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Howdy all! Thought I'd post something since, well, it's been a while.

I'd once again resolved this year to read more (and more often). Swancon this year was helpful in kick-starting this interest again. I'd had the chance to see panels with the guest authors Richard Morgan and Trudi Canavan--neither of whom I'd actually heard of before, but who were interesting enough that I bought some of their books (and got them signed).

The first book I read since Swancon was Richard Morgan's "The Steel Remains", which is Richard Morgan's first foray into fantasy, and is of the fairly vicious, 'gritty' type of fantasy. Apparently it suits him down to the ground, though I haven't read any of his science fiction. It was a good read, and I await the next in the series.

A few days after finishing it, I started on Trudi Canavan's somewhat more "PG"-rated fantasy series "The Black Magician trilogy", starting with "The Magician's Guild". I've found it to be a highly enjoyable page-turner; I've already devoured the first two books and am trying to delay myself from reading the last one (because my eyes really need some rest. I haven't been glued to a book for some time, mainly because I haven't been reading anything new until recently).

Also by Richard Morgan, I have the science fiction book "Black Man" (called "Thirteen" in the U.S., I think). I'll probably read that next

Additionally, I picked up a group of second-hand books cheap at the Swancon auction: "Figures of Earth", "A Fire Upon The Deep", "The Ruins of Isis", and the one that made me bid on the bundle: "Ender's Game" (no, I hadn't read it yet. Really). It's nice to have new books in my reading queue again. (c:

Anyway, I'm afraid I've been murdering grammar because I'm tired and finding it really difficult to even string words together today, so I'll leave it at that.

No, wait, I have a haiku I composed in a few minutes this afternoon at work:

I am so weary,
I cannot wait for day's end
Um, five syllables.

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sunshine95 From: sunshine95 Date: May 12th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)

I have also resolved to read more this year, and taking a class all about reading and reader's advisory has been excellent. I've read 21 books so far this year! That's already more than the number of books I read in the entirety of 2008. :D
thanners From: thanners Date: May 13th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
Heheh, I was trying to decide between various last lines for my haiku. One of the alternatives was "Hippopotamus".

Also, that sounds like the best class ever.

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