Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bookworming: 2013 Summary

This was a wild year for me, and it reflects in a shortened book list for the year. But first, let's go over the rating scale and the list:

My rating scale:
* I didn't care for it.
** Meh
*** Good for those who like that sort of thing.
**** Just plain good, likely to be read again some time.
***** Destined to be a personal favorite, likely to be read over and over again.

Christmas is Not Your Birthday, Mike Slaughter, ***
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, Jeff VanderMeer, ***
Seawitch, Kat Richardson, ***
Cold Days, Jim Butcher, ****
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman, ****
Meditations, Marcus Aurelius, ***
The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne, ***
Suppressed Transmission: The First Broadcast, Kenneth Hite, ***
Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey, ***
A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin, ***
Possession, Kat Richardson, **

Down to eleven books this year, though I made it through several really dense reads and checked off a couple of classics that had been on my list for a long time. Whether the list will increase again next year remains up in the air. Oddly, should things finally settle down a little, more free time may translate not to more reading, but to more activities that aren't reading. But there is no predicting the future, except to say that the bookworming category is here to stay.

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