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BOOK PROJECT: Books 16-19

May 10th, 2011 (10:38 am)

Book 16 was Tiassa by Steven Brust. Not my favorite in the series, but it was a good romp and I liked the change of perspective. The only thing I DIDN'T like was the narration by Paarfi, but that's because I absolutely could not stand the Khaavren books, never finished them beyond the first one, and although I'd really love to have the backstory knowledge, I know I never will. I should probably just go read synopses. Either way, the book was great, and it was the first book I've actually purchased in months, because I love Brust that much.

Book 17 was the first of a run of reading books I'd picked up at a library book sale. I grabbed a bunch at random, and have been reading through the ones that look good, and then the whole bag will get donated to OUR library's book sale. It was Quinlin's Estate by David Ryan Long, and I was halfway into it before I realized it was "Christian fiction". I have to say, tho, other than the main character starting to go to church with her new boyfriend, it wasn't terribly "churchy." It was about a grad student trying to save the mansion of the guy who founded their Pennsylvania mining town, and some Deep Sekrits. It was pretty good.

Book 18 was Deadly Silence and it was about a child kidnapping ring, although I can't really call it a mystery because you saw stuff from every perspective so YOU knew what was going on, except for the final twist at the end. And that didn't even shock me, because it was like "oh, okay." I dunno. IT was okay but I wouldn't recommend it or anything.

Book 19 was Blue Zone which was about a family going into Witness Protection as her dad testified against some Columbian drug lords, and the main character discovering just how deep those ties ran. It was pretty good.

Currently I'm working on the audiobook of Robert Sawyer's WWW:Wonder and enjoying it as much as I've enjoyed the rest of the series. I'm also reading the last of the booksale books that look interesting. This one is throwing me a bit because upon reading the back I assumed it was a medical thriller, and suddenly now they're talking about having discovered Atlantis at the bottom of the ocean. I have no idea, and I'm moving through it slowly so it's kinda like "bwah?"? I don't know.

And then after that I'm going to have to go find some more books!


Posted by: dionysus1999 (dionysus1999)
Posted at: May 10th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)

I can recommend the Bradbury Report by Steven Polansky, it's slow and intimate near future, deals with cloning. Definitely not your typical sci-fi.

I'm finishing up R. Scott Reiss's Black Monday. Near future action/adventure, the world's oil supply gets infected with an oil eating bug.

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