Bibliophile Lass (bibliogirl) wrote,
Bibliophile Lass

Mercedes Lackey, Gates of Sleep. Part of my rather large Lackey backlog at the moment (I blush to admit). Nice undemanding read - good characters, good background. It all seemed to pick up pace towards the end, almost getting a bit rushed... I might lend it to my mother-in-law, it strikes me that she might enjoy it.

Charles Moser and Janet Hardy, Sex Disasters ... and How To Survive Them. No, no, haven't had any myself, but it's an amusing read none the less.

Elizabeth Moon, The Speed Of Dark. A re-read, ahead of lending it to caffeine_fairy (keep reminding me, CF, it will make it to you eventually). Still a good book, not to mention containing some interesting techniques for dealing with bad management ;)

Arthur Ransome, We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, Secret Water and Coot Club. I suddenly realised (see earlier entry) that we were in one of the locations Ransome mentions, a few days back, and that caused me to dig up the books to make sure I hadn't been imagining it. But no, there is indeed an illustration of the pub we had lunch at in WDMTGTS. I loved Ransome's books as a child; still do, really. I'm on something like my third copy of Swallows and Amazons, the other two having become increasingly dilapidated.

Nicholson Baker, The Fermata. Another re-read, not quite finished yet. Baker's mostly-description prose doesn't, in general, work as well for me as that of William Gibson. I enjoyed Vox more than this, but that was a bit of a one-trick book. (So to speak.)

Rhiannon Lassiter, Waking Dream. Aimed largely at the teen market, but I haven't forgotten what it was like to be that sort of age (not quite, not yet). A book of two halves as regards plot; there's a major shift part-way through. (Look, Ma, no spoilers.) I think it could have done with being about one-third up to that shift and two-thirds beyond it - in other words it should have been longer (which is interesting, 'cause my usual quibbles with book length are more likely to be that it should be shorter). Interesting book.

Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Avatar. Only about 100 pages in to this at the moment but am enjoying it a lot. No great surprise since I loved both Kushiel's Dart and Kushiel's Chosen.

And then of course there is the Book That Shall Not Be Named. We will be getting a copy tomorrow, I imagine - a necessarily-belated birthday present for rotwang. If it does arrive tomorrow, then I don't imagine I'll get to read it for a week or two since he is away on business all next week. If, on the other hand, it doesn't make it here until Monday, I might get to read it first. ;)

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    Merry winter-festival-of-your-choice, all of you!

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