Saturday, September 15, 2007

Surfin' Saturday


My original intent to post was to give a hard time to those of you who haven't updated your blogs in a week or so, but then I noticed that my last post was nearly a month ago. (those who live in glass houses...) Hence, I've decided to just give a quick book review.

Just read A MANKIND WITCH by Dave Freer last night. As I read it, I was thinking, hmm... this reminds me of Charles. (Sword fights, fantasy creatures, a bit of romance interwoven into the plot.) :)

I found the book in the Sci-fi section of the library, though I'd hardly call it science fiction - more fantasy/adventure. I didn't even expect to enjoy it--and I'll reveal my bias here--because the cover looked as if it were geared more toward males. Teenage males, in particular. Nevertheless, I liked the title, so I brought it home. (Notice my thoughtful reasoning.)

The book is part of the "Heirs of Alexandria Series" (which I didn't discover until I got it home - also includes collaboration with Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint) but it can stand alone. In spite of a few anachronisms, a typo and a couple of areas of awkward pacing, I enjoyed it. If you'd like to actually know what it's about, you can go here because I'm too lazy to type all that in. :)

Ok, now that I've updated my blog, what are the rest of you waiting for? Stop selfishly living your real life and understand that there are those of us out here who have no lives, thus must live vicariously through you. Where are you Avery? Susan? Jon? There were a couple of others, but they've posted this past week. Stewart, you're on thin ice. I know it has only been 4 days, but in the Cult of Sternberg, that's like 2 weeks to the rest of the world. Sid's been slacking a bit lately too.

10 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I see what you mean by the cover, although the title suggests more of a woman's book to me. I'll have to check it out. I'm always looking for good new fantasy adventure stuff.

etain_lavena said...

I posted chicky;)
I so hate typo's and things that they missed in editing, I will stop reading if that happens...but now that I am getting older and leaving my horrible anal fixation.....live goes on...hihihih
HUGZ

Travis said...

When I can't find something new and interesting from old favorites, I often look at covers to find something of interest.

Thanks for the tip on this one...it just might be worth a look.

SQT said...

I know! No one is updating blogs anymore. What's up!

Kate S said...

Funny, Charles - it was the title that drew me, though I didn't think of it as "feminine."

Kate S said...

ETAIN - I know what you mean. I find it very hard to forgive typos in books.

TRAVIS - Glad to see you're out and about again!

SQT - You nearly made the list yourself. ;) Then I saw there was a new post.

Marcia Colette said...

LOL!! Girlfriend, I love the way you groove. Just slide in a blog update, then ream everyone else out at the end. Sweeeeet!!!

Kate S said...

Marcia - hey, don't laugh too hard, lady. You almost made that list yourself. ;)

Steve Malley said...

That cover just begs for 'reinterpretation'... The model in the background has total 'smell the fart' acting going on!

Kate S said...

ROFL - Steve, you are too much.