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Reading Wednesday

Seen around my friends list, what I'm reading at the moment:

Just finished

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Read the sample for this and immediately went back to Amazon to click the "buy" button despite it being at "hardback" prices. It was one of those books I practically swallowed whole and was sad to see end.

Currently Reading

Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (I've only had a copy of the book for, oh, seventeen years since I got the hardback as a goody item at an RWA conference)
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

Possibly Up Next

Artful by Peter David
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (the latest in her Wimsey/Vane novels based on Dorothy L. Sayers)

and about 30 or so samples taking up space on my Kindle app


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enigmaticblues
Jun. 25th, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
The Goblin Emperor looks really good. I think I'll have to check it out.
spikewriter
Jun. 25th, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
It's quite good – her use of language is wonderful. She also writes as Sarah Monette, apparently.
shipperx
Jun. 25th, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
Game of Thrones

Expect death, betrayal, and more death... and a lot of passive voice.

Oh, and knowing what everyone has for dinner.

Edited at 2014-06-25 02:27 pm (UTC)
spikewriter
Jun. 25th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
I get what you say about dinner. :)

I think I'm glad I've watched the HBO series to date before starting this because I'm now somewhat invested in some of the characters now. (And have a heads up on a few not to get too invested in.) I've tried to read it at various times over the years, but never got past the first couple of chapters until now.
petzipellepingo
Jun. 25th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (the latest in her Wimsey/Vane novels based on Dorothy L. Sayers)


The previous one irritated me so much that I gave up reading them.
spikewriter
Jun. 25th, 2014 04:31 pm (UTC)
What precisely irritated you? I felt the plot was a bit weak and wasn't particularly happy with either the fire or what happened to poor Gerald. I will probably read it at some point, but I may wait until a price drop or sale.
petzipellepingo
Jun. 25th, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't like the fire, Gerald's death and especially the notion that Wimsey would have lost all of his money because of the War. He always struck me in Sayer's novels as being a smart investor and the idea that the Blitz would somehow wipe him out struck me as idiotic.
spikewriter
Jun. 26th, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
Ah, that's what I blanked out of my mind. I knew there was something. :(

(Of course, I read the book the day of the husband's uncle's funeral as a way of keeping sane and not engaging with the f-i-l or b-i-l, whom we had to spend the entire day with.)
sp23
Jun. 25th, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
I added The Goblin Emperor to my Amazon wishlist after reading this. I'll certainly be buying it at some point if it doesn't show up at the library.

I got Artful this month as the free pre-release book from Amazon Prime. So it's added to the ever increasing electronic pile in my Kindle. LOL
spikewriter
Jun. 26th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
That's how I picked up Artful as well -- clever program, that. And I really can't recommend The Goblin Emperor enough; it's rare that I'm willing to pay that for fiction and even more rare that I am truly glad I did.

Oh, the electronic TBR pile. Such an amazing thing. :)
stateless82
Jun. 27th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
The Goblin Emperor was sooo good! It reminded me a little bit of the wolf books she wrote with Elizabeth Bear, the completeness of the world, and how well the characters fit.
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