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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Children of the Northlights - Ingri d'Aulaire,  Edgar Parin d'Aulaire Although there is a "story" about a year in the life of a brother and sister, this book is mainly a description of daily life for the semi-nomadic Lapp reindeer herders (at least as it used to be). And boy, would it ever not be for me! Snow storms, darkness, isolation, weird practical jokes. As depicted by the D'Aulaires (who did go to Lappland to learn about this topic for the book) the Lapps seem pretty jolly about their hardscrabble life. "We got lost and buried in the snow overnight! Silly us!" At least they have cute doggies.