When a Writer Can’t Write: Studies in Writer’s Block and Other Composing Problems by Mike Rose (no link): Has some interesting bits, but some of it isn’t really that relevant to me. Still, a fine read.
The sorrows of an American: I appreciated this. Read it.
This book is not a toy!: Not hilarious, but funny, and light. Ranges from Dave-Barry-esque humour to more essay-ish.
Murder in Luxury by Hugh Pentecost: I wish these mysteries weren’t OOP!
Call for the Dead by John LeCarre
fanfic: not recommended for anyone but me.
Newton’s Cannon: Awesome. Makes an especially nice companion read when your partner is playing Assassin’s Creed III.
Venetia: You know we love Heyer.
reread A Wrinkle in Time… not as good as an adult. My recommendation: keep it locked in your childhood memories. (I am told it would be wise to do this with any and all C.S. Lewis as well. Anne of Green Gables, OTOH opens up new layers as an adult.)
Finished last grown-up Diana Wynne Jones book, Enchanted Glass. It was good, though I’m not quite sure who it was aimed for. It seems like a children’s book… but contains some adult themes.
An infamous army… it was ok. I sort of skimmed through the long battle scenes that are what the book is most famous for. I was a little disappointed in the next generation of the two families she follows from previous books. The love matches are somewhat dissatisfying as well.
What should we put on our Christmas wish lists? (Or scrounge the library for if you’re more into recommending borrowing.)