April 2016

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I read:

Thoughts:

Hyperspace by Michio Kaku: I liked this quote Mathematics ... is the set off all possible self-consistent structures.

Movie Game by Michael Ebner: ARC. Review will be published on the book's publication date of May 5, 2016. Spoiler: I do not recommend this book.

Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota: Somehow this book seemed detached from now, like it was set in the 1970s instead of 2012 or whenever. The ending was a warm glow, but unrealistic.

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman: So there's a puzzle that's supposed to be super-difficult to solve, except it isn't and so the whole book seems ridiculous. I get it's a kids' book, so the puzzle can't be on the level of understanding quantum physics, but no one could really believe that an adult was expecting other adults to solve a puzzle so trivial. So after this book, you'll notice we went back to Lemony Snicket.

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante: Yes, I have finally started the Neapolitan novels. I have also corrected where I thought Naples was on my mental map of Italy as well.

Life from Elsewhere by Various: Journeys Through World Literature: ARC. Review will be published on the book's publication date of June 21, 2016.

Yevgeny Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, a new translation by A.D.P. Briggs: ARC. Review will be be published on the book's publication date of July 12, 2016.

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman: Be bone audacious but mally unsatisfies in parts. Ya post book Internet done tell me ain't end of story for my Ice Cream Star. There likely be another book to fix how this one end just stop. And Ice Cream Star, she be a classic character paradigm: the Heroic Epic leading child. Is why she be too good to be the truth: how smart she be, how beauty, how all other children love her and how all men they crave her touch. I think this mally sort of character. I no really want to read bout no girl larger-than-life-unreal. I did though. Might read next book too if it appear.

Recorder and Randsall by Meme Higashiya: Reviewed earlier this month.

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips: Meh. I need to stop thinking I'm going to like books before I read them.

Middle-Aged Boys & Girls by Diane Bracuk: Reviewed earlier this month.

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli: I'd forgotten about the existence of tobacco readers, which the book talks about. Sometimes I think I'm like a tobacco reader for Tesfa -- reading her stories while she plays or colours on the floor next to me. As for the book itself, almost the right level of quirk. Almost.

Charlotte by David Foenkinos: ARC. Review will be published on the book's publication date of May 3, 2016.



Favourite book:

It's my blog, so I can choose the same favourite book again and again and again and again.

Or, I suppose if I have to not just re-read Lemony Snicket for the rest of my life:

The ending's warm glow. So warm and sweet.



Most promising book on my wishlist:

Krall had some pieces in Life from Elsewhere and I want to read more.



I watched:



I wrote:

So much proofreading. Faerie faerie faerie faerie faerie faerie proofreading.

I also wrote a story based on a dream. Geoff liked it (the story).