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I just had a truly spectacular cup of coffee. It was in a gift basket my mom got from work, crème brulée flavoured and oh man, is it wrong to want to fill my bathtub with this stuff and just splash around in it?

I apologize to all the people I just ruined coffee for.

In other news, I really need to catch up on my reading. I keep buying new books without finishing old books and omg, one day I'm going to be discovered dead under a pile of paperbacks that have tipped over and crushed me D: I have a sickness D: D:

But I also have Mitch Albom's One More Day, acquired yesterday, and it's a pretty quick, short read, so it's looking like that's going to be my first finished book of 2009.

I finished Chuck Palahniuk's Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey in early January, but I don't think that should really count since I started it in December.



I liked it, it was still very much a Palahniuk novel, but it was pretty different from his usual fair, too. Chuck always writes interesting, thoughtful characters; and while they might not always be exactly likable (Haunted comes to mind), but you're never bored by them. I love his attention to detail. I've mentioned it before but the guy does his research, and he's got a great sense of environment and setting.

This was the first of Chuck's novels where there wasn't a big twist or surprise at the end, although you do get a few as the novel progresses, and written as a series of interviews and transcripts (sort of like World War Z, but much more fragmented).

I don't want to give too much away, but the novel had a sci-fi twist that I never would have expected, and it dealt with a future where people have been separated into two groups: Daytimers and Nighttimers; and a fatal epidemic that's affecting them. The protagonist, Buster "Rant" Casey, is suspected to be either Patient Zero or a diabolical mass murderer.

Good read all around.
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