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What I am reading Wednesday

I thought last post it could do with some tarting up, so I wrote a WordPress plugin that adds a link to the book on OpenLibrary and a cover, if it finds the book.

What I Just Finished Reading
[book_data title="Fiddler Fair" author="Mercedes Lackey"]
This is another book of short stories, but a lot thinner. I've struggled with Mercedes Lackey books in the past, not enjoying them until I'm halfway through. But the short stories were (mostly) better. Of the ones I disliked, two are in the Valdemar universe, which is what the books I've read before are set in. Which makes me think that one of my problems with her books is that universe, rather than her as a writer.

What I'm Currently Reading
[book_data title="Star Trek: The Price of the Phoenix" author="Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath"]
A friend got me this for my 16th birthday on the basis it had Spock on the cover. Which is a great idea, but the first time I read it I got halfway through before giving up. The second time I read it I got a quarter of the way through before giving up. This time I've watched the episode which one of the characters features in (The Enterprise Incident). But I'm still struggling. I am determined to finish it this time, but I don't like any of the characters and they spend most of their time talking about things that I can't make sense of.

What I'm Reading Next
[book_data title="The Fire Rose" author="Mercedes Lackey"]
Given my experience with her short story collection, I thought this one was worth a try.