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New books, new fuzzies

1900 words. Just enough to push it over 30K. :) I figure I must be around halfway done now, though it's always hard to tell how long scenes will end up being before you write them.

I found out that Meredith Ann Pierce's Firebringer trilogy has finally been re-released. I've loved the first book for years, but the other two were out of print and cost like $200 US to get a copy, so I've never read them. Of course, I had to run off (in a virtual sort of way) and purchase them, and I couldn't help picking up some others along the way. Most YA, mostly urban fantasy (and let me tell you, it's hard finding well-written YA urban fantasy), keeping in mind my current project:

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood by Meredith Ann Pierce
Dark Moon by Meredith Ann Pierce
The Son of Summer Stars by Meredith Ann Pierce
Edward Eager's Tales of Magic Boxed Set
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
The China Garden by Liz Berry
The Catalogue of the Universe by Margaret Mahy (I wanted to get her The Changeover, which I remember reading and liking when I was a teen, but it seems to be out of print)
The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint

Dammit, there needs to be a Bookaholics Anonymous. I've got enough to last me until at least the end of the year, and I will undoubtedly buy a ton more before the year is out. But at least I won't get bored. ;)

The new fuzzy (ferret), Skip, is home and fitting in quite nicely. I will take and post pics tomorrow when I can get some decent lighting. He's a big softie.

And I'm sleepy. 'Night.



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Jul. 3rd, 2003 09:02 pm (UTC)
Two of those books on that list I have the opportunity to review. One of them, Treasures at the Heart of... I started to read but it didn't stick me :\

Yay for 30K! I wish so much that I could write that fast. Do you work all day or just in the evening?
Jul. 5th, 2003 05:54 am (UTC)
Which was the other book? I mostly picked Treasures because I was already on a Meredith Ann Pierce kick and pegkerr had mentioned enjoying it.

I work basically whenever I have time, and don't procrastinate. ;) I prefer to work during the day because I get sleepy pretty early on in the evening and my productivity slows right down. Most days my job stuff or friend get-togethers are in the afternoon/early evening so that works out all right.
Jul. 4th, 2003 06:03 pm (UTC)
Fire and Hemlock and The China Garden are very, very good. So is Edward Eager. I've also read Coraline and I didn't seem to enjoy it as much as everyone else did - but I think I didn't read it in the right setting either, because the website for the book scared me.
Jul. 5th, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)
I hardly enjoyed Coraline at all. I found it almost completely shallow and meaningless.
Jul. 5th, 2003 05:55 am (UTC)
Well, hopefully I'll like it a little better than that. ;) I was so-so on Neverwhere, but I've heard so many good responses to Coraline, and it is YA, so I figured I might as well check it out.
Jul. 5th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC)
Heh. Didn't mean to be that discouraging, it's just all the hype about it that makes me want to speak out. I do have friends with very good tastes who adored the book, so you have a good chance. :)
Jul. 5th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh! Interesting things you find, wandering around. I'm glad to hear that about MA Pierce's books, as the first one is one of my lost childhood readings... I'd read the thing about 4 times when I was 13, but never got a chance to pick up the sequels. Will have to order them for the library. Danke.
Jul. 29th, 2003 10:16 am (UTC)
I'm a huge MA Pierce fan. I think I'm her biggest. Anyhow--random note to say that. I'm thinking about an LJ community for her, but there would only be four people...
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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