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In which i briefly discuss the books i read in November.
Outlaw Breed, by Max Brand. Western.
Thoughts: Typical Max Brand western, with the melodrama expected of the genre. 3 out of 5.
Scourge, by Jeff Grubb. A Star Wars novel, set in the New Republic era.
Thoughts: Read a bit like a transcript of a tabletop RPG adventure, which it may well be, as the events of the book first appeared in a SW RPG product. Still, full of action and set in a familiar universe. 3 out of 5.
The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau. YA SF.
Thoughts: Nice pacing, interesting world. 3.5 out of 5.
206 Bones, by Kathy Reichs. Crime/Mystery.
Thoughts: First Temperance Brennan novel i’v read, though i have most of her books on my shelf (every secondhand book fair i’ve been to has heaps of them going, so i thought, ‘why not collect her?’ ). Fast paced, well-plotted. While i worked out most of the main plot conclusion fairly early, i didn’t get all the pieces in the correct order. 4 out of 5.
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Classic.
Thoughts: Couldn’t do it. Not sure exactly why, but just couldn’t get more than a few chapters in.
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov, by Isaac Asimov. Collection of 31 mystery stories.
Ongoing Thoughts: While i acknowledge Asimov was an SF master, i often struggle with his writing style. This collection is no exception. I started this in September, and am still only a few stories in. I’ll push on, though.
Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer. YA SF/F.
Ongoing Thoughts: Only 50 pages in, but enjoying so far. Fun characters and fun world.
Today we have with us, live in studio, the lady who will be the recurring protagonist in most of Samuel Mae’s new short stories. Let’s get right into it, shall we? # Thanks, narrator. Jazz Heely, isn’t it? Yep. So, what’s, like, your deal? You mean, my job? Hey, I’m asking the questions. But yes, […]
I’m not doing NaNo this year (actually, i’ve never done NaNo any year, but that’s neither here nor there), but i’m hoping to use this month to get back into a daily routine of writing BIC. For those not familiar with the term BIC, it stands for Butt in Chair. So far, so good. I’ve […]
Back! I’ve been away from the blog for a good while, haven’t i? The last year has been very busy, for a whole lot of reasons, none of them writing-related. However, i’m hoping to use November to reestablish a writing routine. Not quite the heady writing times when i was blogging last — my life […]
It’s been a while since i’ve blogged, hasn’t it? Life’s been busy busy busy. Anyhoo, hello *waves* and hope you’re all chugging along I have a story out. Dromedary is now up at Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. It’s perhaps slightly possibly maybe on the absurd side. An audio version will be available in a […]