Since I posted last night, I actually finished 2 of the books I was reading, which means that while I am still behind (it is the 17th, and I have finished 13 books) I am slowly catching up. My goal, as stated at the start of the month, is to read a book a day, so 30 books in September. If I hadn’t gotten so behind already this year on my 200 book annual goal, I would not mind at all just finishing 15-20 books this month, but with only a few months left in the year to finish over 80 books, I’ve got a lot of reading to do.
The books I finished-
– The 100, by Kass Morgan – post-apocalyptic (& dystopian) sci-fi, YA- Earth has been uninhabitable for a long time, poisoned by radiation, and the species has been surviving like rats on a few starships in space, in a vicious, unpleasant police state that has eroded away much of what might have been humanity’s redeemable qualities. If you liked Battlestar Galactica, you might like this book, and the series for which it is book 1.
– Dancing on the Head of a Pen, by Robert Benson – nonfiction book about being a writer and habits and approaches to writing that work for Mr. Benson – The goal of this book is to inspire, not to instruct, and I thought it did this very well. If you’re a writer looking for ways to procrastinate writing, you might like to read this book. It’ll feel like you are being a responsible writer, reading a book about your craft, all the while you are not actually writing, though at under 200pgs it won’t keep you from your own work for long.