August 14th, 2007

happiness is a full bookcase

Another Japan reading poll

Here are the books that I am definitely taking to Japan:

  • Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies
  • Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman and Fudoki
  • R.H.P. Mason, A History of Japan
  • Sei Shonagon, The Pillow Book

I am possibly bringing various John M. Ford books that I haven't read yet, in case that memorial panel actually happens—does anyone know if it's going to? If not, well, Ford is not my ideal vacation reading.

For the last half-dozen-ish slots, I find myself with a plethora of mass-market paperbacks, so, like everyone else: a poll!

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oh my aching head, octopus, oh no!

New camera!

With which I took the icon and the picture behind the cut, both gifts from Chad's family over vacation. No, they are not particularly good, but I am just getting started.

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Oh, and does anyone else have a Canon SD series? (This is the 800.) What's better, taking out the memory card and using a card reader, or using the USB cable? The little door for the USB cable feels incredibly flimsy, but I don't know how robust the memory card is, either.