where is everybody?
Philip.Belben at pgen.com
Philip.Belben at pgen.com
Tue Feb 15 12:57:04 EST 2000
> Britta asked:
>> "Did I get kicked off a list (accidentally) again? Or was everybody
>> busy toasting cheese (and eating it)?"
> Yes! I was ravenous for grilled cheese after that conversation.
I tried Kylie's toasted cheese and bacon recipe at the weekend. I then spent a
week in bed with some flu-like virus - I hope there was no connection! Perhaps
it was because I used Marmite instead of Vegemite (which I can get, but I keep
Marmite in stock as a matter of course)
Just to set Irina's mind at rest, I don't use margarine in such things. The
bread is grilled and then has cheese placed on it with no intervening lubricant
(except the Marmite).
While I was ill I read "Golden Witchbreed" by Mary Gentle - England's answer to
C J Cherryh? Not bad, but not in my list of all-time top books or (yet)
authors. Three things I noticed, none particularly interesting alone, but taken
together there may be significance: (1) the book is set on the planet Orthe.
(2) The edition I was reading has in the front a one-line review by DWJ herself.
(3) This edition was published before DWJ wrote Sudden Wild Magic. Could the
Pentarchian province of that name be related to this book?
I also read "Witch World" by Andre Norton. I wouldn't go so far as to call it
Bad, but it was a very mediocre example of "person from our world transported to
a fantasy world" writing. Are the sequels any better? If not, please strike
Norton off my list of favourite authors!
Anyway, I am now recovered and back on the net - when I got to work yesterday,
there were 649 e-mails waiting for me... (I didn't read them all, but I read
all the ones on this list of course)
PS I was half way through Golden Witchbreed on the last night of the fever - the
night Ann felt seemed about 100 years long in Hexwood. It took some effort to
disentangle what I had read in the book from my fever-dreams...
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