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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

My Month in Review: December

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

I did not finish my annual goal! I loved reading the third Lady Astronaut book which was long and I dragged it out, and we traveled some to see family, had family in town, I got bitten by bedbugs, and I got food poisoning. I still could have done it if I crammed in a bunch of middle grade books and graphic novels, but my network password for work, which I use to download manuscripts, expired and I couldn't get it to reset and the company is closed, so I finally just gave up. Instead I decided to treat myself to reading whatever I want (it's a printed book, shocking! And it's long! It is a book published by my company, but it's a couple of years old, so it's not something I'm reading "for work.")

I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

Books completed this month:
The Invisible Boy by Alyssa Hollingsworth
Dung for Dinner: A Stomach-Churning Look at the Animal Poop, Pee, Vomit, and Secretions that People Have Eaten (and Often Still Do!) by Christine Virnig
The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe
The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal
Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation by Candy J Cooper, with Marc Aronson
Articulated Restraint by Mary Robinette Kowal
Child Star by Box Brown
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Pérez*
When Did the Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And 101 Other Questions about New York City by Jean Ashton*

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
One of Us: The Story of a Massacre in Norway -- and Its Aftermath by Åsne Seierstad, translated by Sarah Death
Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels by Rachel Cohen
Check, Please!, Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
Again, yay me, nothing! I did give 5 books as Christmas gifts though:
Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Me by Elton John (this one is a book from my work!)
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death by Irvin D. Yalom
World War II: Infographics by Jean Lopez, Nicolas Aubin, Vincent Bernard, Nicolas Guillerat (2 copies)

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