“Dancing in the Dark” – Charlaine Harris (in Night’s Edge)
Eh. It’s set in Sookie’s world but doesn’t involve any of the characters we’ve already met in the series, and that was interesting, but I was a little squicked by the whole thing and I’m not sure how I feel about the ending.
“Fairy Dust” – Charlaine Harris
“Palimpsest” – Laura Anne Gilman
“The Sorcerer’s Assassin” – Sharon Shinn
(all in Powers of Detection)
“Fairy Dust” is hilarious. I need to reread “Palimpsest” because it was the last thing I read before the plane landed at midnight and I just don’t remember much about it, but it had the same feel as Staying Dead and that is all good. “The Sorcerer’s Assassin” was kind of bleh, and I’m wondering if it’s connected to any of Shinn’s non-angel books, which I’ve avoided ever since Wrapt in Crystal.
First Test – Tamora Pierce
A little too young-YA for me, but I’ll probably read the rest of the series as time permits. I’m actually more curious about Alanna’s series than the rest of this one, which might be a bad thing.
On the Couch – Alisa Kwitney
I liked Does She or Doesn’t She? enough to pick up the rest of the author’s books, but I really liked this one. Really funny, and perhaps a little more accessible to those of us who don’t live in NYC.
Sabriel – Garth Nix
Excellent. Just picked up Lirael and Abhorsen to finish the trilogy.
pre- and post-trip reads:
“Fallen Angel” – Sharon Shinn (in To Weave a Web of Magic)
Love it. Angels, swoon. It was odd at first to read a Samaria story in first person, but it worked.
Jhereg – Steven Brust
Love it. I’ve just finished the rest of the books in the omnibus, and am now scouring local stores for the rest of the series.
“Overrush” – Laura Anne Gilman, in Murder By Magic
Love it. Want more Wren & Sergei nownownownownownow.
I picked up all the books in the Vlad Taltos (Steven Brust) series about a month ago at a used book store. They’re in my “to read” stack. If you haven’t read his THE PHOENIX GUARDS and 500 YEARS AFTER, definitely pick them up. You’ll want to read them in that order. For that matter, FREEDOM AND NECESSITY is another good read. Brust shares writing credits with Emma Caufield (sp?) on that one.
I’m a book or two behind on Charlaine Harris’ series.
Hi Preston! I think your worlds are colliding—Emma Bull is the author; Emma Caulfield plays Anya on Buffy.
I do have those books, but I’m waiting for The Book of Athyra to arrive so I can keep going in order. Argh. I could go read something outside the series, but I’m swamped at the moment anyway and really need to stop reading for five minutes and go load the dishwasher or something. Besides, I’m pretty sure I already own Freedom & Necessity, but all my books are still boxed up and I have no idea which room that one might be in.