Book log — January 2009

Only two books (and a bit), because I wasn’t feeling that great for one week of it and didn’t want to read on the bus.

Robert Louis Stevenson — Treasure Island
The world does not need another review of this, especially as there are already 66 on LibraryThing. So I will merely note that I think this is the first time I’ve read it since I was Jim’s age, and even as an adult I found it a thoroughly entertaining yarn. Pulled from Project Gutenberg and read on the Cybook.

Frances Hodgson Burnett — The Lost Prince
Another Cybook read, reviewed earlier today.

The “and a bit” is one of the short stories in the collection I received just before Christmas in the LibraryThing Early Reviewers programme, Why the long face?. I am ashamed to say that I didn’t read it over Christmas because, well, Christmas; and then I managed to physically lose the book for a couple of weeks. Contemporary short fiction isn’t generally my thing, but this collection looked intriguing, and I enjoyed the single story I’ve read so far. Looking forward to reading the rest of it.

In spite of my errant ways, I received another LTER book on the last day of the month, and a further one at the beginning of February. The tonsillitis hit me before I could get to any of these LTER books this week, but I shall report in due course.

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