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On the minus side, my back hurts like hell because we spent two hours wandering around the same bookshop, which is not Borders and does not have chairs to flop into every three feet.

On the plus side, I now have my holiday cards (as yet unaddressed), presents for at least five people, 3 novels (a mainstreamish f/f romance, a sureal m/m thing about the Wizard of Oz intertwining with fictional people's lives, and an f/f fantasy/comedy called The Dyke & the Dybbuk which I've been wanting to read for years) and 2 dvds (Big Eden and The Hanging Garden) for me our house, a guide to GLBT etiquette that promises to be very entertaining (The Bride Wore Black Leather... And He Looked Fabulous), and a Subway seafood & crab sub.

On the minus side, I am $277.00 the poorer.

On the plus side, I spent it at a gay bookstore. 8-D And I now know where the one damn gay bookstore in the city is.

I think I came out at least even.

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Re: Woo! Gay bookstores rock!

mpoetess

2003-12-08 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)

It was quite good, and very funny.

Maybe a bit on the formal side for such questions as "How do I tell a firend that the person they're thinking about dating has a bad rep or has done me wrong in the past without seeming like I have an axe to grind" - the answer was something along the lines of "If it was something criminal, report it to the police, and if not, try to introduce your friend to former exes of the jerk in question so you don't have to be the one to tell them." There are a few moments where the author seems to value etiquette over friendship when they could be better balanced, or when it's just time to admit, "This is not a case for ettiquette; it's a case for friendship/values/morals/etc."

narcolepticcat

2003-12-06 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

i love love love big eden and the hanging garden! :) like hanging garden (and sliding doors) is like my favorite movie i don't have. damn you! ;)

be sure and put your address in my poll - i wanna send you a xmas card! :)

mpoetess

2003-12-08 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I loved Big Eden. (Jeez -- it has an entire extra disc just for the dvd extras. woot!) Haven't watched Hanging Garden yet.

tygerseye

2003-12-06 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

mainstreamish f/f romance will you let me know if it's any good? I'm can never find f/f stories I actually *like*. LOL

Thanks!

mpoetess

2003-12-08 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Haven't cracked that one open yet -- am a third of the way through The Dyke and the Dybbuk and loving it though.

vampyreangel

2003-12-07 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

~sneaks in really really quietly and places my very first Spander smut upon the alter for your perusal then sneaks back out hoping to not be noticed but hopes the smut is liked~

http://www.livejournal.com/users/vampyreangel/32045.html

mpoetess

2003-12-08 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)

A very nice start!

loreleif

2003-12-07 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Dyke and the Dybbuk sounds cool! Post when you've read it?

mpoetess

2003-12-08 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)

It's very cool. It's all from the dybbuk's 1st person POV, detailing how she's haunting/tormenting the girl (a British taxi-driving, crabmeat-eating, interfering-aunt-having Jew, and the descendent of the case that got the dybbuk trapped in a tree 200 years ago). Except she really seems more like a fairy godmother than a malicious sprite.

mpoetess

2003-12-08 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)

(Noting that I'm only about 1/3 of the way through...)