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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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eternaleponine
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!
curgoth
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!
eternaleponine
Feb. 8th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
Just as long as you don't all jump at once... you might squish me! ;)
the_doughboy
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)
curgoth
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.
night__watch
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.
curgoth
Feb. 11th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: Unrelated note.
I wanna monkey with a light saber!
notshakespeare
Feb. 11th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Unrelated note.
I knew you would.
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