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Book log catchup, #1

Have I really not done a recent reads post since mid-May? Unfortunately, this is all too likely. So, will punt on book summaries and mini-reviews (neither of which I do well, anyway) in favor of a list with notes.

May:
Tanya Huff, Smoke and Shadows - Not as enjoyable as the Henry books, felt very repetitious (back to the warehouse at gate-time again?)
David Weber, Wind Rider's Oath - Quite good, though not as well-paced as the first two in the series. The famous Weber info-dumps strike again, plus various digressions and POV changes to slow things down.
Georgette Heyer, The Nonesuch - re-read for the Heyer list
Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book - Not quite as much fun as the first one, perhaps just due to the fact that it's the second one.

June:
early June was a spate of Sayers re-reads, which led to Bujold re-reads, and then for some reason to selected Balogh re-reads. Call it an extended confort-read session.
Ellen Rankin, The Westing Game - strongly recommended by my 10-year-old niece. Pretty good, though I solved most of the mystery very early on. Didn't get the last twist though. Niece, on the other hand, missed the part I got and solved the one I missed...
Mecedes Lackey, The Fairy Godmother - Not bad. Rather better than I expected, in fact, based on her short-story in the kick-off anthology for this line. (I have read most of what Lackey has written, but some of it is..definitely worse than others.)
Anthology: Once Upon a Midnight, stories by Nora Roberts, Jill Gregory, Ruth Ryan Langan were all fair. The Langan was the best of the lot.

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toraks
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)
Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book - Not quite as much fun as the first one, perhaps just due to the fact that it's the second one.

Really? Hunh. I read that one first (from the library) and LOVED it!! :-)

It's the only one I've been able to read so far, but not for long. I just bought the first one at home and am savoring the anticipation while I reread my also newly bought The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer.

I am pleased you liked the first one so much, it bodes well for reaching/exceeding my anticipation and not being disappointed in it when I do get to read it!!

I love books!! :-)
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