lady_green_bat (lady_green_bat) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books #150-162

The Lost Hero & The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James
Star Trek: The Sorrows of Empire by David Mack
Love Letters of Great Men ed Ursula Doyle
Athena the Brain, Persephone the Phony, Athena the Wise, & Artemis the Loyal by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
A Taste of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Oglaf: Book One by Doug Bayne and Trudy Cooper
Now a Bride by Mary Balogh

I'm still plugging away, trying to reach my goal of 200 books by the end of this year, so if you're keeping track yes: 38 books left.

Don't bother picking up Death Comes to Pemberley if you are a fan of PD James' mysteries. I wasn't. I was a fan of Pride & Prejudice. And you may as well just read P&P, because James borrows so heavily from Austen's novel, recounting whole sections and repeating himself/herself over and over. It was plain boring. I kept expecting Col Fitzwilliam to be the killer or somehow very evil and nothing happened and even though I didn't want that in the beginning I was still disappointed because something would have been better than nothing.

Star Trek: The Sorrows of Empire was brilliant!!! It's the tale of Mirroverse!Spock after Kirk et al leave for "our" universe and it's super fun and brutal and gave me lots to think about for my own mirrorverse fanfic. I loved it and should have read it long ago.

I'm not embarrassed to say that I found the Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams books in the 9-12 young readers section of Chapters while trying to find a Christmas present for my niece. It's Greek mythology and I had to have it. I love books for young girls that show girls as able, you know what I mean? That they can do stuff and it isn't all about doing your hair and being popular. And yes, the Goddess Girls are popular but Athena is a huge smartie who doesn't think it's cool when cutie Poseidon offers her the job of his assistant to help him on his ideas for this competition...thing, and Artemis gets all the girls in school protesting the fact that the Olympics are boys-only. And so on. You can imagine after all that though I'd want to read something more adult.

Oglaf NSFW!
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