May 24th, 2009


Recent Reading, or Why I Have No Business Buying Books At the Moment

Just finished Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix, which is a solid YA. I will be sticking it aside to pass along to my goddaughter, when she's of age. I liked the book - the heroine is engaging and active, and the book draws on interesting mythology. I wish that, like many of the current books I've seen recently, it included some sort of reading guide in the back for a reader that wanted to find out more.

Finished Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev. Just finished writing up the review for Fantasy Magazine. Also getting tucked away for Leeloo's shelf.

Jacqueline Carey's Naamah's Kiss will not disappoint fans of her Kushiel series. Dreamy, elegant, slow-moving and sensual. I'm also reading her Santa Olivia novel and liking it a lot - fast paced, interesting, and gritty in a way the Kushiel books are not.

I have been working my way through Tad Williams' Otherland quartet, which was my plane reading on vacation. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on one's point of view
), I slept during much of the flight and so I'm still only on Volume III. I will say that I think the books could stand to be at least 50% shorter, so far. At least.

Dipped into The Best of Michael Moorcock from Tachyon Press edited by John Davey with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Looks good so far.

Currently on the Wondrous Shelf of Upcoming Reading: The Betrayal of Liliuokalani by Helena G. Allen, The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker, The Traitor by Michael Cisco, Leap Point by Kay Kenyon, The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray, Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink.

Currently skimming: Guerilla Marketing For Writers by Levinson, Frishman, and Larsen, Talk Radio for Authors by Silverman, Plug Your Book by Weber

Recently received in the mail from my mother: The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8, The Remarkable Life of John Murray Spear by John Benedict Buescher, The Soloist by Steve Lopez, The Legacy of Heorot by Niven/Pournelle/Barnes, Temeraire: In the Service of the King by Naomi Novik, Heechee Rendezvouz by Frederick Pohl, Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts

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