[DWJ] Announcing new listbaby

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Sun May 20 03:16:35 EDT 2007


On 20/05/07, Gili Bar-Hillel <gbhillel at netvision.net.il> wrote:
> Haggai, born Sunday May 13th, birthweight 2.7 kilos. He is an adorable
> little frogling who keeps me up at impossible hours nursing.
> ObDWJ: Haggai was kind enough to afford me the opportunity to catch up on
> a
> lot of my reading. I spent much of the last month of my pregnancy in the
> ER
> and/or hospitalised for high blood pressure, during which I would have
> been
> bored senseless had I not been able to read:
> Pratchett binge... contributing to the random order in which I have so far
> read this book.
> LADY FRIDAY by Garth Nix. The Keys to the Kingdom series I think is
> brilliant, but this particular title seemed a bit treading water to me...
> THE GAME by Diana Wynne Jones. Are we discussing this yet?
> THE MERRYBEGOT by Julie Hearn. In many ways a very good book, but the end
> a
> bit too deus ex machina for my taste...
> PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Not even
> sure
> why I read this, given that I disliked PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, and
> extremely disliked the whole attempt to rationalise Peter Pan. I guess I'm
> a
> completist of sorts. This one was perhaps marginally better than its
> prequel, but that's not saying much.
> CELANDINE by Steve Augard - this was recommended to me by someone on this
> list and purchased during my last trip to London. I agree, a terrific
> book,
> but I wish I had known it was the second in a trilogy!
> VOICES by Ursula LeGuin - Excellent. Then I discovered it is also the
> third
> in a trilogy, but this time I have no one to blame but myself...
> THE CHRONOLITHS by Robert Charles Wilson. Good stuff, though slightly
> depressing. I read this in Hebrew, one of the books published by the
> publishing house I now work for.
> TRANSFORMATION by Carol Berg. Even better. Also one of the books published
> by Graff publishing house which I read in Hebrew.
> While I was in hospital, the translator handed in her draft of ARCHERS
> in Hebrew, scheduled to be our third YA title after SABRIEL and JOURNEY TO
> THE RIVER SEA. We also recently bought rights to translate two more books
> that were recommended to me by people on this mailing list: FLY BY NIGHT
> and
> the first book in the Percy Jackson series.
> I can't believe I managed to write all this before the baby woke up. He's
> still breathing, phew. Will it be pushing my luck to try taking a
> shower...?
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