Feb 1, 2018

Monthly Rewind - January 2018

So let's start with the most painful topic first.

Reading Mojo

Not the best. I would often fall asleep in the evening after a couple of pages. My usual enthusiasm about reading was missing. Maybe because I was reading a lot of last books in the series and I was in a yawn-lets-get-it-done mood.

Number of Books Read

In January I have read 9 books and missed my target by one. Goodreads challenge is mocking me that I am "1 book behind schedule". (How annoying. I hate this warning.)

That means that my target for February is 11 books (10 regular plus one from January). It will be tough, especially since February has less days then other months.

Genres of Books Read

Now the good news! For once I managed to keep up to my New Year Resolution to read more speculative fiction. In fact, I have read only books from that genre in January 2018. Maybe including In Death series is a bit of a stretch, but hey, it's set in a future.

Genres read in January 2018:

  • Fantasy: 3 books
  • Urban Fantasy: 2 books
  • In Death series (ligh-sf mystery ?): 2 books
  • Magical Realism: 1 book
  • Science Fiction: 1 book

Now let's keep it up in February!

Reading Stats

I read 3032 pages across 9 books.

Shortest book was Everything but the Squeal by John Scalzi (53 pages).

Longest books was Haunted Blade by J.C. Daniels (568 pages).

Average length of book read in January 2018 was: 337 pages.

My average rating for books in January 2018 was 4 stars. Not bad at all.

I discovered (or re-discovered since one was a re-read) two 5 star books in January 2018. One was short but funny novella by one of my favorite science fiction authors John Scalzi and other is one of my all-time-favorite-love-stories. Warm recommendations for both if you haven't read them.


Jan 22, 2018

Let's read more SFF! - 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge

You have already probably noticed that fantasy and science fiction are two of my favorite genres. As part of New Years resolution, I always declare I will read more SFF books next year. But then fail because pretty covers or popular books distract me.

So this year, I decided o make a commitment by making this declaration aka blog post. Plus I am joining the 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge so that makes it official, right?

My favorite part about 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge is that we have reading tasks. They are not too easy or too hard, just right.

Jan 16, 2018

This bookworm is still dreaming...

After some thinking I decided to revive this blog. Yeah, I could have made another one blog but:
a) I already got this one all set-up.
b) I am lazy.
c) All of the above.

What will be the content of this blog?

  • Keeping monthly statistics about my reading;
  • Joining some fun reading challenges;
  • Themed lists of books I plan to read (like on-going series or NetGalley review copes I STILL haven't read).

At least that's what I am planning for the beginning. We will see where it goes from there...

Oct 24, 2013

Book Review: Charming by Elliott James

Book Cover Charming by Elliott James


#1 in Pax Arcana series

by Elliott James

Age: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Format: Ebook, 390 pages
Published On: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Orbit
Source: NetGalley

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First Sentence: There's a reason that we refer to being in love as being enchanted.

Oct 18, 2013

Book Review: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

Book Cover Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

Zenn Scarlett

#1 in Zenn Scarlett series

by Christian Schoon

Age: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction

Format: Ebook, 304 pages
Published On: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Source: NetGalley

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First Sentence: Wind clawed at the canvas tarp covering Zenn in the cargo bed of the ancient pickup truck.

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