Currently Reading

I’m reading two books this week, having a bit of a breather before the next exam. I’m amazed at the number of books I’ve managed to finish this month, actually, these two being number 10 and 11.

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Reading challenge: Goodreads Choice Award Challenge 2014

This is the first book in the Dresden Files, a great urban fantasy series I’ve wanted to read for a long time, so any excuse is good enough. It’s got a rugged wizard, spirits, and dark forces, not to mention lots of sarcastic humour. It’s perfect and I love it already.

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The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn

This book is a fourth installment in The Tale of the Otori, a series I mistakenly thought to be completed with the third book. Imagine my surprise when I realised there is one more! I was torn between joy and dismay for not having a clue about it. Goodreads surely came through with this one. 😀

The book transitions into the story from where it left off in the previous books with surprising smoothness; it felt like no time at all had passed since I last read the books. The characters felt close to me and I remembered each one, albeit with different amount of detail. The author does a good job of reminding me in a very unobtrusive way when my memory falls short – I love it. 😀

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