14. Legacy (The Sharing Knife, Volume Two)
15. Passage (The Sharing Knife, Volume Three)
by Lois McMaster Bujold
I'm really, really enjoying this series. It's just really wonderful, interesting fantasy with a sweet love story and elements of SF first contact stories, but minus a lot of the annoying fantasy hallmarks (i.e. too many characters or names that sound the same, over-reliance on setting). I'm very much looking forward to reading the next (final?) volume, I'm on the list at the library.
16. White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, Book 7)
- Kim Harrison
Ok, so reading this book I realized why I like to wait until a whole series is completed before starting to read it - I can't freaking remember what happened in the previous books! This particular installment was difficult because suddenly the author decided to call upon details of I believe THREE short stories that were published in anthologies, which I (and I imagine a lot of other readers of the series) hadn't read. There were a LOT of holes because of this. So now I'm scrambling to get a hold of those anthologies from the library so I can fill in the gaps - not the way I generally like to read books to say the least. I think one day I'm just going to have to sit down and reread this whole series in sequence. It's a great series, but man, I think mama brain is finally taking its toll.
17. The Official Ubuntu Book, 3rd Ed
- Benjamin Mako Hill, et al
So I got a wretched rootkit virus on my computer last week and the only way to get rid of the thing was to pretty much nuke my operating system and start over - this required me to either a) purchase a replacement copy of Windows XP (mine came loaded on my laptop, so no disk to replace it) or b) switch operating systems. I chose b, and replaced my XP with Ubuntu, which is a Linux operating system. I LOVE it! So the book is great, VERY basic, geared to the normal windows kind of desktop computer user (not for command line fanatics). It comes with two disks (one desktop edition, one for servers) so it makes installation really easy (although you can download Ubuntu legally for free from www.ubuntu.com
). If anyone is looking to switch operating systems and dive into the wonderful world of open source and free software, I can't recommend Ubuntu - and this book - highly enough.
1. One Foot In the Grave - Jeaniene Frost 2. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead 3. Parenting a Free Child: An Unschooling Life - Rue Kream 4. Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires, Book 5) - Rachel Caine 5. Sunshine - Robin McKinley 6. Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1) - Jim Butcher 7. Magic to the Bone - Devon Monk 8. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs 9. Impossible - Nancy Werlin 10. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone - Stephanie Kuehnert 11. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand - Carrie Vaughn 12. At Grave's End (Night Huntress, Book 3) - Jeaniene Frost 13. Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Volume One) - Lois McMaster Bujold 14. Legacy (The Sharing Knife, Volume Two) - Lois McMaster Bujold 15. Passage (The Sharing Knife, Volume Three) - Lois McMaster Bujold 16. White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, Book 7) - Kim Harrison 17. The Official Ubuntu Book, 3rd Ed - Benjamin Mako Hill, et al