Books 2016

Dec. 30th, 2016 11:50 am
wynnsfolly: (darlin)
Deed of Paksenarrion, Oath of Fealty, E Moon
Envy of Angels, Lustlocked, M Wallace
Kitty Saves the World, C Vaughn
The Traitor Baru Cormorant, S Dickinson
The Martian, A Weir
The Raven & The Reindeer, T Kingfisher
Forest of Memory, M R Kowal
Arrows of the Queen trilogy, M Lackey
Curse of Chalion, L M Bujold
Penric's Demon, L M Bujold
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, L M Bujold
Fire Touched, P Briggs
Day Shift, C Harris
Chicks and Balances, ed. E Friesner
Calico Palace, G Bristow
The End of All Things, J Scalzi
Dragon Rose, C Pope
Dead Heat, P Brigg
Shadow Rites,Blood in Her Veins, F Hunter
Memphis Ribs, G Duff
Beauvallet, G Heyer
The Brimstone Deception, L Shearin
Ghost Story, JH Butcher
A Room with a View, E M Forster
The Help, K Stockett
Arrows of the Sun, J Tarr
Penric and the Shaman, L M Bujold
Past Imperfect, J Fellowes
Original Sin, P D James
Paladin of Souls, L M Bujold
Deerskin. R McKinley
Madness in Maggody, J Hess
The Convenient Marriage, G Heyer
The Sons of Heaven, K Baker
The Unfinished Clue, G Heyer
Death in the Stocks, G Heyer
Bastion, M Lackey
Magic Shifts, I Andrews
An Ancient Peace, T Huff
The Talisman Ring, G Heyer
Furiously Happy, J Lawson
Ancillary Mercy, A Leckie
Penric's Mission, L M Bujold
Blood of the Earth, F Hunter
wynnsfolly: (crystal)
Attention fellow readers of Georgette Heyer: right now, most of her books are available in ebook form for $2.99 or less at both B&N and Amazon. great opportunity to stock up on essential classical reading.
when I was younger, I attempted to get hard copies of her books, and my paperbacks mostly are battered and well-used. I've been trying to update with electronic versions, as they occasionally became available for bargain prices. I got most of the gaps filled this morning.
for an overview of her bibliography, Mari Ness did a reread and overview a while back for Tor.com.
check out http://www.tor.com/tag/georgette-heyer/ for an education into the creator of the Regency romance, among so many other things.
wynnsfolly: (darlin)
In the meantime, the following arrived at home.
Got time to research before November.

A good week for leftover flower pics


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A Marked Man - Barbara Hamilton (Hambly)
Endless Night - Agatha Christie
Have Stakes Will Travel - Faith Hunter
Cat Tales - Faith Hunter
Black Arts - Faith Hunter
Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
After the Golden Age - Carrie Vaughn
Sarah Plain & Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
Book of Iron - Elizabeth Bear
Bone & Jewel Creatures - Elizabeth Bear
Fledgling - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Shadow Unit 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 - E Bull, E Bear, etc
Redoubt, Steadfast - Mercedes Lackey
Man-Kzin Wars XIV - Larry Niven
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Time for Tea, Time and Fevers - Erica H. Smith
The Labyrinth Gate - Kate Elliot
Nine Goblins - T Kingfisher
Indigo Springs - A.M. Dellamonica
Blue Magic - A.M. Dellamonica
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch
Carousel Sun - Sharon Lee
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders - Susanne Alleyn
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews
Night Broken - Patricia Briggs
And Other Stories - Will Shetterly, Emma Bull
Tale of the Five Omnibus - Diane Duane
Half-Off Ragnorak - Seanan McGuire
Just One Damned Thing After Another - Jodi Taylor
A Symphony of Echoes - Jodi Taylor
Southern Gods - John Hornor Jacobs
A Passage of Stars - Kate Elliot
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
Swan's Braid - Tanya Huff
The Steerswoman - Rosemary Kirstein
The Outskirter's Secret - Rosemary Kirstein
Death of a Gossip - M C Beaton
Death of a Cad, Death of a Kingfisher- M C Beaton
The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
A Quiet Gentleman - Georgette Heyer
Behold Here's Poison - Georgette Heyer
Venetia - Georgette Heyer
Foundling, Corinthian, Cousin Kate, Friday's Child, False Colours, Black Sheep & more by Georgette Heyer
Six-Gun Snow White - Catherynne M Valente
Lock In - John Scalzi
Eternal Sky trilogy, Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars, Steles of the Sky - Elizabeth Bear
Crewel - Gennifer Albin
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Parasite - Mira Grant
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
Horns - Joe Hill
Future Falls - Tanya Huff
California Bones - Greg Eekhout
Last Scene Dead - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
Midnight Crossroads -Charlaine Harris
wynnsfolly: (darlin)
I've been tracking this since mid-December, but thought I'd show what I've read so far this year.

