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Countdown To 500th Post

In anticipation of this milestone, I decided I might as well do a "Book Round Up":

The first book I read was Darth Bane: Path of Destruction; a Star Wars novel set in the Sith Era and written by Drew Karpyshyn who apparently wrote the Knights of the Old Republic video game. One could say it's the first and last of this era since it explains the "Rule of Two" effectively ending the period and getting into the more familiar territory of one master and one apprentice. There may be more written but I really don't see the point. The book itself starts off slow but picks up in Part Two when Des becomes Bane. I recommend it if your favorite character on He-man is Skeletor or for you ladies that prefer to ride in sports cars wearing snake-skin pants...

The second book, which I finished on the bus ride down to CT for Easter, was an old Star Trek novel I found cheap on eBay: Mind Meld by John Vornholt. This book, while not as mind blowing as Sarek or the "Lost Era" novel, The Art of the Impossible, was one of the better novels I've read in a while although it was published about a decade ago so I think that explains that... The story takes place shortly after the events of Star Trek VI. Spock is appointed chaperon to a young Vulcan girl who is headed to Vulcan to be bonded with a young Romulan boy. Teska mind-melds with a dying man effectively witnessing his murder which leads to complications as you can imagine. I'm really not giving anything away by saying the book ends at her "wedding" twenty years later which places it while Kirk is in the Nexus and presumed dead... Damn cool.

Oh I have a meeting Monday morning with another temp agency so I'll have a better chance of getting temp work at the very least so that's good, right?

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