2. Am not sure what criteria were at work in assembling The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes because out of six stories so far, one stars a detective and five star various criminals, thieves, conmen, and grifters.
3. If I have PTSD it's from the blackout of 2003. Any morning outage that lasts longer than five minutes makes me anxious and unhappy, especially when Hydro's 'report outages here' link turns out to be broken. This is why one makes friends with one's neighbours: shared problems are lighter problems, and someone else on the block obviously got through to Hydro and rousted the trucks out. But this might be last straw that gets me to either buy a tablet for easier web browsing, or go halfsies with my bro on getting a generator for this place.
4. A quarter past July and I have yet to finish a book, though I've abandoned three. First for the month will probably be Gaiman, unwillingly, because this collection of stories is him in 'far too clever for his own good' mode.
5. There's a new 100 Demons out at the end of August and the new Peter Grant and Craft novels at the end of September. They all should have come out *this* month, say the traditionalist, but I'll take what I can get.