Monday, 28 February 2011

Books Read in February

Compared to January, February wasn't as good in terms of reading but I am all right with that. After all, can't spend every month getting crazily addicted to reading or I wouldn't get anything else done. So here are my seven books of February.
  1. Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox - Eoin Colfer - 01/02
    I love Artemis Fowl series. Colfer's writing may be aimed for teenagers, but this is a master at work. Every book only gets better. I can't wait for the next book.

  2. LEPrecon - Eoin Colfer - 01/02

  3. Nemi - Lise Myhre - 05/02
    This is the first proper comic book I read. I read Nemi comics in Metro on my commute, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a book in the library. And it was absolute delight.

  4. The Six Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly - 09/02
    This was one of those impulse buy. I had never heard of this author, nor knew anything about the book. But it was on bargain in a supermarket, and I liked the back blurb, so bought it. Writing - as it happens in a lot of thrillers - not masterwork, but the story is so good that kept me turning the pages. Even learning later on that this was a middle book in the series, and ended with a cliff hanger, didn't really spoil my pleasure, which doesn't happen often.

  5. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse - Laurell K. Hamilton - 15/02
    Very very disappointing. I picked this up because I've heard so much about Anita Blake series. I could barely get through it. And only finished it just for the sake of finishing.

  6. Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris - 16/02
    Fabulous of course. Another dose of Sookie and Eric. Oh I do hope Sookie ends up with Eric.

  7. The Half-Made World - Felix Gilman - 19/02
    This was interesting, different. This book has reviews from the likes of Ursula K. LeGuin and Brandon Sanderson. Steampunk meets wild west. This is unusual, but wonderfully drawn. The world is richly and detailed, and characters like the story are very realistic and very human. I think the only reason I did't love this book is because it had an ending which is suitable to the story and very realistic, but not the kind of completely concluding ending that I mostly prefer. Vague endings just don't satisfy me. Oh well! Still glad to have read this though.


  1. 'Only' 7 books ... girl, your time management is amazing! How could you do all that stuff? Let me think ... I managed only the first two LotR-books!

  2. Well, compared to January's 17, 7 is "only" :P

    Bus commute is good for reading, and lunch breaks at work as well :-)

  3. I haven't been able to get interested enough in the Artemis Fowl series to begin. Still curious about it though. My daughter lent me her copies of the Septimus Heap series (by Angie Sage). I enjoyed them even though they were also written for a youngr (much younger!) audience.

    I'm going to have to look into the Half Made World. I've read a couple of steampunk novels and am really tickled by the possibilities.

    I've discovered that I quite enjoy making lists as a way of journaling. I belive I'm going to have to start a new list: Books Recommended by Dolly!

  4. Uh, that's pretty darn good!! I don't usually read that many in a month!! Great job ;o)

  5. Magpie Sue,

    LOL :-) I think I like that list! Actually I love lists too. I can make them forever if I don't stop myself sometimes.

    You should definitely try Artemis Fowl series. Simply brilliant, in my opinion. And I think they get better as the series progresses.

  6. Erica,

    Thanks :-) I still wish I was one of those ultra speedy readers, who read a page, remember everything in less than the time it takes us mortals. But of course, I also enjoy actually enjoying the stories. But so much more to read :-)