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The Warrior's Apprentice, Lois McMaster Bujold. Ebay. The Book Smugglers have dared me to read this one. I'm not usually one for hard sci-fi or male protags, but so far so good! Place names and social structures not too baffling. I also forgot how easy it is to crush on male leads. Page 23 and Miles has already endeared himself to me.
Enchantress from the Stars, by Sylvia Engdahl. Mooched. I read about this on a blog recently (Angieville?) and thought it sounded fun.
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury. Ebay. Dystopian. Nuff said.
I, Robot, Isaac Asimov. Ebay. After the TRAVESTY that was the film I have to read the book to see how they mangled it. Unfortunately it's the film tie-in edition.
Ariel by Stephen R. Boyett. Ebay. Seen on The Book Smugglers recently. Boys and unicorns and the apocalypse. Never thought they would ever be combined!
Companions of the Night, Vivian Vande Velde. Amazon. I adored this book as a teenager. This is how vampires are best portrayed, in my opinion. I managed to score are hardback first edition too!
The Mayfair Witches Chronicles: Taltos, Lasher and The Witching Hour, by Anne Rice. Ebay. I loved these as a teen, too, and they blow the vampire series out of the water in my opinion.
The Monstrumologist, Rick Yancy. For review. We got the UK cover here *sigh* The US one is beautiful, but maybe the cheese of the UK one fits more with the story. And may I just say YAY to monsters being monstrous and not prom dates for a change!
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss. Ebay. Another Smugglers recommendation. (Jeez those girls can be persuasive...) I was hooked from the first page and Rothfuss's description of three sorts of silence when I borrowed it from the library but had to return it. Now to find the time to read the rest.
The Road, Cormac McCarthy. Library. Shellie at Layers of Thought reviewed this one a while ago and I meant to get to it for the Dystopia Challenge. Must read before the film comes out.
Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose. Library. I haven't read any Prose but Touch created a stir earlier this year, and I saw the forthcoming After on Opinionated? Me? earlier this morning. (Dannie received hate mail from another blogger recently--the ridiculous and disappointing "why do you get all the ARCs" kind. It dismays me that this sort of thing goes on. And always with such a bad spelling. Makes me think it's not a blogger after all, as we take such pride in our posts!)
I have plans for New Year, hurrah! Another festival has been announced for New Years Day, Better Days, and Cassius from France will be headlining. Wheee, French house! Toop Toop is one of their most popular tracks, and I found this clip on YouTube that cuts a Soviet Union fairytale cartoon from 1969 to a remix. It's so freaking adorable, and the cutting is inspired.