Old list, new list

Monday, October 4, 2010

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Wow. A couple new folks around here. Welcome. Make yourselves comfortable in the nooks and crannies of the dragon's library. I hope you'll participate in my little anniversary contest to write a poem about dragons. A handmade bookmark for the winner and a dragon print for everyone who submits an entry. Contest ends this Friday. So far I've only received one entry. You can either post it in the comments of the original post or email it to me.

Ok, the results of my September reading list.

Books I finished and their ratings out of 5 stars (3 means I liked it):
Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson {2.5 stars, meh}
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins {5 stars}
Stardust by Neil Gaiman {3 stars}
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke {3 stars}
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke {4 .5 stars}
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner {3.5 stars}
The Art and Craft of the Short Story by Rick DeMarinis {3.5 stars}
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card {3 stars}
Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale {5 stars}
Auralia's Colors
by Jeffrey Overstreet {4 stars}
The Princess Academy by Sahnnon Hale (wasn't on my list, but I read it anyway) {4.5 stars}

As you can see, I didn't get anywhere close to the number read I'd wanted, so all the leftovers are going toward October's list. Plus I added a few. Some are already checked out. Here's my goal for this month.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
The Mermaid's Madness (Princess novels-book 2) by Jim C. Hines
Wired by Liz Maverick
First Rider's Call by Kristin Britain
Dust by Elizabeth Bear
The Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson
Fantasy Lover (Dark Hunter series-book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse series-book 1) by Charlaine Harris
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip
Blue Fire by Janice Hardy
Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (not waiting until Nov for book 3)
Red Hood's Revenge (book 3 of Princess novels) by Jim C. Hines.

These two I just read this weekend, so I'm counting them toward
October's list. I'll be commenting on them Wednesday. You'll have to wait for their ratings until then.
by Stephanie Meyer
The City and the City by China Meiville

I don't know how many of these I'll actually get through. By the end of September, I was starting to reach book overload. But, at least I tried several new books and authors. The few old favorites I squeezed in were comfortable relaxers.


Emily White said...

Oh, boy. I thought *I* reached book overload and I only read about six books. How do you even find the time?

Looneywriter said...

Rider's First Call is a terrific book! I loved it. *read it first* ;-P

Brandi G. said...

I agree with Looney. Read "Rider's First Call" first. But, did you read Green Rider, yet? That's the first book and is awesome, too.

Jai Joshi said...

You definitely got through more books than I did this September! Wow, well done, you really steamed through that list.

Have fun reading this month. You've got a good line up.


Jaleh D said...

I'm a bookaholic. Finding time to read is easy. I read 5 minutes here, half an hour there. If I get absorbed, I stay up way too late at night.

Yes, I read Green Rider over the summer. Even though it strongly reminded me of the Companion/Herald system in the Valdemar books, there were enough differences to accept it. I had fun reading the book and look forward to the second one.

Right now, I'm itching for Blue Fire to make it to my store.

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