October was going to be a nice month, at least that was the plan, but then it just turned into a non-stop work-fest. Between a couple of weekends at work with the day job, busy nights in the restaurant, and the seemingly endless push to finish DIY at home I had no time for almost anything else. I make a habit of listening to audiobooks while driving to/from work, and while doing DIY, so if it wasn’t for that my reading consumption would be way down. Continue reading “October 2017”
Another busy month in September, and the time I was hoping to find just didn’t materialise. Still lots to do in the house, and I’m still not fully recovered after my injury. Starting to feel somewhat guilty for my lack of blogging and reviewing, but there really isn’t much I can do about it quite yet… Continue reading “September 2017”
Another year in reading to look back, on what a year it’s been. I’ve surpassed my previous best of 128 reads last year and got up to 135 books read this year. I’m not quite sure how I managed that as it works out to be a book every 2.7 days! This was the year where I decided to read mainly science fiction, and to pick up books based solely on if I liked the sound of it. Read on for the stats… Continue reading “What I Read in 2016”
I’d hoped to read one Stephen King book per month this year, but have failed on that up to now. I’ve managed 6 more – Firestarter, The Dead Zone, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, End of Watch, From A Buick 8, Misery – and would like to try and make up the months I missed before the end of the year. I think Misery is one of my favourites yet.
Any idea on the next I should read? Continue reading “Reading Stephen King Update #2”
I hit 100 books read this year over the weekend, putting me about 6 weeks ahead of last year. My aim for 2016 was to read 120 books, which I’ll likely blast through by the end of October – I better re-evaluate my goal! As for what I’ve read, here’s a handy look at all the covers:
These past six months have sure flown by, yet looking at my books read list I’ve managed to get plenty of good novels consumed in that time. My target this year is to read 120 books (which I managed last year), and I’m already 19 books ahead of where I was last July. Still plenty of reading ahead! Continue reading “2016 Half-Year Reading Update”
Since I posted the list in June of novels I’ve read by Stephen King I’ve managed to read another 4: Finders Keepers, Duma Key, Lisey’s Story, and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Not as much as I’d hoped, and I fell short of my challenge to read 1 SK novel per month last year. Still, it means I’ve got plenty left to work though!
Any recommendations on which one to read next? Continue reading “Reading Stephen King Update #1”
I’ve recently re-read John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War novels. Why? Well, I loved them first time around and didn’t realise how long it had been since I last picked them up. Add to that the release of the latest in the series, The End Of All Things, and I wanted to remind myself of all the details leading into this one. Despite buying and reading the new novel through the weekly novella downloads (The Life of the Mind, This Hollow Union, Can Long Endure, To Stand or Fall), I still wanted to go back and blast through them all in short order. I’m glad I did, if for no other reason than how entertaining Scalzi can tell a tale. Continue reading “The Old Man’s War Novels by John Scalzi”