19 August 2014

A post where I list all the books I've been reading just so I can start fresh.

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!  

2 comments:

  1. hey, that's a LOT of reading. And *nobody* says that you're required to review every book you read, so please take at least a little pressure off yourself. Otherwise the blogging won't be fun any more!

    I've not read most of those. I did read the E Lockhart book, which I didn't like veyr much at all, but I don't see your rating here...

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  2. Ah, that's because I forgot to write anything for it! I fixed that. I think it was ok. I couldn't stand the characters but was really curious as to what happened.

    This is the only place I keep up with what I read so I always feel I have to write something down for each book, otherwise I won't remember I read it!

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