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2017-05-18 08:34 am
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Going to try to read lots of Hugo award shortlisted books

I'm going to the 2017 Worldcon sci-fi and fantasy convention that this year is being held in Helsinki, Finland. I've been to quite a few Worldcons in the past, and have been a supporting member as well for many other years. Being at least a supporting member gets me the right to the vote in the Hugo Awards, including getting a downloadable free voter packet of many of the shortlisted nominees. So masses of novels, novellas, short stories, graphic novels and comics etc.

The 2017 voter packet was released to Worldcon members yesterday, and I downloaded it to my laptop last night. I'm going to try to read as many of the fiction and non fiction books as possible, especially those I can read on my Kindle or in ePub format on my iPad in iBooks. The shortlisted novels lean heavily this year towards the sci-fi end of the spectrum, whereas the novellas are much more fantasy-based. I prefer the latter, but will try to give them all a go. And I'm also planning to judge as many of the related work non-fiction shortlist books as possible, and also the graphic novels / comics.

I'm particularly hoping that my time in Finland will open my eyes up to Nordic sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction. I'd obviously need to read it in English translation, but hopefully by the end of the con I will have a long list of new things - new for me anyway - to read.

Meanwhile the Hugo voter packet will definitely keep me occupied for the next few months. Once I've finished my current Scottish historical novel in progress anyway.

I will report back here about how my Hugo awards reading goes.
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2013-11-18 02:14 am
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Books finished in October 2013

Late writeup this month - sorry! And not a very impressive haul of books finished. But I was away for quite a lot of the month, at an academic conference, and also very knocked out, and often not able to read so much.

First finished was Edmund Crispin's The Moving Toyshop. This was fantastic fun: a Golden Age whodunnit with many good things in common with the best Avengers episodes. I enjoyed this immensely, found it a real page-turner, and was sad when it finished. I'm surprised it hasn't been turned into a movie to be honest, or a TV version. Correction: it was, in 1964. Wish I’d seen that.

Next up was Rosemary Goring's After Flodden. I grew up in the Scottish Borders, and there is a strong local folk memory of how terrible this Anglo-Scottish battle was, though it's often forgotten elsewhere, including in other parts of Scotland. In Flodden's 500th anniversary year I wanted to read this novel set immediately after. I enjoyed it, but had quite a lot of issues. The chronology jumped about way too much at the start for me. I also found the overall plot too predictable, including the identity of the traitor, which I worked out right at the start. But still glad I read it.

My third and final (oh dear!) book finished in the month was the latest Doctor Who anniversary e-short, The Mystery Of The Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy. This featured the Tenth Doctor, plus Martha, and was very much set in an Enid Blyon-esque world. It was ok, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't stellar. I didn't find the characterisation of Martha too recognisable for example, and I think that the supposed Amelia Williams-penned Summer Falls was a far more effective Blyton-esque story.
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2013-10-07 02:56 pm
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Books finished in September 2013

I finished quite a lot of books this last month. First up was the Eighth Doctor e-short by Alex Scarrow, Spore. I quite enjoyed this, and could visualise Paul McGann reading some of the lines, but the actions of the Doctor seemed off for me, and the plot was not gripping enough.

Next up was the first in Michael Moorcock's Dancers at the End of Time trilogy: An Alien Heat. I last (and first) read this trilogy of books 25 years ago, and have been waiting for the Kindle versions to reread them. This opening book did not disappoint. I could remember quite a lot of the details, but many other things had been forgotten over the years. And it was just a joyous mashup of sci fi, time travel, and Wodehousian comedy. Fab.

Third book finished, which I'd been reading on and off for months, was Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges. I'd put off reading Judge Dredd for decades, thinking it wasn't for me, far too hard-core sci fi and hard-core comics. But I found this really gripping, well told, and the artwork was good. On the downside the edition I read reprinted the pages too small, so the text in speech bubbles and elsewhere was absolutely teeny weeny, and a strain on eyes to read. But otherwise it was good, and I've bought more Judge Dredd to read on my iPad.

