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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Book 13 & 14

Book: Ancillary Mercy
Author: Ann Leckie
Pages: 328/4953
Was it interesting? Yes.
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? I might.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? There are no more adventured of Brekke. Sadly.
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Book: Uprooted
Author: Naomi Novik
Pages: 435/5060
Was it interesting? Yes!.
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? Maybe I would after all the books have been read.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Oh absolutely except this was a contained story that is probably a one shot.
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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Book 12

Book: Fifth Season
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Pages: 465/4625
Was it interesting? It was indeed.
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? Given the standard too many new books books caveat...yeah.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Kinda have to because the main plot (which probably won't get wrapped up in book 2 either) never resolved and another plot thing was introduced in the last sentence.
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2016 Hugo Finalists in order of awesome
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Left to read: Ancillary Mercy (Ann Leckie), The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Jim Butcher), Seveneves: A Novel (Neal Stephenson), Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
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The Cats of War!

Today is Roz's first birthday...so she celebrated by pulling a thing off the shelves and batting it all over the bedroom very early this morning. She was also very insistent that it was ROZ O'CLOCK whenever I so much as looked at my phone this AM. Girlfriend loves her some morning scritchies. Tiny celebrated by zooming upstairs and not coming down. Tiny can sense the oncoming storm.

Roz has become more of a cat personality since we got her this past fall. She also has stopped peeing on the couch but I'm still not ready to trust her (we have the couches covered in uncomfortable pleather. Uncomfortable for the Rozzlsauce - she likes a cushy pee place). Might not be ready for a while but so far, so good. I now look forward to my crazy girl kitty when I get home so yay cat bonding. I had been very hohum about her for the longest time but then I decided to institute Roz o'clock wherein I give her one on one attention when I get up in the mornings. She likes it a lot and drools like a mad thing. Yeah...our Roz is a drooler.

We are taking the whole kit and catboodle up north this Memorial weekend (HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROZ! WE'RE GOING ON A TRIP!!!) so that ought to be entertaining. I'm sure I'll have dozens of pictures of Roz getting her tiny cat mind blown by cat TV (MomQ has quite the number of bird feeders) and the light ledge. All the cats like to sleep on the light ledge, this will be Roz's first time experiencing that. I had her rigged up in her new harness (she's pretty much the size she is going to be so we fitted her for a harness. She likes it not) for a couple hours on Sunday. She did not escape but she was displeased. Matt-Matt bought a lime green leash to go with the harness so now everyone has a leash. And a harness. Only Tiny has a sweater.

I am not remotely ready for a trip Oop Nord. I had plans to pack and do dishes yesterday but an early morning bee sting adventure sort of put the damper on preparation plans. I guess getting a good sting in your foot is a little traumatic - took a nap after work and was out like a light. So today I have to pack, do dishes, wash TinyCat (she needs to be pinked something fierce), trim all the cat's nails and do a load of laundry. I am going to be busy as a bee (heh).

Tycho and Tiny continue to be Tychoish and Tinyish.
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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Book 10 and 11

Book: Prayer for the Dead
Author: James Oswald
Pages: 471/3854
Was it interesting? Yes.
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? Maybe, all things considered.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Waiting for the next book...
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Book: The Cheesmen
Author: Peter May
Pages: 306/4160
Was it interesting? Eh.
Well-written? Words were on the page in a wordy acceptable fashion.
Would I read it again? Nope.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? I think I'm done reading May altogether, frankly.
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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Book 9

Book: Naked City
Author(s): Jim Butcher, Delia Sherman, Richard Bowes, Ellen Kushner, Christopher Fowler, Patricia Briggs, Pat Cadigan, Peter S. Beagle, Naomi Novik, Matthew Kressel, Kit Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Nathan Ballingrud, Melissa Marr, John Crowley, Holly Black, Jeffrey Ford, Lucius Shepard, Caitlin R. Kiernan and Elizabeth Bear.
Pages: 539/3383
Was it interesting? Most of the stories were, yes.
Well-written? yes.
Would I read it again? Maybe individual stories.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Not sure...maybe?
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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Book 7 and 8

Book: Fire Touched
Author: Patricia Briggs
Pages: 342/2703
Was it interesting? It's a Mercy book, they are always interesting!
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? Maybe.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Hell yes!
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Book: Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook to Traveling upon the Ankh-Morpork & Sto Plains Hygenic Railway
Author: Terry Prachett...sorta
Pages: 141/2844
Was it interesting? It was.
Well-written? It wasn't as clever as the usual Prachett.
Would I read it again? Maybe.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? ...I have 1 more book to read and then there will be no more books. :(
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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Book 5

Book: Chains of Command
Author: Marko Kloos
Pages: 419/1995
Was it interesting? It was.
Well-written? I had an ARC COPY and I found several mistakes, but overall the story is getting better with each book
Would I read it again? There is always a possibility.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Not until next year which makes me SO SAD.
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Read Some Books Initiative '16: Books 3 and 4

Book: Dead Men's Bones
Author: James Oswald
Pages: 459/1238
Was it interesting? Yes.
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? I might. But...books.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Book 5 is on my shelf.
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Book: Angles of Attack
Author: Marko Kloos
Pages: 338/1576
Was it interesting? Yes.
Well-written? It was.
Would I read it again? Maybe Not, unless I live to infinity and have already read all the books.
Would I read a sequel/further adventures/etc? Book 4 is in my hands AND IT'S NOT OUT UNTIL APRIL!!!
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