TSS: Easter edition
To those of you of the Christian persuasion, Happy Easter! To those of you of the irreverent Christian persuasion, Happy Zombie Jesus Day! To those of you of the pagan persuasion, Happy Spring Fertility Festival, and a belated Happy Solstice! To everybody else, Happy Day the Jellybeans and Cadbury Mini-Eggs Go on Sale!
My pick for March is… *drumroll* … Barrayar, by Lois McMaster Bujold! (I wish I could link to the review, but the sad truth is that I haven’t written it yet – it’s on my to-do list for today. I’ve been putting it off because while I really, really liked this book, it’s one of those cases where I don’t have a whole lot to say other than “Wow, I really, really liked this book.”) I’ve yet to read anything by Bujold that didn’t fall somewhere on the ‘really-like to totally-love’ end of the spectrum, and Barrayar was no exception. It’s family drama and political drama masquerading as science fiction, and it’s wonderfully character-driven, and driven by some wonderful characters.
(Hey, look, there’s the first few lines of my review already done!)
Today will primarily be spent working on my dissertation, although I’ve got the draft of the chapter I’ve been working on almost complete – this morning’s going to be editing, cleaning up, and adding in references. Friends are coming over this afternoon for my annual Easter egg coloring party as well. I don’t know that I’ll get a lot of time to read today, although I’ll probably put my current audiobook (Terry Pratchett’s Nation, which I am thoroughly loving so far) on while I’m cleaning. In any case, I should probably get those eggs a-boiling. Happy Sunday, all!