Thoughtful Thursday: Happy Holidays!

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsHappy Holidays!

Now that it’s the end of the year, which books have you missed in 2011 that you really wish you had gotten to or that you hope Santa will leave under the tree?

I wish I had found the time to read Mark Chadbourn’s The Scar-Crow Men and Jesse Bullington’s The Enterprise of Death.

As usual, we’ll pick one commenter to choose a Christmas gift from our stacks.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas!

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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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  1. I read 125 books this year but, amazingly, my TBR stack only gets taller!! I planned and did not manage to read Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga. Same thing happened with all of Jack Vance’s books that I haven’t yet read. I bought most of them but they still sit on the stack. I had Anathem (which Ryan just reviewed) near the top of the stack. I could go on and on….

  2. After reading the review on this site, I plan to rush out with my first Christmas gift card and buy the Demon Lover, by Juliet Dark.

    I wish I had time to start Habitation of the Blessed by Carthynne Valente, and The Folded World, both of which are singing siren-like to me from the top of the TBR pile.

  3. I’m glad I got to the Vorkosigan Saga this year. They’re excellent in audio! I haven’t yet gotten to Devices and Desires by KJ Parker or Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton. They’ll still be there for me next year.

  4. Chris, I’ve been collecting bits of the Vorkosigan saga on audio every time Audible has one of their big sales. I’m glad to hear that they’re excellent!!

  5. Kat, Enjoy Miles! Grover Gardner does a great job. And don’t miss the short stories in Borders of Infinity. They occur in different parts of the timeline, but are really well done. I think I’ll go listen to them again right now.

  6. You have me convinced, Chris! I have got to read those this year!!

  7. SandyG265 /

    I wanted to get to Hard Bitten by Chloe Neil, One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire and Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

  8. I wanted to read “The wise man’s fear”…
    and I did not get it for Xmas buaaaa
    I still have hope to get it for the 6th january (Reyes magos in Mexico) =)

  9. sANDYg265 /

    I actually finally had a chance to read One Salt Sea and really enjoyed it.

  10. Chris, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks. Please contact me (Tim) with your choice and a US address.

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