Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I mentioned in the comments that Meadow had to go to the vet to get her foot stitched. Turns out they just needed to put some skin glue on it and bandaged it up:
I know, she's so good at looking pathetic. She has to wear a baggie over the foot when she goes out in the snow, to keep it dry. Today we took her back to get the bandage changed, and the vet put on a purple one for the Ravens! Yay! (Go ahead, Steelers fans--I dare you to boo my crippled dog!!)
What happened (we think) was, she stepped on the remnants of a wheat stalk in the field near our house, where we take her for walks. Never yelped or anything, even as it was gouging a hole in her foot. Greyhounds are funny.
Today the mail lady brought me an ARC of Seanan McGuire's upcoming Late Eclipses, the fourth in her October Daye urban fantasy series, plus a copy of Seanan's music CD, Wicked Girls. I had no idea she sang, but she's amazing!
The Toby Daye series is my current favorite, adult or YA. The main character is a half-human, half-fae (changling) detective who says she's not a hero (she's lying). It's noir, but not in a self-conscious, trying-to-be-Raymond-Chandler way. It's published for adults, but I can't think of anything in it that would be inappropriate for teens. There's even a really sweet teen fae dude, Quentin, on whom I have an age-inappropriate crush.
Here's what I said officially about Book 3, An Artificial Night:
Hold onto your candles, folks! The darkness deepens and the tension spikes in AN ARTIFICIAL NIGHT, as this series just gets better and better with every page. The Toby Daye books blend a complex, realistic faerie world with the dark wit of the best film noir. McGuire's nobles and ruffians (and noble ruffians) feel real enough to touch--not that I would dare. Hands down, my favorite urban fantasy series.
Yep, I managed to get through an entire cover quote without once using the word "ass." (Seriously, check out my first four or five cover quotes--it's in there somewhere, usually combined with "kick-", but still, a disturbing habit.)
Anyway, according to my cat Misha, my time at the computer is over, and my time in the kitchen making his food has begun.