what i read : april 2015

May 1, 2015

what i read : april 2015 / kapachino

This month I started letting some things go to get my stress level down (see my last post) and although reading is definitely still part of my life it obviously took a back seat in April. Only one (and a half) books finished! Oh well.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman – this is the second in this modern fantasy series and it was just as good or better than the first. Definitely not your typical middle-of-a-trilogy slump. (5 stars)

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku – this nonfiction book about technological advances regarding understanding and manipulating the power of the mind was for book club, and I wasn’t able to finish because I had to return it to the library. What I did read was fascinating (although ethical concerns were somewhat glossed over) and I would love to finish it one day.

Reading challenge:

This year I’m participating in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge. I didn’t make any progress on it this month, but here’s where I stand:

  • a book you’ve been meaning to read – The Magicians by Lev Grossman (January)
  • a book published this year –
  • a book in a genre you don’t typically read –
  • a book from your childhood –
  • a book your mom loves –
  • a book that was originally written in a different language –
  • a book “everyone” has read but you –
  • a book you chose because of the cover –
  • a book by a favorite author –
  • a book recommended by someone with great taste – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (February)
  • a book you should have read in high school –
  • a book that’s currently on the best seller list – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (March)

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Comments on what i read : april 2015

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    From Nora:

    I have the Magicians on my Nook via the Library for another few days, need to get after it and get to reading! Not sure I’ll be able to finish it, though. I’ve heard great things about the series and glad to hear it reinforced from you :)

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