Next up was Samantha Hay's Archie the Guide Dog Puppy: Hero in Training. I sponsor two guide dog puppies through training, and often see guide dogs - from the nearby Guide Dog centre at Forfar - being trained in the streets and shops of Broughty Ferry. This book is a children's book, retelling true stories of guide and other assistance dogs and their owners in a form that is easy for children to read. But it was still a good read, and I recommend it.

I'd never read Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, though I saw the TV version back on first broadcast, and again more recently. The book is an improvement on the TV version: freed of the restrictions of TV budgets and filming limitations. I enjoyed it a lot.

Charlie Higson wrote the Ninth Doctor e-short The Beast of Babylon. I enjoyed this, and, without saying too much more for fear of spoilers, liked where it fitted into the Rose chronology.

Our Yoggie book club book of the month was The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. This had been on my Amazon Kindle wishlist for ages, so it was nice to get the prompt to read it at long last. And I enjoyed it, despite it being very much a sci fi book. Initially I was a bit frustrated by the narrative being split among so many characters. But then when things settled down on the one character, who I was much more interested in, I got much happier. It does end on a rather sudden note, though I know it's setting up book 2.

My final book finished in September was the second of the Dancers at the End of Time series: The Hollow Lands. I liked this, though perhaps not as much as the first book. But it continued the amusing comedy of manners and time travel shenanigans of book 1. I am looking forward to moving onto book 3, perhaps in October.
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2013-09-06 12:02 am
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Books finished in August 2013

I finished quite a few books this month.

First up was the Elementary BASIC book that uses a Sherlock Holmes framework to teach wannabe programmers the computer programming language BASIC. Or at least that was the aim when it was published in 1982 in the early days of home computing. It's quite a lot of fun, with a nice premise, but I found the later chapters less convincing. Indeed the most impressive computer program in the book for me was in the opening proper chapter, and things went downhill from there. I also found some of the programming structural decisions frankly bizarre, and wonder how a beginner would have understood them. But still fun.

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty tells of a human travel writer who ends up writing a guide book to New York for zombies, vampires, werewolves, and the like. It's quite fun, but I didn't find it as gripping as I expected. Plus I was a bit annoyed that so much of the plot swung (rather unconvincingly) around the human character. But I'm sure I'll go on to read the sequel, which is based in New Orleans. Comes out next year I think.

I'm rereading the Narnia stories, in my own order, which is always to start with Lion etc., then go back to Magician's Nephew, then read the rest in sequence. This month it was the turn of The Magician's Nephew. I like this book a lot, it has a charm about it all of its own.

Poor Yorick was the prequel to the To Be Or Not To Be Choose Your Own Adventure version of Hamlet which was such a success on Kickstarter. Backers got Poor Yorick too, which tells how Yorick ended up as a skull dug up years later. It's short, but fun, and highly entertaining. I sent a second copy of the main book to my English teacher from school, who took us to see a Royal Shakespeare Company touring production of Hamlet at Carlisle. She enjoyed the new book a lot.

This month's book club choice was Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves, essentially a WW1 autobiography. I found the beginning and ending sections almost unreadable, and waded through the beginning chapters until the trenches were reached, and the narrative improved. From then on it was gripping, albeit grim, and a worthy read, at least until Armistice was reached. I studied WW1 in both history and English classes at school, and am glad I read this book.

Last was the latest Doctor Who e-short: Spore by Alex Scarrow, featuring the Eighth Doctor. Some readers found this read more as a Third Doctor story, but I could picture Paul McGann saying the lines. It was a shame he was companionless. For example I'd have liked to see his long-term audio companion Charley Pollard in the story. And I had some issues with the plot and narrative. But I enjoyed it, and more than I expected to.

I'm flying through a few more books at the moment, and expect September to be a bumper read too.
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2013-08-03 04:49 am
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Books finished in July 2013

It's been a lean month for reading for me. I've been very weak for much of the time, extremely brain tired, and often unable to read at all before sleep. Even when I can read it's often been for just a few minutes at night, so I've made extremely slow progress on my reading. But still managed to finish some things.

