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'06 reading list, and stuff

1. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
2. Stargate Atlantis: Rising by Sally Malcolm
3. Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
4. Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
5. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
6. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
7. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
8. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
9. Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn
10. Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn
11. The Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn
12. Angelica by Sharon Shinn
13. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

I can't believe how long it's been since I've gone on a Koontz binge. I'm going to have to do something about that soon. His next new one comes out on May 30th. Maybe I can talk someone into getting it for me as a yay you got your credential present. ;)

I broke down and bought the new SGA novel, Reliquary, by Martha Wells. Let me be frank: I'm expecting it not to be great. In fact I'm anticipating mockage, just from what I read off the authors' site. But I'll try to be nice. Neutral, at least. Stranger things have happened.

I downloaded and watched the first episode of Bones. I was kind of bummed that the characters had already met before the pilot, but I guess that does make it a little 'different'. I still have some issues with so many of the characters being stereotypish, or at least pegged at the level where you could imagine the creators sitting around going "Okay, we're going to have the brainy but emotionally distant pathologist, and the cute-but-nerdy young genius prodigy, and the goofy comic-relief conspiracy nut..." And their boss, the black guy, his way of talking bugs me. It's like, dude, you're on a crime show, not on stage doing Hamlet. Overall, though, the dialogue is amusing, and the stories are okay, and the "tv science" is cool, and yes, Booth and Bones are adorkable. I'm downloading the next two episodes now. At least it will give me something to watch when I'm procrastinating my interview prep this weekend.

Oh yeah, interview prep *screams*
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