Sunday, 26 September 2010
"People don't need bridges, they use hovercars."*
Blimey! I've just realised that I've already read more books this year so far than in all of 2008 (23 in total - my best reading year since taking up blogging). So, without further ado, may I present the three books I've read this month:
26. Star Trek - The Art of the Film, by Mark Cotta Vaz
This was a birthday present from Indescribable. Although my birthday was back in March, Indescribable only saw fit to give me this book at the end of August - Lazy, thoughtless wench. Still, it was a nice surprise as I'd completely forgotten that she hadn't given me anything!
This took barely any time to read as it is mostly pictures, which is a bit disappointing as the last Art of Star Trek had quite a lot of text to go with its images, giving explanations and history for them.
* From page 51.
27. The Time Traveller's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
This one's a re-read. I first read it back in 2006 and it became part of this book meme.
It's still a lovely read: Intriguing, thoughtful, emotional and revealing.
28. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, edited by Dean Wesley Smith
This is an anthology of short stories "by the fans, for the fans!", the first in a series of ten. My favourite story amongst the twenty in this book is second prize winner: Of Cabbages and Kings, by Franklin Thatcher. The short story is about how the Enterprise NCC 1701-D deals with its sudden instant transport to another universe leaving all the crew behind.
I have to confess that I didn't read all the stories in this book as this is another re-read and I only wanted to read my favourite ones.