Belize?! That is sudden- is it for work or to get away for a bit? Either way, it sounds so wonderful right now!
Edited at 2009-01-12 10:38 pm (UTC)
Huh? Not sudden. Been planned for like months. Remember? With my Mom. She found a great price on a flight.
See, from October 26th
when we got the tickets?Edited at 2009-01-12 11:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, Lord! Where have I been?
Belize sounds like pure Heaven right about now!!
That's why I'm already packing! I'm beside myself with antici-----pation. :)
2009-01-13 12:13 am (UTC)
I quite like the Swordpoint Trilogy, by Ellen Kushner.
2009-01-13 12:14 am (UTC)
Er, I think it's Swordspoint, with an s.
Neat! I'm going to check it out at the library if possible.
I'm reading the Dresden Files lately, also by Jim Butcher. Awesome. Melanie Rawn also has two great Trilogies out - Dragon Song, Dragon Star. Both are really good.
Is this "Dresden Files" the same as the tv show?
I dont' like mysteries that much. I much prefer fantasy.
Yep! And I love the books even more. I think they aren't renewing the show? Unless you heard something I didn't...
Hm. OH WAIT...I was going to say that I didn't have any thoughts on books, but I do! The Aurthurian Saga by Mary Stewart...there are four books, not three, but I liked 'em. They are: The Crystal Cave (Book 1), The Hollow Hills (Book 2), The Last Enchantment (Book 3), and The Wicked Day (Book 4). She also has a Merlin Trilogy out, but I've not read it, yet.
You have fun in Belize...think of me...sitting up here in New England, shivering my buns off. :)
Are those fantasy book? They sound interesting! I'll check it out.
Thanks! It's been freezing and flooding and cloudy constantly and dark. It will be heavenly and I'll bring back many a photo to phost! You'll have to sun vicariously! I am going to try to local specialty of a Seaweed Shake.
Yup, it's fantasy...and pretty cool.
I also love the George R. R. Martin books, but um...they aren't finished, and at this rate, they may never be...but I like 'em. :)
So far this winter, we've been: frozen, snowed, rained, flooded, power outage-ed, colded and just generally miserable. I sympathize/empathize with you...gross weather!
OMG I love the Martin books. They just rock. I actually have him on my Friends list so I can monitor his progress on the latest books. I have to know what happens to my girls! Arya and Danaerys are my girls.
Whaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Friends list? What's his handle...I wann'im! I am now reading one of the Wild Card books...not sure how I feel about it, yet...but it seems to be growing on me.
I got so pissed at his last book being the SUCK that I vowed I"m getting the rest of the series from the library. I think George should be ashamed of his last book. See, nothing in there about "your girls", just the crap they should have edited out entirely.
Now I'm going to have to go reread that. Because I thought they were in it. The chronology has kind of run together in my head.
I'm talking about Book 4. A total disappointment after waiting years for it.
2009-01-13 03:29 am (UTC)
Tad Williams' Otherland series
George RR Martin Game of Thrones
2009-01-13 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: Tad Williams' Otherland series
I've read the RR Martin books, but not Tad Williams! I'll see what I can find. :)
Have you read the Golden Compass books? They're technically "young adult" but not immature at all.
Also a big fan of "Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley - just one book but very, very long.
I loved that book and movie (the Mists of Avalon). I saw the Golden Compass movie and sadly found it lacking in heart and warmth.
The Golden Compass movie was sooo disappointing compared to the book(s). I was also disappointed by the Mists movie.
If you liked Mists of Avalon, try The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley. LOVED IT. It's about Kassandra of Troy. It's a single, not a trilogy but I loved it.
I suggest the trilogy by Christopher Paolini. I know all 3 are out now, but I don't remember what it's called. The first 2 books are "Aragon" and "Eldest". I haven't read the 3rd yet, but the first 2 were good--not too heavy, brain candy. I also like the trilogy by Tad Williams "Memory, Thorn, and Sorrow" although I can't remember for sure if that's the order the words are in. I know the first book is "The Dragonbone Chair" and the last book is a 2-book set called "To Green Angel Tower". The middle book was my favorite, but I can never remember what it's called.
"The Mists of Avalon" actually did become a trilogy. If you haven't read "The Forest House" or "Lady of Avalon" I'd be happy to loan them to you for your trip. I'm really looking forward to seeing the picures.
Cool. I'll put these on my list. I still haven't read Spellbinder which you lent to me.