library distractions – have you read any of these?
Posted January 29, 2011on:
I’m currently about half way through Stephen Lawhead’s Hood. Like much of what he writes, it’s far too atmospheric to blast through in a day and a half. If I can finish it tomorrow, I’ll try to get a review up on Monday. I’ve also got a beautiful Mark Hodder Arc that’s going to be my first read of February.
And because I have a bucket of other books I’d really like to get to, what did I do today? I went to the library, of course!!
and this is what I came home with:
Ignoring the sofa upholstery that’s so ugly as to be legendary, we have the following:
Not from the library, but borrowed from a friend, is The Meq, by Steve Cash. first book of a series.
Home Fires by Gene Wolfe – because come on, it’s Gene Wolfe! I haven’t read a ton by him, but everything I’ve read by him I liked. I keep wanting to call it Home Fries, but maybe that’s just cuz I’m hungry?
The Warded Man, by Peter V Brett – actually got this for the husband, but I’ll probably give it a shot too. I’ve heard good and bad about it.
Flatterland by Ian Stewart – with a subtitle of “Like Flatland, only more so”, I hope it’s more readable than the original Flatland. I’ve always been a fan of the original Abbott, but much of the satiric undertones has always been lost on me. Having a plot that’s “math and geometry” is hard to pull off. Let’s hope this isn’t an epic fail.
The Habitation of the Blessed, by Catherine Valente – everyone says this is awesome. Also, the book is very pretty.
Do any of these look interesting to you? Have you read any of them? if you’ve reviewed of these books on your blog, post a link in the comments.