Thanks to the spreadsheet geekish influence of one benpayne, I succumbed to the peer pressure and decided to document my reading this year. I’m also going to try to comment on some of the books I read, just a line or two, if I don’t review them (or maybe even if I do, to jog my memory!). Here’s the first ones for the year.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, JK Rowling, YA/Children’s/Fantasy, 109pp – Clever, well put together, maybe a bit preachy, but still cute.
Swallowing Darkness (7th in the Princess Meredith series), Laurell K Hamilton, Paranormal, 365pp – Best one of hers I’ve read in ages. Maybe because it feels a bit like an ENDING.
The Invisible Road, Elizabeth Knox, Fantasy, 677pp – NZ author. Two books republished as one… Fascinating premise, well executed, but two faults – female protag unnecessarily young for the purpose of the story and thus the relationship stuff got a bit ick, and the "Oh look, they’re dead, nah, just tricking!" bit got tired.
I’ve read more than this already of course 🙂 Also read so far in 2009 are a JD Robb novel, a Robin McKinley fantasy (review sent to ASif – probably be there soon), a Johanna Lindsey historical romance (always love a Lindsey!), and I’m halfway through the first Brett Weeks fantasy (look for a review soon) and a collection of Nora Roberts novellas (some romances with a splash of magic). And I think I’ve purchased more books (for my own personal use, not for school!) in the past three weeks than I have in the past twelve months! Weird. Heh, and the same for clothes as well. Holidays are EXPENSIVE!
Now to start with the e-reader too!