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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-08 10:37
Subject: Oops!
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I seem to have accidentally ordered two copies of Jo Walton's excellent book Half a Crown.

One from Amazon US, one from Amazon UK.

And the second has just arrived, a few hours after I finished reading the first copy.

I think my mother may be getting it for Christmas. There is much scope here for evilness, given some character naming.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-08 17:47
Subject: Question about CDs
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Is one supposed to be able to see through a CD? I'm not talking about the centre hole, of course, but about the main playing area.

I've a pair here, just arrived, which seem to creep out my CD player on the later tracks. I find it deeply suspicious that if I hold the CD up to my screen, I can actually read through it where some of the printing is. If white light can go through, I can't see laser red being reflected.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-08 22:47
Subject: #294 Jo Walton: Half A Crown
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Tags:books, books by friends, books that tuckerize me, reviews
Jo Walton: Half A Crown

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (1 Sep 2008)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0765316218
ISBN-13: 978-0765316219
Category(ies): Alternate History/Political Thriller

The reviewCollapse ) Recommended, again.
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