January 2010 Book Update

Instead of doing a yearly book count, I thought it would be better to do a more detailed monthly update. So, so, so. Here’s my January 2010 book update:

Books Bought:
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (signed)
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (signed)
The King of Attolia by Megan Walen Turner (signed)
Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers (used)
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume (used)
The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker (used)
Tithe by Holly Black
Valiant by Holly Black
Ironside by Holly Black
Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

The Queen’s Thief series were ordered online from Mysterious Galaxy because I wanted to have signed copies of one of my favorite series. Read more about these books here. The used books are from National Bookstore’s Previously Owned Books section as mentioned here. The last four books were bought in this weekend’s Fully Booked sale at SM North EDSA The Block, all for 20% off. Hurray for discounted purchases! 🙂

Books Read:
Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs

And I’m currently in the middle of Dragon Blood, the sequel to Dragon Bones. January has been a pretty slow reading month probably because I’ve been lazy too. There have times when I would just fall asleep when I get home from work. Three is not bad considering Young Miles contains the novels The Warrior’s Apprentice and The Vor Game and the short story The Mountains of Mourning. Young Miles is the first book that I’ve read about the amazing character that is Miles Vorkosigan. I’ve seen Bujold’s books recommended lots of times but since I have a huge TBR pile, I only got around to reading her books recently. I don’t really read Sci Fi so a lot of things in the book went over my head but I kept going just because I loved Miles. I’m looking forward to reading more about him! I have some of the other Vorkosigan books but I don’t have the complete series. I want to read them chronologically so I need to complete the set before starting on the others.

Wildwood Dancing is the first Juliet Marillier book that I’ve read and I just have to say that I love this book’s beautiful cover. As for the content, I liked it too. It’s about 16-year-old Jenica, her pet frog and her sisters and about their lives in Piscul Dracului in Transylvania and how it overlaps with the fairy world. It’s kind of a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and the Princess and the Frog rolled into one. I’m interested in the sequel, Cybele’s Secret, but I’m willing to wait until it comes out in paperback.

I loved Dragon Bones, it’s already included in my list of favorites, even though I haven’t finished reading its sequel.

Also, since it’s pretty easy to remember, I thought I’d also include a list of movies that I’ve watched this month.

Movies Watched:
Sherlock Holmes

Hahaha which says a lot about what I during my free time. Although I’m looking forward to watching more movies in February such as Disney’s Princess and the Frog and the movie adaptation of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief.

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