Reading.
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Merry Christmas!

Somehow this looks disturbingly familiar.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #1474
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Cool Dana Stabenow refers to Harry Dresden!

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....As well as Mountain Echoes (The Walker Papers) by C.E. Murphy - Feb 19, 2013 (#8, I think)
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Hmmmm....I'll look on amazon for that author/series...ah ha! $5.54 for book 1, Urban Shaman! The title and the price grabbed me (as I like native american characters and mythology -'Injun Joe' and 'skinwalker' [and cheap] for instance) and so I grabbed up a copy! Ah, my ever-expanding TBR!!
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I'm reading the first of that series called the Walker Papers by C.E. Murphy. She's kinda' interesting to me as she was born in Homer Alaska (I lived in Alaska for 1/2 of the 60's), writes this Urban Fantasy (presently my favorite genre) series about a 27 year old female native American Shaman and Catie Murphy (the author's actual name) presently lives in Ireland (a lot of Celtic mythology seems to be included in this first book, Urban Shaman). Also my college degree is in Anthropology and am interested in both Celtic and Native American mythology. :
I finished reading Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy. An interesting and a quite different approach to Urban Fantasy than I've been exposed to before. Now I've just began reading A Deeper Sleep by Dana Stabenow, the 15th book in the Kate Shugak Mysteries series.

I'm a couple of chapters into A Deeper Sleep and just ran into this paragraph:

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Johnny, who obviously still had a lot of work ahead of him before he could start violating all the known laws of physics, gave up and trudged mournfully to his bedroom. Not neglecting to take the copy of the latest Harry Dresden novel with him, even though Kate’s bookmark was prominently clasped at the halfway mark.
Dana often refers to a book or series that I've read in these Kate Shugak books.

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Dana often refers to a book or series that I've read in these Kate Shugak books.

That is too bad though. While it is nice to have exposure, it also has the side-effect that the worlds are different from each other. It makes Harry Dresden simply a fiction book without them beeing able to coexist. The novels only exist in our world. If they exist in Harry's world, they would not be novels, but something else. They would be The Dresden Files (no pun intended) - except they are not written in a style that could be Harry's diary.

*sigh* that sucks, Harry Dresden is not real. Oh well, probably better - some things could be pretty scary first-hand.
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Harry Dresden is not real.
Whaaaaaat?????

Next thing you'll b saying crazy stuff about Santa and the Tooth Fairy...
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #1477
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Whaaaaaat?????

Next thing you'll b saying crazy stuff about Santa and the Tooth Fairy...
Stop with the spoilers. I am not far enough in the series to read about Santa or the Toot-Toot Faerie.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #1478
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Small Favor

Jim Butcher went far out of his way in Small Favor to entertain us with A LOT of fun (and real life teachings). Here is a few of his excellent works. As they are quotes from the book, they are spoilers:

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In order of apperance:

Since when is actor part of his magic?
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One slip, one miscalculation, one inconveniently placed patch of ice, and I would be able to add “pancake” to my impersonation repertoire.
The next one is my favourite by far (thus in bold). I can just see Harry's face rolling his eyes, hoping never to make a mistake again as long as he lives.
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“Kid. You just made the last mistake of your life.”
“God,” I said. “I wish.”
I told you so:
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“What’s gone wrong, Harry?”
“Hey!” I protested. “That’s a hell of a thing to say to a man, Captain. Just because I’m calling in doesn’t mean that there’s some kind of crisis.”
“Technically true, I suppose. Why are you calling?”
“Well. There’s a crisis.”
She made an mmmmmm sound.
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“Troubleshooters?” Michael asked.
“When there’s trouble,” I told him, “they shoot it.”
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“If I want to hurt Marcone,” I said, “all I need to do is sit down with a six-pack of beer and a bag of pretzels and let him twist in the wind.”
Why Mouse is a service dog:
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“I have a rare condition,” I said, scratching the big dog under the chin. “Can’t-get-a-date-itis. He’s supposed to be some kind of catalyst or conversation starter. Or failing that, a consolation prize. Anyway, he’s necessary.”
Oh come on, Harry, why not?
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I didn’t particularly care to find out what getting hit with a sharp stone ax felt like.
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I don’t remember Mister ever coming home nursing mouse-inflicted wounds. For that matter, he hardly ever came home from one of his rambles hungry. Playing cat and mouse is generally only fun for the cat.

As you can tell, I enjoy this book as much as any of them before.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #1479
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I like this one

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What do you want on your vegetarian pizza?

Dead pigs and cows. They're vegetarians.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #1480
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What do you want on your vegetarian pizza?

Dead pigs and cows. They're vegetarians.
That's one of my very favorite Dresden snarks (is snark even a word?)!

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #1481
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What do you want on your vegetarian pizza?

Dead pigs and cows. They're vegetarians.


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That's one of my very favorite Dresden snarks (is snark even a word?)!

Yes!
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What do you want on your vegetarian pizza?

Dead pigs and cows. They're vegetarians.
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That's one of my very favorite Dresden snarks (is snark even a word?)!

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Yes!
Yes. And you can tell that Harry never finished high school, because
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Oops. I meant Fabelhaven.

I have So You Want to Be a Wizard, but have not read it as yet.
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I did read The Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard. The reply of mine you quoted referred to the Diane Duane series, Young Wizards. I've never investigated Fabelhaven.
Nyssa....Fablehaven has a pretty good price [$21.97] at amazon for the 5 book set (but not as good for the individual books [$6.00 & change each], so I grabbed up just the first one). I'll get the set for my Grandson (for his Fire) for his next birthday if I like the one I just got. I'll read it next and let you know.


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Nyssa....Fablehaven has a pretty good price [$21.97] at amazon for the 5 book set (but not as good for the individual books [$7.99 each], so I grabbed up just the first one). I'll get the set for my Grandson (for his Fire) for his next birthday if I like the one I just got. I'll read it next and let you know.

Cool! Thank you!!
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Brainwashed in Small Favor

OH MY

Did I really get so brainwashed as to not see it? Just finished chapter 38 in Small Favor and have a question for you that read and reread it often:
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Michael confronts Harry about having his head messed with. And all of a sudden Harry remembers last using his blasting rod at the first Gruff attack. Is it really gone as in gone from any mentioning in the book from that point on until then? And how did I never get suspicious. Sure now that I know, it seems rather stupid that I did not see it before. How could we get so brainwashed as to miss that? Yeah sure, if you don't say that you forgot your blasting rod, then you won't see that you forgot about it. Reason would be, you really forgot about it and not just forgot to grab it. Forgot to remember more like. I think Jim Butcher is using some kind of magic when he writes that. Is it really gone from the book?
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