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the story of an invisible girl
I miss my journal. I should write more.... I will eventually.

19. At home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson (audio) - incomplete, because I fried my iPod, but I didn't want to forget it on the list.... eventually I'll listen to the rest. It's entertaining.

18. Barefoot Sisters: Southbound, by Lucy Letcher and Susan Letcher - the personal story of two sisters hiking the Appalachian Trail together. It is written in the first person, and they take turns writing chapters. Very captivating, more so than I thought it would be... recommended.

17. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - a re-read, still liked as much this time as before. Recommended.

16. The Magician King: A Novel (The Magicians), by Lev Grossman - sequel to The Magicians. I think I liked it better than the first.

15. The Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon (audio) - the 3rd and 4th in a series. These books are a little too "romance novel-y" for me on paper, but they are great for car listening. The reader does a fabulous job with a variety of Scottish, English, and American accents, and they are fun to listen to.

14. Drums of Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon (audio) - see above


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radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: July 23rd, 2012 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Saying you will update more is the final stage on the journey to never remembering to update this thing ever again.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Too true, I know! It's just that being lazy is so easy....
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 24th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
LJ is old school. Too many words. Twitter is presumably where it's at. Though we can only presume that that will be supplanted by mass distribution of meme images. "Your life, as told by LOL Cats and Bad Advice Dogs."
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 24th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I just finished the Golden Compass trilogy. Now what should I read?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, good books. If you want more young person's books with magic and adventure, there is The Dark Is Rising series. The Wrinkle in Time series. Of course Hunger Games is all the rage. Books by Cynthia Voigt, or Beverly Cleary. Bridge to Terabithia. Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Basically any of these books that catch your interest:
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 24th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Is Phillip Pullman the only male writing such things then? (I don't know that it matters, but it struck me as an odd pattern in your recommendations.)
theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: July 24th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would Patricia McKillip make that list? I've always imagined her books would be fairly accessible for younger readers, but I haven't been one in far too long and I don't have any handy to experiment on.

I love the way she makes magic, well, magical; of any fantasy writer I think she one of the best at consistently touching the sense of wonder.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
That was a fun romp down memory lane.

Now what should I read?
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 24th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Non-fiction: "The History of Pi", Petr Beckmann (IIRC)

Fiction: "Oryx and Crake: A Novel", Margaret Atwood

The former is a book that I have never been able to convince anyone else to read (that I can recall). People hate math that much, apparently.

The latter is something that I stumbled across on my Kindle. I don't know if it was part of the "reddit's Favorite Books" bittorrent, or if Katherine slipped it on there along with the Vorkosigan and 1633 books. It's well crafted, if not the most original plot.
theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: July 24th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember books! I used to enjoy them... :)

One of the (few) downsides of cycle-commuting is that it's not really practical to read a book on one's commute.
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