Mar. 9th, 2014 06:20 pm
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So, long time no type.

Is anyone interested in the ongoing saga of cleaning my room and organizing my life? My (inconsistent) attempts to try new recipes, and use some of the pile of cookbooks I have amassed? I would blog about work, but it would mostly read: too much work to do, to little time to do it, very frustrated/frustrating.

Well, onward to a few months of book post.

Star Wars: Vader's Little Princess - Jeffrey Brown - cute picture book. Bought for a friend who has a little girl.

The Innocence of Father Brown - (reread)
The Wisdom of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton - two books of amusing enough mysteries. Watch out for "The God of the Gongs" - the racist tripe is strong in that one. I would not be surprised if there was more subtle stuff in the rest of these 2 books, but I did not notice it. (Published in 1911 & 1914, if that makes it more understandable - I got the books of Gutenberg, and will probably not re-read them ever.)

Agatha Raisin & the Love from Hell - M.C. Beaton - um, I don't remember much about this, except that I dislike it and would not buy another one by this author.

Crewel -
Altered - Gennifer Albin - first two in a YA trilogy; I am looking forward to the third! Set in a world bound to ours, I was intrigued by the premise of embroidering and weaving as methods of making a world. It really doesn't go into depth on those skills, though.

Ascension - Jacqueline Koyanagi - sff, very good. Includes gay and poly characters. The only reason I'm not keeping it is that I have a specific library to donate it to. Will be following the series.

Duchess in Love - Eloise James - a nice enough romance, I'm looking for the sequels.

Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy of the Duck Commander - Phil Robertson - Well, I read this before the brouhaha. And I did not pay for it. The homophobia and racism is there in the book, but not as obvious as it became in the media. And there is very little depth to the book, for a supposed autobiography (as told to type).

Silent in the Grave
Silent in the Sanctuary
Silent on the Moor - Deanna Raybourn - romance crossed with mystery. Good enough I'll be looking for the sequels in the library.

Kingdom of Cages - Sarah Zettel - decent sff. Not as good as some of her other books, and I let it go.

Junia is Not Alone - Scot McKnight - nonfiction about women in the Bible. Meh.

In the Land of Invisible Women - Qanta Ahmed - interesting account of a Western Muslim female doctor who lived in Saudia Arabia for a few years.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris - short snarky stories featuring animals who act as people. Skip it.

The View from Saturday - E.L. Konigsberg - decent middle grade story.

The Woman in the Wall - Patrice Kindl - another middle grade story about a girl who vanishes in her own house and her family forgets her. Pretty good. Might've liked it better if I were middle grade.

Not of Woman Born - ed. Constance Ash - I read this a few months ago, but never blogged it? I don't really remember it well enough to have an opinion.
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