Friday, July 1, 2011

June Recap

Half a year of reading had come and gone. Amazing how quickly the time flies! I have not read nearly as many books as I hoped to in the first half year, but I have enjoyed many of the ones I did read. I believe I completed 20 books and a surprising number of them were great! I hope the second half of the year will treat me as well.

This month I finished:
  1. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
  2. Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
  3. The Local News by Miriam Gershow
I have trouble choosing a favorite between Naamah's Blessing and The Local News. Both are outstanding, but in very different ways. It's action vs. introspection and hope vs. despair. I think I will declare The Local News a winner overall, due to its novelty for me whereas Carey's book is solid, but stylistically familiar.

Happy Canada Day, everyone! Enjoy 4th of July festivities this weekend if you are in the USA.


  1. Wow! You read fast! Really fast, or you just really liked the book, or both. Wow!

    Glad you liked it; it would've sucked to give a dud as a gift.

  2. As I mentioned, some late night reading was involved :) But it was really good and totally worth it. Thanks!!