Someone has offered to lend us The Hunger Games. I'm happy, I was wanting to read it.
I just finished Terry Pratchett's "Nation". It was very sad for a lot of the time. It was definitely a Pratchett book, but so very different from Discworld. It was very, very good. Definitely one to add to the bookshelf if I see it in a charity shop sometime.
I noted a while back that I was reading Pern again. I finally gave up on the Todd McCaffrey volumes. The level of absurd retconning made me want to chuck the book at a wall, and that's bad form for a library book. He also has no sense of pacing, suspense, or plausible characterisation. Oh, and the portrayal of 13-year-olds and 16-yo-with-adult sexuality was frankly creeping me out a bit (fairness: no explicitness at all, but the existence thereof was enough for me). I gave the book back to the library without finishing it. I don't know if I've ever
given up a book midway like that. I may have, but nothing's coming to mind.
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII