December 13th, 2005

books, bookworm, reading

more bookwormage

As I record yet more books checked out and read from the Sacramento Public Library:

No Plot? No Problem (by the founder of NaNoWriMo, the whole reason for November's insanity)
The Regime (more bad Revelations prequels. the prequels are worse than the actual series. I'm sorta scared about how Jenkins, the hack that he is, is going to handle what comes *after* the Tribulation.)
Do You Speak American? (A wonderful book on English usage and how it keeps changing and regional accents. Highly recommended.)
Harry Potter, Narnia and the Lord of the Rings (This book disappointed me, not only for the author's violent dislike of Phillip Pullman, but his whining about how Christians are so mistreated because the good things they do get forgotten and have you ever seen an atheist go to the tsunami zone wah wah wah...It wrecks what is a perfectly good point that you really ought to pay attention to what your kids are doing.)
The End of the Beginning (I like history. I love alternate history. The master of the genre is Turtledove, and this alternate history (along with Days of Infamy, which is the first half) in which the Japanese take the Hawaiian Islands is intriguing. But I found this book saddest in its last sentence, because of what it says and what I know happened in real WWII history. No, I'm not spoiling the line.)

And then I discovered the Artemis Fowl series, which is fun.
Artemis Fowl
The Arctic Incident
The Eternity Code
The Artemis Fowl Files

I have the fourth book in the series in my requests list on Sac Public's website, so I should get it soon. (The Files isn't technically part of the series, although it contains a couple of shorts about the characters.)

I get a ton of reading done when I'm out of the house and have nothing else to do.

...hmmm. Did I record the Left Behind/Trib Force comics in this master tale? I'll have to check the last entry. Hmmm.
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