I'm having a hard time putting into words what I want to say, so instead I'll talk about different things I'm reading at the moment.
Up north I read The Winter King
in two days. It's like the perfect book for me: an interesting Arthurian story, engaging, great battle scenes and the same type of character that you always find in Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe bookes (a poor man who becomes a soldier and works his way up the ranks. Predictable, but oh so engaging.)
Since I read it so quickly, I bought Enemy of God
. I highly reccomend it to everyone on the friendslist, especially the King Arthur freaks, and the Age of Sail-ers who enjoy Cornwell's stuff.
Speaking of AoS, I picked up a cheap copy of Jack Absolute
. I think I'll save it for when/if I have to bus it up north again.
Finally, I found a book that I think the historical fictioners, KA, BHD and even non-fannish people will enjoy, called From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity
. I'm waiting to get it from the library.
, for not calling you back. I'm really not feeling like chatting on the phone right now.
ETA: Forgot to mention Northern Exposures: Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45
, by the awesome Peter Geller, who let me crash at his house the first time I was up north. I was at the book launch in THompson, and it was a very engaging presentation- I can't wait to get into this book.