Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett was a fantastic ending to a fantastic trilogy. With his second triology complete, RJB has solidified himself on the list of writers that I will blind-buy everything they write. 📚
A warning to all of us 📚book people in this post: Goodreads lost all of my reviews.
Currently Reading: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie 📚
Read in 2022: Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone 📚
The wonderful moment when you have 35 mins remaining in your current book when your next library hold becomes available. 📚
This is not a photo blog, though I often post pictures, and I’ve decided that having a whole separate navigation item just to link to an Archive page with only photo posts wasn’t that important.
- I generally only track fiction reading of books I read with my eyes. I’ve already started to change this slightly in 2021, having tracked some non-fiction, but I would not take this as an exhaustive list of all long form things I have read and/or listened to.
- I am using a combination of Micro.blog’s bookshelves features and images with Bookshop.org affiliate links. In some cases, this has caused me to use ISBN listings that do not have great images from Micro.blog to try and ensure that all the links take you to a valid place to buy some books.
- Because of some limitations in the Micro.blog bookshelves feature, for now, things are not sorted quite how I’d like (with the most recently read books on top). I expect that the sort order will eventually change.
Lastly, for other folks who are using Micro.blog and might want to do something similar, I am considering releasing a plug-in, but won’t do so without considerable interest. I write my blog modifications mostly for myself and am not super interested in making them highly configurable to other theme environments. In this case, I think it’s actually quite simple to extract the functionality as I currently have it. However, if you want a far more flexible book page experience, I recommend Moondeer’s bookshelves plug-in. It’s highly configurable and Moondeer seems motivated to maintain a solid, general purpose book architecture. That said, even if I don’t release this as a plug-in, I’d be happy to share any template code or CSS that might be helpful to others.
Of course, this whole project wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t procrastinating from doing work or reading my current book, which I admit may have to go into the “did not finish” pile, at least for now.
Getting close to having my new Bookshelf page looking the way I want. Sneak peek. 📚
Delighted and a bit surprised just how moving the final pages of Howl’s Moving Castle (📚) was, given my broad guess (given movie and foreshadowing) of where things were headed.
Finished reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚
Finished reading: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 📚
Finished reading: Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse 📚
Finished reading: The Galaxy, And The Ground Within: A Novel (wayfarers) by Becky Chambers 📚
Currently Reading: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers, 4) by Chambers, Becky 📚
Got @bogart’s book. It’s gorgeous, and settling in its new place of honor.
Even though I’ve already read it, the Incredible Doom hardcover release is very exciting. Can’t wait to go pick up my pre-ordered copy @AtomicBooks during my lunch break.
You can now view all the books I read this year on my Bookshop page.
📚 Read: Harrow the Ninth by Tamyn Muir.
I think this book broke my brain. It’s everything I typically don’t like, and I’m still not positive I’m sure what I read, and yet I devoured it. Rather than my confusion leading to frustration, I found it propulsive. I wanted every layer of unreliable narration on top of half-overhead statements by characters on top of non-linearity shellacked onto me as I was reshaped by reading this the way Harrowhawk can reshape her own bone.
What the fuck was that?
Please get Alecto the Ninth into my hands immediately.
📚 Read: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White
📚 Read: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
📚 Very excited to have received Incredible Doom.
📚 Read: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
📚Read: Recursion by Blake Crouch
📚Just started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch last night. Hell of an opening chapter.