July was a pretty hectic month for me so I did not get much time to read and blog. Even this month is going to be hectic, probably even more than July so this might be the only post for august unless I feel compelled to review some book. I read 2 novels and 5 comic books in July. Even the two books that I read were pretty small in size. Out of these two, one was an audiobook which I listened to while commuting to and back from work.
It’s already July and half of the year is gone! I recently did some massive unhauls of books that I had read but not liked and some books which I had no intention of reading. Now half of my collection consists of unread books, since most of the read books which did not get 4 or 5 stars from my side have been sold or donated. These days as and when I finish reading a book, I decide if I want to keep it or donate it. That helps make room for books that I am more excited for.
I couldn’t read a lot in June since life was little hectic. I did manage to read loads of comic books though. I read 3 novels and 7 comic books in June.
I have never been a big fan of audiobooks and have not particularly liked audiobooks that much. That changed this month thanks to an audiobook.
I think my first audiobook was Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline and narrated by Wil Wheaton. Listening to that book was an amazing experience and mostly because of Wil Wheaton’s great narration, I ended up really enjoying the book. I even mentioned that I gave one extra star to the book mostly because I listened to it on an audiobook. This was back in 2011. After that, I never felt the need to try audiobooks.
This month was quite busy so I read many comic books since I did not have time to read entire novels. Comic books consume less time and mental energy as they are easier to browse in an hour or so. Alex + Ada is a quite popular science fiction series which is about Alex, a human and Ada, who is an android/robot. This series is a short series with just 3 trade paperback volumes which can be read in few hours time.
May was a really good reading month as I was on vacation. I read small books for the most part (none of these exceeds 400 pages I think) and managed to finish 10 books, out of which 2 were graphic novels/comics.