First finished was my choice for the Yoggie Book Club this month: The Eagle Of The Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. I'm sure I read it as a youngster, but had forgotten most of the plot, so it was a fresh read. I enjoyed it, though found some bits lagged somewhat, and I expected a rather different ending. It was also nice to see the Roman fort near where I grew up as a child featured, albeit under a slightly different name from usual.

Next up was the latest Doctor Who e-short, The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman. This featured the Seventh Doctor and Ace. I really liked the central plot idea, but thought the characterisation of Seven was off. Also I found the resolution too easy. But still fun.

Nemo: Heart of Ice is Alan Moore's latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel. I wanted to read this because it had strong Lovecraftian elements. I also hoped that it could be read out of context of the other books in the series. But I was very disappointed by it. I found the plot barely coherent, the story and artwork frequently confusing, and all in all very disappointing. INJ Culbard's graphic novel of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness is much much better.

I've since finished another book, and am well on the way with others. But will blog about those in the blog post for August finishers.
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2013-07-02 12:13 am
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Books finished in June 2013

Not so many books finished this month, but have quite a few ongoing as I close the month.

First finished was the Yoggie book club choice: Fluke by James Herbert. I've read quite a few James Herbert books. This isn't like his others. It's touching, and warm, and not horrific, though there are scenes of jeopardy. It's about a dog, and I really cared for the dog as I was reading it. I suspect James Herbert must have been a dog lover to write such a well observed book about the dog's perspective.

Next up was Whitstable by Stephen Volk. This is more a novella than a novel, quite short, and tells a fictional story slotted into the real life of Peter Cushing. I'm not that familiar with Peter Cushing's life, and can't tell how well-judged the biographical side of this book is. But it was a moving read, and quite gripping, and I would recommend it to any fans of Cushing, or Hammer films, or just a good story.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman's new book. I read this on my Kindle and really enjoyed it. It's marketed as for adults, and there are some adult things in it, but nothing as strong as, for example, American Gods. I suspect it could be read by youngsters well. It's very much in the spirit of Diana Wynne Jones books. Good stuff. I also ordered a signed hardback copy for me to keep.

Something Borrowed was the latest Doctor Who 50th Anniversary e-short, this time by Richelle Mead, the first lady to write one of these short stories. It's been well received by Doctor Who fans, but I struggled with it quite a lot. It features Sixie and Peri, and I found it quite difficult to get into. It was also set on a very alien world, which is never a promising thing for me. I'm not the biggest fan of sci-fi, despite being an ardent Who fan. So not a big success. But still vastly better than the misfire of the First Doctor story months ago.

The Obverse Book of Detectives is the latest in a series of quarterly slim volumes published by Obverse Books. This one contains six detective stories. Mostly they use very unusual settings, and many experiment with the detective story format. Despite that my favourite of the bunch had perhaps the most conventional setting of the lot. But 'The Sorcerous Dogsnatchers of Fishwife Lane' still won out for me on sheer outright barminess.
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2013-05-31 11:11 pm
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Books finished in May 2013

It's been a good month for reading, though quite a lot of the books finished this month had been started long before.

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2013-05-03 10:40 pm
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Books finished in April 2013

Quite a good month for books finished, though some were quite short.

First up was Ash by James Herbert. This is the third in a series of books featuring paranormal investigator David Ash. I must have read the first one in the late 1990s, but never read the second one. This is the last book James Herbert published before he died. And I enjoyed it. It's set in a castle in Scotland, and in some ways is more about the inhabitants of the castle than hauntings and ghosts. But it was quite excitingly plotted, and gripping, and a page turner. I read it on my Kindle and knew it was a long book, but when I saw a paperback copy in the supermarket the other day I was shocked at just how thick it was. And I read all that!

Next up was Summer Falls, a Doctor Who tie-in book supposedly by Amelia Williams, and featured on-screen in the first episode of the second half of the current series, the one reintroducing Clara. This was a very lightweight read, almost in an Enid Blyton vein. Fun, disposable, but enjoyable.

