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Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky – Sex Criminals, Volumes 1 & 2

July 3, 2015

17, 37. Volume 1: One Weird Trick and Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (2014, 2015)
Sex Criminals, Volumes 1 & 2

Length: 128 pages each
Genre: Somewhere in the science fiction/fantasy realm.

Started/Finished: 25 April 2015; 03 July 2015

Where did they come from? The library.
Why do I have them? Recommended by one of my comic-reader friends.

Time literally
stops when these two are having
sex. Literally.

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June 2015 Monthly Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

July 1, 2015

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started June with 254 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …255! Not too shabby, self! I maybe didn’t get to read quite as much as I would have wanted (darn pesky summer classes!), but I didn’t do too badly, and I enjoyed what I did read, so overall I think it counts as a good month!

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
The Human Division by John Scalzi (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
Prudence by Gail Carriger
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks (reviews coming soon)

Re-Reads
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (review coming soon)

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Martian by Andy Weir
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (reviews coming soon)

 

Added and then read (um… huzzah?)
Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe (review coming soon)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary by Pamela Dean The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny
The Tutor by Andrea Chapin  
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon The McCall’s Book of Afghans
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories by Connie Willis The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens * Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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Diana Peterfreund – For Darkness Shows the Stars (plus bonus short story review!)

June 29, 2015

16. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (2012)

Length: 407 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Started: 20 March 2015
Finished: 25 March 2015

Where did it come from? Purchased from Amazon.
Why do I have it? My Jane Austen book club picked it for our post-Persuasion book.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 04 March 2015.

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Raina Telgemeier – Sisters

June 26, 2015

15. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)

Length: 208 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Memoir

Started/Finished: 15 March 2015

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I really love Telgemeier’s artwork and generally enjoy her stories as well.

Younger siblings are
great… in theory. In practice?
Maybe not so much.

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John Scalzi – Lock In (with bonus short story review “Unlocked”)

June 24, 2015

14. Lock In by John Scalzi (2014)

Read By: Wil Wheaton
Length: 7h 40min (336 pages)

Genre: Science Fiction

Started: 05 March 2015
Finished: 11 March 2015

Where did it come from? Downloaded from Audible.
Why do I have it? I like Scalzi’s books, and had been hearing about this one for a while.
How long has it been on my TBL pile? Since 18 November 2014.

Driving a robot
with your brain: not as fun if
that’s all you can do.

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Brandon Sanderson – Firefight (with bonus short story review “Mitosis”)

June 19, 2015

13. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (2015)
Reckoners, Book 2

Read my review of book:
1. Steelheart

Length: 432 pages
Genre: Superhero (Supervillain, actually) young adult sci-fi

Started: 05 March 2015
Finished: 09 March 2015

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? New Brandon Sanderson book!

Supervillan who’s
flooded New York and no way
to kill her? No prob!

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Review Revisited: Robert Jordan – The Shadow Rising

June 8, 2015

Re-read. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan (1992)
Wheel of Time, Book 4

Read my review of book:
1. The Eye of the World
2. The Great Hunt
3. The Dragon Reborn
12. The Gathering Storm
13. Towers of Midnight
14. A Memory of Light

Read By: Michael Kramer & Kate Reading
Length: 40h 20m (1008 pages)

Genre: Epic Fantasy (pretty much the epic-est)

Originally Read: 25 November 2004
Re-read Started: 24 January 2015
Re-read Finished: 03 March 2015.

Where did it come from? The library (audio); used bookstore (my paper copy).
Why do I have it? Wheel of Time! I mean, c’mon.

As the Dragon learns
history, agents of the
Dark One draw closer.

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