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I wish I had wireless in my tent because there are cool things to talk about, and by the time I get a chance to get to the internet tent, I've forgotten.

I bought "Batman: Gotham Knight" and quite enjoyed it. If you ever wanted to see bishonen anime Batman, this is your chance. seki_raku and strigine, I'm bringing it back with me so you can.

Aside from my usual Warhammer 40K stuff (which I explain as "because I don't read romance novels") I read a mystery novel from the First Ladies Detective Agency series called "Tears of the Giraffe". A light read, but what made it for me was that it took place in Botswana, which I now want to visit. Apparently Botswana isn't a quarter as screwed up as adjoining Zimbabwe and it sounds like everything I would like to see in a country: big sky, animals I don't normally see, history, friendly people. I HAD to get some of a nearby NCO's rooibos tea after reading it, because rooibos is frequently mentioned in the story.

I'm also reading a book which may be of interest to zare_k and valdelane. "Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide" is a 768-page full colour guidebook to the country where I now find myself. It's gorgeous and fascinating and I now know that I am currently inhabiting Alexander the Great's winter camp.

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sea_cucumber
Apr. 23rd, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
That Afghanistan book sounds really interesting!
haikujaguar
Apr. 23rd, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
Can you give me recommendations on the Warhammer 40K stuff? I've read the Sandy Mitchell books (fun) and I'm working through Dan Abnett's (crunchy, enjoying it), but there are a bunch of other authors and I tried one and it was so painfully bad I've blocked out the name of the guy. -_-
kishiriadgr
Apr. 23rd, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Dan Abnett's the best, followed by Graham MacNeill. Currently I've started the Ultramarines novels, but don't remember the author offhand. I was given a whole stack of Dan Abnett omnibuses for my last birthday. Among them was "Eisenhorn", a collection about an Inquisitor. I sent that one back to my house before I left Kuwait and I regret it; it's asking to be read again.
haikujaguar
Apr. 23rd, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes. I enjoyed Eisenhorn, but haven't had a chance yet to pick up Ravenor (one of my friends reported that one was 'weird', which makes me curious). I read one of the Gaunt standalone novels, then picked up an omnibus. I haven't read anything by MacNeill yet, I'll have to check that out. :)

I wish they'd issue e-books. This ginormous omnibuses take up so much space. :P
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