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Wednesday Reading

I am almost finished with About Time Volume 3! I would be finished today, if I hadn't spent most of yesterday evening playing games on my Nook.

I'm currently reading The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin, a historical romance (with bonus mystery!) set in China during the Tang Dynasty. I'm particularly enjoying how cynical the heroine is about romance - she formerly was a prostitute, but is now maidservant to a courtesan. It's really sweet when she finally decides maybe a romantic fling is okay. Also, lots of awesome historical detail.

Other books in which I am slowly progressing are If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell (a memoir) and A Cup of Smoke: stories and poems by Rachel Manija Brown.

Things I plan to read: I pulled out several nonfiction books that are in the running for being read sooner rather than later...but will probably change my mind again before I get to that point.

I've also been checking out what comics are available for the Nook, via Barnes and Noble and Google Play - I downloaded a bunch of first volume samples, but haven't decided which I will buy first: X-23; Captain Britain and MI13; Runaways; and Wolverine: Origins Volume 4 (the WWII one). Sadly, the samples don't tell you a huge amount, as at least two pages of the maybe six are taken up with credits. But the samples do tell me if the art is good or not, so that's a handy thing.

Feel free to rec me comics! I mostly like superheroes, and have more knowledge of Marvel than DC, though I have read a lot of Batman, and various DC team books back in the 80s and 90s (Teen Titans, Justice League, The Outsiders). If you like particular X-Men or Avengers stories, that happen to be collected, I always enjoy those - I've been reading excerpts of recent X-Men titles in a very random fashion. I seem to be off Daredevil for the moment. Am pondering if I want to read New Avengers from the beginning. I am reading Hawkeye and Young Avengers in print already, by the way.

Once again, books I pre-ordered are nevertheless languishing while I wait for the perfect mood to read them: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells, Cold Steel by Kate Elliott, the last couple of Barbara Hambly mysteries, Doll Bones by Holly Black. Etc., etc.. My name is oracne, and I am a bookoholic.

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