Waiting around for my next pain killer...
When I've been awake, I've had lots of time to read. Some mini-reviews:
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George: In the author notes, she mentions being inspired by Patricia Wrede and Robin McKinley. This light-hearted adventure is along the lines of those authors (though not an imitation). Creel is an energetic, get-it-done sort of heroine, and the dragon society is as interesting as the human one. It was a fun read (which I read between the time I woke up early this morning and when everyone else woke up).
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett: I ration out Discworld books to myself, but this week was definitely a time for one. Women, much less girls, aren't allowed in the Wizards' Unseen University. However, that isn't going to stop Esk and Granny Weatherwax.
A Regency Christmas: This is a wonderful book to read every few hours overnight as you're waiting to go back to sleep after taking medicine. That doesn't sound much like a compliment, but it is. Stories short enough to read in spells at night but interesting enough to keep my mind busy - unlike...
The Cylon's Secret (Battlestar Galactica) by Craig Gardner. The first Battlestar Galactica book I read, Saggitarius is Bleeding, by Peter David, was excellent. The plot was interesting, and he not only wrote the characters well, he provided new insights into their personalities.
On the other hand, I put The Cylon's Secret down last night because I needed something to occupy my mind. This book did not. Halfway through, I was still waiting for the plot to go somewhere. Since it takes place before the series starts, the only series characters are Adama, Tigh, and Zarek, and they're not written particularly interestingly. I finished it today - mostly because it wasn't that long and I don't like to leave books unfinished (and I had the time).
Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg: I'm rereading this one. It's one of my favorite fantasy books. Interesting plot, and a very rich, varied world. I'm not going to give any more away because watching it unfold is part of the fun.
My Lady Nightingale by Evelyn Richardson: He's a charming, aristocratic soldier returned from the Napoleonic wars. She's a French aristocratic emigre and operatic soprano wanting to get beyond the confining boundaries of the French emigre society which longs for the glory days gone by. I'm reading with my sore leg elevated but I don't care because the story is interesting.