Books of 2012 update, or what I read when I should have been doing other things

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce, because I have to read her books the second they come out. Maybe my favorite of hers so far.

Reached by Ally Condie, which I also read as soon as I discovered it was out because I wanted to see how the series ended. I liked it- I want to go back and re-read the other two, because literature based shipping omg.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth, I gave into temptation and bought it for Kindle even though I already had the print book. Apparently I can only read anything quickly if it’s an ebook. I definitely want to go back and re-read Divergent because even though Jeanine Matthews was horrible, I am instinctually drawn to morally ambiguous scientist women characters. 

Probably going to try and read The Hobbit between school overload in the coming weeks in anticipation of the movie. The movie cast are already the characters in my head, so the damage has already been done, but I would still like to have read the book first. 




Books of 2012 update

I kept forgetting to add all the books I read on my vacation…

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim #1) by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Ozma of Oz (graphic novel)- text adaptation by Eric Shanower, art by Skottie Young

vN by Madeline Ashby  (« There are at least two blatant Portal references in this book. Also, the main character’s name is Amy and there is a minor character named Rory. So…yeah. I think the author might be one of us.)

Currently working on The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (trying to finish before her DBF panel)




Finished books of 2012, #7

Dancing with Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie

Finally I finished this book…I just kept putting it down between other things and reading it in little pieces. I’d like to go back and re-read it more cohesively some time.

But it was so good! A lot different than any other sci-fi books I’ve read, which is really not that much so that might not mean much. But I thought it was really unique, the universe was well-thought-out and expansive and the characters were wonderful. 

I’m really glad I liked it as much as I did or I would have felt bad because the author is such a nice person! Now I just have to see him again and tell him so… ;)




Finished books of 2012, #6

Girl Parts by John M. Cusick.




on the reading lineup (mostly for my own reference):

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Dancing With Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin




Finished books of 2012, #5

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Another re-read, although I may have been in elementary school the last time. Thanks to a lovely torrent of .pdf’s of the whole series. It’s sure to provide hours of distraction from work/brain breaks from Middle English. 




Finished books of 2012, #4

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Another re-read, lots of my friends are reading them right now (hi, Katie) and I’ve been somewhat gleefully helping them through all the feels. (And then giving them fanfiction. my fandoms, let me show you them.) Also I wanted to read it again before the movie (wooo). I’m already losing my original mental images to Jen and Josh as Katniss and Peeta, but I like them well enough that I don’t mind.

(…also, I lost two followers since the last time I looked. What’s going on? What’d I do?)




Finished books of 2012, entry #3

Unnaturally Green by Felicia Ricci

(Technically kind of cheating, it was the second read. I had to zip through it and find my favorite quote/section to enter her blog contest for free Godspell tickets. Which I could actually benefit from. But it’s a short-ish book.)

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