May & June Wrap-up!

I haven’t been the best at updating this, and once it got further into June, I figured I would just combine the two months for a wrap-up.

I have passed my Goodreads goal of 50 books (currently at 56), and I haven’t upped the number because I don’t want to stress myself out or feel like IΒ have to read. This summer is continuing to be quite busy, and I deal with my anxiety by knitting. Since I can’t knit and read at the same time, I divide my free time. Sometimes it stresses me out to choose, but I don’t want to feel bad if I’m choosing to knit one day instead of read. Both reading and knitting are passions of mine, and having a higher Goodreads goal would just make my anxiety worse.

Also, from now on I will be listing comics’ authors as academic papers list authors, with the first listed author followed by et al. I don’t want to list the whole list, since I don’t want to accidentally leave any out, and Goodreads isn’t always complete when they list authors/illustrators/colorists/etc. to a comic’s page (which is what I use when writing down my wrap-ups).

Anyway, you’re here for the wrap-up, so here we go.

May 2017:

  • Akio: A Short Story by Alice Rachel Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Suicide Squad #1 (Free Comic Book Day) by Adam Glass et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • I Hate Image (Free Comic Book Day) by Skottie YoungΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Bob’s Burgers (Free Comic Book Day) by Brian Hall et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Cecilia & Tyreese: A Short Story by Alice RachelΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Plutonia by Jeff LemireΒ et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  • Supergirl, Vol. 1: Last Daughter of Krypton by Michael Green et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Holding Ground by Alice RachelΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Chi: A Short Story by Alice RachelΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • East of West, Vol. 4: Who Wants War? by Jonathan Hickman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnickΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  • The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

June 2017:

  • Terrence: A Short Story by Alice RachelΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Sandman, Vol. 8: World’s End by Neil Gaiman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Amulet, Vol. 4: The Last Council by Kazu KibuishiΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • Jessica Jones, Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Benis et alΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Chewbacca by Gerry Duggan et al β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

I also unboxed the June Nocturnal Reader’s Box: All Hail the King (Stephen King).

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! I’m actually ready for fall, cooler weather, and Halloween, but the summer isn’t so bad.

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April 2017 Wrap-up

I didn’t finish many books this past month, but I did read some bigger books and am still pretty happy with the ones I finished.

  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, & Grace EllisΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Mythical Creatures Bible: Everything You Needed to Know About Mythical Creatures by Brenda RosenΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • The Waste Lands by Stephen KingΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman & Charlie AdlardΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Standing Ground by Alice RachelΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • DNF: Mind Games by TJ MooreΒ β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

I’m excited for May’s reading, especially since I’ve started A Court of Wings and Ruin, and the next Dark Tower novel is in my queue as well.

What was the best book you read this past month?

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March 2017 Wrap-up!

Hi all. I haven’t a ton of books this past month (though I have started quite a few). I’ve been learning more about knitting and growing my skill set there, so my attention has been more divided between the two. It’s definitely not a bad thing, as knitting helps my anxiety and anxious hands, but I am hoping to get more reading done this next month.

All five-star reads!

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February 2017 Wrap-up!

I read a total of nine books this month, which I’m pretty proud about. I’ve completed 20 books into my 50-book reading goal for 2017, so I may be raising that number later on.

  • The Body in the Library by Agatha ChristieΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • Vamps by Elaine Lee & William SimpsonΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, & Carolyn NowakΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert ChambersΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie YoungΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Username: Evie by Joe SuggΒ β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • Amulet, Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu KibuishiΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler (audiobook)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • From a Buick 8 by Stephen King (audiobook)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

I also started a some books this month that I hope to finish next month.

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January 2017 Wrap-up

This month was a pretty decent reading month. I set my yearly goal for 2017 as 50 books, and I’m already 11 books there (which is definitely more than I thought I’d finish this month). I read some awesome books this past month, and I have linked my reviews to those I have reviewed. My favorite read wasΒ The Gunslinger, and I can’t wait to continue that journey.

  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Itty-Bitty Knitty Committee by Scott Hilburn Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Unshelved by Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • H2O, Vol. 1 by Grant Calof & Jeevan J. Kang Β β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • Cell by Stephen King Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman & Charlie AdlardΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Star Wars Little Golden Book by Geof SmithΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Strain, Vol. 2 by David Lapham, Sierra Hahn, & Mike Huddleston Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • The Strain, Vol. 3: The Fall byΒ David Lapham, Sierra Hahn, & Mike Huddleston Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Angoleth’s Heir by Meagan Poetschlag Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • Monstro Bizarro: An Essential Manual of Mysterious Monsters by Lyle Blackburn Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

I also did a show/series review on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, if you’re interested in reading that.

What was the best book you read in January?

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October/November Wrap-Up!

October/November Wrap-Up!

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. If you weren’t previously aware, in the past month I finally got a job in my field (Publishing), moved to Chicago, and started said job. I just finished my first week of work and I absolutely LOVE it! Because of this, I don’t ever work weekends anymore, so I’ll be able to catch up on reading, writing reviews, and posting to Instagram. Since I missed posting October’s wrap up, I’ve just included in this one.

October 2016:

 

November 2016:

  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, & Shannon Watters Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Fanboys vs. Zombies, Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries & Jerry Gaylord Β  β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (reread) Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • The Running Man by Stephen King Β Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

 

Thanks for sticking with me during this crazy (awesome) time in my life. What books have you read lately that you loved?

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September Wrap-Up and It Discussion

September Wrap-Up and It Discussion

As you may know, I read Stephen King’sΒ It during the month of September. This was my main focus for the month, though I did read some ofΒ Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (I just haven’t finished it yet). Because of this, I don’t have a huge monthly wrap-up, so after the jump I’ve included my short discussion onΒ It. If you haven’t readΒ It, you may want to avoid the discussion as there may be spoilers.

September’s wrap-up:

  • Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause
    • Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Poe by J. Barton Mitchell & Dean Kotz
    • Rating:Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  • It by Stephen King
    • Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

I also posted an unboxing for Horror Block’s September Stephen King-themed box.

If you’re interested in reading my short discussion onΒ It, read more.Β  Continue reading “September Wrap-Up and It Discussion”