robyngoodfellow: (booktower)
I don't know about you, but I'm sick and frigging tired of the stupid difference between the Canadian and US prices on books, especially with the dollar being only about five cents different right now. So, I'm going to do something about it.
Believe it or not, I'm actually going to (try) boycotting bookstores. I'm sending letters to Chapters and the major publishers, and have started a website: and an online petition

If any of you would be willing to sign the petition, and pass on the info, I'd be horribly grateful.

robyngoodfellow: (booktower)
1. One book that changed your life
I can't really think of one. I've read a lot of books, and I can't think of one book that's caused any kind of a eureka moment for me.

2. One book you have read more than once
Just one? But there are so many. I keep going back to reread books and find things I've missed. I seem to keep going back to the works of Terry Pratchett, mostly Good Omens, and Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters series.

3. One book you would want on a desert island
Seriously, one book wouldn't be enough for me on a desert island. It would have to be an author I would liked, instead of one I loved.

4. One book that made you laugh
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez. This book is hysterical, and I couldn't put it down.

5. One book that made you cry
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.

6. One book you wish had been written
I wish Mercedes Lackey hadn't been forced to stop writing her Diana Tregard books.

7. One book you wish had never had been written
I tend to forget the really bad ones. Maybe Beloved.

8. One book you are currently reading
I just finished reading Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews, and am probably going to start on The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.

9. One book you have been meaning to read
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.

10. Now tag 5 people
Um. The five people who want to?


Aug. 8th, 2006 12:42 am
robyngoodfellow: (book)
I just found out that one of my favourite authors had a book released in June, and I only found out about it today. *sigh* it's been

The new book The Oracle's Queen is the third, and probably final part of series... She's written two books already about this character, who is the only remaining heir to a matriarchal throne, but her uncle is killing all female heirs, so she's hidden by wizards in the guise of a boy. Anyway, it's been three years since her last book came out, so I've kinda slowed down on checking her website.
I would definitely recommend her books. The first one in the original group is called Luck in the Shadows, and it's about a thief/spy/courtier in the court of a descendent of the Queen in the new series, which starts out with The Bone Doll's Twin. I won't call them trilogies, although they each have three books right now, because the author says she has no intention of stopping with three books.

Anyway, I'm angry about not knowing about this earlier... but happy because it means I have another book by a great author to look forward to.
robyngoodfellow: (booktower)
Bold the ones you've read, and add a new one to the bottom of the list:
Long list = short cut... )


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