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"Anyone get the license plate of that reindeer?" - The weekly reading thread!

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Jan 3 2012, 1:13pm


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*Dusts self off - staggers around woozily - rubs hoof-sized bruises on aching back* Geez - you'd think creatures that can fly would be a little lighter in the hoof!

Many thanks to Lily for a wonderful job with last week's thread whilst I was being run over enjoying a fabulous week with family back in Minnesota!

I had no time to post,, but I did have time to finish Cursor's Fury, the third book in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher. I was a bit lukewarm on the second book in the series, Academ's Fury - I reported at the time that it seemed slow, contrived and it felt like Butcher was using a number of crutches too frequently. Well, Cursor's Fury really changed all that and more - I ate it up (the same treatment I gave to far too many holiday treats...), and quickly dove into the 4th book Captain's Fury. I've got to say - I'm completely absorbed at this point. The plots are great, and the weaving of all the plot points that Butcher has been working on since the beginning of the first book is truly masterful - and they are starting to pay off. After the second book, I thought the inclusion of this series in NPR's top 100 Sci Fi/Fantasy books was merely a surrogate for Butcher's Dresden Files series - which didn't qualify as Fantasy, I guess, but after books 3 & 4, I'm a bit miffed this series wasn't higher on the list.

The books aren't with flaw - I don't think Butcher has really thought through how people would actually behave in a world where people have the powers he gives them (for instance, in a world where the ability to change your appearance dramatically is common, no one ever considers whether the person they are talking to is actually who they think they are) - but they are absolutely an absorbing read.

Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to reading the new Pratchett (Snuff!) and Foxtrot (Math, Science and Unix Underpants) books that Mrs. Notta got me for Christmas.

Oh - and happy birthday, Professor!

Notta

How will you get to the Lonely Mountain?

Help TORn log enough miles to get us to Smaug's home by Dec. 2013: Walk to Rivendell - Thursdays on Main (image courtesy of Arwen's daughter)

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"Anyone get the license plate of that reindeer?" - The weekly reading thread! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 3 2012, 1:13pm
    Glad to see you up and about ;-) Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 3 2012, 3:13pm
        Whirled peas NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 3 2012, 3:31pm
            Give peas a chance.... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 3 2012, 4:23pm
    Death Comes to Pemberley Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 3 2012, 7:10pm
        Interesting... NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 3 2012, 7:39pm
        I just saw a review similar to yours... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 3 2012, 8:28pm
            Stephanie Barron's "Jane Austen Mysteries" series Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 4 2012, 4:22pm
                Stephanie Barron, yes! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 4 2012, 4:49pm
    Speedydel silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 3 2012, 11:40pm
        That would be a great license plate! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 4 2012, 1:34am
            Exactly silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 4 2012, 2:36am
    The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 4 2012, 3:43pm
        in the TED talk he gave Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 4 2012, 4:29pm
            Chickens and eggs NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 4 2012, 6:07pm
            I just found the link to the talk: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 4 2012, 6:17pm
                one of my ancestors was hung as a witch Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 4 2012, 7:42pm
                    Wow. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 5 2012, 2:19pm
                    Was he dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 5 2012, 4:46pm
                        hung Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 5 2012, 5:30pm
        That does sound interesting NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 4 2012, 6:09pm
    Silent Army Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Jan 4 2012, 4:10pm
        Any idea how true to fact it is? NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 4 2012, 6:05pm
            Hard to say Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Jan 5 2012, 1:20am
    A Game of Thrones. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 4 2012, 7:18pm
        Absolutely. NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 4 2012, 7:40pm
        Awesome acheron Send a private message to acheron Jan 5 2012, 1:18am
        I really should try that Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Jan 8 2012, 6:03pm
    Tunnel in the Sky Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Jan 4 2012, 11:27pm
        Oh my - Aruba! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 5 2012, 1:01am
    I forgot to mention I finished 11/22/63. Two thumbs up!. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 5 2012, 3:46am

 
 
 

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