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Books: an Artificial Night 
30th-May-2011 01:52 pm
Read Irresponsibly
I read An Artificial Night rather quickly, which I credit to Seanan McGuire's ability to write characters the way I want to feel them. I read the first half in Friday night, and put it down at its natural break. On Saturday night, I followed Toby into the lands of the Wild Hunt to rescue the children, and again, and again. The story never went where I saw it going, and left tears in my eyes more than once at times when my logical forebrain did not think I needed to cry. I cared about the failures, and about the crusty old Firstborn who didn't want to care... It was a great book, and surprisingly strong for a third in a series.

-- New-to-me books read in 2011 (as opposed to re-reads) --

Little Dee vol 2
Little Dee vol 3
Unusual Suspects
Harvest Moon
The Black Stallion (yes, I know, I should have read it with Black Beauty)
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name, with a pre-finished commentary here
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Fang Bangers: An Erotic Anthology of Fangs, Claws, Sex and Love
Must Love Hellhounds

Dark and Stormy Knights
Tortall and Other Lands
River Marked (2/28 - it arrived a day early)

Questionable Content, vol 1
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
Magic Bites
Skinwalker, A Jane Yellowrock Novel
Running with the Pack
Magic Burns
Blood Cross

"Skyblaze" Adventures in the Liaden Universe #17
Kings of the North
Goblin Tales
Do Not Sniff the Bees, Two Lumps book 6
Magic Strikes
Magic Bleeds
Mercy Blade
The Initiate Brother

City of Pearl
An Artificial Night

-- Books abandoned rather than completed in 2011 --

Sing the Four Quarters, by Tanya Huff

-- Books Still in Progress --
These are books that I haven't totally given up on, I've just... put them aside... for now. And gee, look at how many of them are non-fiction!
The Brand Within
If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails
Swords and Dark Magic
Wise Man's Fear
31st-May-2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I think you will enjoy Local Habitation. I felt it was the strongest yet. Because each book has just gotten better, I am awaiting the drop date of One Salt Sea avidly.
31st-May-2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Local Habitation was fine. I'm about 2/3 through Late Eclipses now...
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