The Evil Corporate Entity is such a cocktease. They have a tendency to block websites, but they're so erratic about it, that you never know what's going to be available when. One day, they may decide to block any game websites or, as it has been recently, they may allow them for weeks at a time. Unfortunately it looks like they've decided to crack down harder than usual and they're not allowing anything except for news sites like CNN. Not even harmless websites like Ebay or Amazon. I can't even check my email. Even worse, they've discovered my little secret weapon of using web proxies to sneak past their web blocks. Bastards! All is lost!
As a result, I did a lot of cross stitch today. But still very grouchy.
Anyway, here are my books for April. This was a really good month, book-wise.The Dark Queen
- Susan Carrol. Three witch sisters (or healers, that is) try to foil the evil machinations of Catherine de Medici. This was suspiciously romance novel like. And yet, I get the feeling that I'm going to end up reading each book (it's apparently going to be a trilogy) when they come out. The Grim Grotto
- Lemony Snicket. I like how each book reveals a tiny bit of secrets at a time. Totally hooked now. The next book comes out in October. October! The Secret History
- Donna Tartt. I picked this up at a ginormous used bookstore in Tulsa several months ago and didn't get around to reading it until now. I really liked it. An excellent psychological thriller. Almost makes me wish I studied Classics in school. Assassination Vacation
- Sarah Vowell. The newest book by one of my favorite non-fiction writers. It's about the first three Presidential assassinations: Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley and Vowell basically travelling around the country, dragging along friends and family members to look at historic plaques and artifacts. She's a very amusing writer and I would especially recommend any of her books. Piratica
- Tanith Lee. Another really good book. Lee is excellent at writing children's novels and really, you can't go wrong with pirates.Tales from Watership Down
- Richard Adams. mythicalgryphon
lent this to me last year and I finally got around to reading it. Very good continuation of the story. Not quite as enthralling as the novel, but it was good to revisit the characters and read more about them.Wolf Tower
- Tanith Lee. Another YA book by Lee and yet another series, I will have to read all of. But of the two, Piratica
is definitely the one I'd recommend first.The Vanished Child
- Sarah Smith. (reread). I've reread this one several times. It's a mystery set around 1902 in New England, about an Austrian baron who gets mistaken for a child who was mysteriously kidnapped 20 years previously.