Welcome again to another Reading Journal! ^-^ Every month or so I get up to a bit of book rambling; with some basic information on 4 – 5 books I’ve read this year, as well as a quick-and-simple review for each one. This month I’ve got a duology, a promising first book, and a volume from a favorite series of mine. Not all of them caught my fancy, but maybe they’ll catch yours…
So it’s been over a month since my last post. Considering that post was about failure, this fact may seem a little ominous… The truth is that almost nothing I did this month felt worthy of its own post. More like a sentence or two each. And, since I’m still somewhat wary of Twitter, I thought I’d combine them all together in an all-together update for April. ^-^ And a quick overview of my writing plans for May.
Life – The long work hours continue. I was expecting them to level off a bit. Then we ended up being down a person, so everyone’s working loooong shifts until we fill in the gaps. I’m beginning to think this might always be how it is at this job. XD Such is life, I guess!
In more fun news, I went to Get Lit At the Beach again, at the beginning of the month. Lucas was even able to go with me this time. ^-^ I have to admit that one of the highlights for me was that Terry Brooks remembered me from last year, and we chatted a bit. *shiny eyes* Much like last year, I had a great time listening to the presenting authors talk about their careers and processes. Lucas and I also met some great people that we hung out with, and it was just a fabulous weekend all around! Continue reading
Welcome again to another Reading Journal! ^-^ Every month I get up to a bit of book rambling; with some basic information on 4 – 5 books I’ve read this year, as well as a quick-and-simple review for each one.
Funny story about the first book of this set: I enjoyed it so much upon first reading it, last year,that I entirely forgot to write down anything about it! XD Luckily, I love re-reading great stories. ^-^
So, let’s take a look!
We finally got all of our books out of their boxes. Currently they are either on a shelf, or stacked on the floor awaiting a shelf/storage place; because Lucas and I have a lot of books. A LOT! ^-^ I was actually surprised how many we had when they were combined. Even more surprising: how many unread books I actually have.
I took a picture of them for you…
And now back to our regularly scheduled Reading Journal! ^-^ Every month I get up to a bit of book rambling; with some basic information on 4 – 5 books I’ve read over the last year, as well as a quick-and-simple review for each one. This month is ALL books that I really liked. I read them when I first made my way up to Seattle, in August/September last year, and I think they helped me settle in. ^-^
Happy New Year’s Eve! ^-^
Since I missed my Reading Journal for November, I thought it would be nice to do a special extra one this month. This special is all about a classic Sci-fi writer that I really think more people should know: Harry Harrison. He was a popular science fiction writer in the 50’s and 60’s, known for his sharp wit and satirical treatment of common space-opera themes. His best known works are the novel ‘Make Room! Make Room!’, on which the movie ‘Soylent Green’ was loosely based, and his ‘Stainless Steel Rat’ series.
I first heard about Harry Harrison during a NaNoWriMo a few years ago. I did one of those “what author do you write like” tests, not expecting any great variety or anything… and was surprised to get Harrison. A quick google search proved enough to intrigue me; and when I bought myself a kindle this year, I just could not resist getting the Harry Harrison Mega-Pack for it. ^-^ A well spent dollar! All of the works covered in this special came from that collection, and I heartily encourage everyone to check it out.
And now, to the stories! Continue reading