More Books

Sep. 12th, 2011 09:08 pm
brightwanderer: Guardian Sol from Celestial Chronicle (Default)
Somewhat shorter comments this time since none of them enraged me. :)

Dust, Arthur Slade (Kindle) - A bit short for a full length novel, and simultaneously too long for its plot, but not bad. )

I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (Hardback) - I love stories about the witches, and Tiffany is shaping up to be one of the best. )

I'm technically still reading "Latro in the Mist" but I've stalled slightly because a) it's a bit strange and fragmented and therefore hard to get into when reading in short bursts and b) I'm in love with my Kindle right now.

I've also read "For the Win" (Cory Doctorow) but I feel the need to take a deep breath before raving about that one, and "Let's Get Digital" (David Gaughran), which is a book version of a blog that was part of my sudden excitement about self publishing a couple of weeks back. And a short story. Shall try and write them up tomorrow. Next up on my Kindle is "Empire in Black and Gold" by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
brightwanderer: Guardian Sol from Celestial Chronicle (Default)
I've been thinking that if I'm going to start chewing through books I probably ought to make at least a token record of them, just to keep track/look back over. I hesitate to call these reviews since I'm not going to try and make any objective judgements. I guess it's more of a book diary.

The Left Hand of God, Paul Hoffman (paperback) - Bland, inconsistent, now with torture monks. )

Medalon, Jennifer Fallon (paperback) - Repetitive plot, weird incesty vibes, and a main character who has all the personality of a flannel. TRIGGER WARNINGS: rape, aforementioned incest-but-not-really. )

Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett (Kindle) - Not as strong as some Discworld books, which is fine, they can't all be zingers. I enjoyed about half of it. The other half is... problematic. )

This week I am reading Latro in the Mist in paper and whatever strikes my fancy on my newly acquired To Read list on my Kindle. :)
brightwanderer: Guardian Sol from Celestial Chronicle (NaNoWriMo09)
It's taken me 24,000 words to get something I don't mind posting, but here we have SPONTANEOUS CREEPINESS WARGH.

They're in the middle of a hurricane... )
brightwanderer: Guardian Sol from Celestial Chronicle (Default)
It comes of being horribly spoiled with readers over on Livejournal, I suspect. However, in furtherance of my attempts to separate church and state online/public/fandom life from private life, I shall start updating here again.

Current excitement is NaNo! I have ideas, I have characters, and I don't know whether to try and hold off and write without an outline, or to have a go at plotting it out this year. At any rate, I've got PLAGUE in it, which is always a lot of fun.

I've also been reading a lot of (published) fantasy - I seem to have finally got over the disenchantment that drove me away from professional fiction and into the realms of fanfic when I was a teenager. I'm thinking about writing reviews, or recs, or trying some kind of specialist listing - books with canon slash, or interesting gender themes, or Absolutely No Romance (for when you are sick of wondering which of the female characters is going to be forced into the role of Obligatory Love Interest)... not sure yet.


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