And just like that…the summer is over. 🙁
This has been a busy year and I’ve tried not to neglect my blog. Eventually, I’ll stumble over a posting schedule that works. In the meantime, reviewing took a backseat to reading, but I’m still not sure how I feel about a few of these books or what I’ll write about them.
Ultimately, I read 14 books (4,759 pages) and reviewed six. I started many books but had a hard time getting drawn into them. Several on the list were put aside in favor of Kindle books or titles with larger print. I need new glasses! Of the unreviewed titles, I’d most recommend Stiff. The hardest review to write will be for The Fifth Season because just about everyone thinks it’s brilliant while I think it’s hilariously awful. It’s the first book of a trilogy, though, so maybe I should withhold judgement until I see where it goes.
Read (** = off list, oops)
I’m halfway through The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and it’s the best Chabon I’ve read. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it stays good. I much prefer Snow to My Name Is Red, but it’s just as dense and I keep putting it off until I’ve got a nice big chuck of reading time. I also read a couple hundred pages of Crime and Punishment. I really, really, really wanted to finish this one this year so that I can finally cross it off my list. Someone online says it gets good after the first three hundred pages. Just one hundred more until it stops feeling like schoolwork, right?
I hope everyone had a good summer!
Now, bring on the snow! 😀