what I read in February

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February was a good month for reading, I completed fourteen more titles. While I’m still craving the desire to reread, and trying to catch up on my review obligations and other titles that have been on my “to read list” for years.

February 2018 Reading List

  • Command Decision (Vatta’s War, #4) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Victory Conditions (Vatta’s War, #5) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace #1) by Elizabeth Moon
  • How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey
  • School for Psychics by K C Archer
  • Rocannon’s World by Ursula K Leguin
  • Pathways (Tales of Valdemar #11) by Mercedes Lackey
  • Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room by Kristin Nicholas
  • Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs by Sandra Eng
  • Engineering for Cats: How to Build a Cat Cave, Bunk Beds, a Drawbridge, and Other Custom Projects for Your Pet by Mac Delaney
  • Robots vs. Fairies by D Parisien (ed)
  • Alterknit Stitch Dictionary: 200 Modern Knitting Motifs by Andrea Rangel
  • Dark State (Empire Games #2) by Charles Stross
  • Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
  • img shows 14 books read in Feb 2018

    Recommendations

    I really enjoyed the series I continued this month. Elizabeth Moon’s Vatta’s War and her new Vatta’s Peace series are fun. The second book in the Empire Games series by Charles Stross was good too and I’m impatient for the third to be published.

    Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway was thought provoking, and I enjoyed switching between the audiobook (narrated by Lisa Renee Pitts, Gabrielle De Cuir, Justine Eyre, Mirron Willis, Will Wheaton, Amber Benson, and Amanda Palmer) and the ebook. I now want to reread Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, I read it about over decade ago (remember blackberries?).

    Short stories are my favourite bedtime reading and help keep me from staying up all night to finish the story. While Pathways almost feels like rereading, each story felt fresh and added to the Tales of Valdemar. I enjoyed Robots vs. Fairies even more than I expected. They are fun stories.

    Look for reviews of School for Psychics, Crafting a Patterned Home, Crochet Kaleidoscope, and Engineering for Cats soon.

    March Reads

    We’ll see what the month of the lion and lamb brings for my reading. I have several knitting and crochet deadlines so I expect to rely more on audiobooks. Maybe I’ll finally catch up on my favourite podcasts, Clarkesworld Magazine, Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Cast of Wonders.

    Reader interactions

    2 Replies to “what I read in February”

    1. Engineering for cats sounds like great fun.

    2. A great start for 2018! I need to reread Elizabeth Moon, as I have not read any of her latest but I loved the Paksenarrion series.
      My kids like me to read the books they are reading so we can chat about them – I recommend the Keys of the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. The first book is Mister Monday. Also the Sea of Trolls series by Nancy Farmer which my 9 year old absolutely loved.
      Thanks for the lists of books you are reading, all the Sf/Fantasy books are going on my ‘books to look out for’ lists?

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