Monday, 30 June 2008

Here Be Dragons wrap-up

Time to wrap up yet another challenge. This time it's the Here Be Dragons one hosted by Love at Stray Talk. The challenge was to read 3 to 5 books between the 1st. January and the 30th. June.

I was hoping to read 5 books but in the event only managed 3. Still, I completed the challenge and am quite pleased with myself as it's 3 more books off the tbr pile. The titles I read were:

Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

I enjoyed them all but if I were pushed for a favourite it would be Assassin's Quest due to the wonderful writing of Robin Hobb.

Thanks to Love for hosting the challenge, it's been great fun.


DesLily said...

I did those books so long ago I forgot it was still going on lol.. but I know you will read more dragon books...eventually lol

Cath said...

You know, I think it ran for six months. I know I didn't read anything for it for the first few months because I was busy with other things. Yes, there will be more dragon books for sure. Christopher Paolini, Robin Hobb and Naomi Novik to name but three authors I want to read more of or for the first time. Not to mention the Dragonlance series...

DesLily said...

I can safely say my first dragon was Smaug from the Hobbit. Since he was not a very nice dragon I am not sure where my love of dragons comes from.
My best guess would be Anne McCaffrey's Pern books. I KNOW I loved those dragons, and she made the birth of dragons something one could only wish for!.. But although I loved the dragons in the first two books (Dragon Flight and Dragon Quest).. it was book 3 The White Dragon that cinched it! lol.. But I've read so many books with dragons in them over the years I can't be certain where my love of dragons came from.. maybe all the books huh?! lol

Cath said...

I definitely think my love of dragons comes from Anne McCaffrey. Surely *the* most magical dragon books ever, although there is stiff competition. The White Dragon is my favourite too funnily enough, such *heart* in that one.

I can't really think where I first came across dragons. I think it might have been a young children's animated series called Noggin the Nog, which I absolutely adored and which had a dragon in it. Smaug was possibly my next one though. I can't think of any others I came across but there such a big gap in years (I was 17 when I read The Hobbit) that I'm thinking there must have been more...