Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Update

I was trying to be good this week, and not buy any new books. But last Saturday, I found myself waiting for class to start and somehow decided it would be okay to wait in a bookstore. I'm sure we can all guess where this is going...

I'm definitely in a genre groove these days. I've been reading a lot of sci-fi and a lot of, as I think its called, urban fantasy. Terrible genre name, though, so maybe I'm wrong. The two books I bought fall into the latter category.

The first was the next book (#4) in the Women of the Otherworld series I've been reading, Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong. (My inner Puritan is making herself heard - I feel a little bit like I should be putting black bars over this cover.)

After wanting this book since I heard about it via Scalzi's Whatever* blog, I broke down and bought Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn. Don't forget, you can read online the first Kitty short story, Doctor Kitty Solves All Your Love Problems, as well as an excerpt from the newest novel in the series, Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand.

In other Lorin reading news this week, I posted reviews of two very different sci-fi books, both of which I liked: Old Man's War** and Parable of the Sower. My sister thought my review of Parable was a bit soft, as I called it "a little scary":
A little scary?? Parable of the Sower scared me to death. It actually put me off reading for a little while, it freaked me out so much. ... I haven't read [dystopian fiction] since I read this book. Its basically fact in some ways.
As the annoying little sister, I'd like to point out that this did not stop her from moving to California, which is basically ground zero in this book.

Also this week, I finished So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld. I have to be honest, I didn't enjoy So Yesterday nearly as much as his other books. Maybe because its not sci-fi/fantasy? Maybe because I'm not a teenager? I have reviews of two other Westerfeld books that I'll post this weekend.

I also started reading a newly published book, Roanoke: A Novel of Elizabethan Intrigue by Margaret Lawrence.

Happy Friday!

* Seriously, you are reading it, right?
**Scalzi, again. Am I becoming a fan girl?

1 comment:

  1. No buying books? That is like not eating or sleeping!


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