As I mentioned in a previous blog post, a lot of reading was done this year. Covers were screen-capped from LibraryThing and put together in the image below. The text is listed, roughly, in order of reading. The Darkwing Duck comics were scattered throughout the year.
So last year didn’t work out so great for reading. After my father passed away I had a difficult time with doing things in my life. I couldn’t write down things in a planner, I didn’t really want to do much when I got home from work, etc etc. So I didn’t get to finish the books I wanted to read last year. So they’ve now been moved to this year.
I hope to upload a picture later of the new book stack, but here’s a list.
- The year of the intern – Robin Cook
- 1215: the year of the Magna Carta – Danny Danziger and John Gillingham (I did take a class on the Magna Carta last year for its anniversary, so partial victory?)
- Kafka on the shore – Haruki Murakami
- The family that couldn’t sleep – D.T. Max
- The gifts of imperfection – Brene Brown
- Seraphina – Rachel Hartman (Currently reading as of this post!)
- The greatest knight – Thomas Asbridge
There will be other books I plan to read this year like:
- Revisionary – Jim C. Hines. Last of the Magic Ex. Libris series coming out in February. I have such a sad.
- The Death of Dulgath – Michael J. Sullivan. I’m waiting on my Kickstarter book to come in the mail.
- Book 4 of Song of the Summer King – Jess E. Owen ?? This will be Kickstarting later this year, so I’m not sure when it’ll arrive, if it’ll be even this year. But I’ll be reading it when it comes.
First, there’s this book I ordered from Powell’s at the beginning of this year. (They were randomly giving away a gift card with orders placed on that day. I didn’t get one.) :
I found my crocheting tools, so it’s time I try to relearn this stuff. It’s also spiral bound so that makes it easier to follow along.
The rest of the books are books I got when Powell’s had a 20% off sale. Only “The Seeker” was new, and “Ninja Attack” was on sale (overstock?). The rest are all used books. So on top of the used books price, I got an extra 20% off. Nice! They are all also books I had on my wishlist.
Oh and don’t pay attention to any lighting you may see on the left side of these books. My monitor was on nearby.
Obviously, I have some book buying addiction issues.
I got a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble for Christmas. My husband got one as well. So we decided to visit our local store and see if there was anything we liked.
Now recently I’ve decided to only buy hardcover or trade size books. The type in mass market size is just getting too small for me. Anything I see in mass market size, I’ll just get as an epub ebook. [Kobo] So that narrows down my selections in a bookstore. And even before this decision I would sometimes walk into B&N and walk out without anything because I couldn’t find anything I liked. Or what I found wasn’t the first book in the series.
This is what I walked out with.
In 2015 I’m going to focus on reading these books pictured above along with Unbound by Jim C. Hines and A Shard of Sun by Jess E. Owen. (Both due out in 2015.) Theft of Swords is actually the book I’m currently reading, so that’ll be a carryover.
If you’re wondering, the orange dots on the books indicate books I’ve cataloged online already.