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Gen's Shelves

Occasional rambles about books I felt strongly enough to review, when I had free time enough to do it.

Currently reading

The Isle of Glass
Judith Tarr
The Broken Crown
Michelle West, Michelle Sagara
Deep Atlantic: Life, Death and Exploration in the Abyss
Richard Ellis
L'élégance du hérisson
Muriel Barbery
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England
Keith Thomas
A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
John Romer
Tiger, Tiger
Lynne Reid Banks
Julie E. Czerneda
Tomorrow's Magic
Pamela F. Service
Marie Brennan

Coronets and Steel

Coronets and Steel - Sherwood Smith It took me a while to fully like Kim, the heroine; she reads to me as a little younger than she is, with her impulsive snap judgments, and the fact that the cover painting makes her look older than her textual age didn't help. For the first half or so of the novel, she spends a lot of time going "Well, someone I don't like who knows this situation has told me not to do this, but I'm going to do it anyway -- how bad can it be?" But things picked up, and it helped that I really liked nearly every character -- Kim too, once she grew up a little. Lots of fun, in the end, and I'm glad I kept reading! Definitely going to read the sequel.