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Dead Souls edited by Mark Deniz (published by Morrigan Books) This is an anthology of Philosophical Horror. Mostly dealing with some aspect of god or gods. There are 24 stories in this book – some of them are quite short. I enjoyed most of the stories but I think my favs were “The price of Peace” by Anna Lowther and “In the Name” by Robert Holt

The Poison Eaters by Holly Black: First off I bought this at Borders so I feel guilty about it. The problem with buying anthologies by authors that you like is that you’ve probably already read a lot of them. Still a fun set of stories.

Kindred Sprit by John Passarella – I have now read all of his novels. I liked this one and it was nice that all the places in it were places I recognized. But I think this was my least favorite of his books. I still really liked it – but Shimmer was still my fav.

Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes: the first set of Sandman issues. They were being released when I was getting out of reading comics, I read the first four as they were coming out. I had loved Black Orchid (written by Neil Gaiman and penciled by Dave McKean) so I had expected to like Sandman but I didn’t at the time. Re reading them I still wasn’t overly impressed with them. There was and is something that is keeping me from connecting to the characters. I’ve had that issue with a lot of Gaiman’s stuff, but I can still enjoy his stuff at an intellectual level. I enjoy him – but he never transports me. He and I seem to have the same taste in a lot of things so I wish I could connect with his works on a more gut level.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters and the Titan’s Curse Rick Riordan: Again I bought these at a big store so I feel guilty. In case you hadn’t noticed I have a learning disability. So does Percy Jackson. If Harry Potter is a perfect orphan’s fantasy Percy Jackson is that for the learning disabled. And Rick Riordan writes it well. Or I should say he writes it in a way that I found matches my experience. And with humor. So far they are a lot of fun. I have two books left and will be picking them up when I get back.

Books I’m Mostly Done With:
Chapter After Chapter (a book about finishing novels)
The Wand in the Word (Interviews with writers of fantasy)
Hanging out with the Dream King (Interviews with people who have collaborated with Neil Gaiman)



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Apr. 5th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
cool about Percy Jackson. =)

i've been reading alot of those Warriors books. heh.
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
I haven't read that much this month - 7 books compleated 3 mostly. That isn't much for me LOL

Yeah - I'm gonna have to get the last two when I get home.
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
LOL. =)

and cool.
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
It's only like two a week, when I normaly do like three books a week.

Now all I have to do is stay on track with the stroy I';mn writting.
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
ahhh okies.

cool. i'll read it soon, i promise.
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
well you'll have time...
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
yeah, i will. i've started it, and hope to finish this week.
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
I'm going to try to work on it this week just so I don't forget who they are. Maybe I'll work on his back story a bit - I have now clue what the week will bring.
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Speaking of the story you're writing--Keep me posted.

As for the rest, you read circles around me. I'm a very slow reader and have always been one. It amazes me how many books people can read in a week or a month!
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
I'm not as fast as Dad. And I think this was a bit of a slow month for me.

I'm going to be long handing while I'm gone so... Well I write slowly and then I'll have to type it.
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