When my wealthy boyfriend and I got a house together, I wanted exactly what you're talking about. Put together, not matchy but cohesive. I took three months and mainlined research on how to do that. I read a bunch of design books which were basically frou-frou useless crap. I discovered Houzz online and that's when I… » 2/27/15 7:19am Yesterday 7:19am

Without too many spoilers, I had to stop watching Orphan Black when it went into a weird area of copyright law. No. That's not a plausible threat in any way. I can't feel the tension we're supposed to feel for them because it doesn't work that way. The show was working for me in a big way and then... this is The Big… » 1/28/15 10:38am 1/28/15 10:38am

He gave you the same advice I give people who couldn't get through Consider Phlebas. It was kind of painful. Player of Games is good. Use of Weapons is wonderful. I think you'll like the protagonist a lot. After that, I think you'd really like Excession. It's a hilarious deep future play on the Cold War to some… » 1/27/15 4:29am 1/27/15 4:29am