Reading notes, week 31

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During Worldcon, July 29/30 – August 1-2:

Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones. A friend wanted song lyrics from it and their book was at home while they are sheltering with their parents, so I sent a photo, and then I wanted to read it. I think I’m rereading all the Dalemark books on paper now, again.

A Sudden Wild Magic by Diana Wynne Jones. Badly converted and I may take to tweaking it in Calibre yet, but this time I just ploughed through. Found a lot of new (or forgotten) details so I wasn’t rereading too early.

July 27: High Wizardry by Diane Duane. I think this is one of the best Young Wizards (but I’m not continuing the binge because the rest is not long enough ago to want to read them right now, so I can’t compare). At one point Dairine tells her manual (not yet Spot) where she wants to go, “somewhere where there are going to be people like me” — which is prophetic in the context, because on the Motherboard planet there are of course going to be people like her, but I don’t know if the author realised that at the time because when the computer repeats the program back at her it says “sort for Terran-type hominids”.

Index of reading notes is here.

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