May 30th, 2006

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Trio of reading

I have a couple of random philosophical thoughts that I'd be inclined to share but for the fact that (hopefully) they'd engender discussion, and I am currently too tired and sickly to cope.

Yesterday I went to Borders and bought two books and a magazine: Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett*, Keith's new Eberron novel, and the latest issue of the Advocate, which I bought because it has the cover article on polygamy/polyamory and prominently features people on my friendslist, so yay!

The thing I found amusing about the Advocate article is that the cover and the headline are all "Wooo, dirty secret, can it work?!!?" but the article itself is like, "yeah, pretty much."

There was a lot in the article that was familiar to me. Relatives often look askance until they actually meet the third partner. Things can be tricky at first (but what relationship isn't?) and it requires emotional communication and awareness. The relationship comes into existence as a "we didn't plan it, it just kinda happened" thing. And, of course, you have to find a bigger bed.

All in all, it pleased me.

*I finished it this evening. Enjoyed it, of course. Not as amusingly insightful/satirical as some of his novels, but still good. I especially liked the love interest.