After a long hiatus, I'm back! My DS was born 12 days ago, and I'm settling back into the couch for nursing/sleeping/reading all day for at least the next 2 weeks. (my DD goes to preschool so it really is blissful.)
Books so far include:
1. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
A YA book set in a future of municipal Darwinism where the cities all move and eat each other. This is the first of a series and sets up future stories quite nicely. The premise of this one is boy discovers his hero is not all he thought he was while adventuring with mysterious girl who is trying to kill his hero. I liked it and will be reading the next books.
2. Messiah Node by Lydia Moorehouse
Sci-fi with cyber-punk overtones mixed with religion/angels. This is the 3rd book in the series. Quick read.
3. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Ornstein
A superficial investigation of girlie culture/princess phenomen. Not exactly earth-shattering for anyone who has thought about this stuff or read other feminist treatments of the topic. BUT, a good accessible primer that I would recommend to anyone interested in the topic.
4. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Final book in the Vampire Academy series. Good conclusion; although, a little bit too happily ever after in some respects. I enjoyed this series immensely though and am looking forward to her future series set in the same world.
5. Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls by Matt Ruff
This is easily one of the best books I have read in a while with a really original premise. The 2 leads in the book have multiple personality disorder. At first, only one of them knows this, and he must help the other come to terms with her problems while also facing his own. This was a fascinating book.