Monthly Archives: May 2019

Books Read in May 2019

I suppose that “Finished In May” is a more accurate title, but anyway.


The Hanging Tree – Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #6)

Six Gun Snow White –¬†Catherynne M. Valente

Dead Reckoning – William Dresden

Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest – A. Lee Martinez

The Master of Dreams – Mike Resnick


Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld – Jack Halpern

Short Stories

From the Borderlands – ed. Elizabeth E Monteleone & Thomas F Monteleone

Children’s Books

Princess Florecita and the Iron Shoes – John Warren Stewig

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Read-a-Thon Roundup

The books finished during my reading:

  • Dead Reckoning – William Dresden. I picked this up to support a new author. It’s a horror novella, so be warned. It has an intriguing premise. I am going to keep an eye out for another book in the same universe.
  • Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld – Jack Halpern. Fascinating look into the debt industry. A little scary and only slightly outdated. It wraps up in 2015.
  • Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest – A. Lee Martinez. Totally worth the romp. Sublimely ridiculous and still heartwarming with just enough tension. A great balancing act.
  • The Master of Dreams – Mike Resnick. First book in a trilogy. I really wish the rest were already available.

Books started and not completed

  • Billions and Billions – Carl Sagan
  • The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun – EV Cunningham
  • Blue Plate Special – Kate Christensen
  • Lies Sleeping- Ben Aaronovitch

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Sunday Night Music: Midnight in Montgomery

Have a flashback to my high school years. I’ve always loved this song.

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May 26, 2019 · 8:44 pm

Starting a read-a-Thon this weekend

So, I have a plan to spend the majority of this weekend just reading. Excepting the D&D hours and religious obligations. So, let’s see what gets read this weekend.

I will be posting books on Goodreads as I finish them and I will do a tie-up post here. Maybe there’s something on my list which you will be interested in too.

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Sunday Night Music: Nageena

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May 19, 2019 · 10:02 pm

Sunday Night Music: La bel des chats

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May 12, 2019 · 11:27 pm

Sunday Night Music: Qongqothwane

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May 5, 2019 · 11:26 pm

Book Haul May 3 2019

I was left alone in a bookstore all by myself. This is a dangerous state of affairs. Here’s what I picked up.

  • Hyperspace – Michio Kaku : Because I am a nerd and love physics.
  • Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahaln : Because I was listening to a podcast and they discussed this unique viewpoint into a disease I’d never heard of and I have to read it
  • Coin Heist – Elisa Ludwig : Teenage heist movie in book form. I’m game for heist books in general and this one was on sale
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter – Theodora Goss : I saw the sequel and decided to read the first one before jumping into the one that’s twice the size of it. Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, Holmes, and Watson — it sounds like my jam.
  • The Master of Dreams – Mike Resnick : The cover caught me.
  • Lies Sleeping¬†– Ben Aaronovitch : The next in the Rivers of London Series. I’ve read almost all of them and plan to finish the one before this one before the end of the month, so I had to get the next one.
  • Kill the Farm Boy – Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne : I’m pretty sure I’ve read both of these authors in different forms, but, well, it involves a talking goat. I couldn’t resist. (Hint: Read¬†Scapegoats by Andrew Grell, talking goats and quests)
  • Swan’s Way – Marcel Proust (Lydia Davis Trans.) : I’ve wanted to read Proust for awhile, but my French just isn’t good enough to do it in the original language.
  • Krav Maga – David Kahn : I think this one is self-explanatory.

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