Snail Mail! I wrote a small reply to the letter that I received from Dan S the other day and sent it by snail mail. While there’s something satisfying about a physical letter, they take longer to write, and they’re impossible to attach JPEGs to. Also, there’s no spellcheck or editing capability, and it’s difficult to keep a copy of what you’ve sent unless you have a scanner or Xerox machine.
Almost done with The King. The magical power that Rodrigo has allows him to take counsel from his ancestors and read people’s minds or influence people’s actions (with a great deal of effort.) And, of course, towards the end of the book, he finds out that it can be used to kill people just by looking at them. (“Why didn’t they tell me this 600 pages ago? It would’ve saved a lot of screwing around!”) Ah well. It’s sad that there won’t be a sequel, but the author’s written a sci-fi series with a bunch of books in it. I’ll see if the library has those.