Author: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Themes: Humor, Angels/Demons, Apocalypse
Hi-larious! This was suggested by a friend and I had no information or expectations going in and I loved it. First thing i have ever read by pratchett. Very very funny, and rich in detail. Definitely a book I will revisit in the future. "
The wonderful sequel to Sorcery and Cecelia! Kate and Cecilia are up to their noses in magical intrigue again, as they gallivant across Europe on a joint honeymoon tour with their new husbands. Their vacation turns out to be anything but restful when they discover that persons unknown are taking up Napolean's ambition to become emperor of all Europe with some serious magical support. And it looks like they might actually pull it off. Can Cecelia, Kate, Thomas, and James stop them in time? You bet! And look good doing it, too.
Book #53 -- Bev Cooke, Feral, 197 pages.
This amazing book tells the story of Candlewax, a young homeless man living in a subway in Nightside territory, and Katherine, whose boyfriend has recently joined the Westend Crew. Their unlikely friendship builds as they bond over their shared care of a feral subway cat but is strained by their association with the rival gangs that are swiftly heading toward open warfare. The twist? The story is told from the cat's point of view!
Progress toward goals: 309/365 = 84.7%
Books: 53/75 = 70.7%
Pages: 15315/20000 = 76.6%
2010 Book List
cross-posted to 15000pages, 50bookchallenge, and gwynraven
Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges is Argentina's most reknowned author, who is
particularly known for his short stories, poems, and essays, and deeply
philosophical, esoteric themes.
Labyrinths was a wonderful introduction to his work. The title
is just right because the biggest thing I came away with was the
feeling that I had been reading the literary version of an M.C. Escher
painting. Borges constantly has the reader questioning reality,
especially the realities of time and space.
I got this copy from the library. I started off wanting to read Borges
because I knew that many of his works had literary themes, centering on
books and writing. They do, but I found so much more than that! I have
called other writers brilliant, but Borges was brilliant almost to the
point of being on a different plane.
I'm not sure I completely understood all of the stories and/or essays,
but that's o.k.. I definitely want my own copy, because it seems meant
to be read over and over again, with the reader coming away with a
different perspective, a different understanding each time.
I would really love to own all of his work. He completely blew me away!
More than any other author, Borges has made me think and question, made
me want to jump off and research other authors and works which he
mentioned, and made me want to read other authors in whom I could see
his influence. I think if I were stuck on a desert island with only
one book, it would have to be one of his!