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First thing? She was so much cuter with the hair she had early on.
Second? I promise that my dark side isn't into obliterating the world. It is way to self centered to want to get rid of all of its toys.

So, give me a topic. Any topic. I'll make a post out of it. Well, at least the best several topics. We'll see how many I get and go from there.

On that note, I'd like to say that I'm not nearly as, well, twenty as I was even 8 years ago, and thus this awake at 2 am without something interesting to do thing? It isn't really working for me. So I think I shall (punctuate randomly) go to sleep. Good night Moon. Remember, all good boys and girls are SPs.

at the grave risk of turning this into a twitter account...

We are Anonymous. We are legion. Expect us.

Heh, Gustov Verris is a pushy SOB. He keeps edging his way into other character's brief introductions. That's okay though, he's not gonna survive act one.

We are Legion.

So you would think that IM would be a perfect medium for all sorts of knock knock jokes. Including ones that are based on word similarities that aren't reflected in the sounds of the words.
Except it is apparently almost impossible to tell a knock knock joke online.

Seriously, I got one subject to the "whose there" section before they got confused and wandered off.
(11:16:24 PM) knock knock
(11:17:28 PM) Subject 1: ?
(11:17:34 PM) knock knock
(11:17:42 PM) Subject 1: what sort of monkey is at my door?
(11:17:54 PM) knock. knock.
(11:18:32 PM) Subject 1: guess it's not a talking money...
(11:18:40 PM) *sigh*
(11:19:37 PM) Subject 1: pats

(11:25:19 PM) knock knock
(11:32:30 PM) Subject 2: hey man
(11:32:45 PM) knock. knock.
(11:35:30 PM) Subject 2: yeah?
(11:36:34 PM) nothing...
(11:36:35 PM) hey
(11:36:41 PM) how goes
(11:36:42 PM) it
(11:36:43 PM) Subject 2: oh.
(11:36:45 PM) Subject 2: who's there?
(11:36:49 PM) you know

followed by no responses.

"PH34R M1 L33T PS10N1C SK1LLZ!"

I was reading a bunch of RPG quotes that I'd grabbed from various websites and put in a word document to read later.
The above pretty much sums up 90+ percent of people who want to play psionic characters in d&d.
(I do admit, with the new book, I'm occasionally tempted to play a soul knife. Not that I have a group to play with...)

Space is stealing the degrees outside again!
When I woke up, there were only two of them left!
The Air Force or NASA should do something to stop this.

The x64 version of the Boralnd C++ builder is codenamed "Commodore"

This makes me very happy.

Of course... the ceiling is leaking right after the office and such closes for the weekend... The ceiling leak would be much less disturbing we didn't live on the ground floor.

Oi. I just found out that I hadn't said anything about this.
Right after my Birthday (Nov 23) I gave up the vast majority of available chocolate for ethical reasons (I already don't drink coffee, so that one wasn't a biggy.) This comes up because it is almost girlscout cookie season and all of the GS cookies I like are not on the approved list.

Well, it looks like Summer Glau is going to be type cast for the rest of her career: Hot, emotionally off, occasionally naked, kicks butt. *shrugs* I'm not saying that this is a bad thing, mind you, just what seems to be happening.

XKCD ran a comic a while ago saying that they want the film "River Tam Beats Up Everybody." Enter Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.

Heh, this is years overdue.
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I might do an omnicode block later.

very nice

The more I see of Rent, the less I like it (though some of the songs are catchy.)
I just watched a fanvid for La Vie Boheme set to scenes from Harry Potter.
Then I went and found a clip of the musical to put it in perspective. Seriously this is the Catcher in the Rye of the generation after mine (I'm the tail end of X front bit of Y. I'm talking about the last half of Y and the whole of the one after it.) Ugh. Only sympathetic character in the whole scene was the kid who sang the framing song that this is a mockery/response to.

Yeah. Oh that had me thinking of Harry Potter. You realize, that kid spent the first six books not learning one of the biggest lessons that Dumbledore was pounding into his head? Book seven, he tells Ginny that he won't let her put herself in danger. Yeah, not your choice mate (though it is treated as such, sort of... She does end up rallying the Riders of Rohan while the Fellowship goes and wanders across the plains and Gondor, but still... That was a huge message of the first six books. You don't get to keep people from doing the things they feel they need to do.

