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My reading log

  • The Key

    cool as fantasy fiction. this was the third in the series - loved it!
  • Warrior Princess - Rhiannon of the spring

    Warrior Princess - Rhiannon of the spring
    by allan frewin jones.
    I've just started reading this, and aren't hooked into it yet. it's kind of mediaeval war type stuff.
    later that day.. i've almost finished the book now, and am enjoying it. The plot is kind of the usual 'hero's tale' genre - the reluctant hero overcomes lots of trials and ends up victorious. There are a few bits of femisnism in it - e.g. the fact that the main character is female and good at physical combat and hated dresses and hairstyles. There are lots of pieces of eng
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    There are lots of pieces of english folklore involved, and celtic names. it's post roman, durinf saxon invasions, loosely set in Wales, I think. The heroine is called Branwyn, and Rhiannon if the Spring is the goddess.
  • The Stone Angel

    The Stone Angel
    by Katherine Scholes
    interesting - based on a strong but mixed up woman, looking back at her past in Tasmania. I really enjoyed this one - it made me think about complex family relationships and how they affect people's lives. It was also great reading something set in fairly familiar surroundings - small town rural coastal - similar to here. There were also plenty of amusing little things, but I can;t think of one right now!
  • City of Bones - The Mortal Instruments series - book one

    City of Bones - The Mortal Instruments series - book one
    This is fantasy fiction, set in New York, and seen from a teenager's point of view. Involves Demons and demon hunters, runes and monsters. Mental chewing gum - entertaining but not much nutritional/intellectual value.
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  • Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead

    Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead
    Another vampire novel.. last in the 'Vampire Academy' series, but a teenage author. This book rounded the story off nicely, with a bit of excitement, most loose ends tied off, and a happily-ever-after for Rose, Demetri, Lissa and everyone else.
  • Daylight - Elizabeth Knox

    Daylight - Elizabeth Knox
    oh dear - not another vampire novel! Actually, this one is a refreshing change from the teen-focussed ones. It was sometimes hard to follow, but the complex story was brilliantly woven together. NZ author, but set on the border between France and Italy.
  • If I Stay - Gayle Forman

    If I Stay - Gayle Forman
    Loved it - teenage girl in coma thinkin bout whether to come back to her body or not.
  • Lily's Cupola - Bronwyn Tate

    Lily's Cupola - Bronwyn Tate
    Lovely story about families, life, growing old. NZ
  • Miranda Bay - Susan Tarr

    Miranda Bay - Susan Tarr
    NZ story, weirdly written. Not sure what I think about it. Quite hard to follow.
  • Bloodflower - Catherine Henwood

    Bloodflower - Catherine Henwood
  • The adoration of Jenna Fox

    The adoration of Jenna Fox
  • Wings

  • Night's Child

    Wicca Series, byt Cate Tiernan
  • The Spoilt Generation

    The Spoilt Generation
    Why restoring authority will make our children and society happier. By Dr Aric Sigman
  • Sword of Truth series

    Sword of Truth series
    I read the 11 books in this series over the past couple of months - a great saga about wizards and dragons etc.
  • Raymond E Feist books

    Raymond E Feist books
    First 12 Books from Magician to Krondor the Betrayal - so far!
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Interesting future fiction. Dystopia.
  • Tamar

    By Mal Peet
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
    Rachel Joyce
  • The Blind Man's Garden

    Amazing book, and a bit depressing.
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