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Today, I officially hit a new PR in library hold list pickups. Besides a few DVDs and a couple of technical/personal nonfiction picks, here’s what I got.
Take Three Tenses by Rumer Godden, was originally published in 1945 and reprinted recently. My library, bless them, has a first edition – I scanned it to provide a cover image. I’m reading this one thanks to a recommendation by Jo Walton in her wonderful collection of bibliophilic essays, What Makes This Book So Great. I also picked up Hild, by Nicola Griffith – a nice fat historical set in the Dark Ages. The cover promises “You will never think of them as the Dark Ages again!”
I also picked up a big pile of fantasy. Unfortunately, I’m really backed up on fantasy reading – I think I’m getting a little burned out. Lioness Rampant, the fourth book in the Alanna trilogy by Tamora Pierce. The last one was a little slow for me, but I’m still up for #4. A new release: Half Bad, by Sally Green. The Crown Tower, by Michael Sullivan, and A Matter of Magic by Patricia Wrede.
Last week, I read (and LOVED) The Sweetest Dark thanks to a recommendation from In Bed With Books. So I’m eagerly following up with the sequel, The Deepest Night. Review from In Bed With Books here. And finally, just a little nonfiction: The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match by Sonya Rhodes, which promises to explore the relationship dynamics of powerful women.
Have you read any of these books yet? Which one should I start with??