What are you reading the week of April 27- May 3?

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What are you reading the week of April 27- May 3?
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Sun, 04-27-2014 - 11:20am

So Readers,

What are you reading the week of April 27- May 3?

And if you could go anywhere in a novel or non-fiction or whatever on a vacation, including anywhen, where would you go?

Julia

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Answering my own questions, I've got about 30 pages only left of Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik.

I've got two library books up: The Time Fetch and Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia and an ARC The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith.

As for where I'd go, my typical answer is Charles de Lint's Newford, but since I'm taking the TARDIS, I can go anywhere and anywhen, no matter how short my vacation.

Julia

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I just finished They Shouldn't Make You Promise That by Lois Simmie, and I've started Jackal Bird by Michael Barley.

When I'm reading a novel, I imagine that I'm living in that setting, which is sometimes exciting, sommetimes boring, or threatening, or confusing. The next book sends me into a different place.  Except for several settings i definitely want to avoid, I'd probably consider a visit to many of the places that have been featured in my reading.

Roberta

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Hi! I'm starting The Book Thief by Markus Zusak tonight. 

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So I finished Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik. It's the second to last book in this setting: during the Napoleonic Wars, a captain of a British Navy ship, becomes connected to a Chinese fighting dragon. Over many books, they travel all over the world and find out how dragons are treated in different countries. The captain is very much like Horatio Hornblower, and the dragons are a hoot. They speak many languages and have very marked personalities. But I'm kinda glad there's just one more book in the series. The first book in the series is His Majesty's Dragons.

Then I read Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia, which was fine, though I would have liked more detail. For instance, the characters are listed alpabetically, as one would expect in an encyclopedia. I just opened up the book to 'Canton Everett Delaware III: Agent with an Attitude' who met the Eleventh Doctor and 'The Captain: Cyborg Pirate' who met the Fourth Doctor. I know the first guy well and which eps he was on, but I don't know the second guy at all, and would have to do some digging to find the ep he was on...

Now I'm reading Love Letters to the Dead, a debut Ya novel I'm really enjoying, by Ava Dellaira. It's an ARC I got yesterday, it came out this month. Laurel was assigned to write a letter to someone dead in her HS freshman English class the first day of class. She wrote to Kurt Cobain. The whole novel is her trying to figure things out in letters to dead people like Judy Garland, Amy Winehouse, the voice of Mister Ed, Amelia Earheart and others.

Julia