January First by Michael Scholfield

I took a break from blogging during November to focus on Nanowrimo but I finished reading several books and got behind on my write-ups. I'm going to try to do these books justice despite having let them sit for too long before writing down my thoughts. I read January First by Michael Schofield in record … Continue reading January First by Michael Scholfield


Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

My latest read was Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Okorafor does a splendid job of placing her work in the stream of those that have come before, and it struck me that this would be another volume particularly suited for providing you with a list of "books mentioned in another book" (No. 50 on the … Continue reading Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Series (comic books)

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger series is the second set of Dark Tower comics put out by Stephen King and Robin Furth. The entire arc is our main character Roland Deschain chasing after the Man in Black, and what happens when they finally meet. Book 1 is The Journey Begins. Roland tells part of his tale to … Continue reading Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Series (comic books)

The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

A million years ago (ok, ok, earlier this year) I read The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey. The Boy on the Bridge is its prequel. Carey's new spin on the zombie apocalypse is precipitated by the cortyceps fungus, making an army of mindless undead who know only hunger--that's the premise established … Continue reading The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

  I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye to Harry Dresden. He’s been part of my life for most of two years! I remember when Ender was my best friend for so many audiobooks and it was hard to let him go, too. Well, at least I can tell you about this last book … Continue reading Skin Game by Jim Butcher

The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett (a Byliner book)

The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett fit the primary criteria for the kind of book I was looking for: very short & filled with writing advice. I downloaded the Kindle book at the airport between flights. This mini-memoir, which is a dainty 45 pages, was the perfect book to finish out the tail end of … Continue reading The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett (a Byliner book)

Manage Your Day-to-Day (a 99U book)

Manage Your Day-to-Day was a book I had heard about, forgotten about, and heard about again. I downloaded the Kindle book and highlighted as I went along. It was a great short book for travel, comprised of short essays by some great minds---including my man Leo Babauta of mnmlist and Zen Habits---and interspersed throughout with quotable … Continue reading Manage Your Day-to-Day (a 99U book)

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Now that the secret is out of the bag and you all know I've committed to yet another reading challenge, I feel comfortable telling you I've just finished book 2 of the Anne series, Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The Anne Read Along challenge is one that I heard about it from The Book Date, … Continue reading Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Reading Challenges Progress Report

[ // JANUARY // FEBRUARY // MARCH // APRIL // MAY // JUNE // JULY // AUGUST // ] With August done our year is 2/3 finished with 1/3 to go. I’ve read 33 books so far. Challenge Completed Status PopSugar 33 of 40 83% main 33 of 52 63% advanced Audiobooks 1 100% bit … Continue reading Reading Challenges Progress Report

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

After thirteen books of building up a life, Harry's had everything is destroyed. In the rubble of book fourteen, he has to relearn everything, starting with a very pretty physical therapist named Sarissa who will teach him the basics before Mab gives him some hands-on daily experience of how not to die. By, you know, … Continue reading Cold Days by Jim Butcher