Reading Mojo, Where Art Thou???

Things have not been well in weaseldom. On the plus side, the antidepressants finally appear to be kicking in. On the minus side, the last time I was somewhat in control of my life was March 2009. There is huge backlog of things to catch up on, and blogging about books is way down on that list. Sad, that, since books are about the only fun things on that list…

To add insult to injury, my book-reading experience in the last couple of months have been blah. Behold the 2011 evidence so far, sorted by category but without any particular order within the category. Most of the DNFs and Blehs happened in the last couple of months:

DNF
First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones
A Bad Day for Pretty, Sophie Littlefield
I am J, Cris Beam
The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, Mayra Calvani
Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
Dead Witch Walking, Kim Harrison
Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase
Fledgling, Octavia Butler
Bloodshot, Cherie Priest
The Death of the Necromancer, Martha Wells
Just the Sexiest Man Alive, Julie James

Meh
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, David Sedaris
Wither, Lauren DeStefano
Sh*t My Dad Says, Justin Halpern
Naked Heat, Richard Castle
Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by Holly Black
The Desert of Souls, Howard Andrew Jones

OK – had a good time reading them
Trust Me on This, Jennifer Crusie
Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare
The Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Charlaine Harris
Wheel of the Infinite, Martha Wells
Aftertime, Sophie Littlefield
Soul Screamers (Books 1 & 2), Rachel Vincent

Good – will buy a copy if I see it at Half-Price Books
Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch
The Ghost and the Goth, Stacey Kade
Ash, Malinda Lo
The City in the Lake, Rachel Neumeier
The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, Jana Oliver
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, Alison Goodman
The Moorehawke Trilogy, Celine Kiernan
The Curse of the Wendigo, Rick Yancey
Sandman Slim, Richard Kadrey
House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones
The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells
Izzy Spellman Mysteries, Lisa Lutz
The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff
Daughter of the Blood, Anne Bishop
I Am Not A Serial Killer, Dan Wells
The Hallowed Hunt, Lois Mcmaster Bujold
Chaos Walking (Books 1 & 2), Patrick Ness

Very Good – will pay full retail price if I have to
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks
Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch
Treachery in Death, J.D. Robb
Fever Series, Karen Marie Moning

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