January 26, 2013 by

September 2012


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As you, most devout readers (ie Kris and Marina, maybe others) may have noticed–I fell completely behind on my book blogs once I got a job. Hilariously, devout readers (notably again, Marina and Kris) you don’t even like the book blogs! Hilarious!

I’m going to catch up now at least through the end of 2012 because that seems appropriate. But I’m not sure I can continue this same method moving forward into 2013. I might just start telling you about my favorite books in a month or two months or as they happen or whatever. But not do this whole rigamorale each time. Because, let’s face it, this is obviously not sustainable for me.

Books Read: 17
Books Re-read: 1
Books Unfinished: 4
Books Borrowed: 16
Books Bought: 33
Books Given: 3
Money Made: $14 at HPB
Money Spent: $94 (PHill and SF Library Book Sales and 2 books from London from Kris)

Favorite Book: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Alif the Unseen is about a programmer in the Middle East who writes a code based on 1001 Nights. It’s…what I would consider sci-fi literature, I guess. But a lot closer to true lit than most of the stuff I read. The characters were compelling, the plot was gripping, all the elements came together nicely. Hightly recommended if you’re into technology and classics and Middle Eastern tropes.

Least Favorite Books: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (not nearly as good as the Demon Lexicon’s trilogy. NOT NEARLY), Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (Frog Prince story. Seemed promising, wasn’t really), A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare (not as good as A Week to Be Wicked), and Legacy of Tril #1: Soulbound by Heather Brewer (UGH).

3 Responses to September 2012

  1. Kris

    I like the book blogs! Maybe you’ll be able to come back to it after you get more used to this job, or move someplace where the commute is less time consuming and exhausting, or something. But obviously don’t do it if it stops being fun. =P

  2. michele

    =) Okay, it’s just Marina who finds them dull. Sorry, Marina. (I don’t know why *I’M* apologizing, you’re the one who finds me dull. J/K, I know you love me.)

    Also, heh. I think the book blogs became not fun in like the second month when I realized what I signed myself up for. But they were still kind of fun. I don’t know. I love HAVING them because I like the record and being able to go back and read them and remember books and quotes and stats and stuff. But having ANYTHING I need to do once a month as a task is hard for me because I’m such a procrastinator and hate deadlines/pressure/rules/authority, even when it’s my own. Sigh. Whatever. We’ll see. I’m certainly still keeping my written log so far this month.

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