After all that, this week we only get a 5, sending me back to the books I was reading this week in 2000:
- Sean Williams and Shane Dix, Evergence: A Dark Imbalance (12/18)
- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (12/20)
Whiplash? Who, me?
- Roger Highfield, The Physics of Christmas (12/21, quit unfinished)
- Jean David Morvan & Philippe Buchet, Wake 1: Fire & Ash (12/22)
- Marini and Smolderen, Gipsy: The Gipsy Star (12/23)
- R.A. Salvatore, Ascendence (12/24)
- Jane and Howard Frank, The Frank Collection (12/25)
Dark Imbalance was the third of the "Evergence" books, which I read back-to-back. I remember they were fun space operas with some superhuman something-or-others, but that's about it.
Sun Also Rises is the one with the dickless ambulance driver, right?
Physics of Christmas just didn't grab me, so I never went back to it.
Then there were two European comics, which weren't meant to remain in memory in the first place, and didn't.
I don't remember which one Ascendence was, but I enjoyed that Salvatore series (the middle book and the second trilogy; I never read the first one) much more than I expected to. The middle book in particular was a very good what-happens-after-the-world-gets-saved book, but my impression is that Salvatore fans didn't take to that series as much, and non-Salvatore fans said "Ew, he writes game tie-ins; I won't bother to read anything he writes." (I just went and looked it up, and the book I mean is Mortalis; give it a try someday, since it stands on its own quite well.)
And I greatly covet the Franks' art collection. The house, too, but I'd settle for the art.
And that'll do. Happy Christmas, everyone.