So it was advised that I do more reading, and I have been wanting to do better documentation of the things I've read and how they resonate—or don't. Not sure how this will shape up, but here goes. 52 Things Read with reviews, at right.
Goal: 52 total books/periodicals read, averaging 1 a week
Ancillary: 52 total books/periodicals previously read, averaging 1 a week
Kato Vorsok is a man deserted by his god. A failed hero living in exile, he wants nothing to do with his old life. Until the night he encounters a wounded mourning cloak—a demon that can walk through walls, dissolve into mist, and spear a man’s heart with a fingernail. She calls him by name. She knows his past. She needs his help. And she is his key to redemption. Mourning Cloak is a science fantasy novella.
52 Read 2013
All of us reach a point in life where we are compelled to make our own way in the world. Some of us have dreams we’ve been preparing for all our lives… Some of us have no idea what we’re going to do, just that we’re going to do it our way. When you’re the son of a self-styled demigod with the ability to grant any wish or fear, this journey to find yourself is that much more complicated… and dangerous.
52 Reviewed 2011
Pollyanna meets Starship Troopers in this fast, screenplay-like novel about a 30-something Marine private called out of retirement to join the war against the crabs. But shattered morale is the least of her company’s problems, and their survival may hinge on an unlikely friendship forged between an alien weapons designer and a mother-turned-warrior….
52 Reviewed 2012