This month I read 9 books for a total of 2,882 pages and an average of 93 pages per day. I started my journey to the Dark Tower and while I was loving the setting (well, most of it) and intrigued by the ideas in book one, books two and three left me dragging my heels. I am soldering on though! Why? Who the hell knows. My favorite read was Lady Trent’s memoir, In The Labyrinth of Drakes, but Bad Monkeys was a close second.
Sophie Someone by Hayley Long
First Sentence: Some stories are hard to tell.
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
First Sentence: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
In The Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
First Sentence: I suspect a percentage of my readership will see the title of this volume and expect the entirety of what is contained herein to be devoted to a certain discovery that took place in the Labyrinth of Drakes.
On Writing by Stephen King
First Sentence: In the early nineties (it might have been 1992, but it’s hard to remember when you’re having a good time) I joined a rock-and-roll band composed mostly of writers.
Hinges vol 3 by Meredith McClaren
The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
First Sentence: The gunslinger came awake from a confused dream which seemed to consist of a single image: that of the Sailor in the Tarot deck from which the man in black had dealt (or purported to deal) the gunslinger’s own moaning future.
The Waste Lands by Stephen King
First Sentence: It was her third time with live ammunition and her first time on the draw from the holster Roland had rigged for her.
Reviews to come:
The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefano
First Sentence: Emmaline Beaumont was ten and one-quarter when her father started building the ghost machine.
Notable Quote: “[But] bodies aren’t the most important part of us. The special part, the true part, evaporates when we die.”
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
First Sentence: It’s a room an uninspired playwright might conjure while staring at a blank page: white walls.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco