Nielsen, Jennifer A.
I mean, compared to how well read I want to be. It seems that more often than not in this challenge I’ve been talking about the books I haven’t read. When faced with the reality that no one will ever be able to read all the books in the world, it’s a wonder that anyone can ever call themselves ‘well read’. In any case, here are two more authors I haven’t read, and one more that I have.
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman has only been on my TBR list for a very short time. I bought it when I went home last year. It was a wonder I could find it at all, the state of the horror section at my local book store was a terrible mess. It almost made me want to fix it myself, but the store was too crowded with holiday shoppers and I would have looked like a crazy lady. Or else I would have had people mistake me for an actual employee.
I gave Jennifer A. Nielsen‘s The False Prince to Alex for Christmas last year. Apparently she read it while I was away and really enjoyed it, so I’ll have to read it too. I mean, I’ll have to read it by virtue of it sitting there on my book shelf, but getting an endorsement from Alex is sure to bump a book pretty high on the list.
Naomi Novik I have read, many years ago. The first book in the series, His Majesty’s Dragon was a great read, even though it went places I really hadn’t expected. It was in the second and third books that I started to lose interest. The series takes place during the Napoleonic wars and asks the question on every historian’s mind of any era: how could history be improved with dragons?
I’m kind of on a roller coaster of fat and skimpy letters here. Do you know any other great N authors? Read any of these books and are burning to tell me about them? Let me know in the comments!