Thursday, November 17

Library Reading and Mary Jo Putney's Stolen Magic

Tuesday I made a trip back to the library and picked up:
  • Killing Time -- Linda Howard
  • Superstition -- Karen Robards
  • Son of a Witch -- Gregory Maguire

I also put on reserve:

  • The new Candice Proctor historical mystery
  • The new Gabaldon
  • The new Anne Rice (what can I say, I'm curious)
  • Wives and Daughters recommended by Anne E.
  • Blue Smoke -- Nora Roberts

The librarian called today to let me know the NR's book is available, which kind of surprised me because I was 300 on the list, but it turns out that was for the entire library district and I was actually first on the list for the copy at our library.

So, tomorrow I'll be returning Mary Jo Putney's Stolen Magic and picking up the NR. Amanda asked me to comment on it.

I'm going to start out by saying the book isn't in front of me and I can't remember the characters full names, not good sign. MJP is a good writer, the story is well written, but it's painfully slow and it was work for me to finish. I thought the review over at RT was generous, 4 stars, but, it must be me, because the review over at AAR is a B+. Though, the reviewer over at AAR thought that the story bogged down at times, but not enough to detract from the story. I did like the unicorn and maiden theme. So if you can get passed the slowness of the story, you'll probably like this one.

I've already started Linda Howard's Killing Time, maybe I'll have time to finish it before bed.

Have a great night and happy reading.

3 comments:

Bookwormom said...

Hmmm. I think I'll pass on the MJP unless it shows up in the UBS. I'm very up or down with her books. Have a good weekend.

Sam said...

I read the new Ann Rice book as an advanced reading copy and liked it.
Not as compelling as her other stuff but definitely readable. She is a good author, period.
I got so bogged down in the last Gabaldon I simply couldn't bring myself to buy anymore of hers, but will take it out in the library and skim to the end to see what happens (not that I actually care anymore - *sigh - )
I'm just sad that Dorothy Dunnet passed away because her books were wonderful to look forward to. Thank goodness she finished the Nicolo series, although I will have to go back and re-read it from book one now, lol.
Not to mention 'The Game of Kings'
Absolutely wonderful.

Jay said...

I have Son of A Witch but I haven't gotten to it yet. Let me know how it goes - I've heard mixed reviews so far.