January 31st, 2013

laughing Rosie

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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