Tag: Books

2022 Book #2: Bewilderment

I appear to have an unpopular opinion on this one. It has a 4.04-star rating on Goodreads, and I gave it 2. I’m surprised on a few levels. I put a hold on Bewilderment as soon as I heard about it solely because of its author, Richard Powers...

2022 Book #1: The Secret History

Here we are on January 3rd, and I’ve finished my first book of the year. I actually started reading it on December 28th, but it’s still a super quick read for me, as The Secret History is quite a chonk of a book. The Secret History is...

Let’s talk about goals

Happy 2022! I love recycling this image from 2011. It was a winner. So. Goals. To start with, I joined the Goodreads 2022 Reading Challenge with a goal of 50 books. Last year was the first year I didn’t join since I started in 2011. Somehow...

2021 Book #26: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Yep. I’m back. And I mean it this time. Here’s a review as proof. It’s only #26 for the year, according to Goodreads, which, with the exception of last year, is pretty low for me. I’m going to change that in 2022 because I...

2016 Book #1: The 5th Wave

This is what happens when I see a pretty disaster pr0n movie trailer and think I’ll like the book because of it. Okay, it’s not terrible: it’s run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic YA. You know what to expect. In my defense, I...

2015: The Year in Books

2015 has been an interesting year. I’ve been really busy, mostly because of dogs. That and an extended foray into Minecraft from which I only recently returned. Books were on the back burner this year. I only blogged about fifteen of them, but...

2015 Book #15/42: Slade House

I can’t end this year without talking about Slade House, David Mitchell‘s latest novel. It’s been out for a few months, but I just managed to get my hands on it and devour it. But first (and briefly), I’ll explain the...

2015 Book #14: It

I finally read It. It’s been on my tbr shelf (and my tl;dr pile) for at least a decade, maybe even longer than The Stand was. (I’m having a hard time keeping away from the obvious puns. Gah.) If you read my review of The Stand, you know...

2015 Book #13: The Good Earth

I guess it’s for the best that I’ve put off reviewing a couple of books lately, as I’m tired of audiobooks and it’s taking me forever to read It. I read (listened to) The Good Earth almost a month ago, and my procrastination...

2015 Book #12: Rabbit, Run

Here’s yet another case of You Got an English Degree…How? I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I got through college and a master’s degree without reading Updike. (In my defense, this time is not as bad as when I got...

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