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Books 2014

Read so far:

1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [N]
2. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
3. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
3. A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
4. A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
5. A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin [N]
6. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson [N]
7. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson [x] [N]
8. Emma by Jane Austen [N]
9. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
10. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
11. Endymion by Dan Simmons
12. The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
13. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennett [x] [N]
14. The Wizard Hunters by Martha Wells
15. The Ships of Air by Martha Wells
16. The Gate of Gods by Martha Wells
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker [x] [L]

Currently Reading:

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

This Year's Releases:

The City by Dean Koontz (July 8)
Lock In by John Scalzi (August 26)
Visitors by Orson Scott Card (Sept 9)
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Oct 7)
Coming Home by Jack McDevitt (November 4)

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook
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The first time I saw your icon I laughed - but I saw the point. I then Googled the phrase, and found others' expressions of it.

- Yah, okay, being underwater will give mermaid Ariel weightless, “free-fall” hair as though she were in orbit - but instantly upon leaving that supportive medium, she'd have looked like the “Before” of a shampoo ad, with the whole mess plastered down. (Actually, given her hair color she'd have looked disturbingly like 'Carrie,' of the eponymous movie…)

It was Arthur C Clarke who first thought it through, and realized that women living in Lunar colonies would enjoy enormous advantages - at one-sixth gravity not only would their boobs never sag at any age, but there, where a one-hundred-twenty pound woman weighs all of twenty pounds, hair can become a Hollywood fantasy that in Earth's gravity would require epoxy to hold up!  There it can billow and ripple and toss in shimmering waves - Ariel as we see her could happen, what I mean to say.

[As for Belle's hair, well, hooray for Hollywood.]