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"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books."

                                                                                                    -Irving Stone

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Midsummer update!

Spent two weeks in Sicilia with mom and dad, which was very nice. We rented an apartment for 10 days in Campofelice di Roccella, and then stayed 3 nights at a hotel in Aci Trezze, north of Catania. Spent some days at the beach, some days driving around, mainly to different archaeological sites; Valle dei Templi just south of Agrigento, Selinunte in Marinella di Selinunte, and Neapolis in Siracusa.

I didn't read as many books this year as I did last, but I think they were thicker. I finished the Harry Potter series, so read the last half of book five, plus books six and seven. Then I finished the third book of Malazan Book of the Fallen, Memories of Ice, and read about 30% into the next book in the series, House of Chains. In addition, I read most of the first book in the Riftwar Saga, Magician: Apprentice - by Raymond E. Feist - on the plane, as I've come to the conclusion paper books are more convenient on planes than Kindle books are.

I've been back home a week now, and Siri and I are leaving Friday, to drive to Vestby. We've chosen to drive down through Sweden, and have scheduled a stopover in Mora, so we can go visit the Bear Park in Orsa. Then we've got approximately two weeks in Vestby, with mandatory wedding attendance, before we drive down to Kristiansand for one night, and then we head home, through Norway this time. We've managed to save up quite a nice travel budget, and we're hoping for nice weather. While we're driving, it would be nice if we could avoid burning sun, and also to avoid rain, but I guess that might be asking for too much...

I miss Bilbo, who's on Karlsøy with Kookie while we're travelling. The apartment's sort of empty without him. The cat, not Kookie... He's coming back to us in August, when we're back home.

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  • Mon, 13:29: RT @jacques_aih: Mark Knopfler picked up a bargain at the farmers market. He got a bunny for nothing and his chicks for free.
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  • Tue, 14:41: RT @scaryduck: Adam and Eve being held up as example of perfect marriage. They got evicted, no-one knows how many kids, but one was a mu ...
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  • Sat, 23:23: RT @Its_Death: Personally, I believe that love is merely a chemical imbalance that makes you forget your credit card limit.
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