During this past week of bed-bound convalescence, I was able to catch up on my reading. Or in one case, try to catch up. :P
I plowed through "Kushiel's Scion" in a few days time, and I absolutely loved it. I wasn't sure how I'd like having the protagonist change in a series that is told from a first-person perspective, but it was okay. I guess it helps that the new protagonist was introduced back in book three and wasn't some random individual out of nowhere a la the Corwin/Merlin shift in the Amber books.
After that, I decided it was high time I had a round with good ol' Robert Jordan again. I almost bailed on "Knife of Dreams" early, when I realized that I was twenty pages in but didn't recognize a single one of the proper nouns I had seen. :P It started coming back to me the more I read, but it's still kinda hazy. But since I started reading this shit when I was ten or eleven, that's bound to happen. I'm probably gonna have to start Googling some of these names, though. :P