Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday Book Club

Friday Book Club time! What reads are you loving this week?


library addict said...

My favorite this week was Shannon Stacey's Here We Go (Burke Siblings #2, though it takes place before 2018's A Second Shot)

I also really enjoyed Margaret Rogerson's Sorcery of Thorns.

Currently reading an old Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) category (Candlelight Ecstasy Romance) from 1980, Gentle Pirate. I am determined to finish up my print TBR this year.

Also plan to start my annual Psy/Changeling reread this weekend. Going in published order so first up will be Sascha & Lucas!

Unknown said...

It was a good week for reading! I loved Strange Love by Ann Aguirre. Pretty wild alien stuff, but really fun. Hey - when you're accidentally abducted by a lonely alien, you just gotta follow your dog's example and go for it...
I read The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz, released earlier this month. It has all the classic Krentz elements and character types but I still enjoy following the plot through to the bad folk behind the scenes.
I also finally read Space Deputy and Space Rodeo by Jenny Schwartz. So glad I finally did! Lots of fun as the main character has various adventures and learns more about herself and what she wants out of life. The third in the series is out soon and I'm looking forward to it.

Kelticat said...

Beast Master, Lord of Thunder, and Beast Master's Ark by Andre Norton. Because no author deserves to have a 50+ year career summed up with "Who?".

Kim said...

OMG Kelticat! Someone actually said that to you??!! I may not read a lot of Norton, but I certainly know who she is!! Then again sci-fi/fantasy is one of my main areas of reading. I suppose it's POSSIBLE that someone who doesn't read the genre wouldn't be familiar... (after all, my middle niece responded recently to the comment that my youngest niece liked actually preferred George Jones over the other music offered one day, with "who's that?" . Her father's answer was 'grandpa's favourite singer.' Woefully inadequate, IMO, but probably all that would be relevant to my middle niece. Still...)
Just realized you might've been referring to yourself. Hope that's not the case, but if it is, at least now you have some idea, either way. My personal favourites of hers are the Janus duology.

Kelticat said...

Wasn't said to me at first. I read it in a forward of an anthology. Women of Futures Past, if you're interested. The author was speaking to a group of young women writers who were claiming that there were no female science fiction authors in the past. She named off a bunch, such as Anne McCaffrey, Ursula LeGuin, C.H. Cherryh, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Lois McMaster Bujold and got blank looks and the who comment. But when I discussed it with my sister yesterday, she had no clue who Andre Norton was, or that she was even female. Mind you, having authors that I enjoyed in my teens and twenties dismissed made me feel really old.

Kim said...

@Kelticat, that's an even bigger OMG!! Although I will admit, I didn't realize C.J. Cherryh was female for a long time (but in my defense, this was before the internet was such a big thing, and none of the books of hers I'd read had a picture of her), nor Lois McMaster Bujold. I suppose in some people's defense, a lot of women writers in McCaffrey and LeGuin's time did have to write under male pseudonyms, or initials in order to get published...(in any genre) But you'd think that writers, at least, would have SOME knowledge of some of the masters in their own field!!

… this reminds me of the time, several years ago when my GP saw me reading a DragonRiders of Pern book, and thought it was a new series! (and it had been around by about 40 years by then!)

Come to think of it, it wasn't that long ago I learned that Terry Spear is female... Then again, it doesn't typically matter to me what gender the author is, as long as the story is good! (and the English language/Western society does tend to usually presume the male pronoun is the default...)