April & May 2018 – Book Haul

A list of Books I have purchased in the month of April and May. No, I haven’t read all other books on my TBR. Part of the joy of reading is anticipation… right? But I may have gone overboard this time. Hey, at least its within 2 months.

Also Fun Fact: I don’t own a Bookshelf. All those Books are piling on my 2 nightstands in 4 wonky Book Towers and are slowly reaching chest height… Hence a few more eBooks this month.

Also I am way too lazy to provide links here.

  • Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse #4)
  • Nemesis Gate by James S.A.Corey (The Expanse #5)
  • Arcadia by Iain Pears
  • Robin by Dave Itzkoff
    • A supposedly good and hearty Biography about Robin Williams.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    • Hyped Book. Justified?
  • The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
    • A few Youtubers I follow recommended it and the premise sounds fun. Crime meets Hedgehog Day
  • Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel
  • A Gentlemen in Moskau by Amor Towles
    • Bought 2 times, Paperback and e-book. That’s what happens when you don’t keep track of your shit.
  • Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
  • Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook (The Black Company #1-3)
  • Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  • The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
    • So I too can be a glorious writing prodigy
  • How to stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight Chronicles #1)
    • His stupid sales pitch on Twitter made me buy this for a dime
  • The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg (The Justar Journal Book 1)
  • Something Wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury
  • The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  • The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
  • The Red Knight by Adam Nicholls (Traitor Son #1)
  • Steelhart by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1)
  • The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #1)
  • The Crimson Brigade by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #2)
  • Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #3)
    • Came as a Bundle and I am curious about the Steampunk Elements
  • Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #1)
  • King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #2)
  • Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #3)
    • Also a Bundle. He better be good.
  • The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #2)
  • The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #3)
  • Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #4)
  • The Human Devision by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #5)
    • I read the first one years ago in German. Now to continue on.
  • Redshirt by John Scalzi
  • Raven Strategem by Yoon Ha Lee (Machineries of Empire #2)
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries #1)
    • Won a Nebula. Sounds funky.
  • Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

Every Writer ever

From the Movie: Adaptation.

Random Stuff #1: The choices we don’t make

I choose to struggle with me. Somehow I do not work as a whole. What the heart desires collides too often with what the brain decides. I keep pushing for the cold, hard facts. Making myself believe that what I assume to know is what everybody else will do.

I choose to believe what hurt mind and broken soul decided in collaboration. Together they piece a cynic view, a rationalist thought about everything and everyone I see.

I choose the believe that you are smiling at me because you want something. That your subtle touch means not that you like me, but that I owe you something. I expect no-thing and hence I shall not be disappointed. But then again, I won’t be able to handle some-thing.

Therefore I choose to hate being in love. Being victim to all the feelings and ridicule thoughts and falsely planted hope. Not being able to sleep because my mind had to cross-reference all of your signs and run possible what-ifs while my heart got itself high on memories. And takes off on a butterfly.


(Something scribbled down around 6 years ago)