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Summer reading comes early

Just finished a book my roommate wanted me to read, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I really enjoyed it, and can't wait to run to VML this afternoon to get the next book in the series. They, or one of their branches, have them all, so I won't have to buy them. Of course, if the following books are as good as this one was, I may buy them anyway.

Then again, maybe not. I don't know if this will ever be a book that I want to reread. I kind of feel like I got everything out of it the first time.

At least I have my first series of the summer picked. Last summer, I read most of the ST: Voyager novels, and while some were amazing, some were just blah. I feel like I'm off to a good start with summer reading. I think I'll post to bibliophilia to get some more suggestions.

Any ideas from you coolcats?

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gamesiplay
Apr. 19th, 2002 01:49 pm (UTC)
The sequels are very good -- I think the best is Speaker For the Dead, but I have an odd fondness for Xenocide.
What sort of books do you like?
hapgood
Apr. 19th, 2002 11:37 pm (UTC)
I'm generally not a science fiction person, but I have my moments.

I love fantasy. Books I have enjoyed include Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Harry Potter, Mercedes Lackey (valdemar and diana tregarde), John Bellairs, Robert Jordan, L E Modesitt (especially the first two Soprano Sorceress books), and Madeleine L'Engle (the Murray/O'Keefe books).

I like a lot of dramatic fiction, self-helpy type books, and I'm a complete SARK acolyte.

How about you? Do we actually have one area of different interests? Interesting thought

stewart
gamesiplay
Apr. 20th, 2002 05:41 pm (UTC)
This looks like it's shaping up to be a historical moment -- my taste's a little different.
I read a bit of fantasy, but I haven't been an addict for years. I like sci-fi, but I haven't read it in a while. I mostly go for the type of book they have under "Reading List" at the library -- stuff by Heller, Joyce, Lawrence, Hugo, etc. I have a fondness for historical fiction that I haven't indulged recently :).
Hmm. Have you read Sabriel? I'm trying to remember who wrote it... oh, Garth Nix. It's very interesting.
hapgood
Apr. 22nd, 2002 06:29 am (UTC)
I like some literature type stuff, but I really enjoy a mindless read. I haven't read Sabriel, I will put it on my list for when I finish the Ender stuff.
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