A Marked Man - Barbara Hamilton (Hambly)
Endless Night - Agatha Christie
Have Stakes Will Travel - Faith Hunter
Cat Tales - Faith Hunter
Black Arts - Faith Hunter
Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
After the Golden Age - Carrie Vaughn
Sarah Plain & Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
Book of Iron - Elizabeth Bear
Bone & Jewel Creatures - Elizabeth Bear
Fledgling - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Shadow Unit 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 - E Bull, E Bear, etc
Redoubt - Mercedes Lackey
Man-Kzin Wars XIV - Larry Niven
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Time for Tea - Erica H. Smith
The Labyrinth Gate - Kate Elliot
Nine Goblins - T Kingfisher
Indigo Springs - A.M. Dellamonica
Blue Magic - A.M. Dellamonica
Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch
Carousel Sun - Sharon Lee
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders - Susanne Alleyn
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews
Night Broken - Patricia Briggs
And Other Stories - Will Shetterly, Emma Bull
Tale of the Five Omnibus - Diane Duane
Half-Off Ragnorak - Seanan McGuire
Just One Damned Thing After Another - Jodi Taylor
A Symphony of Echoes - Jodi Taylor
Southern Gods - John Hornor Jacobs
A Passage of Stars - Kate Elliot
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
Swan's Braid - Tanya Huff
The Steerswoman - Rosemary Kirstein
The Outskirter's Secret - Rosemary Kirstein
Death of a Gossip - M C Beaton
Death of a Cad - M C Beaton
Death of a Kingfisher - M C Beaton
The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
A Quiet Gentleman - Georgette Heyer
Behold Here's Poison - Georgette Heyer
Venetia - Georgette Heyer

Midnight Crossroads - Chairlane Harris
Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
Steadfast - Mercedes Lackey

books

May. 13th, 2012 11:49 am
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Fair Game - Patricia Briggs
Third Alpha & Omega novel. More police procedural mystery than urban fantasy romance this time. I have always mingled the Kitty Norville stories with the Mercy Thompson universe, so kept getting  the background story confused.

 



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May. 11th, 2012 08:53 am
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Dragon's Kin & Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey

 

I was in the mood for some dragons in the bookstore the other day. I knew we'd missed some of the more recent Pern books. so we picked up the second book listed. I read it and had to read the prequel novel. I've always felt comfortable with McCaffrey's writing style and found both enjoyable.
Kin is the smaller book centered around one character (while really telling the story of another). Fire draws back for a bigger picture and tells about both good & evil characters and some who must find their own way as they grow.
now I gotta remember to get the other book in the set.


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May. 7th, 2012 08:50 am
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The Hidden Family - Charles Stross
book 2 picked right up and moved forward. better conclusion and third leg of world building. still didn't complete story cycle but did actually complete arc.
I like the story but I think I'd rather have it all at once. guess I'm turning into the kind of person who waits to buy a whole season on DVDs rather than wait for each episode.
do have a couple quibbles about language choices. in the past I've seen complaints about word choices American authors use for British characters.  in this case, the British author has his modern day Americans use an occasional term that grates on the American ear.
as for the alternate worlds, they tend to speak either Steampunk English or SCAdian English. both are evolving dialects I am fine with reading.




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Apr. 27th, 2012 09:43 pm
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The Family Trade - Charles Arrows

 

Stross's initial book in his Merchant Princes series. Ran across the first two books this week. nice premise & I like the main character so far. goes smoothly. but a little too quickly. I'm always up for a little Medici robber baron intrigue.
I kind of want to rant about the concept in SF/F of chopping complete stories into small parts. I felt the story was just about picking up steam when we ran out of book. since I've only got two books I'll have to see how I feel after the second one.



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Apr. 24th, 2012 11:20 am
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Crucible of Gold - Naomi Novick

 

Temeraire to S America. wish it were longer. good solid character & world building.
Lead to several discussions on the alternative to the outright conquest of the Americas. this brings out the question of whether the plague that hit the dragons in the earlier books was merely the mirror of what happened to the Incas.
certainly reminds us that inbreeding populations results in dangerous susceptibility to disease. also a good lesson on how one of the biggest changes to civilization is the availability of vaccines.


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books read

Apr. 13th, 2012 09:19 am
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Timeless -Gail Carriger
the last of the Parasol Protectorate series.  I enjoyed this quite as much as the others. not quite the head long rush we've seen before but a good wrap-up of all the main points. I've seen some complaints about the unevenness of the English dialects used, but that didn't bother me. It is written for American steam punk enthusiasts after all.

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Feb. 19th, 2012 12:33 pm
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Secretariat by William Nack
a reprint issued to go with the recent movie, this is a look at the horse and the industry that produced him.
I really enjoyed the "play by play" recounting of the training for and running of his significant races.
I learned quite a bit about the primary blood lines behind the breeding of the horse. though I don't follow racing, I do have a picture of Big Red hanging in my living room.
one thing that struck me was the repeated concern that the 3 year old racehorse was unpredictable compared to his two year old performance. at no time did anyone suggest that one cause might be over working two year old adolescent athletes.
I also learned that he was not raced as a mature adult in part due to onerous tax rates on inheritances.
worth more reading was the explanation of the genetics of the X factor. this is why he was considered a fairly mediocre sire of racing colts, but has acquired  a terrific record as a broodmare sire.






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book list

Sep. 25th, 2009 01:41 pm
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Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs
An Alpha & Omega novel, meaning it is set in the same story-verse as her Mercy Thompson series. These are the extended family backfill. The featured protagonists here were supporting backstory in her other novels, and both the characterization and pacing are slighter than expected. this is another one where the ending seems rushed, either by word limit constraints, time or both. Still an enjoyable light read with dark characters.

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