Hello, Internet! (Hi Sushi!) My lack of blogging is due to lots of things: winter blues, whatever makes my toes itchy and miserable in the winter taking over my fingers (and therefore making typing miserable), the fact that I spend a lot of my work day looking at screens (this becomes a problem when your hobbies also involve screens)… but I have been reading like no one’s business. So in order to make myself post again, here are some six-word reviews of what I’ve been reading lately. Because even I can manage writing six words per book.
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson: Liked the Primer, not the rest. (3/5)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Heartbreakingly beautiful gay Mexican teenagers. Love. (5/5)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin: Appreciated feminist ideas. Story is bleh. (2/5)
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins: Dense, tends to ramble. Still interesting. (4/5)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer: Good book, but 1st was better. (4/5)
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: Rather boring for a scary story. (2/5)
Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede: Entertaining short stories. I’d read more. (4/5)
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf: Good thesis but dull at parts. (3/5)
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: Entertaining and I love the MC. (4/5)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: Flat characters but still good story. (4/5)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Suspenseful but crashed at the end. (4/5)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart:
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow: So much love for this book. (5/5)
What’s next? I’m not sure. It depends on whether any of my library holds come in tomorrow since I’m first in line for several of them, both physical books and ebooks. (Yes, I’m one of those people who keeps her library holds maxed out almost all the time.) But since I read three books this weekend, it’s probably time for a brief book break. Clearly I’m spending that book break writing about books. That’s how I roll.
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