Where are you in Fantasyland? July, 2021


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Where are you in Fantasyland? July, 2021

heinäkuu 1, 2021, 2:20 pm

heinäkuu 1, 2021, 2:28 pm

I'm on a journey for Life, the Universe and Everything.

heinäkuu 1, 2021, 3:12 pm

Visiting Kelewan in Daughter of the Empire.

It's been decades since I read the original Midkemia books, but I never quite got around to continuing into this series.

heinäkuu 1, 2021, 4:00 pm

I'm traveling about with Diana Bishop in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness; just finishing the second book and about to dive right into the third!

heinäkuu 3, 2021, 1:21 am

I got the new Joe Lansdale novel, Moon Lake, which is a mystery, not F/SF but so far a great read.

heinäkuu 3, 2021, 9:40 am

>5 ofearna: I'm hardly ever disappointed by Lansdale's books. Always well written, especially the dialogue.

About to head off to Edinburgh to check out The library of the dead.

heinäkuu 5, 2021, 7:42 am

I'm in the city of Kingston, Aeland, listening to the Stormsong.

heinäkuu 5, 2021, 7:49 am

I just left Camorr and am really tired of The Lies of Locke Lamora.

heinäkuu 5, 2021, 9:52 pm

I'm at the Scholomance in The Last Graduate after being assigned it for potential Shelf Awareness review gave me an excuse to read A Deadly Education over the weekend instead of one of the books that had been higher priority until that happened.

heinäkuu 6, 2021, 9:38 am

I'm still in Vancouver with Trickster Drift, but I'm simultaneously taking a trip into the Devil's West, with Silver on the Road.

heinäkuu 8, 2021, 12:44 am

I've just finished traveling around an alternate-1980s-England with The Left-Handed Booksellers of London.

heinäkuu 9, 2021, 9:44 pm

I'm in an alternate 1899 England in The Peculiarities.

heinäkuu 10, 2021, 2:48 pm

On a fairy-tale-ish journey, crossing the "Montagnes du Monde" with two girls bonding over their travels in Half-Witch.

heinäkuu 10, 2021, 4:24 pm

I'm taking a final trip to the Enchanted Forest and Talking to Dragons.

heinäkuu 11, 2021, 9:18 pm

Time to find out how Magic Triumphs in Atlanta.

heinäkuu 11, 2021, 10:03 pm

>14 Narilka: How are you enjoying the Enchanted Forest series? It was a favorite series of mine when I was younger, but I haven't reread any of the books in 10+ years.

I enjoyed my time in the Devil's West, but I am stopping my read of the series with Silver on the Road. The historical details were fun, but there wasn't quite enough story there.

Inspired by the group dragon thread, I've started traveling to Elyria with Song of the Beast.

heinäkuu 12, 2021, 9:55 am

>16 Kanarthi: This was my first time reading them and I enjoyed the whole series. It's worth a reread. I put the first book on my favorites list. I'll definitely reread it in the future.

heinäkuu 12, 2021, 10:10 pm

I am on my umpteen-billionth reread of LOTR -- I have no idea how many times since 1959 when my aunt gave me the trilogy for my 11th birthday (not 111th :-) )complete with dramatic reading of the Ring poem (she had been an actress). It's comfort reading for me in hard times. I'm just finishing Fellowship.

Dusty, definitely read Interview with the Vampire; it's really good. But I wouldn't bother with the sequels -- or certainly not after the first one or two.

heinäkuu 16, 2021, 11:45 am

Currently in 17th century France (with dragons) for The Cardinal's Blades.

heinäkuu 20, 2021, 5:43 am

I am on the island of Marsyas where I've just discovered The house in the Cerulean Sea.

heinäkuu 24, 2021, 8:06 am

I'm in eager anticipation of Kristine Kathryn Rusch's new additions to her long neglected Fey series of books. A new novella is expected in just a few months.

heinäkuu 27, 2021, 2:01 pm

Currently reading Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, a retelling of of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale. Suggested by a fellow LT member. Liking it so far.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 27, 2021, 4:00 pm

I'm in Qazal, in C.L. Clark's The unbroken

heinäkuu 28, 2021, 4:09 pm

I finished Trickster Drift but I am still in Canada with Return of the Trickster. This series is really one long story in three books, but I'm enjoying it a lot. My favorite part of Trickster Drift was its irreverent yet compelling depiction of ghosts, including one who becomes Jared's physics tutor. It can be hard to write scenes where a bunch of characters are interacting and only half of them can see the ghosts in the room, and I thought that feat was very well accomplished.

heinäkuu 29, 2021, 10:59 am

heinäkuu 29, 2021, 1:10 pm

I've just left Norgate fief in Araluen where Will (who was the Ranger's Apprentice) has just survived The Siege of Macindaw.

heinäkuu 30, 2021, 12:17 pm

I'm laughing my way through The Disposable by Katherine Vick again before the sequel (The Merry Band) comes out next week! The Disposable is currently free on Kindle! :)

heinäkuu 30, 2021, 5:10 pm

Starting the "Season" in Regency England with Half a Soul.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 31, 2021, 12:41 am

>28 Niko: Ooh, I have that right in front of me on my desk, but I'm not ready to get to it yet. I'm currently in Ireland at the time of the high kings, with the Daughter of the Forest which looks like it's going to be a retelling of the Six Swans.

heinäkuu 31, 2021, 10:25 am

>29 humouress: It is, and I love it! If a folktale/fairy tale involves a trial, it's difficult to communicate the difficulties and sacrifices involved, and that novel manages it very well. It's on par with Deerskin in my mind. It continues into a series, but there are diminishing returns and none of the later books are retellings, so it's a reasonable option to treat it as a standalone. The original trilogy isn't bad per se, but none of the others capture the feel of that first one.

heinäkuu 31, 2021, 11:26 pm

I am solving riddles with Jemis Greenwing and his friends in Bee Sting Cake.

elokuu 1, 2021, 5:11 pm

August thread is up.

elokuu 16, 2021, 2:58 pm

>31 merrystar: How is Bee Sting Cake? I came down very much on the fence about the first book in that series. Is the main character still sneezing every other sentence?

elokuu 21, 2021, 1:08 am

>33 Niko: He still sneezes frequently, yes. And runs a great deal. And the whole thing remains a bit madcap. But it's probably my favorite book in the series, while the first book was my least favorite. For reference, I rated Bee Sting Cake 4.5stars, and Stargazy Pie 3.5stars; I gave the rest of the series 4stars...