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Hangman's Holiday - Dorothy Sayers - a bunch of short stories, some of which I had already read. I will be putting this one on Bookmooch.
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Miss Manners Guide to the Painfully Proper Wedding - Judith Martin - yay! Miss Manners!

Lick of Frost - Laure? K. Hamilton - Yes, I read and like this trashy series. It took her 200 pages to get to the sex this time! Definitely it advanced the story.
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T is for Trespass - Sue Grafton - good

Wizard's Eleven - Sheri Tepper - very good.

Mavin Trilogy - (The Song of Mavin Manyshaped, The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped, The Search of Mavin Manyshaped) - Sheri Tepper - FANTASTIC! I especially like the way the last one ends.

Hogsfather - Terry Pratchett - very nice, a good Discworld.
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Deer Hunting with Jesus - Joe Bagenant - polemic, angry, still digesting
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The Hunter's Tale - Margaret Frazer - one of a good series

The Bastard's Tale - Margaret Frazer - see above.

The Traitor's Tale - Margaret Frazer - see above.

R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton - I read through Q some years ago, and it was nice to pick up the next one at the library.

S is for Silence - Sue Grafton - I guessed the killer!
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The Quiet Invasion - Sarah Zettel - I really like this author's works, and this was very good sci-fi. Interesting people, interesting aliens, and much joy. Also, the setting of Venus is unusual.
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7th Heaven - James Patterson & some woman whose name was much smaller, and did not get an author photo on the back of the book - this book was forgettable, and grated on my nerves. I mean, each chapter is about 1-2 pages long, and text starts halfway down the first page of the chapter, so though it looks like a 100-150 page hardback, it is much closer to 50-70. This snapped me out of the book, and was very annoying. Get a better editor! The plot was consumable, the characters were pretty flat, and the chapter jumping was really annoying!
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Fire on the Deep - Vernor Vinge - rather better than I expected. I enjoyed, very much.

Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett - ah, so this is Susan!
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The Enormous Room - E.E. Cummings - his experiences in a French detention camp during the First World War. I didn't like this book very much. I didn't really connect with the author, who was very insouciant about what was happening to him. It was mostly descriptions and vignettes, which didn't really speak to me.
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Cyteen - C.J. Cherryh - awesome! Very slow start, but about a third of the way in, whoa! I will probably go back and finish Downbelow Station, which is set in the same universe. Have I mentioned how awesome C.J. Cherryh is?
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Necromancer Nine - Sheri S. Tepper - very good, and where, oh where, am I going to find the last of this trilogy?
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Smuggler's Gold - ed. C.J. Cherryh - the fourth in the Merovingen series. Not quite as good as the others, but still good.
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The Adventures of Alyx - Joanna Russ - interesting, and I am glad that I own it. I don't care for the not-explaining-much-of-anything narrative structure, but it was not horrible here.

King's Blood 4 - Sheri S. Tepper - Nice. I liked it, and will end up reading the whole series.
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Fever Season - ed. C. J. Cherryh - collection of short stories in Merovingen shared world. V. good.

Troubled Waters - same - same.

Mademoiselle Boleyn - Robin Maxwell - very good, interesting look at Anne Boleyn in the French court. A time period of her life I have not seen touched upon yet.
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Emma books 6 & 7 - Kaoru Mori - graphic novels. Very good - I love the drawing.

Are You Somebody?- Nuala O'Faiolain - I think if I were Irish, or her contemporary, this book would have connected better with me. It was pretty good, but I suspect I would have gotten more out of it.

Fever Season - Barbara Hambly - Benjamin January. Most excellent.

The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger - Inspirational. I need to be more like her boss.

The War for the Oaks - Emma Bull - Tor's free pdf. Most awesome. I inhaled it, and want more!

A Sorceror's Treason - Sarah Zettel - I do like her writing a lot, and this book was very good. I am looking for the next 2, for more yummy goodness.
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Goddess For Hire - Sonia Singh - amusing, kind of fluffy. I liked it.

Bollywood Confidential - Sonia Singh - not quite as good as the first, but still okay.
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The Reeve's Tale- Margaret Frazer - pretty good.
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The Novice's Tale - Margaret Frazer - I read some of this mystery series a long time ago, and this one was better than I remembered them. I suspect I'll read/collect the series.
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Firebirds - Sharyn November (ed.) - anthology of YA fantasy stories. Very good. Includes Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Lloyd Alexander, and more.
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The past month, in no particular order:

Ash: a Secret History- Mary Gentle - I liked it a lot, but the ending is distressingly abrupt.

The Commitment - Dan Savage - amusing, and enjoyable.

The Boleyn Inheritance - Phillipa Gregory - historical fiction, very good. Not all of hers become permanent in my library, but this one will.

Royal Harlot - Susan Holloway Scott - okay historical fiction, but I am pondering whether or not to keep it. I liked the fact that the protagonist likes sex.

The Godmother - Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - good, solid fiction.

New Amsterdam - Elizabeth Bear - Fantastic book of short stories, sort of steampunk, but not, with vampires. Most excellent, and a worthy use of a birthday gift card!

Marriage a la Mode - Elisabeth Fairchild - decent romance novel, might end up in the library.

Rumpole Misbehaves - John Mortimer - good solid Rumpole.

Girl in a Cage - Jane Yolen and Robert Harris - very good historical YA.

Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons - I suspect I'm missing the jokes. I don't think I've read enough of what it was mocking to really get it.

A Place of Hiding - Elizabeth George - Lynley.

With No One As Witness - Elizabeth George - Lynley.

The Devil in Music - Kate Ross - Her books are enthralling, and I save them for when I need something this good to be read the first time. Alas, there is only one left that I have not read yet! (Historical mystery)

Crime Through Time - Miriam Grace Monfredo (ed.) - gotten only because of the Kate Ross short story. Decent read.

Some Deaths Before Dying - Peter Dickinson - okay, now I know what the fuss is about, and I will be assembling his other works as additions to my library.

The Little Engine that Could - Watty Piper - Did you know the Engine is female? I somehow missed that completely. A gift from a special Fish, and one well needed. It sits on my desk at work, reminding me that I can.

The New Moon's Arms - Nalo Hopkinson - very good sff.

Festival Moon - C.J. Cherryh (ed.) - collection of short stories set on Merovin by several different authors. Pretty good. Not sure if I will acquire it yet
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