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Got Homicide: Life on the Killing Streets today, because being a fangirl means getting all your source as quickly as you can. Plus, there's only thirteen eps in the first two seasons box set and I have to space them out carefully. And avoid losing a month (a la Due South) and being vaguely shocked when August arrived and I still haven't bought a plane ticket to VVC (yes, this actually happened. August was a total shock).

Also got Jane Aiken's Mansfield Park Revisited, which is at least not the horror that Jane Fairfax or Eliza's Daughter was (both of which make me twitch, esp Eliza's Daughter). It's not great by any means, but I can squint and conceivably see this as a possible future, sort of.

Also, for anyone who likes Pride and Prejudice sequels, the mysterious Shades of Pemberley, which was published in the--thirties? Forties?-- and never re-released and thus became kind of a P and P legend, has finally been re-released and looks interesting. I think I'll schedule that one for next month. From internet P and P related buzz, it's supposed to be really good and until now, copies were hiked up pretty freaking high for a copy. So let us all hope. I'm curious.

(Still have not read House of Leaves. I'm tempted to wait until the next convention and make someone sit with me the whole time while reading it. Possibly holding my hand.)
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I got the entire series for about $70 from Deep Discount during one of their sales- keep an eye out, as the series is almost impossible to torrent.

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Huh.

...*dies laughing* That is--tragicomedial.

I bought House of Leaves a few days ago, and it's still sitting on my kitchen table. I was advised to read it in the daylight, so I'm waiting until I have a long stretch of time free, but that warning wasn't exactly comforting.

Hey, you could come visit me and I could give you the Homicide tour. *g*

Have you ever read the Pride & Prejudice sequels where Elizabeth and Darcy solve mysteries? It's so cheesy and awesome.

The first two! I need to try the rest.

When my mother first handed me the first one, I rolled my eyes, but they were better than I expected. And really, I'll read anything. I read Darcy's Diary for god's sake.

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