Dec. 21st, 2008 03:29 pm
cyphomandra: fractured brooding landscape (hare by durer)
Saying I'll catch up by the end of the year will almost certainly doom this to failure (especially as I will be travelling), but I can at least try to get down to a pending review pile of reasonable numbers (hmm. Having just looked at it, "reasonable numbers" will probably have to be defined as less than 20, although I'd really like to get that down to less than 10.)

MT Anderson, The Astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation: volume 1, The Pox Party. )

Sherman Alexie, The incredibly true diary of a part time Indian. )

Maurice Gee, Salt. )

John Francombe, Tip off. )

Lennon, Jun, Gravitation: voice of temptation. )

Charlie Higson, By Royal Command. )
cyphomandra: fractured brooding landscape (Default)
I am now much less stressed. Sure, I have no internet (currently compromising my principles in Starbucks) and no car, and there's a hold-up with one piece of paper that means I may not be able to start work next Tuesday as planned, but these are minor inconveniences compared with all the active disasters of December. Anyway. This gets me almost up to the end of 2007 in books - I still have one more post on Cynthia Voigt's Tillerman series - and then I can start on this year's lot, as part of my whole posting more regularly and writing stuff organisational thing.

I have a mental short list of authors whose next book I will buy automatically, without even bothering to check the blurb. It’s a dynamic list – Michael Chabon, for example, got onto it with The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and then fell right back off again with Summerland (and his Sherlock Holmes book I just borrowed from the library and felt bitter enough about that, so The Yiddish Policeman’s Union and Gentlemen of the Road are just going to have to wait until time subdues my irritation); Connie Willis is on there for all full length novels that are not co-written romances; Glen David Gold is on there with, as far as I know, only one book (Carter Beats the Devil); Diana Wynne Jones, despite some recent hiccups…

Anne Fadiman, At Large and at small. )

A.S. Byatt, Unruly Lives. )

Kate Mosse, Labyrinth. )

Emma Bull, Territory. )

Charlie Higson, Hurricane Gold. )

Elizabeth George, What came before he shot her. )

Deb Caletti, Wild Roses. )

Veronica Bennett, Fish Feet. )

Jason Thompson, The complete guide to manga. )

Jo Walton, Farthing. )

Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword (re-read, about three times in all) and The Hero and the Crown (re-read). )

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home. )

Marcus Zusak, The messenger. )

Antonia Forest, Cricket term (re-read). )


cyphomandra: fractured brooding landscape (Default)

October 2017

123456 7
1516171819 2021


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 22nd, 2017 04:35 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios