The Borders book club for A Lion Among Men is up! I really hope you'll check it out. Gregory McGuire is delightful. Perhaps, of particular interest, the third section is all about transformative fiction and the ins and outs of writing in the world of Oz.

As I expected, I finished The Hunger Games before bed last night. The quick book description is:
    Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

The book is intense, emotional, and tremendously moving. It's a YA book so it's intended audience is teenagers but, like much YA sci-fi/fantasy, it's equally satisfying for adults. Also, if you think Stephenie Meyers can't write to save her life, I direct you to this book instead.

Next up, Blood Meridian.

I left work at 5pm to come home for a run and then I had a date. He came back to my place and, even in my 30's, even having been at his home, I still get nervous. But it was a good time and is maybe going somewhere.

This is a crazy week. Tomorrow must be an early night for me because, on Wednesday, I'm driving to OH for a day of meetings. It's 3 1/2 hour each way and we're leaving Ann Arbor at 6am. TOO EARLY. Then, on Thursday, I have a work dinner and on Friday I fly to NY for a weekend with Chase.

Before I go to bed, though, here's an awesome giraffe photo [livejournal.com profile] powrhug sent me. Look how they love each other!



Okay, a peach. Then bed.
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