February 2012

Books read in February:

  1. Dune. Frank Herbert.
  2. The Knife of Never Letting Go. Patrick Ness.
  3. The Septembers of Shiraz. Dalia Sofer.
  4. Dealing with Dragons. Patricia C. Wrede.
  5. The Ask and the Answer. Patrick Ness.
  6. Tales from Earthsea. Ursula K. Le Guin.

Best reread: Dune
Best new read: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Best (only) anthology: Tales from Earthsea

A much better month for reading than January was! I am eagerly awaiting some books I’ve ordered from the public library to come in, particularly the final instalment in the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. Our Town’s public library is pretty abysmal, but fortunately we are networked with all of the public libraries in the county and so we can order books from other libraries. For the size of our public library and the prominence of our town, I was appalled to find that all of the books are in the room on the ground floor (I thought there were more upstairs! Nope, just a meeting room and computer lab.) and that the books were divided into Children/Juvenile, Teenage, SFF, Thriller/Crime, Paperbacks, and Novels. I would hazard a guess that my complete personal library — including my books both in the U.S. and in the UK — just might give our public library a run for its money. I am going to look into whether they take donations; if they do, then from here on out I’m taking my books to them instead of the charity book shop, as much as I support Barnardos charity. Maybe I’ll alternate. We’ll see.

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