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January 31st, 2013
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Though it's not Wednesday
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.

Generally recommended.

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.

Warmly recommended.

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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From:shekkara
Date:February 1st, 2013 03:27 am (UTC)
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Cordelia's Honor is Bujold's first two books packaged together, right?
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From:davidschroth
Date:February 1st, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
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Da.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 1st, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
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Right.
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From:davidschroth
Date:February 1st, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:alitalf
Date:February 5th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
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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.
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