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What I just finished reading: Cordelia's Honor, by Lois McMaster Bujold
Compelling story about love, parenthood, and war. Nice strong female protagonist who displays both ingenuity and initiative.
Was frustrated she didn'tmake better use of the bodyguard/security character Dru's unique training and knowledge, or fix the staffing issue of only having a single dedicated female bodyguard/handmaiden for the Regent's wife. Both glad and sorry she didn't flinch at killing of significant characters.
What I'm currently reading: Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, by Conor Grennan
Joy and hope in tragic circumstances, written with humor and, one hopes, equal parts humility and honesty.
Also essentially a coming of age narrative by/about the author- coming into true adulthood, at least.
what I'll read next is not set, though I'm also in the middle of a couple other books.
Oops, Rosie's up. Gotta go. :)
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Cordelia's Honor is Bujold's first two books packaged together, right?
I just finished a re-read of Barrayar. I still enjoy it. I was thinking it would make a good present for our Russian liaison/translator, if only I could a( get it in Italian (she's trying to teach herself Italian), and b) had an address I could have the Italian publisher mail it to.
|Date:||February 5th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)|| |
Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my favourite writers.
I remember at a Worldcon, she had been timetabled into a room smaller than the largest available for one event. The room was packed, and people who wanted to be there were lucky that a health and safety jobsworth was not around to have a fit.