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Jul. 15th, 2009 03:41 pm
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89.Wind Tunnel Dreams by Shira Lipkin

Absolutely beautiful. I've enjoyed reading many of these on [livejournal.com profile] shadesong's journal, but having them all collected in one volume was a delicious treat. Seriously, check out this amazing woman's journal, and go order a copy of Wind Tunnel Dreams. She has one of the most beautiful minds I've ever experienced, and her prose and poetry dance in realms I'd love to visit for a while.

90.The Diamond Throne by David Eddings
91.The Ruby Knight by David Eddings
92.The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings
93.Domes of Fire by David Eddings

All of the above were re-reads. Stopped after the first book of the second trilogy because I was reminded of exactly how much I dislike when his books get preachy. I won't even discuss what I think of his female characters in general.

94.Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

After Kushiel's Avatar, I wasn't sure I wanted to read more of Jacqueline Carey's books. I did read the Imriel trilogy, and while I liked it, I wasn't as captured by it as Kushiel's Dart. Naamah's Kiss is a beautiful reminder of everything I loved about her worldbuilding and her characters, with a lot that's wonderful and new to discover. I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked the Kushiel trilogies, and to those who enjoy fantasy in general. You'll have a richer experience if you've read the other books, but I believe this one can stand easily on its own.

95.Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

There are some amazing essays in this book, and some that didn't resonate much with me. Above all, a lot of it made me think, and that what I look for most in non-fiction works.

96.Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and Ebba Segerberg

Worlds of creepy aligned with the horrors of growing up. There's one scene in particular that has me creeped out so bad I will likely never see the movie. Still, excellent book.

97.The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Starts off amazing, ends somewhere a little too close to cliche. I'll still look for the sequels as they get published over the next 2 years. I'm hoping they'll pull back out of cliche territory. Warning, closer to zombie/vampires than Anne Ricean vampires.

98.The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce
Major spoilers for these books here. )
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So, I've got one person on my friends list who is participating in National Poetry Writing Month. This has been making me think... I haven't been writing poems much, but they used to be my major creative expression.

I keep feeling vaguely envious of my creative friends and acquaintances, and lord knows there are many of them. So, I decided I'm going to try writing one poem a day for the next month. I make no promises about quality, but if you are interested in seeing them, I'll be adding a tag for napowrimo, and placing them behind cut-tags. Prompts and kind words appreciated. Criticism can wait for later when I'm not just trying to get back in touch with my creative side. Thank you.

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