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will single-handled obliterate YA section of library

jk jk I had to stop in the Ms because I forgot to bring bags to carry books in HOLLA

I came home with
Jellicoe Road (new to me but Beth talks about it)
Dragonhaven (not but I remember loving it want to see if it survives the reread)
The Merlin Conspiracy (new to me but DWJ)
The Demon's Lexicon/Covenant (not new to me, but the final book in the trilogy is, and I reserved that one so they should be sending it my way)
Finnikin of the Rock (new also I couldn't remember what [livejournal.com profile] brandy_painter had said about it but I knew it came first)
The Singer of All Songs (new and unknown)
Saving Francesca (new but Brandy talks about it also same author as Finnikin)
Beauty Queens (new to me but Libba Bray)
Princess of Glass (new to me by the same author was that Snow and Ice book with the bear)
The Secret Country (new to me, Cassie Claire plagiarized it I hear)
The Last Unicorn (new to me but apparently I should have read this years ago)
Alphabet of Thorn (new to me but Patricia McKillip/[livejournal.com profile] loquaciousquark I need to borrow the Riddlemaster books from you)

so overall there's only one book on here that I picked up on a total whim (oh and I bought a book at Wal-Mart the other day because it was on sale and the narrative voice reminded me vaguely of Doctrine of the Labyrinths although I do not expect it to be nearly that good) but still, progress! Also I bravefully (it's totally a word shut up) faced the librarian with my stack of Books For Teens and then talked about how I was a newlywed WOOOOOOOOOOOOO NO SHAME

So now everybody ([livejournal.com profile] beth_shulman) now that I'm not a full-time teacher and have time on my hands to do things like read for pleasure if I've ever mentioned thinking a book looked interesting ([livejournal.com profile] brandy_painter) or if you think there's something I should read, TELL ME. I can bus books in from all over Jefferson Country.

Also I have choir practice tonight! Now...if only I hadn't forgotten to grab a frozen meal to eat...sigh.

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Date: 2012-09-06 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaos-harmony.livejournal.com
Eeeeeee, your reading list sounds super awesome! And do talk to me about the Demon's Lexicon series; I didn't really get into it until Covenant, but that book sucked me right in, and the final book in the trilogy is narrated by one of my favorite characters. :)

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Date: 2012-09-07 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aged-crone.livejournal.com
While you're reading, don't forget *children's* books, especially older ones that are excellent. I think I know at least three people (peggymwtchex) who will agree that if you haven't read Eloise Jarvis McGraw's MOCCASIN TRAIL, you ought to. In fact, hit several of the older Newbery Medal and Honor books - *if* you can get them. (McGraw's other books are also excellent, as for example MARA, DAUGHTER OF THE NILE; CROWN FIRE; SAWDUST IN HIS SHOES; but good luck finding the last two). And don't forget Rosemary Sutcliff (smile at Bonnie Dundee in my icon), which could I suppose be considered "young adult" but they were written long before that name came to be so I call them children's books.

I think I missed a post, and must go back and see, because I have no idea where you are right now!

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Date: 2012-09-07 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willow-41z.livejournal.com
I really loved Saving Francesca. I reread it just a few months ago.

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Date: 2012-09-07 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] styromgalleries.livejournal.com
Ooh! I see [livejournal.com profile] aged_crone has brought up children's books. READ THE PENDERWICKS BY JEANNE BIRDSALL!! OMG IT'S SO GOOD. I JUST GOT MARGARET HOOKED THIS PAST WEEKEND. IT'S PERFECT, SWEET, AND FUNNY NOSTALGIC SISTER FUN.

Also, you should totally join Goodreads now that you're reading for fun. We could be friendsies. Just sayin'. It's a pretty neat place. [livejournal.com profile] beth_shulman and [livejournal.com profile] brandy_painter and several other Sounisians are over there too. :)

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Date: 2012-09-08 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aged-crone.livejournal.com
Yes, yes, yes, The Penderwicks is wonderful! And I like its two sequels, too.

I'm in Goodreads but don't do much of anything with it. Mostly I joined because of some girls' series books.

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Date: 2012-09-07 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-shulman.livejournal.com
Yay library card!

Yay Jellicoe Road! Yay Saving Francesca! Yay Finnikin! Most definitely yay Riddlemaster!

Also, I need more details on this Secret Country/Cassie Claire plagiarism thing.

AND GOOD TEEN BOOKS ARE FOR EVERYONE. AND GOOD LIBRARIANS KNOW THAT. ALSO READ THE FOLLOWING:

After Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son - more crossover than YA
Crown Duel
Code Name Verity
The Demon King
Okay for Now
All the Connie Willis books

Asking me for book recommendations was a wonderful, terrible idea on your part.

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Date: 2012-09-07 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandy-painter.livejournal.com
I second all of Beth's recs. Except for maybe The Demon King but I think I need to reread that one. Maybe I was just in a weird mood and that is why it didn't impress me? Everyone else seems to love it lots.

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Date: 2012-09-07 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pigrescuer.livejournal.com
Vorkosigan Saga!

We discussed it at your wedding, you didn't come up with a good argument not to read it, READ. It will suck you in for real. I had to pull an all nighter last year because I had a lab report due and I reread Memory instead. REREAD. That is how much is sucks you in. Like MWT's books, only longer. And in space.

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Date: 2012-09-07 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pigrescuer.livejournal.com
... And then I will send you the most awesome Vorkosigan Saga slash fic. :)

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Date: 2012-09-08 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aged-crone.livejournal.com
Vorkosigan Saga is very good. I enjoyed it. And then you can go through and analyze how Pope John Paul II's theology of the body applies to it.

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Date: 2012-09-09 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jade-sabre-301.livejournal.com
Hahahaha the reason I haven't read beyond the first two (Cordelia's Honor and whatever followed it) is because I had serious serious moral issues with her attitude towards pregnancy, etc. I don't remember what her attitude was exactly, but I remember being disturbed and thinking she was being incredibly selfish and missing the whole point WHOOPS. Maybe Miles wouldn't bother me as much?

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Date: 2012-09-09 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aged-crone.livejournal.com
Yes, that was one of the things that creeped me out. Not to mention the fact that it made no sense at all. As one goes through the series one finds that they can do just about anything - clone people, bring them back from the dead, and a whole bunch of other things. Oh, but *pregnancy* is just so terribly *dangerous* that we simply *can't* just bear babies the normal way; no, no, we must use the uterine replicator, and we must screen them for imperfections ahead of time..." Ewk. And it gets a lot worse after the first two books.

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Date: 2012-09-09 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] checkers65477.livejournal.com
FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK

Yay!

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Date: 2012-09-09 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aged-crone.livejournal.com
And I forgot to mention - clearly I don't read YA, because I recognized only one, maybe two authors' names from your list.

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Date: 2012-09-09 04:01 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Ahhhh THE LAST UNICORN THAT BOOK IS GREAT SO AWESOME YOU HAVE NO CLUE YET AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH i love it.


Make sure you get the reprinted version with the sequel novella at the end.

Seriously, though, if I could pick one book's narrative style and prose that I'd like to write, it would be THAT BOOK.

All the clever lines from the animated movie were lifted from the book, and the book is even more so. God, I want to reread it again now.

IT BROKE MY HEART. I DID NOT EXPECT THAT BUT IT DID.

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