This year I have surpassed my goal of reading 50 books by reading 58 total. Earlier this month, I was hoping maybe I’d make it to 60 but didn’t quite make it. Fifty-nine is a possibility but 60 probably is not (especially since I haven’t wanted to read books that are too terribly short since I’m 6 reviews behind right now and need to get caught up). A little over a week ago, I posted my favorite books from 2009 [...]
Sea of Windby Fuyumi Ono320pp (Paperback)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.29/5Goodreads Rating: 4.28/5 Even though it takes place before events in Sea of Shadow (the first novel), Sea of Wind is the second book in The Twelve Kingdoms series by Japanese author Fuyumi Ono. Of the seven books in this young adult series based on Chinese folklore, three have been translated into English with the fourth translation due to be released in March 2010. Since I loved the anime [...]
Normally I get more gift cards than actual books for the holidays, but this year I got a lot of books. Since this post would be a mile long if I used my usual format of a picture of a book with a little bit about it/why I wanted to read it, I’m going to just write a list with pictures of some of them. (Now that the holidays are over, hopefully I’ll get back to writing some of those [...]
Thea and Ana of The Book Smugglers were kind enough to invite me to write a Smugglivus post again this year. So today I am over there talking about my top 10 books read this year and what books I’m looking forward to in 2010.
Wicked Gentlemenby Ginn Hale222pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 8.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.24/5Goodreads Rating: 4.11/5 Wicked Gentlemen, Ginn Hale’s first novel, contains two connected novellas following the same characters, although they are each told from the viewpoint of a different protagonist. It was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in the Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror category in 2007 and it won the Spectrum Award for Best Novel of 2008. According to the publisher’s website, Hale is working on a [...]
This week I received one early Christmas present and one ARC. I was excited about both of them, but especially the early Christmas present. The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge I have wanted to read this book for a long time but have never gotten it since it was out of print. So I was very thrilled when my husband found me a signed hardcover copy and gave it to me as an early Christmas present. It’s a science [...]