Jun. 18th, 2017

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This week's reading remains a bit less than previous, but it was enjoyable for the most part.

First was a graphic novel/non-fiction piece called Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D. It deals with the invention of, and the subsequent battles over the game Dungeons & Dragons in a comic book style. Not bad at all.

The next book I finished reading was Earth, Air, Fire and Custard, a comic fantasy novel by the British author Tom Holt. This carries forward from the previous couple of novels about the magical corporation in Britain in a rather strange and somewhat offputting fashion. For me the book was a bit of a hard slog compared to other novels this gentleman has written. I'll be picking up and starting another of his novels moderately soon, but if it's this hard to get into, I may dump it quickly.

Finally, Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey was recommended to me years ago; the tale of a wizard who'd been transported to Hell alive and managed to return for his vengeance. Fast and fun read. There's several more books in this saga and I'll be looking to read the second one soon.

Have a good week!
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There's been a lot of meetings at work which limited the socializing that I was able to do in the last week. Still, it's not been a bad week.

Most of the fun took place yesterday. We got snarled in traffic early while driving out to the edge of the Earth to pick up an inexpensive sewing machine, soon to be passed on to the daughter of a friend. We followed that by taking Brushette to the veterinarian for an external ear infection. Moving on to the next venue, we had lunch on a patio where they let in dogs. Then off to Danza del Sol Winery to pick up/out this quarter's wine club choices. From there, back home: since I did the wine tasting as the non-driver, I dozed the whole drive home.

Very pleasant day.

Today is the Guardian Trials at Dungeonmaster, so I hope we'll see you all there!

Oh, and happy Fathers Day! Best to all my friends who are fathers, and prayers to my father who I miss with all my heart.

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