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What have you just finished reading?

The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan (literally, only an hour or so ago), and Anne of Ingleside and Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery.

The Morgan book was very much a mixed bag. It had some terribly exciting scenes that made me grin or exclaim aloud, some hot male/male sex, character angst and betrayal, and a female character who gets to have All the Blades, with Names,* but also some scenes I really wish I could unsee.

What are you currently reading?

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, some non-fiction for story research, and The Life of Slang by Julie Coleman. The latter is a book I bought for my husband for Fathers Day, but he kindly left it on the Big Pile o' Reading Matter in the bathroom.

What do you think you'll read next?

My friend's MS is still eating my brain. Some more story research is also on the slate. I'm wondering whether I want to download and read The Blythes Are Quoted, which is apparently a number of short stories about characters from the Anne of Green Gables series and their descendants. I don't usually like short stories as much as novels, but so much of the Anne series is episodic that maybe it won't bother me.

*Did anyone else ever read Frostflower and Thorn by Phyllis Ann Karr? Thorn had named her blades, but Archeth in the Morgan book has much better names for hers, and more of them, too.

 

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rachelmanija
Jul. 4th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, I read that. I liked the world and characters - some nice twists on swords and sorcery. Even something as simple as people eating insects as a usual part of their diet is the sort of detail that makes the world seem fresh.
chomiji
Jul. 4th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)

I'm so glad to hear you've read them! Yes, there was some really entertaining S&S variation in them, and Thorn and Frostflower are one of the few female-female adventurer pairs I can recall. (Although Frost would probably disagree with being called an adventurer.)

isiscolo
Jul. 4th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
The Steel Remains was one of the books I barely started but never really got into. It's still on my ereader waiting for me to try again.
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