525948 and three quarters minutes...
though I guess by the calendar it is more like
527040 minutes this year, and either way, by my radio set clock, 5825 of those are already gone...

So, I occasionally get odd IMs. Not as often as I'd like, but occasionally.
Today I got an email. As background, a long long time ago I wanted to create an internet site that would let people write essays on various subjects (with a cadre of editors to make them readable.) The goal was to create a point and counter point system. I wanted to call it Voice of the People. (It would have been more skewed toward my positions than something I did today specifically to promote my beliefs, and I never would have realized it.)
It was going to be called Voice of the People.
Thus was born
I keep that account active by checking it once or twice a month. Today I had an interesting e-mail:

Hi! I saw 2 representatives from voice of the people on WYOU. They said they were going to Texas. I sure hope they know spanish. My husband and I moved to PA recently and it sure is nice not to see so many illegals. We lived in Houston,TX for 10 years. It's so nice not to here Spanish here. People in PA for the time being should be glad they are not here ilke TX.

Suzanne Rodgers

Apparently there is a hate group called Voice of the People USA...
Well, here's my reply:

Ah, Mrs. Rodgers, I think you have me mistaken for someone else. This account was attached to an old web 1.0 project to create a memetic forum for people of diverse views. I was not, at the time, aware of usenet. I'm afraid that I am not, nor have I ever been, associated with hate groups like VOTPUSA or Alipac. I would suggest that you google their names instead if you with to contact them.

As always,
Michael Phillips

Well, I now own 3 times as many long sleeved shirts as I did this morning. I went to the good will and got two pull over fleeces and a pair of ring neck tees. :( I look better in these than in my usual clothes. :-/
Also I also own two times one more scarf than I have ever previously owned. I was looking for a scarf, and failed to find one in the goal price range at target. So I wandered the mall and popped into Old Navy (3 of the 4 pieces of clothing I got at the good will were from Old Navy too.) They had a bunch of winter gear on a major sale. Half off. Old navy stocks my favorite colors too. (Earth tones) Well, there were 7.50 scarves and 14.50 scarves. I was going to buy 2 of the 7.50s, but that worked out to more than one of the heavier 2 sided 14.50s. So I decided on one of the 14.50s (and gave up on the dove grey scarf... :( I need a job. I could get all clothes horsey, or at least all "have updated my wardrobe in the last decade"y) But then there was an off white 7.50 hiding in the back, and of course the double sided ones were 2 colors that were close to eachother. So I bought the off white fleece scarf and the blue on blue double sided scarf. After taxes and rebate? $11.60.

Ooh I found a pair of really nice clerk's gloves that I can't quite convince myself to afford right now (I either need thin fleece gloves or thin fleece clerk's gloves. In the first case, they'll have an encounter with Mr. Scissors and become clerk's gloves.) Actually they didn't have a price, but they were at Eddie Bauer and among a bunch of 25 and 30 dollar gloves. Even at 30% off because the store is going out of business, that was too much.

I need either a hat that covers my ears, or a goofy hat and some behind the head ear muffs and I'll be able to wear my new leather jacket in the cold and miserable!

I woke up. It is5 degrees outside... the wind chill puts it at -12. The high is supposed to be about 22. Tomorrow the high is 30. By Sunday our high is supposed to be 60. But global warming is a myth. There is no disruption of local, regional, and global weather patterns. It is perfectly normal for the temperature to bounce around like a pachinko ball.

