Well, it took me a bit to get all the metadata in my Goodreads account in order to get some decent numbers but I fixed the issues. The irony of a librarian having insufficient Goodreads metadata is not lost on me. So, for 2012, I read 167 total volumes counting both books and manga/graphic novels. [...]
I got a Paperwhite for Hanukkah! So I have been tearing through some ebooks recently.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – This was a standout recent read. I am kicking myself for not reading this earlier. Who knew that a book about teens with cancer could be so intelligently [...]
I can’t believe I skipped my reading update in September! I’ve been a bit busier than usual lately. I’ve not been great about logging what I’ve been reading in Goodreads either, so I think I’m missing some titles.
Shiver, Linger and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – I remember deciding not to read these [...]
I’m always happy to have a local bookstore like King’s English that is so excellent at programming events. The launch of the Smart Chicks Kick It! tour was here in Salt Lake City so it was fun to go see the author panel, which consisted of Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Ally Condie, Bethany Griffin, Richelle [...]
Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum – Nice, bleak Scandinavian murder mystery. Good antidote to the usual romance-oriented genre reading I usually do. Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness – I liked Discovery of Witches quite a bit, even though I knew that a person in my knitting group [...]
The highlights of my reading this month were to very different YA novels.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – This was one of the best written YA novels I’ve read in some time. It is set somewhere in the British Isles, and explores the traditional Celtic myth of water horses. In this [...]
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder – After reading all of Snyder’s series, her formula is a bit too familiar – heroine with mystical powers meets stoic and silent man, but still this is fun to read if you’ve enjoyed her other works. Not as squicky with the sexual politics as the [...]
I have been in a horrible reading funk recently. I keep picking up books, reading them partway and putting them down. I’m rereading a bunch of series I’ve read before just because none of my current book options are all that appealing to me. Things were pretty bad in April and got better towards the [...]
I was browsing a thread on Ravelry and was tipped off to these wonderful Dover Books. Vampire Nights Stained Glass Coloring Book
“Vampires of today don’t just want blood — they crave friendship and romance, too! These 16 stained glass images portray hip, young party animals of the night in dramatic, contemporary situations: dancing [...]
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch – We were debating what to read next for April YA book club, and when I saw that this book was blurbed by the author of Feeling Sorry for Celia I said “That one!” Having a first person narrator with an intriguing, funny, and unique personality can [...]