seventhe: (FFEX: Doink!)
[personal profile] renay has asked me to talk about books, and since I sent her some of this particular series (ACCIDENTALLY COVERED IN CHOCOLATE, that will never stop being funny) and she hasn't had time for them yet, today I am going to talk about: The Dresden Files.

I do love this series and I enjoy these books very much, but let me get out there first that I am definitely not the kind of reader who lets books I like get a free pass. I actually enjoy critiquing books I like. Sunshine, aka my favorite book of all time? SOOO not a perfect book; and one of my favorite things about it is being able to discuss its flaws with other people, discussing how it works with them and around them. So! If you also like the Dresden Files but you don't want to see them discussed from all angles (strengths AND weaknesses), uhhhhhh this is so officially your warning. If you're curious about the Dresden Files and you'd like to see my take on where they succeed and where they fail, hey: this is your invitation!

Note: There should be no major spoilers in this part. If I end up wanting to write about something that's a spoiler, I will mark it!

Hell's bells! )

Let's take a look from a different angle. )

In The End

This post is too long, and I know I've left out a ton, so feel free to ask stuff in the comments. Overall: I have really enjoyed this series, with its flaws, because the storytelling is engaging, the characters intriguing, and the world-building excellently complex.


This is part of my 30 Days of Posting meme - feel free to check out the schedule of posting and contribute if there are any spaces! DW || LJ
seventhe: (Default)
I have a Kindle! I have been promising people (namely [personal profile] shanaqui, gosh, sorry) to talk about it, and I do want to talk about it, because I think it's pretty cool. But in typical Sev fashion, this is going to become a long and rambling post about reading, too, so that when I get to the (long and rambling) part about my e-reader you guys can better understand the context with which I come at it.



What I Like About My Kindle )

What I think about the Kindle in general or for others )

And some thoughts on e-readers as a whole )

This is part of my 30 Days of Posting meme - feel free to check out the schedule of posting and contribute if there are any spaces! DW || LJ


Nov. 8th, 2007 09:24 am
seventhe: (Basch: not without my pants!)
I am planning on writing up a workout post, and I probably will this afternoon, but I want to get this particular post out there before I forget:

I am going on a long trip soon.
I would like some book recs, things that I can pick up at the library this weekend.
Although I'm not going to say "no" to SRS LITRATUR, I will be perfectly happy with a list of "brain candy" books - fun to read, possibly literarily worthless, but enjoyable and interesting and perhaps a little brain-numbing (as I may or may not be drunk while reading them).

So! Please smother me with book recs, people. Give me your top-three "Beach Vacation Book Recommendations".

It's like a meme! Only cooler.


Jul. 26th, 2007 10:00 am
seventhe: (Seifer: shoot me)
I have given in to another fantastic work-time-wasting sort of device. GoodReads. I'm on as Seventhe, under - come join me and rot my mind with fantastically good books plz.

I'm still updating it. This is hard. Pretty much all I read in college were chemical engineering textbooks on stuff like separation towers. I do not think you guys want to read that! Other than that all I've read in the past 283 years is Robin McKinley. ;)

Anyway. I'm wasting a fantastically awesome amount of time on it this morning. WHEEE.


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