Monday, May 01, 2017

What I read, April 2017



“The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker. A book that made me sad that I’m not a better writer. This one treats religion really nicely. It’s a book I’d like to push on share with others.

“His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik. I looked for this one for years (!) around the house, knowing it was there. And it was! I found it while looking for something else, of course. We have the first four of the series, and they were all in different bookshelves, but not anymore!

“The Witches of Litchford” by Paul Cornell. I needed to pick another library book, and this one was short, and not a slog at all. Though Wikipedia lists it as a short story. And maybe it is. It was bound as a book, so I’m treating it as one.

“Every Heart a Doorway” by Seanan McGuire. Free download, and it was on my list! And also it was short, which is good because the thing you can’t tell about this report is I was 75 pages from the end of HMD on the 26th of the month. Oh, and I always list books read in chronological order, and I had this stupid idea that in order to read 50 books this year I had to get through 4 per month. Which pretty much means I will never read Middlemarch.

I have a complicated relationship with SM. I really liked the Newsflesh trilogy, but Encryptids kind of annoyed me. I mean, it was cute and everything, but I didn’t connect with it. I had to unfollow her on Twitter because I just couldn’t cope with her cats. But this book was a delight. Everyone should read it. I loved Kade, what a great character.

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