[Note From the Future: The following sentence was written in July, before A WHOLE LOT OF ~THINGS~ HAPPENED:]
Hey look you guys, I’m not posting this in September! I got better at something!
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[Additional Note From The Future: I probably could have posted this in September but … you guys, I bought a house. And then I had to move my stuff from where I was living to the new house. And guys — I have a lot of stuff. As I move into my late 30s [[oh god did I just type that out loud holy shit which box has the tequila in it]], I am going to try to be better at — oh, I don’t know. Everything? Does “everything” sound good? Like, getting rid of clothes that I don’t wear, and not buying clothes every three months, and maybe I don’t have to have the entire collection of Laurell K. Hamilton novels if I hate most of them so much, and — and also, once the material things are taken care of, actually posting to this blog on a somewhat regular basis! Maybe I can schedule them, in-between lawn-mowings or boiler maintenance or something.
Anyway. That’s why this is being posted in October.]
So. In 2017, I read 27 books – 5 fewer books than in 2016, and tied for my worst year on record. In my defense, the world has sucked for a good while now, and I did a lot to try and self-care my way through our current decline into fascism. I turned away from prestige TV (No, I haven’t watched Stranger Things yet. Or This is Us. Or anything else any of y’all have told me I *need* to watch). I did, however, get addicted to the CW reboot of Dynasty, and NO, I HAVE NO REGRETS.
The CW reboot of Dynasty is like cocaine puddin’, and this is how I react every time a new episode graces my TV:
[[oh shit the cable guy had better get the cable box squared away for me on Thursday because my cocaine puddin’ comes back for season 2 on Friday and I NEED EVERYONE TO WATCH IT WITH ME AND SAVE ITS RATINGS, OKAY?????]]
Of the 27 books I read last year, 26 were books I’d never read before. Take *that* Dad, who told me years ago to broaden my horizons and read new stuff! LOOK AT ME NOW
So. Here’s the list. The only book I re-read last year was Moonraker, so everything else is new. If you’re on a laptop or other form of computer, hover over the links to the previous reviews; otherwise, please enjoy.
3. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
12. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
18. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King