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book diet

I haven’t posted about books since June 4th – there was still Hockey last time I posted one of these, and training camps are starting in three weeks.

Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis (Solaris) – Borrowed
The first Quincey Morris and Libby Chastain book. It was well researched and I loved the system of Magic he uses. The book was fast and well written. It was a lot of fun and went all over the US – and each place really seemed like it was where it was supposed to be. I really loved this book.
Unfortunately I left it in my car with the windows down in a major thunderstorm.

Silver Born by Patricia Briggs – Borrowed
I love this series. And this was no exception. I loved the incorporation of the Tam Lin story into this book. I do like the Fae in this series, even if I am a huge shifter fan, Fae were always my first love. Well maybe Moomintoll were my first love.

The latest Sookie Stackhouse novel – Borrowed.
I love this series as well – that said this book was a huge disappointment. Like as in no plot. Almost as if the author needed to tie up some lose ends but didn’t have anything she needed to say.

The Awakening – Book one of the Vampire Diaries LJ Smith
Good enough. I like Elena better in the tv show but I’ll probably read the rest.

Faery Moon – PR Frost (DAW) Greg’s
Fun book – a summer read. I may go back and read the others. It was enjoyable but it isn’t anything that will stick with me.

Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW) Greg’s
I love this series and yeah I am reading them out of order. Joe Hill is Steven King’s son but I enjoy him quite a bit more. I also lived close to the town that Lovecraft is based on. I broke my arm there ten years ago this month. Anyone who likes dark graphic novels should read Locke and Key.

Sandman: the doll’s house and the Dream Country Neil Gaiman with others.
I’m finally getting into this. So far my fav story is Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Living Dead – anthology. Amazon
30 years of zombie short fiction. Let me say up front that zombies freak me out. And this is a 500 page anthology. Three stories have really stuck with me “How the Day Runs Down”, “Passion Play” and “Ghost Dance” with “Home Delivery” and “Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead” in 4th and 5th place. I think that I will be skipping zombies for a few months.

Running with the Pack – anthology Greg’s
Werewolf fiction. I love it – but at this point I don’t really remember any of the stories. At least not without opining the book.

Bad-Ass Faeries 3 – In all their glory Anthology – Greg’s
This was definitely the best of the three BAF anthologies. All three have been fun reads but this one, the first with a new publisher, was much longer and was organized into four sections. My fav stories were the one by CJ Henderson and the one by Danielle Ackley-McPhail. I strongly sugest you check these two authors out. Not kidding.

A Winter Book – Tove Jansson
I’ve made a post about Tove Jansson last month. She was my Birthday gift to myself. A Winter Book was an anthology of short fiction. Or short pieces from longer works, it was the first piece of her adult fiction I have read. Enjoyable and it definitely made me interested in reading the rest of her adult pieces. Only two other of her adult pieces have been translated into English. They will be in my next post.

Finn Family Moomintroll Tove Jansson
The second book in the Moomintroll books. The early books are all adventures and this is one of them. It is one of my fav of the series, or at least it was as a child.

Moominland Midwinter, Moominpappa’s Memoirs and Moominpappa at Sea
These are much more introspective and involve a lot more chericter development then I remember as a kid.

Tales from Mooinvalley
Short fiction set in the world of the Moointrolls. This may be my fav as an adult. Each of the short pieces reads as a bit of a example of a Finnish saying as well as a little story of its own.



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Aug. 7th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Silver Born by Patricia Briggs
i have Blood Bound on request from the library. i liked the first book and thought of you. =)
Aug. 7th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
I love those books - I'm not as fond of the Alpha Omaga ones...

I can bring the others up (except for SB becasue it isn't mine)
Aug. 7th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
sounds like a plan. you don't have to bring Moon Called - i read that already. =)
Aug. 7th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
cool -I'll dig them up.
Aug. 7th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Aug. 7th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
had a dream last night that I was on the way to your house and you called to ask me to hold us seats some place. But when I looked up I wasn't heading into Philly I was headed into Boston - 6 hours out of my way and headed in the wrong direction.
Aug. 7th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
ok, that was a weird dream....
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
yes. yes it was.
Aug. 9th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
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