Well…I think we can all agree it has been hard to focus much this month. It has been a roller coaster, my entire schedule went out the window, my life structure so easily shook.
In other words – I’ve just been playing Animal Crossing and staying up too late to read and none of the books I had at home were doing it for me so this is all I read this month. Oops.
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Decided that I needed to read the first Scalzi book. I was enjoying it up until the actual firefights started to happen, and then I sort of got bored. Luckily, this wasn’t until about a 2/3 of the way through the book and it is a short book, so it wasn’t until the end that I found myself slowing down as I slogged through descriptions of battles. Honestly, I don’t think this is the writer’s fault, I think it is just a thing that I’m not particularly interested in reading about.
I might pick up the second one though as I do like the universe and the main characters. But I think I’ll read something more fun from his catalog, like Redshirts, next!
Lily the Thief by Janne Kukkonen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve seen this book compared to someone reading a friend’s D&D experience and..yes, actually. A young rogue, desperate for a quest steals one that sounds easy from the Guild pile only to find out it is connected to something far more sinister.
Ends no a big ol’ cliffhanger too so I hope we see more of Lily one day.
I might suggest my library move this out of children’s into young adult, if only because of the amount of people run through with swords and blood flying everywhere. Didn’t bother me but I can think of some parents that might freak out.
OH and I got a good chunk of the way through the audiobook of The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson before I decided that listening to a book about internal organs while making dinner wasn’t a great idea. Will pick that up again later. It was good so far.
How was your reading this month? Did you have trouble focusing? Or was it the easiest way for you to escape reality? Let me know!
And I hope everyone is doing okay and staying safe.