BOOK PROJECT: Books 18 and 19
(Yesterday I finished my first book since June. I have no idea WTF my problem is this year. I am not setting aside time to read AT ALL. I need to deal with this.)
18. Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire
I picked this up because Seanan is a friend of a friend. I enjoyed it a lot, although I did feel like it was flawed in some ways - I read a review afterwards that said that things always seemed to happen TO Toby rather than her actually DOING anything, but maybe that's just how she is. I don't know. I finished it in a couple of days, I enjoyed it. It wasn't the best book I've read all year but it's certainly not the worst, either.
19. WWW:Watch, Robert Sawyer. The second in his WWW trilogy. I got this on audiobook, same as I did the first one. There's a ridiculous amount of infodumping in this one, made less believable by the fact that the protaganist is a 16 year old girl. Yes, she's a math genius, but I promise you, when a 16 year old girl is curled up on the lap of the boy she hopes to lose her virginity to, they are NOT talking about hard science. At least not for long. Still, an interesting concept and I look forward to the conclusion.
Meanwhile, there have been SIX books this year I started and didn't finish, which stresses me out. I'm currently listening to the audiobook of The Hunger Games, since the trilogy is now finished. I still need to finish The Windup Girl. I also bought Paolo Bacigalupi's YA novel, The Ship Breakers on audiobook, so that's up next, audio-wise.
I've never read this few books in a year before. I seriously need to deal with whatever is blocking me.