Which it seems I completely forgot to do last week.

Apart from reading things, what have I been doing? Hmmm. Well, this weekend I hung out with [personal profile] blnchflr, [personal profile] lysanatt, [personal profile] ximeria and the lovely [personal profile] dancing_serpent. Both Wonder Woman and a nice boat trip to Flakfortet were involved. Both are recommended. It was a very nice weekend. Must do again. Though maybe not Flakfortet - it's nice, but it's not very big.

What I've recently finished reading

Daniel José Older: Shadowshaper
You know, if I had not picked this up at the library at the same time I picked up Half-Resurrection Blues, I wouldn't have touched it, because that book was so generic and uninspired. Which would have been a great shame. I very much enjoyed this story about aspiring street artist Sierra Santiago and her journey of discovering that her family is part of a magical community, the birthright of which she has been denied for various reasons. It's a very nice book.

Anne Rice: Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
Well - that involved a lot more aliens and a lot less mermaids that I hoped for back when the title was announced.

Michelle Sagara: Cast in Honor
The more I read these books, the more convinced I get that the things I like about them are not really the things the author likes to write about. I mean, mysterious intuitive magic is all well and good, but I'm more interested in the draconic bungling at attempted courting. For instance.

Félix J. Palma: The Map of Chaos
So, this is the third book in a Spanish science fiction(?) trilogy starring H.G. Wells. The first book played with putting him in a time travel story, and in the second the Martians invaded - so, in this one he's getting chased by an invisible man. Except, as it turns out, the two previous books have each been set in different alternate worlds and oh, time travel isn't possible. What the first book had as time travel is actually jumping between different alternates, which do not match temporally. And there's a bit about a dog.

I enjoyed Wells and his wife Jane (the Wellses and the Janes, I should say), I enjoyed the general weirdness of this universe - and I hope Mrs. Lansbury got to spend her twilight years somewhere nice with her dog.

What I'm reading now

I've just started on The Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan - so, all the dragons.

What I'm reading next

Probably Drapa by Gerður Kristný.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 102


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