May in Review

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Books Acquired:

  • The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • A Cook’s Tour – In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain
  • Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
  • Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
  • Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin
  • Rebus’s Scotland by Ian Rankin
  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
  • Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France by Peter Mayle
  • The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • Timeline by Michael Crichton
  • Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny
  • Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny
  • Changeling by Roger Zelazny
  • Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
  • Protector by Larry Niven
  • Rocannon’s World by Ursula K. Le Guin

Books Read:

  • The Serpent of Venice: A Novel by Christopher Moore
  • Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Yes I acquired twenty-nine books this month and only actually read two, one of which was a comic. Yes, I have a problem.

Firstly, there was a charity sale. One that raised money for children. Poor, needy children.

The last nine books I brought back from my dad’s collection. My mum’s selling the house soon, and his books are packed up to go, so I thought I’d bring home a few that looked interesting. My dad was a huge fan of science fiction, and I’ve unfortunately just recently started to read the genre. I do wish I had made the effort to get into it earlier, to share some of that with him, but better late than never I suppose. I also grabbed The Silmarillion purely because Tolkien holds some sentimental value between us and I couldn’t bring myself to give it away. I really have no intention of reading it, though. I haven’t met a single person with positive things to say on its behalf.

This was another month of slow reading, but it did give me a chance to finally catch up on the posts here, so that’s something. Most of my reading lately has been happening before I go to bed, but it’s limiting if you find yourself exhausted each night. I sat myself down yesterday and forced myself to read for an hour or two on the couch, which felt fantastic. My goal for this month is to try and make that time for reading each day.

2 thoughts on “May in Review

    1. Rob Post author

      I’m very excited to make my way through it! I decided to read The Uncommon Reader first, and I’m really enjoying it.


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