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30 April 2005 @ 08:41 pm
SQUEEEE!!!!! and books  
I'm watching HPSS on ABC and they ran an ad for the showing of CoS next Saturday. They will have interviews with Dan, Rupert and Emma and show parts of GoF! They showed what was clearly Hermione at the Yule Ball and I got chills!!! And Harry under the lake!! *is such an HP geek*

Speaking of which, I intend to bring HPPS to the hospital with me. It's been a comfort book since the very first time I read it, and I've often re-read the books whenever I've been particularly upset/depressed/what have you, so it makes sense. I have no idea how much of it I'll actually read while there, but that's alright.

Anyway, I'd like suggestions on some other books I should get to read while I'm at home recovering, as six weeks is a long time. Authors I like: JKR, Elizabeth Peters, JD Robb, Jonathan Kellerman, David Weber, Tamora Pierce, David Eddings and Jeffery Deaver - among many others. Most mysteries, some fantasy and scifi - strong female characters. Therefore, it's poll time!

Poll #485307 Books to read while recovering

I think you should get the following book(s):

I think you'll like this book because:

And the required...

Clicky box!
3(17.6%)
CHECK ME
0(0.0%)
I adore you.
2(11.8%)
I adore myself.
0(0.0%)
I adore all creatures great and small.
5(29.4%)
 
 
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Latter-day Jezebelnmalfoy on May 1st, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
Get a book with large print... for a few days after surgery you won't be able to focus on small print (aftereffect of the anesthesia). Take you a walkman and tunes.
morgaina on May 1st, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
Amusingly enough, I didn't check the other submissions before I posted. So yes, weatherby and I BOTH say you should read Robin Hobb, so clearly you must!

The Assassin's trilogy is first, then the Fool trilogy. There's the Liveship trilogy in between, which have a few of the same characters but I read them after I read the other 6 books and had no problems.

And David Gemmell... I started off with the 4 books in the Rigante series, then moved on to the 11 (I think?) books in the Drenai series. Hugely addictive!
furious georgeweatherby on May 1st, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
Noooo, Liveship before Fool! Of course I only have the experience of going Farseer -> Liveship -> Fool, but I don't understand how you got what was going on in certain stuff in Golden Fool without reading Liveship first!
morgaina on May 1st, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
I don't want to give anything away for those who haven't read it (but soon will!) but I liked not entirely knowing what was going on in those scenes. I was confused, but it kind of let me make up my own backstory for certain characters in the intervening years.

Of course, I had no idea Liveship had anything to do with the others, or else I probably would have read them in chronological order. But then I had the fun of reading Liveship and going 'Ohhhhhh... NOW I see...' and watching all the pieces fall in place.

I really need to reread all those.
Tara: *smirk*taradiane on May 1st, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
Don't take anything too funny because OMG IT HURTS TO LAUGH.
Kazzii: Ken - Raw!shinysilvercoin on May 1st, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, and TOTALLY agreeing with sophie10 on the Timetraveller's Wife - AMAZING book. It's a wonderful modern-day romance with a twist, and I can't wait for Audrey Niffenegger to write more books. It's her first novel, and sooo impressive..

If you like Acorna, you should try McCaffrey's Pern books too :)
Kay Taylor: whatever you desirekay_taylor on May 1st, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
I didn't know whether these would fit, so -

the Kushiel trilogy by Jacqueline Carey (brilliant skewed Renaissance world, masochist courtesan-turned-spy, adventure and lots of kinky het/slash/BDSM sex)

For something long and absorbing, A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (ongoing series, very complex and cast-of-thousands, politics and war and some brilliant characters)

Anything by Guy Gavriel Kay, but especially his Fionavar Tapestry and The Sarantine Mosaic.
leiabelle: Thursday Next rulesleiabelle on May 2nd, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Addendum: The Eyre Affair is actually only the first book in the Thursday Next series. The others are Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, and Something Rotten, and there's supposed to be a fifth book coming out sometime this year. \o/