I haven't done a book post in a while. I've been on a fantasy kick lately, which may or may not have to do with the unpublished manuscripts I've been critiquing.
I finally got around to reading Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass last fall. The polar bears should have been enough to captivate me, but I loved the premise of everyone having a daemon companion that expresses their inner self. The book was fun and insightful, but I have yet to go back and read the rest of the series.
I read Lucienne Diver's Bad Blood. I liked the way she worked the Olympian gods on earth trope. The next in the series is out, but I didn't jump on it yet. Most recently, I read Richelle Mead's Succubus Blues. It was fun, full of spunk and voice, but I'm not sure I felt invested enough to finish the series. I guess I'm not into series as much as I used to be...
On a more philosophical side, I read Peter Ackroyd's The Plato Papers. I might have read it too fast and I'm still not sure I got all the minutia. But I found it a great allegory of Plato's cave.
My favorite of all the books I read in the past 6 months was K.M. Weiland's Dreamlander. I loved the how she meshed the real world with the fantasy/dream world. I highly recommend it.
Next on my list is Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife.
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