may’s reading progress

A cool, damp Spring has helped propel me far beyond completing 100 books so far this year. May’s reading was varied as I tried to catch up on ARCs. Now I need to complete the harder-for-me part, write up short reviews to tempt others to give these titles a try.

In response to politics I’ve been reading fantasy and science fiction. This meant more Mercedes Lackey (Elite and Beauty and the Werewolf) and Kim Stanley Robinson. I’m two chapters from finishing the Orange County triptych and have New York 2140 waiting on my nightstand. I need to decide if I’ll reread the Mars Trilogy or what I’ll read next. While the Three Californias books were published in 1984, 1988, and 1990 … they feel in large part as if they could have been written last week.

Honestly I’m stalled rereading Harry Potter, I have a difficult time with Umbridge in general. For some reason I find reading this character in Order of the Phoenix frustrating enough I almost threw the book across the room. I’m also then tempted to skip whole chapters. I’ve set it aside for now.

Other places to find my writing about books

At little acorn creations, I reviewed two books that are for easy and enjoyable knitting and crochet: Drop Dead Easy Knits and Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies: 101 Projects for Infants & Toddlers.

I posted a round up of reviews at PennyWise Consulting, including some thoughts on the revised and updated edition of The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid

June reading and reviewing plans

This month (as I say every month) I hope catch up on reviewing. Cookbooks are enjoyable yet challenging to review, they always make me hungry! Something tells me I’m on a Kim Stanley Robinson kick and I expect I’ll work my way through his books.

What are you reading?