2014 was a pretty good year, reading-wise.
79 books marked as read, a few more re-reads not making the list, some wonderful new discoveries and revisiting some old favorites.
Delightfu writing, exploring the 'invisible web of connections' between people and the immense changes that our actions can bring to the world.- An unexpected favorite by Connie Willis was Doomsday Book.
The audiobook version of it is pretty ood, too- since I read it and listened to it, thus reading the same book twice in a year.- With gleeful fascination I read ( or rather, inhaled) Roger Zelazny 's A Night in the Lonesome October, a wickedly smart and funny Halloween read, full of wr humor, clever references and overall subtlet of the storytelling genius.
- It started with The Graduate, which completely lacked all the humanity that made the film based on it a cult classic; the book was an empty soulless shell that took the pleasure out of reading.- There was also Transcendence, a hilariously sappy 'Twilight' fanfic that made me giggle and roll my eyes at the same time- after all, there 's anythin like an unwashed wordless love story in a cave!- Then there was Dorothy Must Die, a pretty bad execution of a quite good concept.- The Maze Runner was the final disappointment of the month, full of plot contrivances, ridiculous slang and the terminal cases of Special Snowflake-ness.