Where are you in Fantasyland? August, 2021


Liity LibraryThingin jäseneksi, niin voit kirjoittaa viestin.

Where are you in Fantasyland? August, 2021

elokuu 1, 2021, 5:10 pm

New month. New Thread.

Still reading The Mists of Avalon.

elokuu 1, 2021, 7:59 pm

I'm in Discworld for some timey-wimey Night Watch.

elokuu 3, 2021, 12:11 am

I finished up the Trickster trilogy and my time in Canada with Return of the Trickster, and I was very satisfied. It didn't introduce any new original elements, and instead it mostly focused on wrapping up the story, but it did so in a satisfyingly visceral and moving way, so I have no complaints. It really was a single story in three volumes. Aside from The Lord of the Rings, I can't think of too many fantasy trilogies that feel so integrated, even if this one had a considerably smaller scope.

Anyways, I am still (metaphorically) listening to Song of the Beast.

elokuu 3, 2021, 8:50 pm

About 75% done with The Count of Monte Cristo. Great beginning, got bogged down in the middle, but things are picking back up as we make the last turn. (This is the unabridged version).

elokuu 9, 2021, 7:46 pm

I'm reading The Starless Sea

elokuu 10, 2021, 12:16 am

I was walking around central Canada with Cherie Dimaline's characters trying to escape from The marrow thieves. Excellent book. Enjoy dreaming while you can.

elokuu 10, 2021, 7:50 am

>6 karenb: This is on my TBR pile! So glad to see you enjoyed it.

elokuu 11, 2021, 3:41 am

>6 karenb: It's not the cheeriest of books, but it's very good.

elokuu 11, 2021, 8:32 am

I'm in Oxford with the Vampire Knitting Club.

elokuu 11, 2021, 11:30 am

I have just been to Elira with The Councillor which wasn't bad for a first novel. I'm still plodding my way through WOT on audio via Path of Daggers. My next read is non fantasy for my RL reading group but after that I will probably pick up Rise of Empire

Muokkaaja: elokuu 12, 2021, 5:31 pm

I'm bilocating this week: in Jade City with Fonda Lee for a book group, and also in Cairo with A Master of Djinn which is due Real Soon Now.

(They're both good, but it's a little jarring to be so immersed in two different places. Both authors are good at evoking place.)

elokuu 13, 2021, 5:58 am

I'm in Chasland making a Midnight bargain.

elokuu 13, 2021, 8:50 am

I'm in Silasta, the City of Lies (by Sam Hawke).

elokuu 13, 2021, 11:53 pm

I'm in Rathillien with Jame & Marc, having survived murder, mayhem, & supernatural intrigue: God Stalk and about to leave & cross the mountains Dark of the Moon. I suspect I'll still find the first book the best, though there's plenty of good stuff in the following novels.

elokuu 14, 2021, 2:24 pm

I'm on Pern on a Dragonquest having just left Alanna in Tortal.

elokuu 15, 2021, 3:14 pm

I just snagged the Blue Fairy Book off Ebay so I will be wandering in fairyland.

elokuu 16, 2021, 2:56 pm

Just finished a vacation where the bulk of my reading time was spent in the Six Duchies on a Fool's Quest, with a bit of a side-trip to science fiction zone with Marta Randall's Collected Stories.

Toward the end, I couldn't choose what to focus on, so I've read early chapters so far of The Ninth Rain and The Gutter Prayer... and listened to the beginning of Sorcerer to the Crown. Now that I'm home, Ninth Rain seems to be keeping my attention the most of these three.

elokuu 16, 2021, 8:55 pm

I'm in Chicago until Proven Guilty.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 17, 2021, 12:08 am

Assuming magical powers count as fantasy, I will be in Gwynedd reading The King's Deryni as soon as the library coughs it up. I finished Childe Morgan over the weekend in my attempt to read the Deryni novels in chronological (for the story) order.
I am attempting to read STP's Wee Free Men to my wife, but she's resistant so it's slow going.

elokuu 17, 2021, 7:44 am

I left Bendleton having made The midnight bargain, now entering Nadezha in a Mask of Mirrors. I really enjoyed Bargain, it was a nice alt-Regency romance/fantasy with well drawn characters.

elokuu 17, 2021, 10:11 am

Recently left alternate steampunk New York City with The Gangster and back to Widdershins in Draakenwood.

elokuu 22, 2021, 12:26 pm

I've wrapped up my time in Elyria with Song of the Beast, which I quite enjoyed.

Now I'm at a mysterious manor house in Britain with Dark Dance. It reminds me a lot of some of Tanith Lee's other work, like Wolf Star, because it features a young female protagonist in a sprawling house operating by unfamiliar rules, but it's considerably darker than that comparison.

elokuu 23, 2021, 12:35 pm

Currently shipwrecked somwhere in South America in Whispering Twilight.

elokuu 25, 2021, 11:44 pm

I have been pursuing a rare book with Irene for The Invisible Library.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 25, 2021, 11:55 pm

I'm in Hokkara, finding out about the life of the Tiger's daughter.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 26, 2021, 1:57 am

I'm thinking of heading to Anuket to revisit The Clockwork Boys. I've just left Rosewood Hall where The Undercover Princess is going to boarding school and I suspect there is magic in the air there.

elokuu 29, 2021, 1:00 pm

Added Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig to my reading rotation.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 31, 2021, 1:34 am

>26 humouress: I’ve left the Dowager’s kingdom (entering Anuket City) and am now in Sounis with Gen, The Thief.

syyskuu 1, 2021, 5:15 pm