Been back at work for a few days, and already it feels like I never had a holiday at all… all the usual dramas and stresses (semi-substantiated rumours are that we’re in for almost as many redundancies this year as last year). At least we’re still in our nice summer quiet bit, so I can get a lot of work done without too many interruptions.
Biggish aftershock this morning: 5.1 magnitude. It struck at the incredibly annoying time of 6 am, half an hour before my alarm goes off, so not enough time to go back to sleep afterwards (I really wish these earthquakes would be more considerate!). Wasn’t scary enough for me to actually get up and head for the doorway – I’ve been saying that I’m getting so used to these aftershocks that I don’t get out of bed for less than a 5.0, but I’ll obviously have to revise that upwards a bit – I don’t get out of bed for less than a 5.2 🙂
I’ve had a few good catches lately:
- Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon – made its way from the Dux to the airport before being caught
- Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson – a quick catch from the weekend
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley – an OBCZ catch on its way to South Africa
- The Enchanted Land by Jude Deveraux – another very quick catch
- Extreme Encounters by Greg Emmanuel – a finder who really enjoyed the book