bookaddict88: (Results Beyond Hope)
Time again for one of my round-ups! This is a pretty full one. I had more time to read last semester than I've had in a LONG time. And of course, I did lots of other cool things as well!

Books I've read:
  • The Rope Trick by Lloyd Alexander (reread)
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
  • Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold (reread)
  • Dresden Files Books 1-12 by Jim Butcher
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The History of Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia, and Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read on the first two; also, got halfway through The Thief)
  • The Sally Lockhart Mysteries (Books 1-4) by Phillip Pullman

Places Visited:
  • Colorado, USA
  • Maastricht and Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • London, UK
  • Brussels, Brugge, and Ghent, Belgium
  • Monschau, Berlin, and Munich, Germany
  • Athens, Thessaloniki, and Poros, Greece
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bern and Interlaken, Switzerland
  • Salzburg and Vienna, Austria
  • Venice, Milan, Siena, Lake Como, and Florence, Italy
  • Madrid and Sevilla, Spain
  • Paris and the Loire Valley (inc. Bloise and Tours), France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Edinburgh, London, and Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K.

Productions Seen:
  • Les Miserables (two different productions, in London and Edinburgh)
  • Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (the ballet) at the State Opera House in Vienna
  • Oliver! in London
  • Legally Blonde the Musical in London
  • Macbeth at the Globe in London
  • King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company Public Understudy Performance) in Stratford-on-Avon

Other random things I've done:
  • Volunteered at Junior Winter Camp at Forest Home
  • Taken and passed the PRAXIS II
  • Got my B.A. from Baylor University!
It was quite a semester!
bookaddict88: (Shiny Bookstore)
I am currently sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for my Borders (Amazon) order of 4 paperback books to come in. And they probably won't be here for another week and a half, because I just ordered them last night. The thing is, I don't even have time to read them once they come in (I'm STILL behind on schoolwork), but I'll disregard that and devour them anyway.

The Ladies

Feb. 13th, 2008 01:51 am
bookaddict88: (Impossible)
About a month ago, I read The Ladies, a short story about Mrs. John Adams found on the online speculative fiction magazine, Coyote Wild.  Unlike most of the speculative stories on the magazine, this one contains no magic or magical creatures. Instead, it is sort of an alternate history. 


Oh, and on a side note, Sherwood Smith ([personal profile] sartorias) has a couple of stories on Coyote Mag that are worth a read.  The first is Summer Thunder, a story set in the same world as Crown Duel, the Inda stories, Senrid, etc..  The second is the lovely story And Now Abideth These Three.
bookaddict88: (Shiny Bookstore)
I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books but the first two (though I intend to read the entire series someday). However, I love fantasy, especially YA fantasy, and so this meme sounded fun!

My recommendations may not be all that similar to Harry Potter, given that I haven't read most of them, but they are three of the first fantasy books that popped into my mind.

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[profile] jpsorrow  has kicked off a great meme which aims to create a huge list of recommendations for people looking for something to read post (or instead of) Deathly Hallows...

bookaddict88: (Senrid)
 Ok, I know not many people read this, but to those of you who do:

Senrid is available for pre-ordering! Senrid is a YA fantasy story written by the amazing author, Sherwood Smith (aka [personal profile] sartorias  ). If you've read Crown Duel or Inda, Senrid is set in the same world, Sartorias-deles. (And if you haven't read either of those two books, they're also great!) It's a fun and exciting book, which I know because I've read one of the drafts when it was posted on [profile] athanarel. And if you buy it, you'll also be supporting a new press. Oh, and a warning: it's a hard-back, so it's not cheap. I know I won't be able to buy it for awhile yet, since I'm on a college student's budget.  If you can afford it at all, I think Senrid is definitely worth the money. However, if you just can't spend $25 on a great book, then convince your library to get it, and you can read it anyway!

On the same note, Inda's sequel, The Fox comes out in August! I'm even more excited about that one, because it's one I haven't read yet!

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