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06 November 2004 @ 09:20 pm
Books read since 19th Sept  
Left this somewhat too long - partly because I've been switching from using an online service to catalogue my books to Alexandria, and partly just coz I've not got round to doing the list.

"Kushiel's Avatar" by Jacqueline Carey (New)
"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood (Library)
"Cowl" by Neal Asher (Library)
"Nature via Nurture" by Matt Ridley (New)
"Trading in Danger" by Elizabeth Moon (New)
"The Magicians' Guild" by Trudi Canavan (New)
"Coalescent" by Stephen Baxter (Library)
"The Roses of Roazon" by Cherith Baldry (Library)
"Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley" by Alison Weir (New)
"Hunting Party" by Elizabeth Moon (Re-read)
"Sporting Chance" by Elizabeth Moon (Re-read)
"Winning Colours" by Elizabeth Moon (New)
"Once a Hero" by Elizabeth Moon (New)
"Rules of Engagement" by Elizabeth Moon (New)
"Change of Command" by Elizabeth Moon (New)
"Against the Odds" by Elizabeth Moon (New)
"Starpilot's Grave" by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald (Library)
"The Storm of Heaven" by Thomas Harlan (Library - not yet finished)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: The commentary on The Empire Strikes Back DVD
Margaretpling on November 7th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
I'm still cataloguing too ... thankfully we don't have as many books as we have CDs, coz we've been doing the CDs for nearly a year now and aren't all the way through ripping them. I figure I'm 1/3 to 1/4 of the way through those that are on the shelves (so that'll only be about 800 books in total), but I'll have to go find the boxed up stuff at some point (like all my Anne McCaffrey - complete up to somewhere in the late nineties, and my Stephen King, and J's complete set of James Herbert up to the mid-nineties).

Against the Odds was a bit anti-climatic, somehow although stuff was resolved and sorted out it didn't feel like anything big enough for the climax of a 7 book series had happened. I'm not that keen on the Esmay/Barin ooh-we're-in-love-and-events-are-against-us subplot (it gets tedious after a while), but there are only small amounts of that, and it's counterbalanced by the stuff about Brun. I did enjoy it though, just not as much as say the first four books of the series. And I guess some of the lack of big resolving event can be explained away as 'well, life's not that tidy'.