July 1st, 2015

Dead Dog Cat

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Another book down, this one being Potato: A Global History. Loads of information about the plant, its origins, and its uses. Moderately interesting, written a bit better than many of the other books of this series.

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

book 53: Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

A Stephanie Plum bounty hunter mystery. More of the same sort of hijinks. Quirky family, goofy criminals, and a sexually charged love triangle. This one was still humorous, light reading, but it really didn't stand out in any way for me. I may need to take a break from them before starting number eight. I think I have a few (!) other books I can occupy some time with. o_O
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Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

book 54: Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

This is the first book in The Belgariad series by Eddings. It is typical fantasy, somewhat based on the Tolkien formula...individuals taking on world-saving quests. This first book introduces the characters and uncovers some of their true natures and purposes. More-or-less, it creates the "fellowship" for this adventure. The characters were fairly interesting and likeable. I am looking forward to finding out more in the next book Queen of Sorcery, whenever I get around to that. Compared to other fantasies that I have read, I liked it better than the first of Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, worse than Martin's first Song of Ice and Fire, and about the same as Jordan's first Wheel of Time. I don't rate anything compared to Tolkien, because his work holds a special place for me. :P