I'm mostly over the crud, I think... unless recent bout of crud was my immune system trying to fight off the viruses, it's now given up, and I'll be coming down with three colds and two strains of flu by the end of the week.
Whatever; I had a moderately productive day today, but yesterday was still mostly curl-up-with-a-book time.
I buzzed through "The Commuter": Thomas Mays venturing into Tom Holt territory, with rather a lot of world-building behind a short story. It's a fun read, if lacking in the utter madness of Holt's work, and it'll be interesting to see what else he writes in that world.
Then I made a start on Monster Hunter International, which seems to be background and/or inspiration for a lot of the current horror crossover genre. All the extreme action and crazy SFX of a summer blockbuster, but the SFX are in the reader's head! Wheee! My assumption on meeting the fancy rich dude - Grant Jefferson? - was that he'd turn out like the rich young fop in $106,000 Blood Money; however, at the current stage of reading, this appears not to be the case. There's still plenty of book left for him to turn to the Dark Side, though, and he seems the type to do it even without getting bitten by anything, unless he gets himself heroically killed Real Soon Now.
Oh, well. Work's over for the day, and it's time to wind down. Back to reading MHI.
Update: Farther along in MHI, and now I'm wondering if Jefferson will heroically foil the evil plot by failing to be sufficiently heroic for the villain's purpose.
Update 2: Elves and Orcs and Things from the Dungeon Dimensions, oh my! And a werewolf with a waiver, who inexplicably isn't required to wear a collar and rabies vaccination tag. And a grand flurry of plot twists, some of which are hinted at so that clever people like me who talk loudly in restaurants can see them coming a few pages ahead and some of which are totally unexpected but make sense in retrospect. And the significance of Chekhov's Dungeon turns out to be not at all what I'd expected.
So now there are how many more books to catch up on????
Oh, and the White Supremacist thing. Seems certain individuals (maybe not individuals, but elements of the hive mind?) look at this book, see "men" and "guns" and "South", and declare it to be an egregious pile of racism and sexism. Had they actually read the book, they might (I say might) have noticed that it is in fact aggressively anti-racist, and not sexist by any reasonable definition of the term. But I guess reading is hard.