yesterday the Philippines was ravaged by another typhoon, and the winds were indeed howling more than the rain lashed. luckily, electricity wasn't cut off in our area so i caught up on some reading (and some sleeping, perfect weather for this too). i finally finished Powers by Ursula le Guin, and just started Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. it is also a good thing that i was able to watch the last of the series last weekend, so i can make comparisons with the book. and the tv series did justice to the book. thank God George R.R. Martin is co-executive producer to the series, otherwise they may have murdered the plot. i am very much excited for the next season, which would not come until summer of next year.
on another note, i am equally excited about a new short story by one of my favorite authors, Michael Scott. He's already written a short story about Scathach, a vampire (though not your average one as she's vegetarian) from The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series, entitled The Death of Joan of Arc. and it was superb. now he's continuing on his promise to write more about her in Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas. the title is quite exhilarating in itself. the short story will be out on November in ebook format. thank God for ebooks, they're much cheaper than real books, however i prefer the latter.