What I Read In July 2010

Perilous Gard Elizabeth Pope (reread)
The White Cat by Holly Black
A Comet in Moominland Tove Jansson (reread)
The Path of a Christian Witch by Adelina St.Clair
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly McNees
The Lost Years of Jane Austen by Barbara Wilson
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn

I give up on:

Freedom & Necessity by Steven Brust & Emma Bull (this has a great premise but I just can’t settle into it)
Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt (the style of this keeps me at arm’s length)
Extraordinary Engines ed. Nick Gevers (short fiction, and again, most of them are holding me at arm’s length)

Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy by Robert Jourdain (I have had one chapter of this to go for a year, and I’m finally declaring it read in order to get it the heck off my bedside table.)
Stories ed. Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio (I can’t rightly say I read this, since I read less than half the stories, but I did read some of it before I had to take it back to the library. I quite enjoyed Gaiman’s story and Joanne Harris’, as well. Nothing else stuck in my head.)

The moral of the story is apparently that it’s summer and I can’t focus on much. And I want to enjoy short fiction, I truly do, but by the time I settle into the style or story it’s over, and the next thing is different and I have to go through the whole adjustment process again.

3 thoughts on “What I Read In July 2010

  1. Ceri

    You know, it’s funny how having a copy of Perilous Gard anywhere in sight leads to re-reads of it. The day before I sent it back to you I had it sitting on the coffee table and was thinking “Hmm… maybe I should read it one more time before it goes back to Arin’s….”

    (Finished “The Bell at Sealey Head” last night, incidentally. But I’ll hang onto it until post move, unless you’d rather have it back right away.)

  2. Autumn Post author

    I fully admit to picking it up because I wanted comfort reading and it was Right There since I hadn’t reshelved it after you’d given it back to me.

    Do you not own your own copy yet? I will keep my eyes open for one, then. Possibly also a new one for me, because this one is getting brittle (ha, no wonder; I bought it when I was, what, thirteen?) and I can’t open it properly any more.

  3. Ceri

    I keep meaning to pick up a copy and then not ordering it for whatever reason. I should put it on the list for the next time we do a Chapters/Indigo order.

    Or the next time I’m near Babar… hmmm….


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