Jan. 29th, 2007

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some of these are from the end of 2006, but i stopped keeping track, so i'm tacking the ones that i remember on here.

1. Falling Free, Lois McMaster Bujold. i have a vague memory of writing this one up already, but couldn't find the entry, so here you go. good sci-fi, and lots of badass industrial metalworking in space.

2. A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge. one of those books that's been on the should-read-this list for awhile. i liked it, but wished he hadn't tied everything up quite so neatly at the end.

3. The Moor's Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie. read this one over the course of a very busy week or two, so my memory of it is a little scattered, but i enjoyed it very much. intricate and strange.

4. Next, Michael Chrichton. a gift from my grandmother; i think it wasn't quite the book she was expecting it to be. the usual pop-science thriller. there were some interesting thought-experiment bits, if you can get past the plot holes and egregious science errors.

5. JTHM: Director's Cut & Squee, Jhonen Vasquez. a great way to spend a saturday morning. i swear. doesn't leave you misanthropic and wanting to hide in your closet and smash things, not at all.

6. Eragon, Christopher Paolini. escapist brain-candy for a difficult cross-country flight. (though not as difficult as it might've been, since for the first time i got bumped to first class for the ATL-SFO leg.)

7. Books of Magic, Neil Gaiman et al. good stuff, a gift from [livejournal.com profile] violin. i've seen other books from the series in my favorite used-bookstore; anyone know if they're any good?

8. Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver. a re-re-read, but she's still one of my favorite authors.

...and that's all i can remember for now.

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