kaigou: this is what I do, darling (5 bookstack)
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Currently reading -- and yes, I do mean all of them --

Done Wrong — Eleanor Taylor Bland (mystery)
The Steel Remains — Richard K Morgan (fantasy)
Water Touching Stone — Eliot Pattison (mystery)
Havemercy — Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett (fantasy/steampunk)
The Hero's Walk — Anita Rau Badami (literary)
A Companion to Wolves — Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (fantasy)

A chapter of one, a chapter of the next.

I'm thinking maybe I should pick one and stick to it. Most likely bet would be The Hero's Walk — a gracious and incredible and gorgeous work of poetic verse with a deep heart — but it also deserves to be savored, not chewed through or swallowed whole. So when I start getting anxious about sitting in one place for too long, I move to sit somewhere else in the room, and look, there's a different book right there.

Bad habit, I know, but a very old one.

Date: 5 Jul 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
cyphomandra: fluffy snowy mountains (painting) (snowcone)
From: [personal profile] cyphomandra
Not a bad habit at all! (okay, so the last time I set out to list my books in progress I hit 24 without counting fanfic...)

I thought Havemercy would have been considerably improved by turning Rook into a girl, actually, but this is almost certainly a minority opinion.

Date: 5 Jul 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
arkessian: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arkessian
Yes, re plot! Also characters with more than one dimension. I read to the end, and still don't know why.

Date: 6 Jul 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
cyphomandra: fractured brooding landscape (Default)
From: [personal profile] cyphomandra
Well, yes. In fact, having just checked my own review, I see that there's a plaintive bit where I say that even if I'd liked the characters more, I'd still want them to have something to *do*...


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"When you make the finding yourself— even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light— you'll never forget it." —Carl Sagan

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