August 24th, 2008

Books I got yesterday....

So yesterday someone from had a moving away sale.  I managed to be the first one there and I gobbled up as many books as I could.  A decent haul for $19 (5 of that from a veggie steamer).  All of it was sci-fi/fantasy, which was awesome.  

Here is the haul.

The Truth by Terry Pratchett
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
Shadows in the North by Phillip Pullman
The Tiger in the Well by Phillip Pullman
The Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman
The Tin Princess by Phillip Pullman
Nine layers of Sky by Liz Williams
Manifold Time by Stephen Baxter
A song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Royall Assassin by Robin Hobb
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
The Chronicles of Master LI and Numbert Ten Ox by Barry Hughart
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
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Book Club - Genre - Fantasy

Hi all,
this is my first post here. But here goes. I am just starting up a book club with some friends and our first genre (we're doing three books per genre) is fantasy, it can be anything from vampires, to dragons....but I need some suggestions to take to our first meeting on thursday. Recommendations, please and thanks :)
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Children's Lit class, American lit class

Hey, everyone! I don't post here often but I read all the posts. I thought I'd share what I'm reading this semester to finish off my English minor (kicking myself for not planning ahead early enough and not double majoring!!)

Holes by Louis Sacher
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
Selected Tales by the Brothers Grimm
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Day of Tears by Julius Lester

I am so excited about these books!

I only recognize one book for my American Lit class (Their Eyes Were Watching God) so I am really thinking the class might not be bad after all--I'm getting to read new literature.

American Lit books:

Passing by Nella Larsen
their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston
a collection of classic fiction of the harlem renaissance edited by William L. Andrews
The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman

Has anyone read any of the American Lit class books? What should I expect? Dense or difficult subject matter?

Thanks! I can't wait to get started this semester!
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I <3 Generation Dead.....

Ohhhhhhhhh. I finished my book. It was awesome, fantastic and over far too quickly =[ But seriously....go and read it.
and I have a blogspot blog, all for my books.....and maybe some essays [I did an essay on youtube and posted it up] So go have a look? - Dazzleverse XDD Dazzling maybe? Yes, I think so xD

So what do I read now...Blood ties, or Scared to death, or City of Bones?

Does anyone have any recommendations? Vampirey/Zombie-ish/Full on Fantasy.
For example I have read recently - 'Tithe' and 'Ironside' - Holly Black, 'Generation Dead' - Daniel Waters, 'Breaking Dawn' - Stephenie Meyers.

So what would you recommend?