May. 10th, 2010 09:51 am
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Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, stop-motion book trailer


Mar. 25th, 2010 08:57 pm
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33. *Torchwood: Consequences by Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Andrew Cartmel, Sarah Pinborough, David Llewellyn
Torchwood tie-in
Adult, Science Fiction, Short Stories, 256 pages

34. *Doctor Who: The Eyeless by Lance Parkin, read by Russel Tovey
Science Fiction, Audiobook, 2h33m

35. ^*Fat!So? by Marilyn Wann
Adult, Non-Fiction, 195 pages

36. *Doctor Who: The Art of Destruction by Stephen Cole, read by Don Warrington
Science Fiction, Audiobook, 2h31m

37. *Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
A Gathering of Faeries, book 1
Young Adult, Fantasy, 325 pages

38 / 160 books. 24% done!

19 / 80 *new books. 24% done!

3 / 7 ^non-fiction. 43% done!

9694 / 48000 pages. 20% done!
Audiobooks: 14h07m
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Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.


Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:27 am
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11.The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi (audio) (1h18m)
Old Man's War series, set between The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony
Adult, Science Fiction

12. *Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Young Adult, Fantasy, 352 pages

Finally, a book about faeries that has traditional faeries and an interesting story! Most books I've read with faeries either had Traditional Faeries And A Boring Standard Fantasy Story or new agey punk-type faeries, which are sometimes fun and sometimes not, but nowhere near traditional.

Great writing, great characters, great story.

13. Cold Fire by Tamora Pierce
The Circle Opens, book 3
Young Adult, Fantasy, 355 pages

As with most of the Circle books, there are so many plots and sub-plots going on that it's difficult for any of them to get the depth they deserve. In this book, Daja and her teacher Frostpine are visiting a city to the north. Daja discovers the daughters of their hosts have magical abilities, so they need to be taught, so she needs to find teachers for them and teach them meditation. There are lots of fires going on in the city and Daja starts developing a friendship with a man named Ben who set up a fire brigade, and she decides to make living metal gloves for him so he can be more effective in rescuing people. The aforementioned daughters are teaching her to ice skate. Frostpine is investigating counterfeit coins.

And so on.

Most of the plots overlap or converge at some point, but still it just seems like the book is too short to hold it all. Also, there is a mystery that the reader learns the answer to early in the book and the characters don't discover until near the end. I found that disconcerting and I would have preferred it handled differently.

For all its flaws, it's not a bad book, just one I think could have been better. I enjoy it nonetheless; Daja is one of my favorite Circle characters - maybe I relate to her because of the metalsmithing - and also the Circle characters have a little less of a tendency toward Mary Sueishness than the Tortall women.

13 / 160 books. 8% done!

3 / 80 *new books. 4% done!

0 / 7 ^non-fiction. 0% done!

3236 / 48000 pages. 7% done!
Audiobooks: 9h03m


Jan. 10th, 2010 10:27 am
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1. Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Adult, Science Fiction, 367 pages

2. *Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Young Adult, Fantasy, 390 pages

Good story, generally believable characters, and an unusual and enthralling look at werewolves. Also, the writing was excellent and the alternating of the perspectives was deftly handled. Overall, I really enjoyed it. My only qualm is that the two main characters barely knew each other when they decided they were in love, but then they were teenagers.

3. The cat who moved a mountain by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who... series, book 13
Adult, Mystery, 261 pages

4. The cat who tailed a thief by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who... series, book 19
Adult, Mystery, 247 pages

5. Mort by Terry Pratchett
Adult, Satire, Fantasy, audio - 7h45m

5 / 160 books. 3% done!

1 / 80 *new books. 1% done!

0 / 7 ^non-fiction. 0% done!

1265 / 48000 words. 3% done!

Audiobooks: 7h45m


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