Jul. 28th, 2008

rxelyn: (undone work)
I don't know why I didn't read Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand until now. I mean, compared to the other newer stuff on the market, this trilogy beats them hands down. *cough Meyer cough* Yeah, I know this book has been out for some time already, so why the heck should I be squeeing over it? But I really like Bartimaeus, his dry wit and sarcasm and liberal sprinklings of footnotes. Reminds me of Susannah Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. And both of them are set in London though different time periods. But of course, Jonathan Strange is so much cooler. I neglected my prelims while devouring that book. :D I'm only midway through the book, considering that I only started a while ago while having dinner alone. But I'm liking what I'm reading now.

On contrast I haven't really touched Lillith Saintcrow's Saint City Sinners even though I borrowed it earlier and was desperate for it weeks ago. But the fact that I only got it now... sort of lessened the burning desire to read it immediately. Same with Mike Carey's Vicious Circle. And I still haven't cracked open the new book I bought, Hunter's Moon. It's sitting innocently above my pile of comics.

And I finished up to book 10 of Nodame Cantabile. Kim, I want the rest! XDDD

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