Monthly Roundup

Monthly Roundup: November 2014

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Every first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a roundup of the month just gone, and writing about what’s to come in the next few weeks.

November 2014

Last month I read a total of three books: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss and The Chronicles of Narmo by Caitlin Moran.

So it’s been a completely insane month and I can’t believe I only read three books… The Wise Man’s Fear was definitely the standout book for November, and I can’t wait to move on to The Slow Regard of Silent Things, which Gollancz kindly sent me. I just barely made any time for reading this month, I’ve been so exhausted!

 

Challenge progress:

  • I read one book towards the Avengers vs. X-Men Challenge. The final villain of the year is Apocalypse. I’d love to finish recruiting the X-Men by the end of the year, but we’ll see…
  • I have currently read one hundred and twenty books towards my Goodreads goal. I’ve hit it again after raising it for the fourth time, and I’ll leave it there for now!

 

Currently reading:

Moriarty The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

How was November for you?

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4 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup: November 2014”

  1. November was good. After a four month period of barely reading anything (a combination of burnout, house remodel projects, outside commitments and increased time spent gaming), November picked up with a couple of great novels, A Call to Duty by David Weber and Timothy Zahn, and The Martian by Andy Weir. I also read two entertaining Connie Willis novellas and made starts on Andromeda’s War by William C. Dietz and on Alistair Reynolds’ short story collection, Galactic North.

  2. Your November looked pretty good to me–I’m so sad I didn’t get to participate in SciFi month this year. My November mostly got me going so that I’d more in December. Hopefully! Gardens of the Moon looks like it might take awhile to get through.

    So about The Wise Man’s Fear, how do you feel it compares to the first book of the series? From what you’ve said, I take it you liked it. I wasn’t especially enamored of the first book, so I keep wondering whether the second will be better. A lot of people have told me the second book was a slog for them, but the first was a slog for me, so I’m a little nervous to start something that might be even more difficult to get through. Your opinion?

    1. Three books for a month is highly unusual, but I guess I still posted a decent amount – just not as much as I’d hoped, and nowhere near as much commenting on other blogs either 😦 And general Sci-Fi Month stuff…

      Okay, well I really did like it, but it DEFINITELY dragged. There was a lot of stuff that was just sort of… there. It probably didn’t need to be told, or some particular scenes/events took forever. But I loved being in Kvothe’s world so I didn’t mind all that much 🙂 Poor Chronicler though, the two books amount to about three days of story-telling so far 😛

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