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December Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones
The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
Sharpe’s Tiger – Bernard Cornwell

and for manga:


20th Century Boys – Vol. 10


Posted January 5, 2015 by Fran LaPlaca in books, bookshelf

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Last night I dreamed George Lucas tried to convince me to quit my job and sign as his assistant for a few months while he filmed some movie here in Connecticut. I refused to quit, but agreed to work for him around my other schedule. He told me I was sassy, and said it would be okay.

(George Lucas said I was sassy. Yes. I know it was just a dream. Shut up and let me have my moment.)

In other news, I decided to prioritize my to-be-read books by size, and Sophie has not hissed at Zoro in several days.

I really, really like the shirt he’s wearing.


And by size I mean actual physical size, not length. I piled them largest to smallest, and I shall read the top one first. Once I finish the four I’m reading now.

Which doesn’t even include my e-books. We won’t even go there.

November Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
Castle in the Air – Diana Wynne Jones
The Silver Spike – Glen Cook

and for manga:


Rurouni Kenshin – Vol. 17

October Bookshelf   Leave a comment

bear and dragon dickens

The Bear and the Dragon – Tom Clancy
What the Dickens – Gregory Maguire

and for manga:

OP18 RK16

One Piece – Vol. 18
Rurouni Kenshin – Vol. 16

September Bookshelf   Leave a comment

dragonflight dragonquest dragonsong dragonsinger dragondrums white dragon masterharper dreams of steel full black

I was on a Pern kick last month:
Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums, The White Dragon, and The Masterharper of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
Dreams of Steel – Glen Cook
Full Black – Brad Thor

and for manga:


Naruto – Vol. 59

Arrrr, matey! Read a pirate story today!   Leave a comment

Today is that holiday you look forward to all year!

Talk Like A Pirate Day! Why not celebrate with a story about a couple of guys who took Talk Like A Pirate Day just a little too far….


The Pirates of Bear Lake

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“In fact, she bravely attempted what she called a seventh level spell, and by the time Andre had managed to put out the flames and changed into undamaged trousers she had nearly stopped apologizing.”

From The Legends of Tiger Jack

Posted September 15, 2014 by Fran LaPlaca in books, daily, fantasy, The Legends of Tiger Jack, writing