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A Baby Librarian Reads

I am a library associate who loves to read.

Currently reading

Octavia E. Butler
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney
Christopher Paolini
Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist
Sherri Browning Erwin
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Anne Rice
Eastern Standard Tribe
Cory Doctorow
Colonization: Aftershocks
Harry Turtledove
By Blood We Live
John Joseph Adams, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Norman Partridge, Neil Gaiman, Nancy Holder, Tanith Lee, Michael Marshall Smith, Ross E. Lockhart, Gabriela Lee, Michael A. Burstein, Lilith Saintcrow, John Langan, Ken MacLeod, C.C. Finlay, Joe Hill, Elizabeth
Wings of Fire: Dragon Stories
George R.R. Martin, Holly Black, Robert Silverberg, Lucius Shepard, Tanith Lee, Harlan Ellison, Marianne S. Jablon, Roger Zelanzy, Peter S. Beagle, Robert Reed, Elizabeth Bear, Gordon R. Dickson, Todd Lockwood, Margo Lanagan, S.P. Somtow, James P. Blaylock, Jonathan Stra
Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill


Son - Lois Lowry This last book didn't live up to my expectations from the other three in the series. I have had a while to process, and I think it was a fine ending. Knowing what happens to everyone involved is ok. Seeing that more people are still developing 'powers' that others don't have can give you a lot of imagination fodder. Gabriel defeating the Trademaster is a bit of a let down though, because it sets the world up to be one where bad things can be defeated, and the purpose of all the others seemed to focus on having hope even though there is evil/bad out in the world. The overrunning theme of hope is what kept me coming back, and in a few paragraphs that was lessened IMO. But I also have to remember that if I want things to happen a certain way, I should probably write a book myself. :) The writing style was consistent and I liked having an ending after wondering for so long what laid in the future for everyone.