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Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Thu Apr 12 14:10:31 EDT 2001

Anyone else struck by the answer to the question relating to what DWJ 
herself was reading?  "Pat Wrede, Lois McMaster Bujold and Tanya 
Huff".  I hadn't heard anything about Tanya Huff before, so it was 
fun to get a new rec.

I was going to ask y'all about Wrede's Lyra books.  They seem pretty 
unavailable, except for one later one, and I was wondering about the 
importance of reading them in order.  Then _Shadow Magic_ turned up 
in the local.  It's pretty early ('82), and what a difference from 
her later books!  Tough Guidisms aplenty.  The N'ames, the Bard, the 
Stew.  But of course, being right in the middle of one of our food 
threads, what really bothered me was a picnic provided by these 
non-human forest dwellers, including cheese.  The dark bread and 
freshly gathered honey seemed fine, but *cheese*?  Just seemed out of 
place somehow, not only because there was no hint of any 
milk-producing animals anywhere.

So anybody else read all of Tanya Huff already?  Or (like me) ordered 
_Sing the Four Quarters_?  Or like Wrede's Lyra books better than the 
Dragons books?

Hallie (taking care of a very drugged dog who just got spayed today, 
and is pretty miserable.  At least Sirius/Leo never had to undergo 

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