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50 books

I’ve been so busy that I haven’t even been reading much, although I did get several moved from “underway” to “done”. And you all know that I haven’t been writing much! I have lots of long, interesting string articles underway, but none finished. A booklist post is pretty to put together, since I keep notes as I finish something, so that’s what you get today. It’s rainy, I’m tired and unambitious. Tomorrow there will be a string article.

Robert Aspirin:
Another Fine Myth/Myth Conceptions 2-in1 Myth Directions / Hit or Myth (2-In-1)
Silly, light, short: good summer reading.

Susan Cooper: Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising Sequence)
More of the classic YA fantasy series; I’m looking forward to reading the rest.

James Rollins: Black Order
More summer reading, this time in the thriller genre. Kind of like Clive Cussler.

Jacqueline Carey: Kushiel’s Dart
The first book in the series, lays out an interesting dark fantasy/romance landscape populated with complex (if somewhat whiny) characters.

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
Do I really need to say anything?

Helene Bress: Inkle Weaving. Decent introduction to inkle weaving techniques, many of which can be done on other sorts of band looms.

Kate Elliott: In the Ruins
Ha! Finally got caught back up in the story after a long separation between this book and the previous one in the series. Must go to the library and pick up the last one. Just like movies, this seems to be a summer for series.

Lawrence Goldstone: The Friar and the Cipher: Roger Bacon and the Unsolved Mystery of the Most Unusual Manuscript in the World
I disagree with the basic premise – that Roger Bacon had anything to do with the Voynich Manuscript – but the author does a good job of describing the society and science surrounding Bacon and his intellectual successors.

Running total: 26

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