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24 January 2014 @ 01:27 am
if you don your cloak of feathers you'll be one of us and stay  
I feel I should do That Thursday Book Meme thing, just because I actually do like talking about books a lot but never really get around to it. I mean, I'm rubbish at actual reviews, but I love flailing about specific things!


What I've just read
The Will of the Empress, by Tamara Pierce. I was gifted Battle Magic by Eleanor's parents for Christmas, and it made me remember how much I loved the Circle of Magic books, particularly Tris. So I went on a Tris kick and re-read all of the ones with her. (Tris is a character I severely over-empathise with. She seriously is me, even down to looks! In temperament and even way of speaking we are identical. It's hilarious.)


What I'm reading now
How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea, by Mira Grant. It's a novella set in the Newsflesh universe, and it's my favourite one so far (I'm 62% through, according to my kindle.) In it, Mahir goes to Australia and is horrified by everything. It is hilarious and incredibly adorable, and Mahir was one of my very favourites in the trilogy so I'm delighted to have a whole story for him. Also I love the way that, as opposed to the rest of the world, Australia's reaction to the zombie apocalypse was, "Meh, the country's always been trying to kill us. This isn't terribly impressive."

My favourite bit so far has been Mahir's horror at being told that even if he's being attacked by a zombie koala, he could still get in deep legal trouble for shooting it. Because it's easy to get more humans, but koalas are endangered.


What I'm going to read next
Brsis lent me her copy of Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell, which I am really excited about reading! Although it has already been STOLEN by Eleanor, so I will need to wrest it back first.

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leesa_perrie: Booksleesa_perrie on January 24th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
LOL at Australia's reaction to zombies!! And killing a zombie koala is still illegal! LOL!

Although it has already been STOLEN by Eleanor, so I will need to wrest it back first.

What a terrible, terrible thing to do to!! Really, you need to have WORDS with her!! :D :D :D
saphirablue on January 25th, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Also I love the way that, as opposed to the rest of the world, Australia's reaction to the zombie apocalypse was, "Meh, the country's always been trying to kill us. This isn't terribly impressive."

Mahir's horror at being told that even if he's being attacked by a zombie koala, he could still get in deep legal trouble for shooting it. Because it's easy to get more humans, but koalas are endangered.


I think I need to try this book...
Frith: Booksfrith_in_thorns on January 25th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
You need to read the main trilogy first (Feed, Deadline, Blackout) because this novella is SUPER SPOILERY. But that's the sort of black humour this writing has, and it's great :D
saphirablue on January 26th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I looked it up on Goodreads and saw that it's y,5 things and I'm not sure if I'm going to like the series based on the blurb of the first book... But, I'll think about it. :)