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Isis/Sarah/Bowie ([personal profile] mysticalchild_isis) wrote2013-03-27 08:16 pm

What I'm Reading Wednesday

What are you currently reading?
Let's just agree that we're not going to discuss my masochistic relationship with House of Mirth, and how I still haven't finished it or given up on it. Otherwise, I just finished several books, including one just a few hours ago, and have not yet picked up my next one. So see below.

What have you recently finished reading?
This last week, I read:
-The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. It was charming and entertaining, and I easily could have spent more time in that particular universe. It reminded me a bit of of Pamela Dean's Tam Lin, only aimed at a younger audience (and set in a very different time).
-More Ultimate Spider-Man. I just finished the tenth volume, and have eleven and twelve out of the library. Ten (Hollywood) amused me with its metatext, and Peter's life in the last few issues hasn't been so very full of suck that I can't bear it, which I appreciate.
-Mairelon the Magician by Patricia Wrede. I adored her Enchanted Forest Chronicles as a teen, and I'd been meaning to read the Mairelon books for awhile. While I enjoyed the first one enough to request the second one from the library, I didn't love it. There were too many characters who weren't very well defined, and I started losing track of who they all were and what they all wanted. It made the ending a bit frustrating.
-Captain Marvel Vol 1: In Pursuit of Flight by Kelly Sue DeConnick. I'd been wanting to read this one for awhile, and was excited that the library finally got it in. It was lovely and good times and you don't know how happy it makes me to see Carol in PANTS. REAL PANTS. Even if there were an awful lot of butt shots, the rest of it was fabulous. I'm so tempted to break my self-imposed ban on reading the monthlies, but no, I shall hold out for volume 2 in graphic novel form.

What do you think you’ll read next?
As mentioned above, I have more Ultimate Spider-Man waiting for me, and the second Mairelon book should be in at the library tomorrow or Friday. I also have Will Grayson, Will Grayson waiting for me, which I might even start tonight.
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[personal profile] ignipes 2013-03-28 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
The Perilous Gard was one of my absolute favorite books when I was in my early teens. I haven't reread it in years, but I still adore it. And I blame it for imprinting at a young age on stubborn heroines who steadfastly refuse to swoon for anything.
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[personal profile] acciochocolate 2013-03-28 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
C.S. Lewis said something abt that sort of thing, only in reverse. :)
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-03-28 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
Bweee, the Perilous Gard! God, I love that book so much.