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I have decided to join the other sheep and log my books this year.

I ended 2004 reading Carol Queen's "Real Live Nude Girl". 2005 thus far:

  • Neal Stephenson's "The Confusion"

  • Neal Stephenson's "System of the World"

  • Tad Williams' "ShadowMarch"

  • Elizabeth Bear's "Hammered"

I normally read a book a week, but both Stephenson and Williams write what neeuqdrazil calls "wristbreakers"; big heavy books that take a long time for slow pokes like me to get through.

My goal this year is to read one "serious" book for each three "fun" books; the Carol Queen counts as serious - I made a special exemption for Hammered, in part because I needed some SF badly, as I was getting over historied.

I'm currently working on a biography of Aliester Crowley called "Do What Thou Wilt" as my serious book. I have the new Anne Bishop waiting for me on the other side, as well as a Terry Pratchett on loan from night__watch, not to mention the Castenada. I spent a few days struggling with Sarah Ash's first book, but I couldn't get past the romance-novelly-ness of the plot.


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Feb. 8th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
Yikes... I seem to have started a trend. Because I'm pretty sure I was the first one to start logging my books. Go me! I'm finally one of the cool kids!
Feb. 8th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
You've always been one of the cool kids; that's why we're all jumping on the BriLeePonine bandwagon!
Feb. 8th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
Just as long as you don't all jump at once... you might squish me! ;)
Feb. 8th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
How was Shadowmarch? Good start to a new series?
I'm reading the Jonathon Strange and Mr Norril book right now, just finished Dark Tower, which I thought had a fantastic ending. (Some would disagree)
Feb. 8th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
Shadowmarch is quite good. I was one of the people who paid for a subscription when he was trying to write it online. He's gone and added quite a bit more to it since. I hadn't realised, at first that it was the first in a series, though, so I was kind of frustrated that I wasn't going to get any resolution by the end of the book.

Strange and Norrell is good; it was another of my late 2004 books.
Feb. 9th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
I put the Pratchett inbetween the Castaneda on purpose.

BTW, I've just finished the fourth book, which is even more insane than the first three put together.
Feb. 11th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: Unrelated note.
I wanna monkey with a light saber!
Feb. 11th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Unrelated note.
I knew you would.
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