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Lobby 2. Welcome The Reading Room Reading Challenges, 2010 topic #17
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Mesg #17 "Alex's Reading Goals for 2010"
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Date Sat Jan-02-10 02:02 AM


Sat Feb-27-10 12:38 AMby LordMotte

I'm going for the 26 books read challenge with 20 in English and 6 in Spanish.

Currently reading:
1. Memorías de Idhun: Book II

Finished reading:
1. The Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
Excellent book if you want to see how someone skims over many years in a 1st person POV and yet doesn't make it feel like "telling" - plus since it's Wrede, it's a fun read.

2. La Emperatriz de los Etéreos by Laura Gallego Garcia (The Empress of the Ethereals)
My first novel in Spanish! Very excited by this. It's a reworking of Andersen's The Snow Queen and it's excellent. Highly recommended for anyone who can read in Spanish.

3. Memorías de Idhun: Book 1 (La Resistencia) by Laura Gallego Garcia
Teen romance portal fantasy with a girl falling in love with two boys who by their very nature hate each other. Fun, but a little long (550 pages with the next two books running at 800 and 1000)

4. Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Always a good read, but read it this time as research for my next novel which is based on this book. I was fascinated to see how little traditional plot the book held and almost no conflict as we know it. Plus being a recounting of a dream rules of setting etc don't exist. It'll make for rendering the Looking Glass world in a believable yet mostly faithful way a real challenge.

5. Description (from the Writer's Digest series) by Monica Wood
Description has always been my weakest writing skill and when reading books about it, I've never really "got" them. I was therefore thrilled to find out that this book made total sense to me. I'll likely have to read it a few times (as I've done with other books in this series), but I could see how what she talks about could apply to my current projects.


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