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a couple of very good books

I finally finished Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale this morning. I say finally not because it was hard to read or not very interesting but because about the only time I've had to read is at work...until today! It's the story of a young woman who accepts a job as a biographer to a famous author who is known for making stories about her past. But after sixty years and being close to dying, she wishes to tell her story. A very good book whose conclusion brought tears to my eyes.

I started and finished a young adult fantasy novel that's been sitting on my tbr stack for several months today. The Princess Pawn by Maggie L. Wood is a story about a 14 year old ninth grader who suddenly finds herself as the missing princess in a magical realm. She is the only one who can save two kingdoms and reunite her family whom she's never seen. A very unusual ending to this story made the conclusion all the more satisfying. Then, while visiting her website, I find that not only is there a sequel out (The Princess Mage) but a third one being written (The Princess Heir).

Now to figure out what book to take to work tomorrow and then it's off to bed!
Oh, and one last thought...365 days 'til Christmas! :-D


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Dec. 26th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it. I am still thinking about The Thirteenth Tale. :)

By the way, do you work at the same bakery that I just heard about on NPR? I heard a story about a big bakery based out of Portland where a man was trapped in dough??? http://www.kezi.com/content/contentID/15711
Dec. 28th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
I've been having a run of good books this week. The Thirteenth Tale was terrific, The Princess Pawn, a YA Fantasy novel, was great, and this latest one, Finding Noel was absolutely fantastic.

I had not hear about that. That's the new high efficiency plant they built down in Eugene. I'm at the Portland branch of the same bakery outfit.
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
I might have to check out Finding Noel. I wonder why I no longer get notifications when there are replies to a comment I've made? Otherwise, how do I know to go back and look? Dreadful! Anyway, you have one of the most exciting jobs of anyone I know! :)
Dec. 28th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
See what your Message Center settings are. They may not have your contact by email for comments in your journal checked. Another thing you might do is to friend yourself so you'll see your posts on your friends page. Since I talk to myself all the time and yes, sometimes I even answer myself, why not friend myself too? ;D

It's all in the O... not Overstock.com but Outlook on the Job.
you have one of the most exciting jobs of anyone I know! :)
I like that and have to remember it the next time the machine breaks down and the engineers take their own sweet time getting there. This is an exciting place to work. It breaks up all the dull routine of the day to day drudgery. ;D Thank you for a new perspective on an irritating aspect of my job. It'll definitely help make a difference in my frustration level down there.
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