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Spent a lot of the two days before reading those books I found. Not so much childhood books in fact. That's The amulet of Samarkand and The eye of the golem by Jonathan Stroud. Nice little story, pretty grim humour and dark outlook. Modern world with magic twist, but every magicians are able to do magic only because of the spirits they summon and bind to them. The narrator is one of those djinni, and he's got the sense of humour to be expected with that. The other character is a young (12 in the first novel, 14 in the second) magician who summons him. He's not exactly a nice guy, either, though he's faintly better that most magicians (read, most of them are insanely proud, greedy, powerhungry and distrustable) Anyway, nice little plot, not too convulated but well told. I look forward finishing the second and getting the third (which i don't think is out yet)
the third english bookstore in Paris didn't have Howl's Moving Castle either. Librarians are stupid and makes no prevision. Bah, I say.
However that library had some Barbra Hambly books I was looking for (historical crime novels about a free black man and doctor in New Orlean during the 19th. I read one before which was very good) so i still got to spend much money, hoorah !
then I went to see a movie, alone, which is something I hadn't done in a long time and which I did on a strange impulse. T'was a Chilian movie called Machuca and was pretty good (but not very happy with happening in 73 when the Junta took power)

On to fandom stuff :

a fandom meme )

~ Scan my interest list and pick out the one that seems the most odd/interesting to you.
~ I’ll explain it.
~ Then you post this in your journal so other people can ask you about your interests.

and... One of the best conversation I had about X/1999

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