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30 Days of Books: Day 6

Day 06 – Favourite book of your favorite series OR your favorite book of all time

What a hard question! While I’m totally in love with the Vorkosigan series, I have to go back to my early fandom here. The White Dragon (Pern series) by Anne McCaffrey. This was actually the first one recommended to me by the very bad person who introduced me to Pern, and I’ve reread it more times than I can count. I think it has the best characterisation of the series, the best story of the world, and I love love love it!

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30 Days of Books: Day 5

Day 05 – A book or series you hate

Hmmm. I’ve decided life is too short to read bad books (or, at least, books I don’t enjoy). So I’m not finishing, and not starting, more books these days than ever before. I’ve received some books for review (un-solicited) that were appalling, but I really don’t know of any book that has made me mad, want to throw it across the room, or actually HATE it. If there’s one that has turned me off wanting to read the rest of the series and that I found such hard work I simply couldn’t read the whole thing, I’d have to go with Kim Harrison’s White Witch, Black Curse – I don’t know whether I’d got so far as "hate" though. Really can’t think of any book to hate! I love books too much 🙂

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30 Days of Books: Day 2

Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about

Most of the books I love have been receiving popular and/or critical acclaim in many places, so are getting talked about plenty. But one I read early last year that I haven’t seen much buzz about is Dragonhaven, by Robin McKinley. I’m a big fan of Ms McKinley’s books (Sunshine – great vampire book that ALL vamp fans need to have thrown at them; Deerskin – gut wrenching fairy tale reload; The Blue Sword & The Hero and the Crown – simply the BEST fantasy books I’ve read in forever; and all her great fairy tale retellings and short story collections), and this one was really well written, had a great premise, lovely characters, and squarely hit my YA buttons. Maybe it’s received more attention internationally, but here in Oz, certainly not enough!

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30 Days of Books: Day 1

Finally, one *I* want to do! Via   and created by  . 

Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)

This is easy – I’m halfway through a review copy of the latest Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse book, and I wish she’d stop. The characters have come so far from their original depth and crunchiness, the story has departed so far from the original worldbuilding, and, sadly, the writing has degenerated from fun and pacy to dragging and repetitive, that I just want to throw this book in the nearest recycling bin. I was fond of this series for a while; I mainlined the first two seasons of "True Blood" (which is based on it) last year. But I can’t give it much love any more. Get off the money machine Charlaine, I think you killed it.

A series I want more of? Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga – and I think I’m GETTING it later this year. WOOT!

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Seeing as all the cool kids are doing it…

Tee hee.

Young man, there’s no need to feel editormum.

Which song was this lyric from?

Get your own lyrics:

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