Have You Hugged A Book Today?- August 2016

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I am still seven books ahead of schedule! This is excellent! I feel so relieved about this, which is good because I have enough stress in my life 🙂

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s also up in the header 🙂

  • What I’m currently reading (in order of Date Started)
    1. Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower #5) by Stephen King– Oh my gosh, this book is SO MUCH BETTER than Wizard and Glass! Things are actually happening that I care about, and plot, and we’re back into the actual story, and YAY! Not sure how I feel about the shady villagers asking for help (and I kind of wish I’d read Salem’s Lot before this, but I can go back and fix that ;P), but things are happening! Hooray! \o/
    2. Miles in Love (Vorkosigan Omnibus #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold– I’m having a moment of weirdness, because I sort of spoiled myself for the first book in this omnibus, but I still want to know how the thing I know about is going to happen. So I’m in a weird state of anticipation right now 🙂 Also, I’m having feels about this terrible marriage, just FYI…
    3. Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit by Sean Hepburn Ferrer– Whoops! I sort of forgot I was reading this. Going to try to pick it up and finish it this month 🙂
  • Books I’ve Finished 
    1. Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King- Three Stars

Fog’s Book Of The Month

Memory (Vorkosigan Saga, #10)Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Miles hits 30. 30 hits back.”

This is the one line description of this book in the timeline, and honestly it’s a much better summary than the one on the back of the book. The back of the book is deceptive, as it implies that you will be living Simon Illyan’s memories, which is not true. This book is probably the most introspective of the Miles books I’ve read so far and, as a result, is also a slower paced book. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t engaging (I read it in about a day), it just means that it was very different from the books that have preceded it. It feels like the transition that it is, a transition from a reckless, careless, hyperactive Miles to a more grown-up version, who thinks about others (and himself) a bit more deeply. It changes him and makes him more aware of himself, something that he has been sorely lacking.

All in all, a very good book, if not exactly what was promised on the package 🙂

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Well, this was a quick post! I didn’t really have much to report this month. Oh well, I’ll leave you on a funny note:

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I’m not even sorry ;P See you guys next time!

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