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I'm still working on the massive "Secret Teachings of All Ages". While I'm enjoying it, the book was written not quite a century ago and so it must be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to what Manly P. Hall wrote about science and history. What he has to say about numerology and the symbolism used in the Bible is food for thought, though.

I just finished "The Bonehunters", which is book 6 of "The Malazan Book of the Fallen". In paper form, this monster is 1208 pages, so thank goodness for Kindle which allows me to keep all these volumes stored in one slim device. In this one, Erickson started tying some of the more distant storylines into the main one. I've read that books 6 and 8 are the weakest with 7, 9 and 10 delivering the payoff. I never felt like I was bogged down in descriptions of turtles and shrimp dishes and plotlines moved forward, which is more than what I've heard happens in certain *ahem* other popular fantasy series.

I've also started reading the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries since Steve and I have been enjoying "True Blood" so much. These are an easy read for when I'm having lunch or unwinding. There's so far a lot that I like better than the series, such as Bill discovering his relationship to the Bellefleurs by looking with Sookie into his family Bible. (In the show, he is shown the family tree by the Bellefleurs in their family Bible.)

What can one say about a vampire who still owns his family Bible?

I'm laying the Kindle aside for a bit though. I have accumulated a small hill of paper books that want reading. At Borders I was able to score a book about the metaphysical paths of Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune, two Malazan books written by Ian Esslemont, and Dion Fortune's book on the Qabbalah. I also have two of the Locke Lamora novels I picked up at the book and media swap. So many books, so little time indeed.

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strigine
Aug. 28th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the early Sookie books; I think my favorite detail from the first one is that he talks to her grandmother's Civil War group in order to better integrate with the community, because he *lived through it*. I feel like she really put the setting to good use.
garpu
Aug. 28th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
You're the second person to recommend the Southern Vampire Mysteries...
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