Month in Review: January 2019

January 2019

Books read:  8

  • Formation, Ryan Leigh Dostie 
    A five-star rating
  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz 
    A five-star rating
  • Severance, Ling Ma 
    A five-star rating
  • The Fireman, Joe Hill 
    A five-star rating
  • The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin 
    A five-star rating
  • Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle 
    A five-star rating
  • Universal Harvester, John Darnielle 
    A five-star rating
  • Cibola Burn, James S.A. Corey 
    A five-star rating

Pages read:  3,608

Time read:  61 hours, 54 minutes

Favorite book(s):

  • Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle
  • Universal Harvester, John Darnielle

Favorite quote(s):

“Harper thought it would be a toss-up, which term for women she hated more: bitch or hen. A hen was something you kept in a cage, and her sole worth was in her eggs. A bitch, at least, had teeth.”  (Joe Hill, The Fireman)

“It is impossible to convey the pleasure of routine to someone who does not find routine pleasurable, so Varya does not try. The pleasure is not that of sex or love but of certainty. If she were more religious, and Christian, she could have been a nun: what safety, to know what prayer or chore you’ll be doing in forty years at two o’clock on a Tuesday.”  (Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists)


Being back in school really cuts into my reading time…I cannot wait until I am done with school so all of my reading can be pleasure reading. And I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now: at the end of the 2018-19 spring quarter, I will have just one year left to go for my Bachelor’s in Psychology degree. I will have that degree at the end of spring 2020! Then I’ll be going on to get my Master’s in Library and Information Science, which is another 18-24 months of school, but still. I can see the light. I am getting there. I’m a lot closer now than I was three years ago.

I’m working on an author highlight post about John Darnielle–I really, really liked the two books of his I read in January. That post should be up soon. I would love to have more time to blog, but again, until I’m done with school, posting here will be intermittent.

Hope everyone has a nice February!

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