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random library adventures

Intermittent reviews & commentary. Preferred genres: YA; contemporary lit; sci-fi/fantasy; comic books

Currently reading

One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box: Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies
Dave Eggers, Deb Olin Unferth
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
The Best American Short Stories 2009
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris
The Quick-Change Artist
Cary Holladay

Deep Secret

Deep Secret - Diana Wynne Jones I love everything I read by this woman, and this book was no exception. Her characters are just so eminently likable, even when they're described as prats. This book also has one of my favorite and little-used premises, which is the notion of actual fantastical events happening to groups of fantasy enthusiasts (the bulk of the book takes place at an sf/f convention).