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff was this month's Yoggie Book Club read, a book given to Helen by her Mum, leading us all to read it. I'd probably never have read this otherwise, and really enjoyed it. It was a short quick read, perhaps it needed a little more plotting, but it was gripping, and had unexpected plot turns. Not sure how well it will do as a film (coming soon) but the book was good.

I've read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis many times since childhood. It was the first Narnia book I ever read, and on my reread of the series it was the one I automatically turned to first. As an agnostic and an adult I am more aware of the Christian overtones running through it. But I still think it is a thoroughly enjoyable book.

Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand is one of the recent new Eleventh Doctor books, this one including Clara. I wasn't convinced by the relationship portrayed between the Doctor and Clara: more spikey than it is on-screen. But in other respects it was really good, and felt like a celebratory anniversary book, even though it is not deliberately intended to be one. There are nods throughout to the series' past, and it also tied in nicely with the start in 1963. Good stuff.

My final finished read in April was Philip Reeve's e-short The Roots of Evil featuring the Fourth Doctor and Leela. This was fun: told more from Leela's perspective than the Doctor's, but the Fourth Doctor became more visible and recognisable in the latter half of the book. It also used the short length well, packing a lot of adventure into not many pages. Very good, perhaps the best in the e-short series so far. Which has admittedly been strong, apart from the first book mis-step.

Not sure I will finish so many books in May. I started a new long book a week or so ago, but have now had to put it to one side to be sure I get through the Yoggie book club choice for May, which is also a long one. We shall see anyway.
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2013-04-03 09:19 pm
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Books finished in March 2013

First book finished was American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I didn't read this when first published, and was only able to read it now because of the Kindle version. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, with much more swearing and sex than I'm used to in Neil's books! But I quickly adjusted, and grew to love what it did with mythology and storytelling. I now look forward to reading his Anansi Boys, also waiting for me on my Kindle.

Patrick Moore loved his many cats, and Miaow!: Cats Really are Nicer Than People! is his book about them. I read this in Kindle version, but mainly on my iPad, so I had full colour pictures. I wanted to like it more than I did. It was very touching in places, but needed to be edited much more ruthlessly. For example there was an awful lot of repetition throughout.

Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer was a Kindle deal of the day, which I snapped up, intrigued by its telling of a romance played out in emails. I have a personal connection with this, given partly how my husband and I got together, back in the early days of the Internet. But I found the book frustrating. In particular I regularly wanted to slap the female main character. It was such an irritating reading experience. I do not intend to read the sequel.

Ever since seeing Audrey Niffenegger talk to Neil Gaiman at the Edinburgh Book Festival I'd wanted to read her The Night Bookmobile graphic novel. I was able to borrow a copy through the local library, having one sent over to my local library to pick up. And although I liked the idea of a story set around a mobile library I had huge problems with the book, specifically the ending. It was such a problem for me that it plummeted at that point from earning a Goodreads rating of 3/5 to 1/5. I cannot recommend this book.

For the Yoggie book club last month I read The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers. This is a time travelling concoction involving ancient Egyptian sorcery and timey-wimey Doctor Who style plotting. I enjoyed the plot, but had huge problems with the writing style. So often it seemed to be written in a way - arguably over-written - which made it really hard work for me as a reader. I also thought it needed to be edited far more brutally. Still glad I read it.

The BBC are rereleasing a number of Doctor Who old novels, one for each Doctor, in print and digital form. I snapped up Mark Gatiss's Last of the Gaderene, which I tried to read in print years ago, but could never get into. This time I got on much better. It features the Third Doctor and Jo, and although I had some problems with it, and also found it a bit too similar for example to the same author's Nightshade, I really enjoyed it.

Last finished was a quick read: Marcus Sedgwick's The Spear of Destiny Doctor Who anniversary e-short featuring again the Third Doctor and Jo. I really enjoyed this, and found it another step up in quality from the previous month, and a vast improvement over the appalling First Doctor story of January. So very pleased. Having read American Gods recently I also liked what it did with Norse myth. Very good story.
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2013-03-03 08:21 pm
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Books finished in February 2013

I finished quite a few books in February.

