Friday, 5 August 2011

July Ins and Outs

It's summer time, which means holidays, which means more reading time (and less online time). So here are the Ins and Outs of July!


John dies at the end by David Wong
Revelation by Carol Berg
Looking for Jake and other stories by China Miéville
The bloody chamber: and other stories by Angela Carter


The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Artemis Fowl : the opal deception by Eoin Colfer

A game of thrones by George R. R. Martin   [Review]

Rating: 5 out 5

So long, and thanks for all the fish by Douglas Adams   [Review]

Rating: 4 out 5

Buffalo gals and other animal presences by Ursula K. Le Guin
A collection of short stories and poems, featuring animals and plants. Some are Fantasy, some are Science Fiction, some just regular fiction (and some just plain weird). The stories I liked, the poems not so much.

Rating: 4 out 5

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner   [Review]

Rating: 5 out 5

Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente    Review to come
This is a very strange book, and I am sure it will benefit from a second read. That said, I enjoyed it, especially the writing.

Rating: 4 out 5

A verdadeira invasão dos marcianos by João Barreiros
This is actually two related stories, showing the two different points of view on the same theme. It's Science Fiction, with a dash of Historical Fiction. The presence of H.G. Wells, and even some quirks of language reminded me of The Map of Time. This is not as good as that book, but it's also quite a different kind of book. Still enjoyable.

Rating: 4 out 5

Assassin's apprentice by Robin Hobb    Review to come
A classic of fantasy, with its share of intrigue and mystery. It's a good introduction to a series, and there are enough loose threads to make me want to read the next one.

Rating: 4 out 5

TBR Variation: -2 (From 205 to 203)


  1. So many things... And this last week I just read two books. Well, I still have lots of time :)

  2. July was great for reading, between flights and beach holidays, I had a lot of time to read. August, on the other hand, will not have as many books read. Only managed to finish 2 so far...