I'm in a kind of haze right now. I've finished not only more than my share of the bottle of (very passable) wine, but Empire as well. What a book. Maybe it helps that I love Card and have done since I first read Ender's Game so many years ago. Maybe it helps that I haven't read nearly as many military thrillers as GuTTer MuNKi has. Maybe it helps that the book wasn't full of twice-printed paragraphs, grammatical errors, and typos (in SPITE of being a Tor publication! Have you ever read Tor books? This must be a first!) Maybe it helps to have been in the military. Maybe it helps that I don't fully fit into either of the main 2 political camps. Whatever the reason, I found this a highly compelling, fascinating read.
Speaking of Tor -- in the realm of typos and the like -- check out this hilarious error that Mollusc found on the box of Philly Cheese Steak thinggies in our freezer:
See the captions for the last two pictures? It may be kinda hard to tell in my pic, but the meat is in distinctly different states between the "90 seconds" and the "1 Minute 30 Seconds" pictures. ^_^ Maybe they'd had too much of this wine.
Tonight MuNKi made his tremendous Bolognese sauce as well as some lovely French bread. O. M. G. It's a good thing I do strenuous exercise on a regular basis! :-P
Next up: The Historian. But I'm still plugging away (tee hee) at Dragonfly in Amber as well. ^_^