2007 new reads part 2

61 Toast Charles Stross A bunch of neat but outdated short stories by Stross.
62 Accidental Goddess Linnea Sinclair For a change of pace, a SF romance.
These next 15 books were read before #53
63. New Amsterdam Elizabeth Bear My second favorite alternate history, and my favorite vampire book. This one would have been the best thing I’d read up to November 2nd of this year if it wasn’t for:
64. Whiskey and Water Elizabeth Bear I loved this book. Better than the first. There is a scene with the Unicorn and one of the Devils near the end. Absolutely lovely. This crossed with some of E. Bear’s online discussion will probably get me to read The Last Unicorn someday.
65. Young Wizards 1. Diane Duane. The first book by her I ever read prolonged my fading interest in Star Trek fiction. Spock’s World was quite possibly the best ST novel out at the time. These books are very good. They even deal with the magic heroes power creep problem that happens in series so often. (Where the scope of the problem has to get bigger each time until you end up yawning at a threat to the planet. Some of the situations the protags deal with, even later in the set, aren’t earth shaking events. Some of them are, and there is power creep, but it isn’t only power creep. There are reasonable events, though some of them are as world shattering for the main characters as the destruction of the world would be. Lookin forward to the next book. I read these back to back to back, so I’m less sure of exactly where each one lets off.
66 Young Wizards 2. Diane Duane.
67 Young Wizards 3. Diane Duane.
68 Young Wizards 4. Diane Duane.
69 Young Wizards 5. Diane Duane.
70 Young Wizards 6. Diane Duane.
71 Young Wizards 7. Diane Duane.
72 Young Wizards 8. Diane Duane.
73. Red Seas Under Red Skies Scott Lynch Scott’s sophomore novel. There were some bits where I felt the pacing was off (too much time before the pretty ships). I missed the lengthy setting vignettes. I loved the Caper. I think I detect some Ffhrad and the Grey Mouser in these two’s attachments to women (not an exact match, but near the end of this book I was feeling it in my bones.) All taken together, I might have liked it as much as the first, but not as consistantly.
74. Jade Throne Naomi Novik Really quite splendid books.
75. Black Powder War Naomi Novik Looking forward to book 5.
76 First and Only Dan Abnett The first Gaunt’s Ghosts book. I’m a sucker for SF military company stories. These aren’t the Grey Death Legion, but they are still damned good.
77. Myth Alliances Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye. Not quite as good as the old stuff, but they are starting to get back on track. I really expect to like the next couple as much as the one with the cliff hanger and the dragon.
78 Luck in the Shadows Lynn Flewelling
79 Flight of the Dying Sun Rich Wulf Pulpy!
80 Path of Honor Diana Pharaoh Francis Not as much of a response to Mercedes Lackey as the first book was. Still a good book, which makes me happy. (It suggests that I liked the first book on its strengths instead of because it spoke to books I read and enjoyed when I was a teenager.)
81 Path of Blood Diana Pharaoh Francis
82 The Nimble Man Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski
83 Stalking Darkness Lynn Flewellin
84 Traitor’s Moon Lynn Flewellin
85. Blood Price Tanya Huff I’m not really into detective fiction. That said, this vastly outshines the other female protagonist crime fiction I’ve read. I like competent characters, and no matter what else you say for her, Stephanie Plumb isn’t. (These were each good/fun reads too. This helps. Remember not reviews, just little comments to remind me what I’ve read.)
86. Blood Trail Tanya Huff
87 Blood Lines
88 The Boondocks: All the Rage Aaron McGruder
89 Voyage of the Morning Dawn Rich Wulf Not as pulpy as the previous book. Want to see if the first book introduced the framing tool that the last on ended with. While I liked it, I think the series hit the best feel one book back.
90. Pride of Chanur C.J. Cherryh She’s come a long way as a writer since she wrote this book, but a lot of the world building skill that has made her Foreigner universe books so neat was there back then. (I’ve come a long way as a functional person since she wrote this book. I was all of three when it was published. I figure that it is fair enough allowing an author considerable growth over that time span.) Even though her aliens are distinctly alien in thought processes here, it is less there than in her latest works. (Again, 20+ years of extra practice will advance your craft and artistry...) Having said that, I plan on finding the Chanur books and reading them. You should too.
91 Penny Arcade: Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings
92 Damn, I’m short a book or two... I’ll post them when I remember them

