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I recently finished A Shortcut in Time by Charles Dickinson. It was a page-turner with excellent characterization. Click the above link for a summary of the plot.
Here’s what I bought this morning (all prices are in U.S. As of Feb. 14, 2004, multiply the amounts by 1.32 to get Canadian dollars):
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I’ve stopped reading Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs; it’s a memoir about a young boy growing up in an odd environment, with lots of unusual, often sad events that illustrate what’s influenced the boy’s perception of himself and the world. I grew tired of it, not caring about him or his mother. The writing seemed forced, as if the memoir was painful to tell; maybe that was the author’s intent, but it didn’t work for me.
Real One Player is a necessary evil that’s required to play some media online. Unfortunately, by default it installs lots of crap on your computer you don’t need, annoying you with popups and features you’ll never use. This site describes how to install and configure it to make it as unintrusive as possible.