April 2014

Oops, I’m a day late.

Books read in April:

  1. Sum: Forty tales from the Afterlives. David Eagleman.
  2. Seraphina. Rachel Hartman.
  3. Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent. Marie Brennan.
  4. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. Catherynne M. Valente.
  5. Blood of Tyrants. Naomi Novik.
  6. Tooth and Claw. Jo Walton.
  7. Dragon Keeper. Robin Hobb. (50%)

This month’s theme of choice was dragons. All but the first book on the list feature dragons in some form or fashion, ranging from a half-dragon, half-library ‘wyverary’ in The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland, to having the entire cast of characters be dragons in Tooth and Claw. I’ve always loved dragons and I enjoyed exploring new books and discovering new authors. Some were duds (like Dragon Keeper, I just couldn’t stand the prose), and others were simply fantastic. Seraphina was my favourite by far, followed by Tooth and Claw and Dragon Slippers (which was finished today, so will be included in May’s list).

Of course, now I have to decide what I’m going to read over the weekend and then what to bring with me when traveling. Some massive tome that will last a few weeks? Or several smaller books? Books I want to read but don’t mind leaving behind in an airport or hotel? (Though, that might prove difficult, for I am very like a dragon when it comes to my hoard.) Decisions, decisions…

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4 thoughts on “April 2014

  1. Faith says:

    Isaac has been reading a whole slew of books by Hobb lately, and seems to like them quite a lot. I’ve not yet been inspired to start one. On a brighter note, we’ve just gotten our copy of Dust, for which I’m excited.

    Hope you are well.

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    • Chera says:

      See, I’ve been curious about Hobb, because she’s written SO much. I just found Dragon Keeper too slow. I was half way through the novel and nothing had really happened yet. Which books has Isaac been reading?

      And oh! Dust! I had forgotten about that one. I should see if the library has it.

      I hope you’re well, too. Are you still in Tennessee?

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      • Faith says:

        Isaac has been reading the “Soldier Son” trilogy (he says), which starts with Shaman’s Crossing. I’ve not even so much as cracked a cover.

        We are still in Tennessee, and will likely be here for the next academic year as well. Our house is tiny, but we have a spare futon if you would ever like to come visit somewhere very rural but pretty (we are miles from everything).

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      • Chera says:

        Oh, thanks! I have a couple of whirlwind trips coming up (a mission trip and graduation in June), so once I’ve had a chance to keep settling in, I might plan some road trips, if money allows. And if you’re going to be passing through Texas anytime, let me know. 🙂

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