September 9th, 2007

book -- glasses


Among all the other things I do, I've been reading quite a bit lately. A few titles that merit comment:

Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden
Was this book so familiar because I'd read it before, or was it just that predictable? I really can't decide.

The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
I picked this up under the assumption that I had read her first book, Swordspoint, already, and it had just been so long ago that I'd forgotten everything. Having finished this book, and picked up Swordspoint, I've decided that I was wrong about that, although I'm really not sure how I missed it, because I ate stuff like that up when I was in high school. Anyway, I enjoyed the new book very much, and I recommend it, even if you haven't read the first. Swashbuckling fun, good characters.

The Darkness that Comes Before by F. Scott Bakker
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New Naomi Novik out later this month! And there's a new Diana Gabaldon novel about Lord John, too. I'll never read every book ever written at this rate.

ps. The Prince of Nothing review is essentially copy-pasted from Goodreads, a newish book review/social networking site. Definitely worth checking out. I'm owlmoose over there, too.