Bitten By the Reading Bug

In addition to rediscovering the library during my short bout of unemployment, I also signed onto the All About Romance forum to search for a pirate/highwayman book from my youth that I wanted to read again. Between the two, it seems the reading bug has bitten me. I’m catching up on a favorite series from fantasy reading days, discovering classic Mary Jo Putney (who gave Butterfly Swords an awesome quote! *little hearts and stars*), and getting back into big epic books that hurt if you accidentally drop them on your toe.

So here’s my current bookfix list:

Guy Gavriel Kay‘s Under Heaven: MWAHAHAHAHAHA….I’ve been waiting for this one for months. I bet I can get it in before I start revisions. Maybe it will put me in a sweeping epic sort of mood.

Under Heaven US

Guy Gavriel Kay‘s Ysobel: I’m so behind. Am I the last fantasy reader on Earth to read this book?


Mary Jo Putney‘s Bartered Bride: I just finished China Bride and can’t wait to see what happens with Gavin in this one.

bartered bride

Jennifer Roberson‘s Sword-Born & Sword Sworn: The readers at AAR brought this up in a thread and I was tickled pink. I read book 1-4 before I became a romance reader and even recalled swapping Sword Dancer with my BFF for Gift of Gold by Jayne Ann Krentz when we decided we’d see what the other liked to read.  I stopped reading the series after book 4 probably due to heading off to college or discovering boys or something like that….

The Sword Dancer series and Tiger and Del are a HUGE influence on my stories. I’m getting warm fuzzies at the thought of revisiting them and finishing the series.



Hmmm…It must have been a fantasy bug that bit me. What’s on your list?


  1. Dara
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 09:08:54

    Currently, trying to read Pearl of China by Anchee Min. I also have a YA book on hold at the library called Wildwood Dancing my Juliet Marillier, loosely based off the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.

    Also, I’ve added Michelle Moran’s first book, Nefertiti, to my list. I’ve read her other two books and can’t believe I waited so long to get this one. She’s definitely one of my favorite historical fiction authors.

  2. Jeannie Lin
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 09:33:04

    Oh, I definitely want to read Nefertiti as well! I read her second book, Heretic’s Daughter, and really enjoyed it.