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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku
The City of Dreaming Books  - Walter Moers, John Brownjohn This... this book was incredible. This is the tale of Optimus Yarnspinner, a young dinosaur, who travels to Bookholm, which is a city pretty much all about literature. Even the food is named after books and authors. It's pretty much a paradise (though not without it's dangers of course). But the real story is beneath the city of Bookholm, in the catacombs of "dreaming books". Catacombs of vast stores of books in which various races have emerged, and Bookhunters from the surface hunt for the most valuable books--killing one another in the process. You meet the Booklings, an adorable little race of Cyclopses who memorize books, Sphinxxxxes which are kind of like giant spiders, Harpyrs, and a giant with many noses. Here is also where you encounter the Weeping Shadows and living books as well as the tragic Shadow King.I recommend it for anyone with an interest in books. Seriously, you will not regret it. The writing is superb. The storyline flows perfectly, there's never a boring moment through the rollercoaster of the catacombs--enough mystery to keep you wondering and enough action to keep you hooked.