My Life in Books
THE STRUCTURE OF REALLY GOOD NOVELS

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Book #181 of 2014: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Book #181 of 2014: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Books # 174, 176 & 179 of 2014: This World We Live In, The Dead and the Gone & The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Book #173 of 2014: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Book #173 of 2014: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Book #165 of 2014: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Book #165 of 2014: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Book #161 of 2014: The a Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

Book #161 of 2014: The a Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

Books I’ve Read Recently

After checking my last post about a book I’ve read, I realised that I’m way behind on posting about the books I’ve read and there are 21 books I haven’t posted about yet. There’s no way I’m going to catch up with that, so I’ll just list the books I’ve read here and then post some of the pictures I’ve taken of them.

Book # … of 2014:

160: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
161: The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore
162: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
163: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
164: Maybe Someday by Colleen. Hoover
165: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
166: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
167: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
168: Deathless by Catherine M. Valence
169: Firelight by Sophie Jordan
170: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
171: Iron King by Julie Kagawa
172: Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
173: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
174: This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
175: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
176: The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
177: Goddess by Josephine Angelini
178: Starcrossed City by Josephine Angelini
179: The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer
180: Vanish by Sophie Jordan
181: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Books #167 - #172 were the ones I read in Crete on holiday. Since I liked “Firelight” and “Starcrossed” I started to read the remaining books/novellas/short stories in these series. At the end of August I had a bit of a Colleen Hoover marathon. The book I liked least in this list is “Deathless”. Most of the time it just confused the hell out of me. I also know nothing about Russian folk stories and myths so most things probably went over my head while reading, and I didn’t realise the symbolism of it. The Susan Beth Pfeffer books scared me a bit since I found her scenario of the consequences of natural disasters quite realistic, but the writing especially in the last book was a let down (e.g. most of the dialogues sounded unnatural, stilted, no one would talk like that, not even after what happened).

This week’s “I-need-something-nice-to keep-the-post-holiday-blues-at-bay” book haul. Extraordinarily, I managed to make myself leave a book store today without buying any more books.

This week’s “I-need-something-nice-to keep-the-post-holiday-blues-at-bay” book haul. Extraordinarily, I managed to make myself leave a book store today without buying any more books.

This has got to be the weirdest weather I’ve ever experienced. It’s so foggy outside that I can hardly see the other side of the courtyard, and yet it’s raining and thundering like mad, and there’s lightning. And it’s still foggy as hell. I’ve never seen a thunderstorm while there’s heavy fog. I can hardly find the words to describe how weird this is, it’s like a humid summer night meets a cool crisp but foggy autumn morning.

I’ve read 6 books on my holiday and I will post about them later this week, most likely this weekend. I haven’t decided yet whether to make separate posts for each book or just one post. Also I have only little time right now, and I rather spend it reading than posting.

people who throw away books

I’m going on holiday to Crete for the next two weeks, so there will be most likely no posts until I get back on the 14th since I don’t know if there will be internet at the hotel. It actually might do me good to not surf the net every day, and I plan on spending every day, all day at the beach, reading, sleeping, tanning and going for the occasional swim. Sounds like heaven to me. It’s my first beach holiday in five years, and boy do I need it. Work has been a pain in the ass in the last couple of months and I just need to get away from London for a while.