i_paint_the_sky: (Default)
[personal profile] i_paint_the_sky
I keep meaning to do my year in review, so here I am, finally starting in on it. A little late this year, but better late than never.

Favourite fiction book

Like last year's pick (Gone Girl), this one may not be the most original choice - aside from the fact that this isn't the year it came out. But I really adored this book. I loved all the hard science, even if not all of it was accurate (though I think most was). I loved that it was such a positive book about technology and human ability. And I really loved Mark Watney as a character - even more so after reading Chris Hadfield's Guide to Life on Earth and realizing how Mark was exactly the type of person that NASA would send on a mission like this.

Favourite non-fiction book

This was a tough pick, since I read a lot of great non-fiction this year. Most of them were autobiographies that I listened to on audio, which is my new favourite thing. And that is why I picked this title, because it was the first audiobook I ever listened to and it just drew me in 100%.

Favourite comic/manga

So I'm really late to this one. But I finally got a chance to borrow a copy of the beginning of Runaways and fell for it hard. I need to get some copies of it for myself sometime, because I really want to know what happens next, though at least this volume contained the entire first arc, so I wasn't left hanging too badly.

Favourite re-read

This is the easiest category, since I finally re-read the last book in the Imriel chapter, which I think is the best in this second trilogy. It just has such a crazy mindfuck when Imriel thinks that he's Leander and the narration completely changes - and it's probably the one time in the Terre D'Ange books where I actually didn't mind magic making an appearance.

It really is insane how much I love this series. I basically couldn't put the book down, even though it was the third time I'd read it.

Also, unrelated, but I am very upset about Alan Rickman. I really loved him, as Snape and in every other role I've seen. I really regret never getting the chance to meet him.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of people who comment anonymously.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


i_paint_the_sky: (Default)
tragic and true

March 2016

131415161718 19

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 19th, 2017 12:56 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios