Nayad Monroe (nayad) wrote,
Nayad Monroe

Books I read in April, 2009

It was a slow reading month for me. I'm on this perpetual quest to optimize my schedule so that I can have consistent times for everything I want to do. One of the things on the long list of things I haven't figured out is how to go to conventions (which are important and awesome) without derailing myself both before and after the convention for, generally, as many days as I'm at the convention itself.

For those playing along at home, that means that if in a randomly chosen month (let's say APRIL), I go away on a trip that involves both a convention and a vacation, for a total of 8 days, and I go to another convention for two days, then the first trip derails my normal schedule for a total of 24 days, and the second for a total of 6 days, and the astute reader will have noted by now that my total of 30 days of normal schedule derailment is equal to the number of days in the month. That's not to say that I didn't get any work done. I just did any work that I did while being discombobulated, off-schedule, and sometimes in another time zone. I did a lot of work, btw. If I ever get situated properly, THE WORLD WILL FEAR ME.

But the recreational reading, I did not so much do. Except as follows:

(BTW, I'm not grading books in these posts anymore, because I really only read multiply-recommended books these days, and any of them I don't like are not so much bad as they are not my thing. You'll be able to tell if a book is not my thing very easily, because it'll be listed in the "Discarded" section after I choose not to finish reading it.)


1. Pretty Monsters, by Kelly Link. SFF, short stories.


2. The Dazzle of Day, by Molly Gloss. SFF.





Short Stories
(This category only includes published stories read a la carte from magazines and websites; it does not include anthologies, collections, or slush).

1. "Sugar" - Leah Bobet; Shadow Unit

Tags: 2009 books, 2009 short stories

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