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January: I posted a reading challenge for myself: read 12 books for the year 2012. I told myself, a book a month, I can do this. After posting this challenge, I failed the first month. I didn't start reading, I just procrastinated.
February: Fine, I'll start. I downloaded on my Kindle a copy of the first book of The Romulan Wars: Beneath the Raptor's Wing since I can't find a copy on local bookstores. I followed it up with the second book: To Brave the Storm. Good, I finished two books, I am on track. I challenged myself on reading a hard SF. Since I enjoyed reading on my Kindle, another e-book is in order. I downloaded the first book of The Uplift Saga: Sundiver. I find the concept of uplift intriguing.
March: I don't know why but I haven't finished Sundiver this month. Maybe because the story is dragging? I don't remember.
April: Finally finished Sundiver on the first week. After looking at my currently-reading list, I decided to finish The Time Traveler's Wife. I liked both the book and the movie versions actually. Also this month, I read American Gods. I asked myself why I didn't bought this book after reading Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. Good thing this book was on a discount on the Amazon Kindle store during that month. Also on discount that month was the first book of the Sword of Truth: Wizard's First Rule. As a friend put it, this my first foray with thick books. I put it down for a few days to read the second Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations book: Forgotten History. Five stars goes to Mr. Bennett as usual.
May: Still reading Wizard's First Rule. I squeezed a few days reading Tune in Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries that I bought on discount over at the Kindle store. After reading this, I imagined myself traveling to countries where English language is not as prevalent. It would be a challenge, I thought.
June to August: Real life interfered with my reading. I occasionally read Wizard's First Rule during those days. Again, that was a very “thick” book.
|tonight 's pre and in flight reading material via bluemask2099|
October: I decided to finally catch up with Star Trek novels, starting with Star Trek: Titan – Fallen Gods, the direct sequel of Sieze the Fire; and Star Trek: Typhon Pact novels Plagues of the Night, Raise the Dawn, and Brinkmanship, all on the Kindle since the local bookstore that might carry these books is in Metro Manila which is far from where I was that time. I also read the Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss novella.
November: I returned to Wizard's First Rule only to put it down again to read the latest from Star Trek: the first book of Cold Equations, The Persistence of Memory. As usual, Mr. Mack delivers. Finally, I finished Mr. Goodkind's book this month. One word: “thick”.
|My signed copy of Becoming a Superhero by Oliver Galang arrived earlier this week. via bluemask2099|
I also hope that I can maintain regularly posting on this blog this time around. See ya next time.