Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are going to serialize a post-_I Dare_ Liaden novel. This makes me bouncy-happy — finally, we’ll find out what Theo’s problem is! — and yet there is trepidation: can I survive a Liaden novel that I can’t slurp up all at once? In other news, my copy of Allies should arrive soon. Mmmm, more post-_I Dare_ goodness.
… that link should get you to some info about the chapbook, at least until they redo the catalog again. Korval.com is one of those sites I desperately wish I could get my hands on.
I read Carnival at lunch this week. On Wednesday I was sitting in a back corner at Potato Shack, and another diner approached me… slowly… tilting her head sideways so she could read the spine. “Who’s that by?” she asked, squinting. I let her check it out for a minute, and then she wandered back to her own book, having made note of title and author.
Five minutes later I got to the opening of chapter 19: “Lesa woke cold–”
…there’s more to that sentence, but I missed it at first because I laughed out loud. Somewhat louder, in fact, than was seemly in such a small restaurant. So who knows, maybe I scared off my fellow lunchtime reader.
(Yes, this book does involve dragons. But not in that way.)
I realized this week that I’ve run through most of Georgette Heyer’s Regencies. I still have quite a few of her books to go, but they’re mostly the mysteries and historicals from other time periods. I’ll have to dole out the remaining Regencies more carefully. Most recently I finished Beauvallet, which was quite entertaining, but didn’t have nearly enough piracy for a book about a pirate. Many, many books could be improved if they simply included MORE PIRATES. Beauvallet is no exception. Come to think of it, neither is Carnival, which did tease me with a brief mention of pirates.
Not sure what’s up next. Possibly Lisa Klein’s Ophelia, because I intend to Do Something with the character at some point and I like to be aware of what else is out there. At least until I start writing it in earnest, at which point I’ll shut everything else out. On the other hand, I’ve put down a few books without finishing them, and it’d be nice to be done with a few of those. My World Fantasy haul beckons, too.
Or I could, y’know, write something. But that would just be silly.