2007 new reads

1 A Fistful of Data Stephen Dedman Hurm, well, it is a shadowrun novel that isn’t a direct riff on Gibson. Sadly, I liked the one that was a direct riff on Gibsion much better. The “party” was a little bit off, especially with their focus on non-lethals (the Mercs they were fighting would have cleaned up against the squatters.) Oh well, a fun bit of fluff.
2 The Jennifer Morgue Charles Stross. British intelligence meets lovecraft. This one had fewer laugh out loud bits than the first one (The Atrocity Archives) and the best turns of phrase were all near the end, but this did some really nice riffing on the James Bond themes, though I think that maybe the part where the characters discuss the riffs on the James Bond theme was questionable. (Oh I admit, I’m not familiar enough with JB to have picked out the variations that they talked about, and I suspect that most of the audience wouldn’t be either. That said, it strained the fourth wall to the breaking point.) Still a damned good book, with [DELETED FOR SPOILERIFICNESS]. Also, this wasn’t really the second book I read this year, just the second new book. I reread the Belgariad in-between. Still too few books for Early March of a new year, but better than 2.
3. Childe Morgan Katherine Kurtz. Good. I still wanted a new Kelson book, and the title character reached the venerable age of 4 by the last page, but I liked it better than the first in this set. I really hope that the next one covers his teen years and Brian’s young adulthood. (And the Priest whose name escapes me at the moment’s becoming a priest.) Also, I look greatly forward to watching Nigel grow up in the next book.
4. Time Travellers Pay Only Cash Spider Robinson This is supposed to be a Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon book, except that only half of the book is Callahan’s stories, and a fair chunk of what is left is not even non-Callahan’s stories, but essays. Including one of the pieces that establishes Robinson as Heinlein’s hagiographer, though to be fair, this particular essay was written for the book published as a remembrance of RAH. All in all, I thought this was fairly weak for a CCS book,
5. Gust Front John Ringo Military infatuation SF. Took me long enough to hunt down a copy (especially since it was published. For Free. On the Baen Free Library CDs.
5. When the Devil Dances John Ringo More military infatuation SF. I’m enjoying it, though I suspect that the series won’t end to my satisfaction.
6. Command Decision Elizabeth Moon
7. The Hero John Ringo and Michael Williamson Well, set a thousand years in the future of the setting of five, and I can now say that no, it didn’t though the setting is interesting. On the other hand, a thousand years of research and development ought to have brought them further than it did, especially with tame Postileen to add to the exchange of ideas (and the subjugation of the elf folks due to the fact that they directed the war to leave humanity broken at the end of the war.)
8, Deliverer C.J.Cherryh Well, more of what we expect from Bran and the horse people
9. Prodigal By the person who wrote hammerjack. Liked this one at least as much as the last. Seriously I do read non-military and or non-intelligence agency SF. I swear.
10. St. Patrick’s Gargoyle Katherine Kurtz. Um, I’d been saving this for when I got a strong urge to read more Kurtz. I haven’t read the adept books and really ought to someday, but I’ve been wanting to (do something) (Can’t remember what I was going to say
11. Off Armageddon Reef David Webber. Er, Mr Webber sure likes to rewrite the Hornblower books. This one has sailing ships.
12. Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher I grabbed this one because I wanted to read something by Butcher, but my library only has the 7th Dresden Files book (which I’ve already read.) Good. Very different from his detective novels. But different good, not different what the hell is wrong with you man, the old formula fits your style and this doesn’t!
13. The Android’s Dream John Scalzi. YANJSBTIWWTAL. Detectives, intrigue, shooty bits. Also, a nearly extinct breed of sheep and a would be alien overlord.
14. Storm Front (DF1) Jim Butcher
15. Fool Moon (DF2) Jim Butcher
16. Grave Peril (DF3) Jim Butcher
17. Summer Knight (DF4) Jim Butcher
18. Death Masks (DF5) Jim Butcher
19. Blood Rites (DF 6) Jim Butcher
20. Proven Guilty (DF8) Jim Butcher
21. White Night (DF9) Jim Butcher
22. Restoration of Faith and Something Borrowed (DF 0 and 7.5, short stories) Jim Butcher

So I read these straight through over about 4 days. Way better than the last series of mystery/detective/whatever books I read (Stephanie Plum.) Harry is more competent, way more faithful when he is in a sexual relationship with someone, and just a more interesting person than Stephanie. Also, he suffers real consequences for his actions. A few minor complaints. 1 The Fallen Storyline in book nine was resolved way too quickly for this series’ pace. The gun wasn’t fired in act 3, it was fired right after it was pointed out. Harry needs to hurry up and either give the sword to Murphy or start boinking her (his word) or ideally both. I mean sure Butcher is setting up the whole Arthurian line for her, but enough is enough. Hee book nine of approximately 20+3! Yay!

23 Academ’s Fury Jim Butcher
24 Cursor’s Fury Jim Butcher
I often forgot that I was reading something by the same author as the Dresden Files (I did the same with the Wolf books and A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer.) I liked both sets muchly.

