March 30th, 2009

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books 2009

Read so far:

1. The Warrior's Apprentice by LM Bujold
2. Hart's Hope by Orson Scott Card [x] [L]
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (audio)
4. A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt
5. Persuasion by Jane Austen [x]
6. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke [x]
7. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (audio)
8. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman [x]
9. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett [x]
10. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett [x] [L]
11. An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman) by Pamela Aidan
12. Duty and Desire (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman) by Pamela Aidan
13. Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell [x]
14. These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman) by Pamela Aidan
15. Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride by Helen Halstead [x]
16. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
17. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (audio) [x]

In Progress

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett [x]
The Face by Dean Koontz

In the queue:

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card, Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card, First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott Card, Emma by Jane Austen, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, How to Live on Mars by Robert Zubrin, The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari, This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti, Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti, Prophet by Frank E. Peretti, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Jane Austen for Dummies

x = first time read | L = library book
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15 minutes and no Chloe or Renee (or, as the bloggers on BigHollywood call her, "Skinny Red-Headed Rogue Agent With Crush On Jack And A Taste For The Rough Stuff").

I am displeased.

ETA: Yay Renee!

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no, alanis, this IS ironic

Okay, I apologize in advance to any Australians, especially if it turns out that anyone was hurt during or by this, but...


Sydney power blackout causes chaos

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A severe power blackout brought chaos to downtown Sydney on Monday afternoon, causing peak-hour traffic jams as street signals failed and leaving workers stranded in lifts as they tried to make their way home.

Failures at four high-voltage power cables virtually paralyzed Australia's biggest city, with the Sydney Harbor tunnel partially closed to traffic and the Sydney Opera House forced to cancel all performances for the evening, local media said.

Office towers lost all power, paralyzing some elevators, at around 4:45 pm local time (0545 GMT). Up to 70,000 homes and businesses, including some inner suburbs, were blacked out, said state broadcaster ABC, which was running on back-up power.

The main stock exchange had closed by the time of the blackout.

EnergyAustralia, which distributes power to Sydney city, said it could take several hours to restore power.

"There are four power cables that supply very large (electricity) sub-stations," an EnergyAustralia spokesman told local radio. "They have detected a problem and have automatically shut down for safety reasons."

The blackout comes two days after Sydney deliberately turned off its lights for Earth Hour 2009, when cities world-wide plunged into darkness for an hour to highlight climate change.

(Emphasis is mine, dur.)

But, omigod! *flails* Think of all the carbon that wasn't be produced during those three hours! *SCREAMS like an Al Gore fangrrl*
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