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Wednesday reading — children's serial fiction

I swear, if I keep coughing like this my chest is going to burst open, Alien-style. Already my sternum is so sore that I don't like to breathe too deeply, much less get sucked into another coughing fit.

Accordingly there is quite a lot of extreme comfort reading represented in this post, although I also managed to finish two actual books.

What I've been reading

I read Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—the Yanomamö and the Anthropologists, Napoleon Chagnon's combination memoir/rebuttal. His account of his work is really interesting and well worth reading.

I read Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, and frankly, with so many people dropping dead at young ages, I think Marvel may have been one of the most dangerous places to work in the last forty years. I find it entirely plausible that Stan Lee has reached the advanced age of 90 by sucking the life force from hapless Marvel employees. It is a well-constructed account and I enjoyed the précis of the evolution of the Marvel Universe as much as the behind-the-scenes gossip.

I read Thor: Season One, which is basically a retelling of Thor's origin story with a more contemporary sensibility and art. Young Thor and Young Loki in particular have the prettiest princess hair ever.

I reread Trixie Belden and the Mysterious Visitor, the Mystery Off Glen Road, the Mystery in Arizona, the Mysterious Code, the Black Jacket Mystery and the Happy Valley Mystery. I also found an article examining the Trixie Belden Authorship Question [PDF] which is kind of amazing.

What I'm reading next

I seriously need to look over some things and pull together my Yuletide letter and signup. D:

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How is your costal cartilage doing? I used to cough until that ached sometimes. Have you been to the doc yet? Don't get pneumonia.
Ugh, yes, that's where the problem is exactly. The good news is that I'm otherwise doing much better, and the cough wouldn't be much more than an annoyance if I weren't so totally coughed out already. If I start getting worse again instead of better though I'll definitely seek medical advice.