25 Blood Name Robert Thurston. I read the first book in this set years and years ago. It is battle tech, mostly set before and during the Clan Invasion from the view point of a member of Jade Falcon. Honestly? These books fall prey to the same weakness that a lot of game fiction (and a lot of non-game fiction) do. Books one and two spend way too much time paraphrasing the descriptions of various things from the setting books. (In the case of Battletech Fiction, that goes both ways. Sometimes descriptions from books are co-opted for manuals.) It wasn’t quite as bad as Faith and Fire where the characters were carefully stated to have exactly the load outs that were listed in the codex and much of the description came directly out of the codex’s fluff text.)
26. Falcon Guard Robert Thurston Some of the same problems as the first two, though with less “it came from the rulebook” stuff in it and tighter plotting and writing. Not as good as the later Grey Death Legion stuff or the best of the TSR books, but much better than the first two.

27. Mutineer’s Moon David Webber
28. The Armageddon Inheritance David Webber
29. Heirs of Empire David Webber

These three are a trilogy together. Fun reads... themes that Webber has explored in depth. Glad I read Off Armageddon Reef fist, or it would have felt like more of a rehash than it did. (Webber has no less than 3 distinct settings where characters uplift a society’s weapon making to something just before the Napoleonic Wars. Two of them make an attempt to produce smaller versions of Horatio Hornblower’s style of navy. (The third set? Patience. They are 30,31,32,and 33.) By the way, the black power warfare in this series is actually only book 3. Book two is a hidden invaders story and book 2 is an endless hordes of aliens that must be stopped, but act in particularly silly manners story. Book 3 is the shipwrecked in a world wide theocracy story, one that feels very much like Off Armageddon Reef.)

30 March Upcountry John Ringo and David Webber
31 March to the Sea John Ringo and David Webber
32 March to the Stars John Ringo and David Webber
33 We Few John Ringo and David Webber

Shipwrecked. Endless Combat turns spoiled prince into bloodthirsty killing machine who gets the job done at any cost. 8 months of Endless Combat does the opposite to a number of his body guards. Stone age to early black powder natives and an endless succession of localized uplifting from a pike and shield unit from warriors to arbuquses to rifles and proper cannons as they walk across a continent. Political upheaval and space navies in the last book. Space combat that is remarkably similar to the Harrington books. (no surprise there.) These books probably sparked much of the research that lead to the ones above and Off Armageddon Reef.

34 Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall Bill Willingham et al. This is a prequel to the Fables comics with a framing story set several hundred years earlier and a bunch of sub stories set throughout the history of the fable worlds. It was enough to convince me to add it (the comics) to my “hunt down as soon as you have money again” list.

35 Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. Cory Doctorow See 36 for my hagiography of Cory. This book is an incredibly cool mixture of developing culture and mythmaking. (At least I think the son of the mountain and a washing machine are new bits of myth. It feels like Gaiman’s American Gods mythology but created from whole cloth.) GO check it out from his website (,) then go buy your own copy.

36 Overclocked Cory Doctorow Hum. Award winning author. Postpost cyberpunk. Cory is an active member of the free as in speech movement, working against people who would prefer all expression to come at the sole control of major media cartels. Open internet, communications systems that aren’t controlled or owned by governments or cartels, a dozen other things. Cory is also a damned good writer from the generation that’s giving us Elizabeth Bear, Scott Lynch, Sarah Monette, and John Scalzi (I know there is some time overlap, and I’m being research lazy). He’s a proponent of creative commons, and before I’d ever picked up any of his books, I’d been reading his work on boingboing. This collection of short stories is, as expected, excellent.

37 Breakfast With the Ones You Love Eliot Fintushel Urban Fantasy. Home made Talmudic space ships. Looks that kill. Teen Angst. Russian Mafia. Boxing. Bringing about the Eschaton. A talking cat. A good deal of fun within these pags.
38. Making Comics Scott McCloud. This is Scott at his best. Witty, excited, full of the promise of the media and new technologies, lucid and coherent, grounded. There are hundreds of how to draw comics books. There are many fewer on the craft and art of all of the other tasks. Only part of a book though. The rest is online, though I haven’t read it. Liked this one almost as much as Understanding Comics.

39. What if the Moon Didn’t Exist? Neilf Comins A double handful of what if scenarios about the formation of the earth and how small (and large) changes would influence the development of life on earth. Pretty good. A couple points here and there that could go either way, but then that is always the danger in speculating about things like changes propagating through deep time.

