…Well, many, many people have done excellent posts about the books on the banned list (and the completely ridiculous reasons they made that list), this being Banned books Week and all — so, since I’d rather not ride on the coattails of better posters than I, I thought I’d try something different.
Yes, it’s another meme. Are you shocked? Stunned?
So I guess I have something to post about for a while, no?
Day 01 – Your favorite series of books (with more than 3 in the series)
Um. Gawd, right out the gate, one I’m going to have hard time answering. I read a lot of series, because I tend to get attached to characters. Can I give my three favorites, maybe?
Well, it’s my blog, so I can break the rules if I want, I guess. 😛 And really, even narrowing it down to three is kind of tough.
C.J. Cherryh’s Fortress series. Amazing, intense epic fantasy with utterly believable historical detail, riveting characters, and a kickass plot. Every time I re-read this series I get inspired to write something, which is about the highest compliment I can think of, honestly. If somebody said that about me I’d –well. Pop some champagne, I guess, and feel smug. Or something.
Stacia Kane’s Downside series is my latest obsession: I picked up the first one, UNHOLY GHOSTS, a month or so ago on a whim… and finished it about 3 hours later, whereupon I bought the next two and finished them in about a day each. Now I have to wait, alas. If you’re looking for dark, gritty, angry UF, a super-cool magic system, totally in-your-head characters and one hell of a detailed world –oh, and wonderful writing too– this is the series for you.
Crap. Now I have to pick just one more. This is unfair.
Okay. I can do this. I’m going to go with C.E. Murphy’s Walker Papers series, the first of which , URBAN SHAMAN, I grabbed on, again, a whim, and got hooked into right away. It’s fairly light, fun, often hilarious UF with a fun main character, and truly fabulous mythology. I get all happy and excited every time another one comes out.
Anyway. Day one of 30, check.
Got any favorite series you’d like to recommend?