Books

What I Read in March 2017

‘This month will be better,’ I said. Hahahaha. Can you believe I only read one book in March as well? Over the past two months, I have only read two books? Christ. By this time last year, I had read 32 books. This year? I’m up to, um… six. God. Okay, THIS month really will be better. And I know this because I am already on track to finish two […]

On Writing: How Much Description is TOO Much?

When I left for Portugal back in October, I took one book with me. And the countless ones on my Kindle, of course. But my Kindle barely got a look in. I was determined to finish this paper book before I moved out of my Lisbon apartment, you see. That never happened. So then I became determined to finish it before I left Porto, before I flew back to Edinburgh […]

What I Read in February 2017

Wow. It’s kind of embarrassing how much I did not read during February. I finished a grand total of one book, which is bad by my standards (though, er, not unheard of). I credit this abysmal reading month largely to the fact that I spent most of it in Seville, staying in an apartment with literally nowhere comfortable to sit and read. Although lying on the bed is one of […]

What I Read in January 2017

A new exciting year of reading is ahead of us! Me? My year got off to a decidedly Japanese start, with my first three books all being about Japan or by Japanese authors. And then after that I read another book which was not at all Japanese and not as good. Correlation? Coincidence? Who can say. Here’s what I read: What I Read in January Attack on Titan, Vol. 20, […]

What I Read in December 2016

Ooh, the final month of the year and my last chance to hit my target of 75 books for the year. Did I make it? Didn’t I? COURSE I DID. On 31 December, naturally. Though I guess if you read my review of 2016, you knew that already. I racked up a few more reads after I returned to Edinburgh for the holidays, making up for my rather lacklustre reading […]

What I Read in October and November 2016

Hahaha and I thought September was a bad month for my reading habits. After all, I only read two books that month. But then October happened and I read a grand total of one book, hence not publishing a ‘What I Read’ post last month. To be honest November was pretty crap too, but at least now I’ve got enough to warrant a blog post. (December’s gonna be a busy […]

What I Read in August 2016

I got off to a sloooow start with my reading in August. Halfway through the month and I’d barely finished one book. CRISIS. I can’t really complain, though, because my lacklustre reading efforts were owing to my jaunt around the US. Fortunately I picked up the pace when I returned home and racked up six more reads. CRISIS AVERTED. What I Read in August The Outward Urge, by John Wyndham […]

What I Read in July 2016

July has been kind of a weird one. I feel like I read fuck all, and when you look at it, that’s kind of what happened. I only read one actual physical book, plus a couple of comics and a few audiobooks. So yeah, that’s probably why it feels like I didn’t read much. I have about 10 books on the go right now, many of which I’m a good […]

What I Read in May & June 2016

Whoops! Totally neglected to write my reading list for May, so I’m including it here. I’ve decided to simplify the things I include to help make sure I actually write the column each month. From now on, there will be: no ratings or ‘books bought’ lists, and a briefer statistics summary. And that’s enough with the introduction. Here’s what I’ve been reading over the past couple of months: What I […]