February was a busy month. Not only was NOT OK, CUPID released, but I had to check myself every 3.4 minutes for coronavirus symptoms. The problem is that I’ve had muscle aches, fatigue, and a general feeling of malaise for about 13 years.
Somehow I found time to read 18 books. Once again, not having any social life and only one friend pays off!
I’m bang on my goal of 50/50 fiction and nonfic, with nine each. Let’s start with the nonfic this time.
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I stole this blog idea from my friend Kimothy. I like to steal things. Especially from children, because if they get angry I can just knee them in the face.
I started off the reading year strong, with 12 books read in January. You’ll note this blog only includes 10 because two haven’t been published yet. When they are I will be NEENER NEENER-ing that I got to read them first.
My reading schedule kind of fell apart over the last week because MY BOOK WAS RELEASED! Did I mention I had a book coming out? Well, I did. I was a bundle of nerves and excitement, but early reviews have been very good and I’m touched by how kind and supportive people have been, especially since I’m kind of a dick.
Nonfiction January Reads
Fiction January Reads
Side note: I’ve noticed over the last year or so that I read a lot of books with blue-green covers. I wonder if I’m unconciously attracted to those covers (I do think that colour scheme is pretty) or if it’s a side-effect of the genres I read. I’m leaning towards the former because I read in a wide range of genres, but I’m not sure. Thoughts?
Do you want to know what I thought of all those books? No? Well this is my website and I’m going to tell you anyway, so there.
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I’m a tad behind with my thoughtful and intelligent book reviews. By a tad behind, I mean I’ve read 72 books this year and reviewed about three of them. I’m nothing if not an epic procrastinator.
By the way, have you added my book on Goodreads and preordered it from the book retailer of your choice, including B&N/Nook or Amazon? If not, why not? Is it because you don’t want to and you will spend your money on whatever you damn well please? Well, that’s fair enough. Don’t let yourself be bullied.
First up in this month’s deeply analytical reviews is:
The Haunting of Toby Jugg – Dennis Wheatley – 3/5 it’s a fucking octopus on dry land, what are you scared of?
Continue reading “Ghostly Cephalopods, Ghastly Castrations, and Graffiti Cocks”
I’m continuing my thoughtful reviews of the books I’m reading in 2019. This week I read about dinosaurs, grumpy old men, and a lake.
The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs – Steve Brusatte – 5/5 for dinosaurs, 2/5 for the story
Continue reading “Curmudgeons, Cretaceous Dinos, and Comma Splices”
Hey, what do you think of the new website? Be honest, because if I cry it’s not like you have to see it.
Anyway, I continue to read a bizarre range of books – in this post, the memoirs of a doctor so funny it hurts, a sci-fi classic, and a charming historical gay romance. I’m also still reading Mary Poppins on the toilet. It’s a big book, okay?
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton – 3/5 perfect number of dinosaurs but the children survived
Continue reading “Gynaecology, Dinosaurs, and Posh Anal, oh my!”
My Goodreads goal is to read 52 books this year, and I’m going to share my reviews as I go.
I’ve always been a voracious reader. I remember being about nine or ten and my mum telling me I could finish a chapter of my book and then I had to go to sleep. So I chose a book with no chapters and read it to the end, keeping within the rule if not quite the spirit of the rule.
This year, I’ve gone back to paper books for reasons I won’t get in to, and it’s unexpectedly rekindled my love for reading. I was an ereader convert but now I’m a retro paperbackphile.
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You may remember my book review of BITE SOMEBODY by Sara Dobie Bauer. And if you follow me on Twitter, you must have seen me fangirling over Sara every since I read it.
Well, the sequel, BITE SOMEBODY ELSE, came out last week and I’ve been like this:
I had to have a cold shower and a lie down when Sara agreed to be interviewed for my blog.
But first, my review of BITE SOMEBODY ELSE.
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