Month in Review: February 2019

Books read:  5

Pages read: 2,494

Time read: 45 hours, 7 minutes

Favorite book(s):

  • Everything’s Eventual, Stephen King
  • The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
  • Pandaemonium, Christopher Brookmyre

(I didn’t dislike any of the books I read in February, but these three were my favorites.)

Favorite quote(s):

“Still, when one prick faces off against another, there’s a certain satisfaction to be had in the anticipation that at least one of them will suffer as a result of the encounter, and if you’re really lucky, both.” (Christopher Brookmyre, Pandaemonium)

“So, having waited nine billion years for Earth to form, then held off another four and a half billion for his chosen species to fully evolve, He blows his wad early by sending down his messiah during the Bronze Age? If he wanted us to believe in Him and to live by His Word, couldn’t He have hung on another infinitesimal couple of millennia and sent his miracle-working superhero ambassador in the age of broadcast media and other verifiable means of record, instead of staking thirteen and a half billion years’ work on the reliability of a few goat-herders in an insignificant backwater of a primitive civilisation?” (Christopher Brookmyre, Pandaemonium)

“‘You bring books up mountains?’ Cameron asks.
‘I bring books everywhere. You never know when you might get a quiet five minutes to read.’” (Christopher Brookmyre, Pandaemonium)

(I didn’t think to keep track of quotes from the other four books I read this month.)


February felt like the longest short month ever this year. Usually February doesn’t bother me, but the weather has been crap and we’re super busy at work (doing heavy lifting/moving stuff), so February wiped me out. I didn’t get as much (pleasure) reading done as I would have liked, either.

March isn’t going to be any better, as far as school and work go, but spring is almost here. It has to be. So I’ll keep looking forward to that.

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