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Mesg #305 "marti-v's Reading List for 2010"
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Date Sun Feb-07-10 09:13 AM
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I'm not setting a specific goal, since my reading must be fit into the cracks and corners of my life right now. But here are the ones in my TBR pile, and this year's progress. Don't know if I'll get through all of them or not.

The Buried Pyramid, by Jane Lindskold (done)
Game of Thrones, by G.R.R. Martin (current)
The Fox, by Sherwood Smith
The Spirit Lens, by Carol Berg
Stolen, by Kelley Armstrong
Empress, by Karen Miller
Archangel, by Sharon Shinn
Wizard's First Rule, by Terry Goodkind
The Gathering Storm, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
First Lord's Fury, by Jim Butcher
Tuck, by Stephen Lawhead

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Mesg #417 "1. The Buried Pyramid, by Jane Lindskold"
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Disappointing and a struggle to get through. I think her skills are diminishing instead of increasing with every book.

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Mesg #418 "2. Game of Thrones, by G.R.R. Martin"
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Sat Feb-27-10 07:15 AMby marti-v

Grim and real! I couldn't put it down. This is a class assignment, for Holly Lisle's How to Revise Your Novel online course, so I'll have to go back and do the appropriate analysis. I was too caught up by the characters to analyze while reading!

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Mesg #424 "3. Archangel, by Sharon Shinn"
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Mon Mar-01-10 07:45 AMby marti-v

Archangel, by Sharon Shinn.

Interesting concept! I like the idea that, in the future, angels inhabit the world and speak directly with the god, Jovah.

I didn't realize until I finished it that Archangel is in the middle of a series.

There were some disappointing places in this book, especially the events written because the author wanted them, not because the story demanded it ("contrived," in other words). And although the story was enjoyable, the plot was pretty predictable.

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Mesg #467 "4. First Lord's Fury, by Jim Butcher"
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A great read, as always, although this volume is heavier on the military aspects of the battle against the vord than usual.

Lots of neat tricks by the protag and his friends, with fun twists and turns, but especially near the end, everything was "huge," "vast" (a way-overused word), "gargantuan," or other indicators of enormous size and undefeatability.

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