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2022 books

In 2022 my book goal was to read more books than I acquired. Which would then get my to read pile down a bit. I read 9 more books than I acquired. Which is good and I achieved my goal. It just didn't get my to read pile down by much... So my 2023 book... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. I wrote about this book last week, but it did have a satisfying ending and reason why the girl wasn't eating. Interestingly, it was written thinking about the 'fasting girls' in Ireland that were documented around that time Quantum Leap: Random Measures by Ashley McConnell.... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading [book_data title="Contacts" author="Mark Watson"] I was browsing Kobo and this was 99p, so I thought why not. I knew nothing about it, but I do know that Mark Watson is funny. This book was not funny. It starts with a man sending a text to all his contacts saying he's... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

I thought last post it could do with some tarting up, so I wrote a WordPress plugin that adds a link to the book on OpenLibrary and a cover, if it finds the book. What I Just Finished Reading [book_data title="Fiddler Fair" author="Mercedes Lackey"] This is another book of short stories, but a lot thinner.... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

Because I've been tracking how many books I've read and acquired this year I can see that I've read 19 so far. Which seems like a small number. I've just taken it as read that reading a book a week on average is easy. But I got out of the habit of reading (and everything... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers. I struggled with this to begin with because it was so slow. I eventually looked at the blurb on the back and realised it was introducing me to all the characters before the plot actually started. Which turned out to only... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

I took a break from my fanfic reading when a couple of library holds came in. What I Just Finished Reading A Class Act by Rob Beckett. This is kind of an autobiography, but told in the comparisons between working class and middle class people. He grew up working class and became middle class -... Continue reading

What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading Coming Up for Air by Tom Daley. I was browsing through the library's ebooks and found this (the library is good for biography on ebook, but not much else). It was really interesting. Each chapter was themed, so there was one about how a camera flash at the 2012 Olympics... Continue reading