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What have you just finished reading?

Noel Streatfeild's Dancing Shoes and a Montreal travel guide.

What are you currently reading?

Peter Dickinson's The Blue Hawk, which I have almost finished (another re-read). I had forgotten how much I enjoyed that one! Really lovely use of language, and some interesting meditations on the nature of gods and those who worship them. Some of it echoes the points made in both Pratchett's Small Gods (1992) and Hodgell's God Stalk (1986) ... Dickinson's book was published in 1991, so make of that what you will. I'm also making my way through some manga re-reading for a writing project.

What do you think you'll read next?

I just downloaded the first two of E. Nesbit's "Bastables" series, which I have never read. I am very fond of her series featuring the Psammead, so we shall see. I'm also about to do a big book order for vacation reading, and I'll probably add on the next volumes of Natsume's Book of Friends and Black Butler, both of which came out recently.

(To my intense disgust, Ben Aaronovitch's next book is due out in the U.K. tomorrow ... but not due in the U.S. until 2014!)

 

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flemmings
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
In fact The Blue Hawk was first published in 1976. Pratchett and Hodgell may have read it in their 20s, as I did-- though my money's more on Pratchett doing so than Hodgell.

amazon.co.uk is your friend when publishers play silly buggers.
chomiji
Jul. 25th, 2013 11:41 am (UTC)

Of course it was published in 1976! Yes! I knew that my memories weren't matching up to the date I had found. I used it as the basis for the first RPG I ever ran, back in college. How could I have forgotten that?

Yes, I was thinking I'd be buying it off the Amazon.uk site - but in that case, it probably won't arrive in time to go on vacation with me.

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