Sunday, February 1, 2009

January Recap

I started writing this blog on the 1st of January 2009 and it's been an exciting month for me. I am on track for my 50 books goal this year and I've got to read a lot of interesting stories thanks to Carl's Out of this World Mini-Challenge. Fun!

Books Read: 5
  1. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell Hamilton
  2. Bloody Bones by Laurell Hamilton
  3. The Killing Dance by Laurell Hamilton
  4. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  5. Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
Favorite book: Heir to Sevenwaters

Stories Read: 7
  1. The Merchant and the Alchemist Gate by Ted Chiang
  2. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke
  3. What's Expected of Us by Ted Chiang
  4. The Crystal Spheres by David Brin
  5. The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
  6. Falling Onto Mars by Geoffrey A. Landis
  7. When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth by Cory Doctorow
Favorite Story: The Merchant and the Alchemist Gate

Essays Read: 1
  1. On Love of Reading by Virginia Woolf
Male: 7
Female: 3

Blog Posts: 31

Thanks for everyone who commented this month, I really appreciate you coming here and sharing your thoughts!

This month's commenters are (in blog post order):
Daly, shazow, SparklingBlue, ediFanoB, The Holistic Knitter, Carl V., wend

Search Queries
The most popular query leading to this blog has been by far "Exhalation Ted Chiang". Unfortunately, I still have not been able to track down the copy of that story, but I might just buy Eclipse 2 sometime soon.


  1. What a great blog. Pleasure to meet you and funny how we both did monthly recaps. Great minds think alike.

  2. You reviewed some stuff I decided to track down a copy of (eg. Sevenwaters)

  3. Smirking Revenge, pleasure to meet you too :) I'll be looking for details of the challenge you are planning.

    SparklingBlue, good to hear. I am sure you won't be disappointed in the Sevenwaters trilogy.

  4. So glad you are blogging, its been fun coming over here and reading your thoughts. Thanks again for your enthusiastic participation in the mini-challenge, it was great.

  5. Been a pleasure meeting you here, and on The Dragon Federation forum.

    And, it's great to read your blog from the get-go. So, expect this reader to settle in and be part of the furniture over the coming year :o)