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Extras, Reminiscences, and Welcome Prophecy; Make Good Wish

Letters and Reminiscences of Alfred Russel Wallace, vol. 2, edited by James Marchant (public domain, nook)
Wallace believed a lot of strange things in his old age. Still, I like learning more about him, and I enjoy unvarnished Victorians, even when they weird me out.

Extras, by John Scalzi (nook)
Fun, slight stories. I like Scalzi better in long form, but this was good airplane company.

Lies and Prophecy (and Welcome to Welton), by Marie Brennan (nook)
Absolutely loved this. Urban fantasy - well, college fantasy really. With the exact right amount of characterization, snappy banter, scary plot, magic geekery, and assorted other delights. And, as a bonus, I really liked the philosophical struts.

How Not to Make a Wish, When Good Wishes Go Bad, and To Wish or Not to Wish, by Mindy Klasky (nook)
What's even better on a plane than literate, intelligent chicklit? Literate, intelligent chicklit with djinns in! These books rang some fairly straightforward romance novel changes, andbut they made them their own. Good times.
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So that's it for my 2013 reading. Read lots of books, many of them good. Read some books I owned before last year, read some books that were ARCs, not as many of either of those as I would've liked. I'm still in school (on top of working full time), so I'm still not setting myself any official goals for next year - other than SURVIVE. But once I graduate in May, I might reconsider that. Will be counting the same things I counted last year. I've kind of settled into a rut, but it's a very comfortable rut, so I have no desire to escape it.

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