4 March 2018

A Month in Books: February

It's that time of the month again: time to make a list of all the books that I read and /or bought this past month. February was a bitch to me. It gave me the flu so for the most part of the month all I did was stream Frasier (so it wasn't all bad). I did get some reading done, though. And since February is also the month of the annual book sale, I bought a bunch of books, too. Not too many, just enough to keep me from going on any more shopping sprees the next few months.

Books read

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

So I finally read this critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel, and I loved it. All the hype was justified. This book is a masterpiece.

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate by Jonathan Marberry

The Mulder half of this prequel duology was a fantastic YA mystery that really got The X-Files vibe right. The Scully half? Not so much. It's been a while since I read a book that left me with a bad aftertaste.

The Girl with Seven Names: My Escape from North Korea by Hyenseo Lee

I finished this book in one night because I just couldn't put it down. I'm weary of reviewing nonfiction books, especially memoirs, since they're about real people and their personal experiences, so I'll just say that this was the most tumultuous book I have ever read.

And now to the good stuff...

Books purchased

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions 
by Edwin. A. Abbott

Who Goes There? 
by John W. Campbell

Rama II, The Garden of Rama, Rama Revealed, and The Final Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke  

The Scarlet Letter 
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

by Walter Scott

The Affinity Bridge 
by George Mann

The X-Files Season 11, parts 1 and 2
by Joe Harris, Matthew Dow Smith, and Jordie Bellaire

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