As I said in my August in Review post, I have learned that I just do not read in July and August. It is September and I am all ready feeling the reading vibe again. We will see if it sticks around! I need to find the vibe... I added most of my TBR to Libib and it is a scary number. I am glad I waited to do this project after I did a huge purge at the beginning of the year, because I bet it was a lot higher just a few months ago! So, what have I done so far in September? Read e-books. That helps getting books off my shelf so quickly. lol I haven't done my e-books and audiobooks yet. I am sure that number is scary, too. I really need to work on getting the stacks down. It is a lot more manageable that it used to be because I rarely accept review copies any more, so I definitely read way more than what actually enters my house number-wise. Slumps just happen and I fall very far behind.
Graphic Novel Year
Nothing this week...
The Jewel and her Lapidary ~ I grabbed a copy of this because I have heard good things about Fran Wilde and thought a few novellas might be a good way to ease back into reading. It definitely was enough pique my interest in Wilde's longer books! It was a tragic story let me tell you, but very well done. I really got caught up in it and wish it was longer because I am curious about the events afterwards. But, um, yeah... Very tragic. There was this one scene that will stick with me for a while! Recommended!
Trigger Warning ~ I have been reading this book forever! It isn't that I didn't like it, but I am just so bad at short story collections. I decided Friday night to finally settle in and finish it. That was when I discovered I only had one story left... So, yay, I finished it! Neil Gaiman has grown on me a lot since I first read him years ago. I was not a huge short story reader, still not really, and I just didn't love him like other people do. I still am probably not his biggest fan ever, but I did enjoy a lot of the stories in this collection! Recommended!
The Builders ~ Another attempt to jump start my reading with a novella. This one was a bit longer than the one above and I am not entirely sure what I thought of it to be honest. I didn't hate it or anything, but I didn't love it either. I just enjoyed it, I guess. Polansky did a good job covering the events in just over 200 pages, but I guess I wanted to have things explored more and wish this had been a novel. The characters were very compelling and I wanted to get to know them better. So, not a fault with the book. Just me and my preference for novels over novellas! Recommended!
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