I don’t know why I hadn’t done this before, but it seems like a good idea considering I just took out a bunch of books from the library 🙂
Dark Space; Marianne de Pierres, (SF), (don’t look for it yet, it’s not out til June!) – reviewed at http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/bookreviews.htm
Sasha; Joel Shepherd (ditto above!) (Fantasy)
Angel: Impressions; Doranna Durgin (TV Tie in) – it was $2.00, so I bought it, and enjoyed it. I’m not going to apologise for that!
Angel: The Longest Night Vol 1; various (TV Tie in short stories) – ditto above. One complaint, that the stories don’t actually mesh together very well, but it must be difficult to get a bunch of different authors to write consecutive stories without running into that problem.
Final Impact; John Birmingham (SF Alternate History) – I got completely sucked into this trilogy and am sad that the books aren’t fatter or JB didn’t space them out into five or six because I wanted MORE. So many characters and plot lines, and I just wish we could have explored them all more thoroughly. So what if it ended up looking like the Wheel of Time for alternate history?! These books are brilliant. Read them.
Undead and Unemployed & Undead and Unreturnable; MaryJanice Davidson (Vampire Alternate Reality) – I’d been wanting to read this for a while, being the Buffy and Anita fan that I am(plus I *know* I read a short in this universe in Bite, or one of those collections a couple of years ago), and was pleasantly surprised by these. No, they aren’t Buffy or Anita quality, but they are a fun and easy read. And I only paid $5.00 each for them, so don’t feel ripped off by the fact I read them in about a minute each! I’ll read more. I like the empty headed heroine for some reason!
I’ve read some others but they are in boxes right now so can’t report (no, I can’t remember!). From the library…
A bunch of Elizabeth Moon books – I recently read the latest in her Vatta’s War series (hmmm, that should go up there I guess!) and enjoyed it so much I thought I’d try her earlier ones again.
Future Crimes & Battle Magic – anthologies edited with Martin H. Greenberg – I have the utmost respect for this man and will pick up just about anything his name is on. Guess that’s why they put his name on so much stuff!
JD Robb, Portrait in Death – yep, I’m hooked on these too and no, I can’t keep track of which one’s I’ve read so while I wait to access the new one (this is one of the few series’ I’m hooked on that I don’t often buy – I’ll build the collection up from second hand and seconds tables over the next few years I’d reckon!) I read old ones to refresh my memory – every so often I pick up one I haven’t read before!
The Female Man by Joanna Russ (I read a review of this on my flist and was so intrigued I got it from eBay – not really my thing, but it doesn’t hurt to go outside the comfort zone now does it?!)
Review copies of Feast of Souls by Celia Friedman and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer – these are actually top of my list. I got them in the post yesterday and it made me wish I hadn’t got such a pile from the library cos these are BIG books!
Heh, and a bunch of kids books, of course 🙂
So, that was fun