I’m a bit disappointed in myself for only writing two real blog posts this month…although, in my defence, I was pretty busy slogging my way through The Fellowship of the Ring. And it was a slog, but one I really enjoyed! More on that here.
Other cool things I did this month:
1) Devoted more time to getting to know my fellow book bloggers here and on Twitter and Tumblr. I’m working on launching a project called Sublurbia to highlight lesser-known novels with Camille @ thevajunglebook and Emma @ howlsmovinglibrary.
2) Tried audiobooks for the first time since I was a kid. I used the Audible free trial to listen to The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written and read by Amy Schumer, and now I’m listening to a free podcast of The Picture of Dorian Gray from LoyalBooks.com. I definitely prefer reading to listening, but audiobooks are nice for my commute!
Do any of you listen to audiobooks regularly? How do you feel they compare to reading? Let me know in the comments!
In the end, this month:
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton
- The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (4/5)
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (5/5)
- The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (3/5)
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (5/5)
I’m still working my way through…
- Death Note: Black Edition, Volumen I by Tsugumi Ohba (script), Takeshi Obata (drawings), Marc Bernabé (translation into Spanish)
- Economics: The User’s Guide by Ha-Joon Chang
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- Dubliners by James Joyce
What’s your favourite thing you read this month? Your favourite thing you wrote? Let me know and I’ll go check it out!