Due to being sick, I have read a bit more than usual in early January. I also got an AMAZING selection of books and screen entertainment this Christmas; thank you, fam! Just some of the works I’ve already enjoyed or am looking forward to are below.
From top to bottom: Maria Dahvana Headley’s The Mere Wife, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh and, finally, Gamechanger by L.X. Beckett.
Did you get anything especially great over the holidays? Do share!
Everything else going on in December threatens to damp down my reading, but I won’t allow it! 🙂 Here are some of the books in this month’s reading pile:
From top to bottom: Loitsukirja by Paula Havaste, then two Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels, Third Girl and Hallowe’en Party, and finally Women in the Classical World by Elaine Fantham, Helene Peet Foley, Natalie Boymel Kampen, Sarah B. Pomeroy and H. Alan Shapiro.
Not bad company to wait for the turn of the year with. 🙂
This month I have so many good things to curl under a blanket with! 🙂 Among them are the following:
From top to bottom: Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes, The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz and Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse. In addition, I took two non-fiction books out of the library: Grow in the Dark: How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants by Lisa Eldred Stenkopf and Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski.
I’ve already read Newitz’s excellent novel – which pairs really well with the movie Harriet, by the way – and am in the middle of Chilling Effect.
Anything else you’d recommend? Please share!
It’s time to update my planning calendar for 2020. In fact, I’m running a little late on this, and my collection of notepapers with scribbles is getting out of hand… Thankfully, Julia Groves has updated her lovely watercolor designs.
I just should’ve remembered to click the ink-saving option off when printing. Ohwell. 🙂
Thank you for sharing, Julia!
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.
I’m both amazed and delighted over how long wild flowers blossom around here:
Granted, they’re not terribly flashy like cultivated ones, but they do give bees and other pollinators sustenance long into the fall season and provide splashes of color, too. (We keep our yard purposely toxin-free for the bees.)
My TBR pile this October looks quite fabulous!
Top to bottom:
Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee, To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers, and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese. Furthermore there is Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Fated Sky and Alix E. Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January.
Chambers’s is the only one haven’t yet read; I’m currently in the middle of Harrow. In addition, I’ve read a few books that didn’t make it to the photo before their due date came round. Ohwell. 🙂
How’s your reading lately?
Today’s the autumnal equinox here on the northern hemisphere, and it’s starting to show:
This year looks perhaps – it’s a little too early to tell for sure yet – to be especially vibrant.
I just love fall colors; don’t you?
This month has been so epic on my book front! I got quite a haul from the library – I even had to put two books back on the shelf because of all of the ILLs that had arrived!
Top to bottom they are: Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self by Hannah Paasch, Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse, and Ursula Le Guin’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (illustrated by Charles Vess). I also grabbed Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley, and Flossie Teacake’s Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp.
I also bought some books. Here are a few:
From left to right: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers, Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse, and Kathleen Herbert’s Peace-Weavers & Shield-Maidens: Women in Early English Society.
Yes indeed, I had already nabbed Storm of Locusts from the library because my order was delayed, only to have the order arrive to my door within two days. Well, such is life. 🙂
I’m looking forward to diving into these, especially To Be Taught, If Fortunate. As soon as I heard Chambers had another Wayfarers universe book coming out I knew I had to get it. I adore her writing for its humanity. Before the publication date I saw Lee Mandelo’s review at Tor.com, which didn’t exactly help – among others Mandelo says the novella is a “reminder of our responsibilities to one another as a social group, not as lone individuals on solitary islands. None of us exist without each other, or survive without each other.” Right up my alley!
Can’t wait! 🙂
Since I didn’t post this last month, here’s my August reading pile:
From top to bottom: Norma by Sofi Oksanen, Hath No Fury edited by Melanie R. Meadors, and Susan Cooper’s young adult series The Dark Is Rising in a one-cover edition (Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree). Lastly, there is Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s excellent Gods of Jade and Shadow.
What’s on your TBR stack at the moment?
Today happens to be both Easter and Earth Day. Happy Easter Earth Day, then!
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr (CC BY 2.0).
If the above’s the Earth part, here’s the Easter part. 🙂
Benson Kua on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).
I love both images, as different as they are.
Hope your week has started enjoyably!