Beauty’s Punishment by A. N. Roquelaure
The second of the Beauty trilogy.
These are very graphic novels. I hadn’t really known what to expect when I started them. Going to start the third one now…
So, while I did technically finish this on the first day of 2013, I’m counting this. :P 4 months ago
So, at this point I had been reading during all my free time for three days… and in the end I only read 29 books in 2012.
But, I had started my 30th and finished on Jan. 1st. So, I’m counting it. :) 4 months ago
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
An entertaining mystery novel by the famous novelist, the first I’ve read of hers I believe.
Mystery novels aren’t really my thing… but this and the last one I’ve read I have really enjoyed. So, maybe I do like mysteries? I dunno. :) 4 months ago
When the Snow Flies by Laurie Alice Eakes
A pretty formulaic love story… but still enjoyable to read. 4 months ago
The Giant Girl by Kristen den Hartog
I really liked this book. So, real and tragic.
Would definitely like to read more of her work. 4 months ago
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Cory Doctorow
A fun story about a future dystopia. Very imaginative. Would love to read more of this world. 4 months ago
The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick
The novel the movie was based on… was an quick, interesting read. And, there some pretty major differences between the book and the movie (but, that’s not a surprise). 4 months ago
Claiming Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure
This is the first book of the erotic Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice (she used a pen name). 4 months ago
Bossypants by Tina Fey
I liked this book. I love 30 Rock so I already love Tina Fey. The strangest thing to me would be when she would curse in the book. I have absolutely no problem with crudeness, but when she wrote “bag of dicks” I was surprised. ha! 4 months ago
Alabaster by Caitlin Kiernan
This was a collection of short stories about Dancy Flammarion, an albino demon hunter.
I quite enjoyed them.
I really have to hurry if I want to finish this goal… I’m actually in the middle of two books right now. I had previously started another one, but I don’t think I’ll get back to it for 2012. Most likely it’ll count for 2013. 4 months ago
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Another cheater? Maybe.
But, I can count it if I want to.
Another cute and slightly skewed children’s book that I read.
I liked it. >:) 5 months ago
Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Is this cheating? I don’t care if it is.
This is a book and I read it. Cover to cover!
It’s more funny than I expected. 5 months ago
The Last Hiccup by Christopher Meades
I really had a good time with this book.
I want read it again, right now!
I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more of his work. 5 months ago
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
I enjoyed this book.
It’s strange and oddly organized/sectioned. But, that only made it easier to read for me.
Definitely will be reading more of his work. 5 months ago
i made it! granted, i purposely sought out some quick reads to make sure i’d complete the goal in time, but i stuck to legit literature & didn’t re-read anything i’d already read or whatever. i’m so glad i did this, because now that i’ve started at university again, i’m back to reading lots of textbooks & don’t have much time to read for pleasure. plus i got to read a lot of books that are classics to me & that i’d missed until now, some of which are new faves. yay reading! 5 months ago
Rambly, but I will give this author a pass since I tend to enjoy most of his writing. The self-help nerd in me appreciates him taking a stab at the genre. 5 months ago
I Saw You… Comics Inspired by Real-life Missed Connections – Edited by Julia Wertz
This was fun. But, not as funny as I expected. 5 months ago
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
I loved this book.
It’s such a wonderful read. The main character is so lovable and real. She’s so sweetly honest. And, the scenery descriptions are so vivid and lush. I enjoyed this book very much.
I figured I would… I loved the movie, too.
I need to have both in our personal library. 5 months ago
Fascinating the way he can break down the story of a group or individual & explain their relative success or failure. Especially coming from an American culture where a self-made man or woman seems to be the dominant social paradigm. Opportunity plays a huge part in all that. 5 months ago
Published in 1997, this book can’t help but be technologically outdated. Despite that & being too new age-y at times, it has a lot of useful information. Like:
Questions to ask of ppl who do what you are thinking of doing: How did you get into this work? What do you like/dislike most about it? What do you do in a typical day? What type of ppl do you work with? What are they like? Who are your clients/customers? How much autonomy do you have? What is the salary range for this type of work? Who else should I speak with about working in this industry?
It also emphasizes the importance of networking, a skill I would like to develop but feel a bit disingenuous about possessing since I’m not a proactively social person to begin with. 6 months ago
Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger.
This book took way too long. I really need to buckle down. The end of the year is looming! 6 months ago
We can all pay lip service to the importance of sleep, but this book takes you into the how & why. From the way our ancestors slept, to the repercussions of sleep deprivation in combat, to the circadian rhythm elite athletes exploit for improved performance. This book covers it. 6 months ago
Second book in the UnWind series! I enjoyed it, although I kind of had to rush through the end to get the book back to the library [almost] on time. I cannot wait for the third one to be published! 6 months ago