First up was MetaMaus, a book full of behind-the-scenes stuff and interviews with Maus creator Art Spiegelman. I skim-read some bits, but read most thoroughly, and really enjoyed it.

Next was Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, this month's choice, actually my choice, for the Yoggie book club. I'd read an extract from this before, and had seen a TV adaptation of it with Fry and Laurie many years ago, but had never read the original book. I enjoyed it greatly, laughed throughout, and all the book club enjoyed it too.

Next was a Doctor Who Quick Reads: The Silurian Gift by Mike Tucker. This was a very easy read, and although it covered much of the same ground as prior TV Silurian adventures it had some original elements, and was enjoyable enough.

Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is a collaborative graphic novel between husband and wife team Bryan and Mary Talbot, combining an autobiographical element of Mary's life with a biography of James Joyce's daughter. I enjoyed this a lot, though it was rather short. To be honest I was more interested in Mary's story than the Joyce one, and found that more compelling, though the interplay between them did work quite well.

The final book I finished was another Doctor Who e-short: The Nameless City by Michael Scott. This is the latest in a series of short stories looking at each Doctor in turn, and this one looked at Patrick Troughton's second Doctor, accompanied by Jamie. As a real bonus for me there were lots of Lovecraftian elements to this story, including his infamous fictional book The Necronomicon. And best of all it was leaps and bounds better than last month's First Doctor e-short by Eoin Colfer.

I've just finished Neil Gaiman's American Gods but will blog about that in my post next month.
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2013-02-09 04:11 pm
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Books finished in January 2013

Belated update this month, because I've been suffering from an extremely heavy cold, on top of tons of chemo-induced immunouppression, so couldn't post at the end of the last month.

First book finished in January was Kim Newman's Anno Dracula. This was the Yoggie book club choice of the month, and something I'd bean meaning to read for ages. I really enjoyed it, once I got to grips with a mass of characters, and could distinguish between the vampires and not vampires. Excellent stuff anyway, thoroughly recommended.

Next up was The History of the Beano: The Story So Far. This is an absolute brick of a book. I sort of needed a crane to prop it up as I read it! But I'm very glad that I did. It was lavishly illustrated with old strips, and told the changing history of the Beano over time.

I'm currently rereading Hitchhiker's, having got the five books very cheaply on my Kindle. Latest was The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book, and am surprised how much I forgot. But it was still an entertaining read.

BBC Digital are releasing a series of e-short stories by noted children's writers featuring the Eleven incarnations of the Doctor, one story on the 23rd of each month, in the run-up to the 50th birthday. The first story, A Big Hand for the Doctor, was written by Eoin Colfer. I was bitterly disappointed by this. I couldn't recognise the characterisation as the First Doctor at all, and struggled to read the short story, let alone finish it. And the plot was very poor. Fortunately the preview of the second story looks more promising, including featuring Lovecraft's Necronomicon, otherwise I'd possibly be giving up in despair.

Last year, for the Yoggie book club, I read Maus. I've just finished MetaMaus, which is the behind-the-scenes interview / accompanying book. I really enjoyed this. It gave a wonderful insight into the creation of a comics masterpiece, and was fascinating to hear from the artist himself why he did things in certain ways.
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2012-12-01 02:33 pm
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Books finished in November 2012

It's been quite a good month for finishing books. Many were shorter ones, but I got through a fair number, and have quite a few more currently on the go.

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2012-11-01 10:20 pm
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Books finished in October 2012

It was quite a good month for finishing books, though some were quite short. Though I'm still very knocked out for much of the time, so can only read for short bursts.
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2012-10-01 11:27 pm
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Books finished in September 2012

It's been a very lean month for finishing books. I started quite a few, but some went on hold. And then I was extremely weak for a fortnight or so, probably due to the neurological disease and associated brain inflammation increasing in activity. To be honest I was relieved to finish any books at all. Though I still hope to do better in October.

