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Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

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Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

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About meAvid Reader, always open to book suggestions.

GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, Lackey's Followers

Favorite authorsKate Forsyth, Mercedes Lackey, Garth Nix, Tamora Pierce, Terry Pratchett, Dorothy L. Sayers (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBorders - Knox, Minotaur

Favorite librariesRingwood Library

LocationMelbourne, Australia

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Member sinceOct 8, 2007

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Ah, enjoy your study time while you can. Horrible as exams and assignments can be, they're usually far more entertaining than the real world. And academics/teachers are generally very supportive, yet I can point at a number of (ex-)managers of mine being complete sociopaths. (Honest.) But I have grown accustomed to an income, and am in no hurry to give it up just to return to studying. :)

I did have a fab birthday, thanks for the birthday wishes! Sent the kids off to school/preschool and then hit the local bookshop. Mmm, new books.

I've tried Anita Blake, and I didn't much like her. In the whole vampire romance genre (I cannot believe there is such a genre), I thought "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley was pretty good, and the "Undead and..." series by Mary Janice Davidson was brilliant fluff. (Heavy on the sex, though, if that's not good for you.) I'm currently reading "Germinal" (a million miles away from sassy vamps, about poor miners in late 19th century northern France) and probably something fluffy in bed, but I haven't decided what yet. I've heard of Stephanie Laurens, and shall keep my eye open, thanks for the recommendation!
Ah, JFenton, you will be glad to know that I hoovered up "The Lampo Circus" and it's great. Just like the first one (yay for Milly and Ernest! and quirky writing!), but a nice shiny brand new plot.
Dear JFenton,

I noticed you live near the "ringwood" train line.
If you were to get off at nunawading station, go to the south side, you might
find the MOST disorganised second-hand book shop in Melbourne.
There are pile of books, toppling, tettering and generaly aslew everywhere.
BUT the owner/manager seems to know where everything is (almost)
Her prices seem about average today ($10) but as I bought my first SF (NEW) novel for 2 shillings,
I complain about how expensive they are. Might be becoming an "OLD FART"?

Next time I go there I will get her address and the name of the shop and add it to LT.

Your, also appreciator of Minatour,

Ah, you imply that I have time to read books! :)

I'm afraid I've always bought books faster than I can read them[*], and at the moment have also ended up with a teetering stack of books through bookcrossing (, it's a wonderful timewaster) that keep on demanding priority because someone after me wants to read them too.

Not to say that I have given up on Lampo Circus, but it will still be a week or two before I can find a gap in my reading schedule to knock that one off. And that assumes no other urgent-must-read-quickly books arrive between now and then.

* This week is my birthday week, so I have seriously indulged myself at the bookshop and ended up with another four new books, plus picked up a couple at the library, and let's not discuss that trawl of second hand shops over Easter...
Hey, just missed my bus this morning so popped into that oh-so-tempting bookshop across the way while I waited for the next bus, and there was The Lampo Circus! A few days earlier than expected, but I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. :)
I know, I do have a copy of "Inkspell" somewhere, borrowed from a friend. (Or maybe she keeps on trying to get me to read it, and I have to beg off, I have so many books to read already!)

Being a bear of very little brain somedays however(*), I am looking forward to the upcoming movie adaptation of "Inkheart". Fingers are thoroughly crossed that it's good!

* Two small kids, full time work. Sometimes it's easier to just watch the movie than to focus on small words in a book.
Thanks for the info about The Lampo Circus! I shall haunt my bookshop that day. ;) I really rather enjoyed the first one, it was a fun quirky read.
Hi there,

Thanks for the Carmody cover! I've added it in now. Nice to see a few other fans out there =)


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