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59. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris - 8/20/08 - Not one of the best Sookie Stackhouse books, not one of the worst. There were some interesting plot points but mostly there wasn't much of an actual plot.

60. Wit's End - Karen Joy Fowler - 9/9/08 - Utterly charming book with a lot of subtle wit and humor. The premise is tragic, really, as Rima ends up at her estranged godmother's house, a famous myster writer, (called Wit's End) after the death of her father. Her mother died when she was young and her brother died as the result of a drunk-driving accident. She's alone. But she finds her own mystery to solve involving her late father and her godmother. It's set in Santa Cruz, CA and Fowler captures that community spot-on.

61. The Canon - Natalie Angier - 9/12/08 - Laconic she is not. Angier likes her adjectives. Sometimes she describes her adjectives with other adjectives. The book covers the basic sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Other Stuff. If you can parse through the descriptors, this book has a lot of fascinating information.

62. Embrace the Night - karen Chance - 9/14/08 - 3rd in a series. Look it up on Amazon.

63. The Princess and the Hound - Harrison - 9/16/08 - Classic Beauty & Beast fairy tale but with a prince who can talk to animals (considered burn-worthy at the time) and the princess he is to marry. She happens to be trapped in the body of a wild hound. It was an easy read (i.e. one day).

64. A Thousand Never Evers - Shana Burg - 9/17/08 - This is supposed to be historical fiction set in the south during the early 60s and the discrimination blacks endured. I liked the main character, Addie, who is charming and delightful. Most of the book, I enjoyed. The court scene at the end was laughable (maybe court trials were like that back in the day, I can't say).  Overall an okay book with a likeable main character.

65. Faerie Wars - Herbie Brennan - 9/25/08 - Dorky boy makes friends with man. Meet fairy prince. No kissing or marrying. Must fight demons and kitten-burning fiends. Learns to cope with mother having affair with woman and father acting okay with it. Ends on amicable note, as all broken marriages surely do. Right? No? Tough shit, people.

I'm currently reading Fudoki, which I highly rec'd, even though I'm not finished with it. The prose is beautiful and both heart-warming and heart-wrenching. I love it. Look it up.

That's it, peeps.

Comments

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justbluemyself
Sep. 30th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I just started reading the Sookie Stackhouse books today. Have you been watching "True Blood?"
rinalia
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I lack in the tv department -is it based on the books?
justbluemyself
Sep. 30th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's on HBO, or my computer, when I download it.
rinalia
Sep. 30th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Will definitely have to look into it, then! YAY!
rinalia
Oct. 1st, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Where do you download it from?
justbluemyself
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
U Torrent
rinalia
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
ZOMG! Nevermind, I found some torrents. I've only watched the first episode but I love it!! Lots of differences from the books but lots of similarities too. Anna Paquin is love!
justbluemyself
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, I love it, too! I was so excited to find out there were books. I'm noticing some of the dialogue is identical, but then there are scenes and characters missing. I'm almost halfway through the first book. I bought all 8 of them at the same time because my friend, Holly, likes them and we always like the same books.
justbluemyself
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm almost done with book 5 now, and I will literally die if Sookie doesn't end up with Bill at the end of the series. This is the most important thing in my life right now. I am an extremely shallow person.
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