Thirteen items from JMC’s library record
1. Y: the last man (vols 7-9), David Gallaher recommended this series to me and I LOVE it. Social commentary, action, an extinction level event, what more could a reader want?
2. The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella. WWII historical set in Italy, billed as a culinary romance, it caught my attention when Jayne reviewed it.
3. The Guild of Xenolinguists, anthology of short stories by Sheila Finch. I liked the idea of SFF stories based on the way new races/cultures communicate, while avoiding the generic universal translator.
4. The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa. I remember reading a review of this in which Edith Grossman was mentioned as translator. I keep seeing her name attached to good stuff, including Gabo’s work. So I picked this up.
5. The Art of Political Murder by Francisco Goldman. The Economist included it in the year end review of books. It has something to do with recent history in Central and/or South America.
6. The Boy Behind the Mask: Meeting the Real Tutankhamun by Charlotte Booth. Random pick up at the library. Speculation about his life rather than the artifacts in his tomb.
7. God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making… by Walter Russell Mead. Another Economist pick.
8. Flyer by Marjorie Jones. Post-WW1, Australian-set romance. Different. But I tried reading on my long, long commute this morning (including a car, two buses and a train — sounds like the intro of a joke, right?) and it was not every engaging.
9. All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann in audio format. Michael Holland nails Jules’ character.
10. Blood Brothers by La Nora. I’ll buy all three at once when the series is complete.
11. Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Gabaldon. On hold. I don’t like DG enough to shell out for her in hardback, although I appreciate Lord John more than I do Jamie Fraser.
12. Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian. I’m on the fence about this series, so this one is still a library read.
13. Geek High by Piper Banks. Jane’s review sounded good.
I’m pretty sure that there’s some language about the TT that I’m supposed to include here, but I can’t find it at the moment.