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July 04, 2011

Reading Update: Lotsa Trash

Hat Full of Sky Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith Terry Pratchett
I Shall Wear Midnight Terry Pratchett
Kitty and the Midnight Hour Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Goes to Washington Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Takes a Holiday Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Silver Bullet Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Raises Hell Carrie Vaughn
Kitty's House of Horrors Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Goes to War Carrie Vaughn
Voices of Dragons Carrie Vaughn
Leche R. Zamora Linmark
Cold Magic Kate Elliott
Magic Slays Ilona Andrews
Kitty's Big Trouble Carrie Vaughn

The first two Terry Pratchetts were re-reads, so that I was up to snuff for the third installment of the Tiffany Aching series. Love it!, although the third was was more thoughtful and therefore dragged a bit in parts. Pratchett's not that great at thoughtful.

I also re-read Cold Magic just because. I love that book!

Am getting a little bored with Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series. I'm sure it pays the rent, but her Edge novels are so much better.

I got completely addicted to Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series, and am surprised that she was able to maintain it for so long. But it did finally jump the shark with Kitty's Big Trouble. Yeah, that's right, "Big Trouble" as in Little China. This one takes place mostly in San Francisco's Chinatown.

But I totally loved her YA alt-history dystopish Voices of Dragons. I SO hope there's going to be a sequel, but it would be great, also, if there wasn't.

Wrote a review of Leche in Hyphen magazine. Otherwise I just don't have much to say about it. That's not a bad thing. It's just something I took in, enjoyed, spun out thoughts on, etc. There's a difference between a book that makes you think about things, and a book that makes you think about it. This was the former.

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