I don't want to do this. Really. Several of these books deserve long, thoughtful posts about how amazing they are. But I am so behind on my blogging! I'm having two problems: I have had a ridiculous amount of time to read because I'm unemployed right now and I haven't really felt like blogging. So I've got this long backlog of titles that I've read and written down. Whenever I do feel like blogging, I realize that i've got at least a half-dozen posts to do; I work through one or two then quit. I'll never get caught up at this rate so I am just going to list all these books here with a line to remind myself what it is and what I rated them.
Days of Future Past: Giant X-men Graphic novel that included Days of Future Past, Days of Future Present (both of which I'd read, hell I've got Future Present in comic form in my basement) and a Wolverine Prequel to Days of Future Past. a 7.
Young Avengers Vol 1 and 2: These were ok, the Hawkeye series is better. a 5.
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin: trials of an intersex British teen boy who's family's been keeping it a secret. a 5.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart:(edit): very dreamy book about over privileged teens who spend whole summers on their family's private island. I didn't like the characters at all, which made it hard for me to like the book. a 4.
The Reading Zone by Nancy Atwell: non-fiction book about getting kids to read, for/by reading teachers. a 5.
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller: another non-fiction book about getting kids to read. a 5.
Doctor Who: Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy: novella, 10 and Martha get trapped in a world from a story. Ok. a 5.
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber: Dense novel set in Victorian England, about a prostitute and the man who's mistress she becomes. weird. 5.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King: good, but not as good as The Shining. a 6.
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie: first in a series, won the Hugo, AI. a 6 for making me think so much.
A Study in Sherlock edited by Laurie King and Leslie Klinger: Short stories about Holmes. some were cases, some not. picked it up for the Gaiman story "The Case of Death and Honey". a 6.
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov: Amazing novel. Not sure I understood it. a 7.
Hard boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami: another great book that I'm not sure I understood. I always end up talking to B about Murakami when I read him. a 7.
The Fever by Megan Abbott: beautiful teen girl is the first of several to have a sudden, strange illness. Make me incredibly glad I am not a teen today and wasn't like these girls when I was that age. a 5.
going forward, I'm making a resolution to make sure I don't get this far behind again!