Friday, January 05, 2007

January Reading List

New Year's resolution: keep a list of books I've read
  1. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
    • 4 sex scenes. I counted.
    • Kar & the ladies say the other books in the series are better, so I might give them a shot.
  2. The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
    • At one point, one guy holding a sword says to another guy holding a sword "there can be only one...". Chapter 59.
    • Interesting. Fun. Has a few bits that seem a bit repetitive (how many times do we need to be told about the splicers?).
  3. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
    • good. A lot of different varieties of fairie stories. And I do like her sense of humor.
  4. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
    • satisfying conclusion to a trio of young adult novels. Young-adult novels, not young adult-novels. The distinction is important.
  5. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
    • the fourth Thursday Next novel (and it reads as if it were the last)
    • fun literary humor. If science fiction bases its stories in science, then you could call this a combination of science fiction and literary fiction. (oooh. metafiction, that's a good word for it.)

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