Sunday, November 20, 2005

Colds Suck

Seriously. I feel like I'm dying and will never feel better again, which always happens to me by fourth day of a cold. They always turn into sinus infections. The pain, the aches...I feel like someone's been pounding on my head and also like there's enough inner pressure that my eardrums are gonna pop.
Banged out of work today. Just couldn't do it. Worked a full day in YA yesterday. It wasn't too busy and the regular librarian hadn't left me anything so I read. Re-read "Blood and Chocolate" by Annette Curtis Klause. If you like werewolves, read this. It doesn't matter how old you are, it rocks. I just love Gabriel. Also read "The Book of Mordred" by Vivian VandeVelde. I'm medieval history wonk, and I love any take on Camelot. I also love villains/antagonists/antiheroes. This left me a bit cold, though. The description was great. It was in three sections, narrated by three different women in Mordred's life: a widow named Alayna, the sorceress Nimue and Alayna's daughter Kiera who possesses strong magical powers. Kiera's section was the longest, and she was the strongest character by far. Perhaps it would have been best if she alone had narrated. I never really got a handle on the other characters' feelings and motivations. Specifically Mordred, which was particularly annoying. So for contrast, I pulled out "I am Mordred" by Nancy Springer, a quick read that I have never gotten around to. Different take, very sad, cool ending. I'm looking forward to Sherrilyn Kenyon's new Camelot series, interesting concept. It will piss me off if it sucks:Look here for more info .

Tonight I'll attempt "Blow Me Down" by Katie MacAlister. I like her Dark Ones and the Aisling Grey, but I've been eh about her contemporaries, and I'm apprehensive about this one for some reason. Well we shall see.