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    Books read in January 2008

    Fiction:
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
    Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

    Non Fiction:

    Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema by Jamie Russell
    Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865-1910 by Paul Searls

    Comics:
    Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur by P. Craig Russell
    Conan And The Demons Of Khitai by Akira Yoshida, Paul Lee, and Pat Lee
    Conan: Book Of Thoth by Kurt Busiek, Len Wein, and Kelley Jones
    Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham and Todd Klein
    DMZ (volume 3: Public Works) by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli
    American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

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    I could have sworn I posted here, but maybe it was one of the things that got lost when I was having browser issues.

    The Life Laundry: How to De-Junk Your Life by Dawna Walter: Some good advice, but overall, I got the feeling she just doesn't get it (her advice about tossing books, but encouraging music collectors was particularly annoying).

    Persuasion by Jane Austen: Fun, sweet book. The best Austen I read last month.

    Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey: Lackey's later Valdemar books all suffer from bloat. This mini-series could have been one book, not two (or the proposed trilogy). I also found it excruciating having to go through Selennay's disastrous first marriage and felt that it was shown enough in flash-backs, so this prequel didn't feel all that necessary.

    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: This one was okay, but since I've never read gothic novels, I didn't get a lot of the parody.

    Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones: I liked it and it was fun and cute, but it wasn't as good as Howl's Moving Castle.

    The Ruby Dice by Catherine Asaro: Asaro's best book in several years. I loved this and was so happy to get back to the main storyline, after several prequels.

    Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: I couldn't stand the Crawfords, so this was a long, hard slog for me.

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    Oh I was so lame I read ''Daniel Deronda'' by George Elliot and '' Markham Thorpe'' by Giles Waterfield and that was it for January.

    In my defence DD is 800 pages long.

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    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    This was based on a recommendation from Librarything.com. It was cute but obviously written for children. As always it was much better than the movie.
    The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    I loved this movie and just had to read the book.
    A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
    Loved it. I am going to read the whole series now.
    Dune by Frank Herbert
    Only the first half so far...this one is pretty dense and complicated. A whole lot of names to figure out.

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    ah, Dune. i love that book. "fear is the mind killer"...


 

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