(These two entries are out of chronological order; I wanted to get them out in a timely fashion, so I will fill in other books as I get around to logging them.)
I re-read The Paths of the Dead, by Steven Brust (prior booklog entry), in preparation for reading the next book in the series, The Lord of Castle Black (see below). On a re-read, I find that it is still an immensely fun and smooth ride, and I’m more curious than ever if it would be a good place to start reading the Khaavren books for someone who’s only read the Vlad series to date. Anyone have empirical evidence to report on the last question?
I noted several other things about this book, but likely they are only of interest to someone who’s read it. Thus, I’ve posted them to rec.arts.sf.written (Google link) and spared you my blather here. It should be out in paperback now or very soon; go out and buy it now so that you can read The Lord of Castle Black when it comes out in a couple of weeks.