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14 September 2003 @ 10:47 am
Books read last week  
"Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey (new)
"Misspent Youth" by Peter F. Hamilton (new)
"Renaissance Lives Protraits of an Age" by Theodore K. Rabb (new)
BBC History Magazine (Vol 4 No 8, 9, 10)
"Mad Maudlin" by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill (webscriptions)
"A Caress of Twilight" by Laurell K. Hamilton (library)
"The Light of Other Days" by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter (library)
technoid on September 14th, 2003 06:31 am (UTC)
Struth, now that's what I call speed reading ;)
Rillaithrillaith on September 15th, 2003 02:47 am (UTC)
If you liked A Caress of Twilight, the other in that series is also very good, plus the Anita Blake series is particularly readable (reality suspension required, obviously!) I was rather amused at the highly uncommon combination of detective trash fiction / fantasy / erotica genres ;)

Good things to be said for buying books on the strength of their cover, that's one of several decent authors I've found while commuting in the last few months.. (James Clemens Wit'ch series being another you would probably like if you still like more typical fantasy, plus the cover art is stunning!)
Margaretpling on September 15th, 2003 05:00 am (UTC)
I read the other Merry Gentry book a while ago - it was rather fun which is actually why I picked this one up in the library. Don't think I'd buy any of Laurell K. Hamilton's stuff, we're running out of shelf space1 so I think I'd rather buy less trashy2 books to fill the house with ;)

I'll look out for the other ones in the library though.

And I'll look out for Clemens too, don't think I recall seeing the name before. Yay for recommendations :)

1. Well, ran out, shortly before we bought the bookcases last year. I managed to shelve about 450 books, and packed 150 back up, I've re-organised once and packed more up, it's still full to bursting point.

2. Trashy in the best possible sense, of course.
Rillaithrillaith on September 15th, 2003 06:36 am (UTC)
Trashy is fantastic for commuting, I can't take 3 hours+ a day of every book being hard core! :) I'm reading a lot more detective / crime / murder type fiction (such as Patricia Cornwell whenever I work out I haven't actually read another of her books, Kathy Reichs, Kathrine Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton (definite trash fiction but fun, James Patterson, Peter Robinson, Harlen Coben, Linda Farstein, Deborah Crombie) .... sooooo many new authors from picking up random books!

I'm all out of space, but then I don't *have* much of that at the moment. Books are stacked everywhere. At least all my books from Cam are packed away in boxes, so I can pretend I don't really have books overflowing :) Conveniently, the garage, spare room and attic all have reasonable storage capacities when things are stacked. I just can't *get* at anything...
Margaretpling on September 15th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
The problem with me having run out of space is that this is after we bought a house, and put pretty much as many bookshelves as we can in it ;)

I keep picking up a Kathy Reichs book in WHSmiths if I have time before my train ... need to look in the library for her stuff I think.