Monday, February 02, 2015

What I read -- January 2015

“The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater. I was totally taken in by this one.

So, the boys at the core of the story are like the boy-band thing that Scott Westerfeld talked about. One of the boys was kind of being given short shrift, I thought. I was even kind of wondering why he was there. And then…!

“The Dream Thieves” by Maggie Stiefvater. I was about 120 pages from the end of The Raven Boys and it was Friday evening. I knew it wasn’t going to wrap things up properly so I left the house in a panic to get to the library whose website said it was “in”. I couldn’t find it on the shelves. I asked the librarian. The outing ended with the security guard escorting us both out of the building at closing. D’oh. So I went to the bookstore and bought it. It was a learning experience, though. Now I know who’s in charge of the library (security). And also, the library has way better customer service than the bookstore.

This book took me a bit longer to read than the first one, but I got to about halfway through and just finished it. She really does a fantastic job with endings, both with this book and the previous one, making me absolutely need the next one RIGHT NOW.

“The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork” by John Maxwell. I was given this book from work. It was about how I expected.

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