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Books of 2013

Read so far:

1. The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking Book 2) by Patrick Ness [N] [x]
2. New Avengers: Breakout by Alisa Kwitney [x]
3. Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
4. Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking Book 3) by Patrick Ness [N] [x]
5. Freefall by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
6. Archangel by Sharon Shinn
7. Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn
8. Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn
9. The Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn
10. Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card [x]
11. One Door Away from Heaven by Dean Koontz
12. Darkfall by Dean Koontz
13. What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
14. World Without End by Ken Follett [x] [A]
15. Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
16. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card [A]
17. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
18. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
19. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
20. Childreno f the Mind by Orson Scott Card

Currently reading:

The Android's Dream by John Scalzi

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook

I think I need to take a hiatus from the Enderverse. As much as I love OSC, his prose sometimes breaks my brain. It's hard to explain, but it's like a mental virus... and I don't mean that in a bad way. It's more that my brain wants to emulate his style and I tend to wake up in the middle of the night ruminating on Valentine and the buggers and the piggies. And I want to go back and reread the Bean and Petra and Peter books, but... again, I fear more brain-breakage.

*rummages through the shelves*
  • Current Mood: okay okay
I have to ask ...
.. what was the Alisa Kwitney book like? Worth buying, or just like fan fiction except with a cover and pages?

And YES on Orson Scott Card. EARLY Orson Scott Card. Of late he's gone ... away from my political tolerance levels, I'm afraid. I liked him better when he used his rhetorical gifts for entertainment, and good.
It was actually pretty good. Some nice character insights, the writing was good, and the ship aspect was highly enjoyable. My issues with it were mostly related to the fact that it was based on a graphic novel, so there was definitely an overabundance of characters that I didn't know or care much about. But that's not the author's fault, and it didn't detract much from my enjoyment.