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Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess

Songsmith: A Witch World Novel (Tor Fantasy)

Songsmith  - Andre Norton
Impressed. Some twenty volumes into the Witch World Series, I was getting pretty annoyed with the "sameness" of it all.  Hero (or more likely Heroine) is driven by forces beyond his or her understanding to save the world from Evil. 

In this story, we actually feel that the characters mostly accomplish their feats through their own abilities, without being pushed by mysterious forces outside their (and our) experience.

And of course, along the way, they learn a great about themselves; True Love is revealed; and everybody lives happily every after ... until the next volume...