December books

The Bone Doll’s Twin (Tamir Trilogy, Book 1) by Lynn Flewelling: I’ve owned this book since it was first published in October of 2001. Finally, I read it. I’m sorry I waited so long and I only hope I can find time to fit the rest of the trilogy in soon. The characterization and world-building in this were spot-on.

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter: Last month I decided to start reading up on some of the popular YA titles, and my pal Kristin sent me a copy of this. This was a great deal of fun and an interesting spin on the pseudo-sub-genre of prep school stories that I have been wont to read of late. I got caught up in this and will very likely read the sequel, now a New York Times best-selling title.

Nekropolis by Maureen F. McHugh: This is another book that I’ve owned for a little while. I guess I’m trying to put a dent in my backlog of older things. The cultural aspects of this story are extremely intriguing. The development of the Second Koran and its implications in the story were fascinating. The characters were exquisitely flawed, and the doomed relationships heartbreakingly compelling. All the same, it felt a little like it was a fragment of something larger, and the ending seemed abrupt and not as conclusive as I wanted.

According to my records, I read only 35 published books in 2007. If I included manuscripts, both client and non-client, published and unpublished, that would certainly bump up the number considerably. In college, I used to read 3-4 books a month, plus schoolwork, so I hope this year I can increase the amount of time spent reading.

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