Where Are You in Fantasyland: July 2011
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Currently in Vardia, but hopefully going to discover where Retribution Falls is soon!
I'm wandering around Thornburg in Goblin Moon and hoping the second book that I ordered on amazon marketplace arrives before I finish it!
Just came out of the Tower of Ghenjei with Mat and Thom in Towers of Midnight. Only 20 or so pgs left and no time to read ... been like that for several months now since the little one's gone to school ... c’est la vie. -_-
#9 You'd recommend the series, Janny? I haven't heard too much about it before, but I've heard just enough for my ears to perk up when someone mentions it to learn more.
As for my own reading... In the past while my books have included: Jingo, The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Liar, The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and Flora Segunda. I think that's it...
I am still in and about Riverside in The Fall of the Kings. Kushner's prose is dense and I find requires a methodical approach to keeping the dozens of characters straight (ha, ha) along with the political intrigue and machinations of said characters.
C4RO, how do you like Goblin Moon? I have it in my TBR.
#10 Shanra - yes, it was a fun read - I read it a long time ago, but it held my interest well, and stuck in memory - I know that Teresa Edgerton is now writing under another pen name, so there is nothing 'recent' under Edgerton. This is true of a lot of women writers who got their start, then, (Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm being most famous of them)
Teresa also wrote The Green Lion Trilogy, before this one. The sequel to Goblin Moon is Gnome's Engine - probably one of the earliest (forerunning!) examples of steampunk.
She had all the right inspiration and ideas, but well before their time. Now that steampunk is a 'genre' it's nice to see these books rediscovered.
Just finished A Rope of Thorns and am now about to start My Life as a White Trash Zombie. The Summer Reading program we're doing at my library this year is zombie-themed, so there are just all kinds of zombie books on our display right now. This one really caught my eye! Not often you see a zombie book with a bright pink cover, ha!
#13 Oooooooooooh. It sounds like I really need to bump it up on my wishlist! (And so much additional information too! Thank you!) I love books that stick in people's minds. ^-^
Reading-wise... I've finished The Time of the Ghost, which was sadly disappointing, and have started on a non-fantasy non-fiction book in hopes that reading something entirely opposite of what I usually read manages to break through my recent streak of bad luck with books. If it fails, I'll be launching into a reread of something I've previously enjoyed.
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I have finished Goblin Moon and I'm only sorry I can't remember who on LT made this recommendation to give them their due credit.
I would recommend this book; it romps along well and I would recommend it particularly highly if you like fantasy and Georgette Heyer too. Don't let that put you off though, it is only a light bit of romance as background and has a victoriana feel in places but it is well handled and amusing. Be warned that although it is not a cliffhanger ending, there is certainly a to-be-continued feel at the end of this book which is making my wait for the second book a bit painful.
I'm now on the last bit of Steven Brust's The Book of Jhereg, I think I've found where Scott Lynch mined some ideas for the gentlemen bastards! That and HH Stainless Steel Rat series maybe.
Just finished A Dance with Dragons this morning. Didn't get everything I wanted, but it was still a great book. Heck of a ride!
#21 I can't start DoD until I do a reread of at least the last two books. I'm getting old and 6 years (9 if you count SoS) is a long time. I'm looking forward to it though. GoT brought a lot of it back.
I'm on a quest between worlds with Minda Talenyn in The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint. Decided to reread one of his & settled on this early one: traditional Celtic-flavored fantasy, not like the "urban fantasy" he's especially identified with now. The early-novel-ness shows (I think it was his first) but it's still very good! My first thought had been to reread Someplace to be Flying, one of my favorites, but I don't own that one.
Am now in a dystopic world in Unholy Ghosts trying to empathize with a pill popping Witch who has to help a drug lord named Bump with a haunted airport.
Starting A Clash of Kings and I hope I'll be able to get through it at my normal quickness. I finally finished season one of Game of Thrones in TiVo and I want to know what happens next! I have the first four books so I should be okay for a while.
Also returning to the city of Minhorne for a reread of Darkborn by Alison Sinclair - I picked up Lightborn and Shadowborn so I wanted a refresher before getting into those.
I'm about to finish A Clash of Kings and then on to the next one in the series. In the meantime I'm also reading several other books but they are not fantasy books.
Added in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 The Last Gleaming which mentions a Season 9. Yes! Endless Buffy!
I'm on a cruise ship full of wardens (humans who control weather, fire and earth), djinn and staff, floating out in the Atlantic ocean, trying to fight off a fully grown demon who is threatening the earth with pure mayhem. Cape Storm: Weather Warden (8) by Rachel Caine
I'm reading Naked City, so I'm in Chicago with Harry Dresden at the moment.
Just left the Rowan and Bel in the Outskirts in Rosemary Kirstein's second Steerswoman volume.
I needed a re-read myself and finished it just barely a week before ADWD came out. Hopefully it won't be quite so long until Winds of Winter.
Just started adventures in London with Jonathan Starling in Darkside, a YA novel, I think recommended by someone on this list. About 6 chapters in, I'm really enjoying it. Thank you to whomever it was that mentioned it!
>32: That is one of my favourite series! I tried to wait to read The language of power as I know the next book isn't published yet, but I couldn't resist and am now eagerly awaiting more adventures and revelations from Rowan and Bel.
In the meantime, I'm still in Genabackis discovering the Gardens of the Moon.
Just starting Titus Awakes. We're recuperating in some sort of Alpine setting.
Haven't read much fantasy lately, but just picked up Rachel Neumeier's The Floating Islands, a YA novel set, surprisingly enough, on a group of floating islands. The hero, Trei, has come to live with his uncle and aunt after his hometown on the main continent is ravaged and his family killed by a volcano explosion. His female cousin, Araene, is a gifted cook who chafes under the strictures of the island that don't allow females from well-to-do families to learn, have employment, or even walk about the city without an escort. Not very far in but enjoying it so far.
I just finished a trip to a remote Welsh island in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Dresdenland... uhm I mean Chicago (kinda sort-of) :)
Ghost Story showed up in the mail yesterday so anything else went on the TBR list.
Various places in Kitty's Greatest Hits- Mexico at the moment.
I am aboard the Chathrand in Red Wolf Conspiracy and enjoying it very much.
I am in the dark undercurrents of Whitby, UK with Brenda and Effie, the Hell's Belles.
I have been in Retribution Falls with Frey and the crew, on quite a ride.
Just finished The Prince of the Pond by Donna Jo Napoli. Cute but sad.
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