The first book finished was Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveller. This was a book club read, my choice, and I'm afraid to say I didn't enjoy it at all. There were a few redeeming features, particularly one chapter written from the writer's perspective which was insightful and thought-provoking. But the rest of the book was very disappointing, and I wouldn't have finished it were it not for the book club. The other members of the club shared my views. We were remarkably uniform in our response to it.

Much more enjoyable was The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe. I started to read this in print a year or two ago, but with my problems with print, even in a very small easy-to-read book I gave up, even though I was enjoying it. I restarted it this month after it was a bargain Kindle deal of the day, and too good a deal not to pick up. It was made into a film by Aardman Animations, which I'd still like to see. The book was great fun, featuring probably the most piratey pirates I've ever come across in any media.
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2012-08-29 07:07 pm
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Books finished in August 2012

I've finished very few books this month. I've been extremely weak for much of the time, due to the warmer weather which makes my MS-like illness worse. And I've a final chemotherapy infusion tomorrow, so I'm not going to finish any more this month. So might as well blog now.
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2012-07-31 10:14 pm
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Books finished in July 2012

I haven't got through too many books this month, mainly because one of them - The Dark Monk - took me over a month to finish. More on that shortly. Plus I had another chemotherapy infusion, which wiped me out for a week, and a weekend away in Edinburgh to see the Hitchhiker's Live radio show at the theatre. But I did get through some books.
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2012-07-03 06:06 pm
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Books finished in June 2012

Not many books finished this month, mainly because I was in Dublin for an academic conference for a week at the end of the month, and what with managing that, in addition to the MS-like illness, I was too tired to read. Plus I started a *really* long book: The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch. I'm enjoying it, but it's going to take me ages to finish.
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2012-06-05 12:34 am
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Books finished in May 2012

May was not a good month for reading for me, with three chemotherapy pulses sqeueezed in over just a few weeks. Most nights afterwards I wasn't able to read anything at all. Even in hospital I couldn't read much, because it was often too busy/noisy.

However I did finish four books. So here's my writeup of them all.
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2012-05-02 08:14 pm
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Books finished in April 2012

I've finished very few books this month, mainly because I've been very knocked out, as I had to come off one treatment unexpectedly, and was waiting to start another one, and in the meantime the inflammation in my brain started to go out of control *sigh*. May is likely to see even less books finished, as I have three cycles of heavy chemo treatment to get through. Ah well.

First up this month was a comic book: Neil Gaiman's "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?"  I read this on my iPad, though I bought the comic issues at the time. Enjoyable imaginative tale, which I won't say too much about for fear of spoiling people. Short but sweet, and well worth a read.

Then was another comic book, longer this time, again read on my iPad. It was Book 1 of the Korgi collections by Christian Slade, called "Sprouting Wings". This almost seems like a love letter to corgis, which are drawn exquisitely throughout in this child-friendly fantasy tale. On the downside for me there was no dialogue in there at all. This might be nice if you are reading it with a young child, and they get to guess at what is happening. But for me I would frequently turn to a panel, not have a clue what was happening, and go to the next panel and try to back pedal. Somewhat frustrating. Though, again, the artwork, especially those corgis, was adorable.

The only long book I finished this month was "The Sword of Albion" by Mark Chadbourn, or as it is called in the US "The Silver Skull". It's the first of his trilogy of Elizabethan spies versus evil faerie stories. I enjoyed this a lot. Swashbuckling tale well told, and a very good evocation of Elizabethan intrigue and setting. I'm glad there are two more to read. Treats to look forward to.

I have lots of other books on the go, including some nearly finished, but I'm expecting to crawl through them over the coming days. But still glad to be able to read them. I spent 5 hours sitting around in hospital this morning, and although I was too tired to read much at all it was still great to have my Kindle there. As I could manage it I was flicking between a Torchwood fiction book (old one: more Bilis Manger), and a very funny book by Tom Cox about his life with lots of cats.
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2012-04-01 10:40 pm
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Books finished in March 2012

My reading per month is increasing, and I got through quite a lot this month.
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