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Living Alone, by Stella Benson (nook, public domain)
A wonderfully odd novel about witchery in London during WW1. Hangs together despite its disjointedness. I rather loved it, although I think that about half my affection stems from the setting.
(22, O7)

The Unwritten, vol. 5: On to Genesis, by Mike Carey, Peter Gross, et al
More, please.

Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini
I was happily surprised by this book. I thought I was just reading it to find out what happened, after having spent so much time reading and being disappointed by the last couple of novels... but this was the thoroughly competent, derivative, but more than the sum of its parts fantasy novel I'd been hoping to get ever since I read Eragon and thought the author had potential. So I am delighted, and curious to see what Paolini does next.

Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes
Bits and pieces of this were amazing, but overall I found myself confused by it - as is often the case with award-winning contemporary poetry.

Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol. 2: Doom, vol. 3: N-Zone, vol. 4: Inhuman, vol. 5: Crossover, vol. 6: Frightful, vol. 7: God War, vol. 8: Devils, vol. 9: Silver Surfer, vol. 10: Ghosts, and vol. 11: Salem's Seven, by Warren Ellis, Mike Carey, et al
I was so sick a couple weeks back that this was the only story that made any sense. So I read it. A lot. A lot a lot. Fun.
(26, O8; 27, O9; 30, O10; 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37)

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
This was a lovely lovely book. Restorative and fresh and timeless, all at once.

Among Thieves, by Douglas Hulick
Anti-heroes and warring factions and intrigues galore. (And not a smidge of romance despite the smoldering rake on the cover.) I dug.

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