I didn't have a great reading month in May; my schedule was too hectic to get a lot of reading done. I mentioned on Twitter earlier this month that I would be lucky to get 8 books read. I must have been extra lucky as I ended up with 9. I've now read 61 books in 2009, and I'm very happy with my progress.
The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes by Bruce Wexler
The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E. J. Wagner
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Classic Starts: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Chris Sasaki
The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King
Jillian Dare by Melanie M. Jeschke
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton
The Language of Bees was definitely my favorite. Laurie R. King's writing never ceases to amaze me; the characters always feel like old friends and the Mary Russell series seems to get even better with each installment. I absolutely can't wait for the tenth book, The Green Man, to be released next year. Especially given the ending of The Language of Bees...
Full reviews of the books listed above (including The Language of Bees) to come soon. I'll be able to blog much more regularly now as this week I finally purchased a laptop. I bought a Sony Vaio and I'm in love. I'll probably post a review of the computer, too, once I've had a chance to use it more. (I can't wait to try out the Blu-Ray DVD drive!)
Glue, a social-networking tool launched by Adaptive Blue. I think I'm still in shock that I actually won. I've read four books on my Kindle so far and have taken it along on several overnight trips. It's so convenient to be able to take multiple books with me without taking up a lot of space in my bag. The digital ink technology is amazing; you don't feel like you're looking at a screen at all. I'm very happy with my Kindle and would definitely recommend it to other readers who are thinking about investing in an e-Reader.
Giveaways ending soon:
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories
Books 1-3 from the Enola Holmes Series by Nancy Springer