40. Mystic and Rider Sharon Shinn Fun read. Actually grabbed this one because the cover of the second or possibly third book grabbed my attention. Fantasy novel with a romance sub plot. Hope it stays that way. (I have read too many series like that where they spiraled into Romance Novels with fantasy trappings by the 3rd or 4th books. We’ll see.) The first one is worth a read at least. (The worldbuilding exposition/dialogue thingy at the beginning was a little clumsy, but I don’t think that there is any really good way to do an info dump, and false transparency is apparently in vogue at the present. Personally? I’d prefer narrator asides *coughcoughHeinleincoughcoughLynchcoughcough* Not that anything I’ve ever written with a “here’s how the world works dialogue worked as well as this one.

41. Gradisil Adam Roberts. Not bad, a story of the first three generations of the settlement of near earth space. The only thing that really annoyed me here were the changed spellings for “flavor” in the second two generations. Switching x for z seemed silly, and the k for ck was sometimes misapplied (in one word, can’t remember which, he switched a ck that didn’t make the k sound and left a c that did. The worst of all though was wat for what. At least k for ck replaces essentially the same sound, but wat and what don’t sound alike.

42. Fast Forward Lou Anders (ed) This one was the first of two books of short stories I read with very nice stories from (mostly) the latest two generations of fantasy and science fiction authors. Between them, there was exactly one story I’d read before. This is a novel experience. The SF is strongly tilted toward exploring the noosphere these days. (With Gibson’s next cyber punk being set in the near past, that makes sense) Oh has a story by Elizabeth Bear in it.

43. Fantasy The Best of the Year 2006 Rich Horton (ed) This would be the second, and the source of the story I’d read (by Neil Gaiman.) Another Elizabeth Bear (and one I liked a whole lot. Now I has to buys her New Amsterdam books)

44. The Last Colony John Scalzi The last of the John Perry/Jane Sagan books (or so he claims) Well written, enjoyable conclusion to the set. Wonderfully done, except for the werewolf problem. (They were literary tools first and almost only. Their egress was way too abrupt.) Buy it.

45. Starship: Pirate Mike Resnick Sequel to Starship: Mutany. A decent Caper Story though it is still no Return of Santiago. I’m looking forward to the next one.

46. Yellow Eyes John Ringo and Tom Kratman Not as good as the main line Posteleen books. Not as Bad as Cally’s War or Ghost.

47. The Thirteenth House Sharon Shinn Another novel of the Twelve Houses. The romance plots are still edging too far into the A plot, but this is still no Jean M Auel’s descent into darkness. Still looking forward to more of these. (By the way, apparently each book will have a different main character. Cool device, though we’ll see how it goes with the quieter people. A lot less barely hidden world building.

48. Dark Moon Defender Sharon Shinn More Twelve Houses. Romance plot worked much better as part of the story, didn’t seem to impinge upon the A plot at all. World Building was MUCH better this time. Still want more.

49 Cally’s War John Ringo Ugh, Just Ugh
50 Ghost John Ringo And I thought it couldn’t get any worse. At least this one didn’t steal the rape scene from Friday and use it twice. Of course, it came up with its own rape scenes
51 Spindrift Alan Steel I loved the first book. I didn’t even make it to page 10 of the second. Not probably the book’s fault. I was distracted. This one makes me think I should go back and read Coyote Rising.
52 Harry Potter 7 JK Rowling. Read it a bit before it came out. I did wait for a transcribed copy of the photographed copy. Some good some bad, Snape’s denouement was handled poorly.
53 The Game Inventor’s Guidebook Brian Tinsman Very nice book, if a little short and sparse on details. I want to get a copy.
54 Empire of Ivory Naomi Novik I’ve now read the whole set in print to date. I like. Very tasty
55Ghostmaker Dan Abnett More Gaunt’s Ghosts. This one is a set of vignettes featuring the name characters of the Ghosts. I loved the inquisitor and the eldar chapter.
56 Necropolis Dan Abnett The Ghosts face Chaos while defending one of the hive cities.
57 Alanna: The First Adventure Tamora Pierce This set was nice, but it got stronger as it went. Imagine that? An author hitting her stride as she gets further into a series? Never. There is a 15 years after book I want to read too.
58 In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce
59 The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Tamora Pierce
60 Lioness Rampant Tamora Pierce

Happy New Years.

I was going to post my reading list last night when I found out that I'd deleted my most recent copy. I'll probably update my newest copy and post it, but there won't be comments on the last several books.

Oops. I forgot to mirror a couple of posts!