Sunday, 8 May 2011

April Ins and Outs

April was such a good month. It always is (because of my birthday ^_^), but this time I managed to read A LOT! Mostly because of Operation Manga!, but still, a lot of reading.

Not many acquisitions this month :( but still a few :D


Winkie by Clifford Chase
I think this one is a sort-of dystopia, and with something dark concerning teddy bears.

Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
I first came across this book through Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, I think it was in Spaced or some commentary on the series. And I got curious about the book.

Rusalka by C.J. Cherryh
Historical fantasy, heavy with russian folklore. It has been so long on my wishlist that I managed to mooch it twice.

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
A friend recommended this. Actually she sung its praises lo and high, and told me to get it or else. So I bought it.

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Jen7waters from Cuidado com o Dálmata had an extra copy of this book lying around and decided that I deserved to get it!

White Cat by Holly Black
Again from Jen7waters, but this time a gift for my Bday.

Thank you Carla!

A Mentira do Aquecimento Global: Mito ou Ciência? by Roy Spencer
(Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies that Hurt the Poor.)

A gift from my uncle - a bit of non-fiction in a subject we have in common. Although I'm not very keen on non-fiction, this one actually interests me.

Transformation by Carol Berg
I enjoyed this one; it pulled me in and enabled me to read more! Review is here.

The Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
Finally, that’s what I can say about finishing this book! Also, the review is here.

Varjak Paw by S.F. Said
A sweet children’s story with cats, and cool illustrations. Really cool illustrations. Review to come.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I've been meaning to re-read Graceling for a while now (well, since I finished it the first time). Still love it! And now I feel like re-reading Fire.

The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft            Ebook
This is a classic, and while there is a lot of Cthulhu that is known, there were definitely some things that I didn’t know. So I decided to fix that.
This was just the short story, but it is quite good. I’m afraid that reading it in the dull moments at work was not the best choice, because there is a darkness to it that doesn’t go well with Spanish dance music, or jokes between co-workers. Still a very nice story. One of these days I’m going to get this on paper and enjoy it with more calm.

Sunshine by Robin McKingley
Ahhh, Sunshine! I really liked this one. And wasn’t exactly expecting it. But I trusted good recommendations from fellow bloggers, and it proved right. Here is my review.

Fullmetal Alchemist Volumes 1 to 6 by Hiromu Arakawa
The first volumes of Full Metal Alchemist are pretty much like the series. Which means it is good. There is action, there is a storyline, there is humour and there is drama. Also, the art is pretty neat.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Volumes 2 to 4 by Hayao Miyazaki
I love Nausicaä. Great anime, and the manga is proving to be really good as well. What I didn’t account for when I started the Operation Manga! was how complex this one is. The story, the art, everything – there is so much going on in here.

The Vision of Escaflowne Volume 1 by Katsu Aki
This is quite different from both the anime and the movie (and these were different from each other to start with). I’m not sure is better, but since so much is changed is a bit harder to compare. The target public is quite different and that shows. I might do a rant post about it later.

White Cat by Holly Black
(Actually, this is an IN and an OUT! :D)
Another one that was gripping, I liked it. Review is here.

TBR Variation: -9 (From 194 to 185) YEY!