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Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
James Tiptree Jr.
Sarah Waters
Roadside Picnic
Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Olena Bormashenko, Ursula K. Le Guin
Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement (Pivotal Moments in American History)
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The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett I'm a latecomer to the Discworld, having just discovered it a couple of years ago. Whenever I need a good laugh-out-loud escapist novel, I know Sir Terry can deliver. I started with the Tiffany Aching series*, and have managed to read 7-8 of the little Discworld suckers** so far, and enjoyed every one of them immensely, including this one.****Actually, and just so I don't bring the wrath of the ghost of Olaf Quimby II down on me, I discovered Pratchett via Good Omens many years ago, but at the time ascribed the writing style to Mr. Gaiman, which was good because I then went on to devour everything Gaiman ever wrote****, including Sandman*****, which was a major find, but didn't pick up a Discworld novel****** until a number of years later when a friend badgered me into reading Wee Free Men, which was delightful. **not to say that they suck, although perhaps some of the creatures contained within could be accused of sucking, but only as a function of how they kill... or eat... or, um... suck...*** “immense” being measured partially by how often I'm compelled to read sections aloud to my longsuffering******* husband, then waiting for him to laugh.****well, not technically, since I am sure there are many things he has written, which I haven't discovered yet.*****and to be specific, I mean that I've read almost all of Sandman, but have yet to complete the Absolute Vol. 4********, mainly because it's so freaking heavy I have to sit in my special chair to read it, and my special chair is currently being used as a prop for photographing dogs, and it's very difficult to read by strobe. ******although technically, I suppose one would put Good Omens in the Discworld... er... world, so I guess one would say I HAD read a Discworld novel before Wee Free Men.*******He is either “longsuffering,” or else he has gotten very good at listening for me to take a breath, then responding with “hmmm,” or “hahaha,” whichever is most appropriate. ********I also have yet to read Absolute Death*********, not because it's so heavy, (it is considerably lighter,) but because I haven't yet purchased it.*********I have, however, read Death: The High Cost of Living, although not Death: The Time of Your Life. I have also read Black Orchid, but that's not really a Sandman story**********, so I'm not sure how it's relevant here. **********And, since this DID start out as a Discworld review, I'm afraid that not much of this is relevant, except in the way that they are all books. That I have read. Mostly.