April 25, 2013

In which I reveal new depths of my sports-following inadequacy

Me: I forget, did Notre Dame win their tournament thingy?

Stan: ....

Stan: You really want to ask me that?

Me: So... no?

April 1, 2013

Them books, them books, them March books

It's April! That means it's time for a March-books roundup. Also, it's the day after Easter (yay!), which means that I just ate a leftover piece of banana cream pie for breakfast. YES.

Books Read: March 2013

01. Finder (Emma Bull)
02. Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
03. Territory (Emma Bull)
04. The Winter of Our Discontent (John Steinbeck)
05. The Lost Art of Gratitude (Alexander McCall Smith)
06. Her Fearful Symmetry (Audrey Niffenegger)
07. The Speed of Dark (Elizabeth Moon)
08. The Secret Life of Pronouns (James W. Pennebaker)
09. Love Over Scotland (Alexander McCall Smith)
10. The Importance of Being Seven (Alexander McCall Smith)
11. The Price of Stones (Twesigye Jackson Kaguri)
12. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (Stephen King)
13. The Good, the Bad, and the Multiplex (Mark Kermode)
14. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (Stephen King)
15. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (Stephen King)
16. It's Only a Movie (Mark Kermode)
17. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (Stephen King)
18. For Women Only (Shaunti Feldman)
19. The Adventure of English (Melwyn Bragg)
20. The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
21. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)


Cumulative Stats for 2013 

Total books read: 54

Average number of books read per month: 18

Fiction: 46
Non-Fiction: 8

Books by male authors: 30
Books by female authors: 24

Distinct male authors: 18
Distinct female authors: 12

Books by living authors: 48
Books by dead authors: 6

Books read for the first time: 21
Books read at least once before: 33