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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday wants



Wednesday Wants!!!
This is for Dewey's Books Challenge. You can read the details here:
Last year, based on Dewey's book coveting posts, I started my own Wednesday Wants posts, picking up on books I had seen here and there, that I wanted to read.
I haven't done one for aaaaaaaaaages, but now seems like a good time.
It's Wednesday, for one thing.
So what books are close to my heart at the moment, if not to my fingertips?
Hmmmmmmm ….

Thanks to Carl at http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/ and his Once Upon a Time challenge, I've been reading more fantasy lately, and wondering why I left so much of it behind me. Well, I sort of do (pale, mysoginistic and tired quest fantasies that became popular when I was a teen), but the genre has opened up so much, there truly is something for everyone.

My go-to for new stuff is still http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/ and there are a couple of books on the front page that look fairly outstanding:

Worst Nightmares by Shane Briant: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2009/05/worst-nightmares-by-shane-briant.html looks good, and spooky.


AND! This is the one I'm most looking forward to getting my sticky fingers on:

BoneMan's Daughter by Ted Dekker:


I LOVED The Circle Trilogy, and House.

So, for 2009, my first Wednesday Wants.

Thanks Dewey :)

2 comments:

Nymeth said...

I couldn't agree more about fantasy. That's why it drives me crazy when people are all like "ewww, how can you read those sexist/racist/violent Tolkien rip-offs?" That is NOT what I read!

Sue Jackson said...

I like Wednesday Wants - great idea!

My list of want-to-reads is many, many pages long, and I never seem to make much of a dent in it because there are always new ones to consider!

My older son is a huge fan of fantasy. I've read some middle-grade and YA fantasy novels but not much in the grown-up realm.

Sue