This is a seriously inaccurate picture, there's no mountains visible from that angle of Perth. I should know, I was here when the Apocalypse hit. Merry Christmas, children - everywhere! Uncle Saintheart cleaned up. Here's the damage, mostly from stuff on sale and therefore cheap: - Mass Effect 3 ... finally. Did I mention I picked it up for $35-odd, in yet another sad games retailer's attempts to stave off the inevitable? Might even be able to afford all the DLCs now. - Deus Ex Human Revolution (because I like watching the originals as well as the remixes, see ME 3 above ) - Dragon Age Origins - Infamous 2 In books: - The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner - The Plague, Albert Camus - Where Angels Fear to Tread, E.M. Forster - Portrait of a Lady, Henry James - The Fist of God (stop laughing in the back there) Frederick Forsyth - Dark Heaven (I think) by Joan Chan. If you've seen the series Journey to Wudan, this is apparently her first novel. Wondering how it'll turn out. My last big foray into "gwai lo writes Eastern novel" was Eric Lustbader's The Ninja series which just got silly by the end. I'm optimistically hoping for a Big Trouble in Little China feel here - Rising Sun, Michael Crichton. Oldie but a goodie, one of my old favourites and guiltiest pleasures, $2.00 at a secondhand bookstore. I did look for Hemingway, Ramza, but none of the secondhand book stores have him. Which raises my opinion of him. Secondhand book stores don't have good authors in them for the most part, mainly because people hang onto their good novels to re-read them, at least in my experience.