April Reads in Review

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher, Dresden Files Book 8 (for more on cover art: Vincent Chong, Subterranean Press) This series of books is terrific: the main character is quirky and fun, the writing is fast and funny, the books work as stand-alones and as a arching series. In addition to Jim Butcher's great writing, and the always amusing … Continue reading April Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth This is the third and final book of the Divergent trilogy, and it is similar to its first two predecessors in being a thrilling, fast-paced read full of action and good, sparse writing. It took me a couple tries to jump back in, however, because the author does something in this book she … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer This book, which I experienced via audiobook, led me in several directions. For the first full disk (1 of 8) I didn't like the writing style or the voice acting. I thought it was subpar, and I wasn't sure if the book would be worth my time to finish. Somewhere in the … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book of the trilogy which started with Divergent. This story continues to be gripping, fast-paced, unpredictable, and fresh. I hit a little bit of a lull at one point and I had to look at why: I don't like it when main character/love interests aren't getting along. So, … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

The next book I finished was my audiobook of Dead Beat by Jim Butcher, book 7 in the Dresden Files series. These books may be structured in a formulaic way, but there are definitely plotlines getting more intense as the story arch progress, and the writing is HILARIOUS! I laugh out loud (yes I actually … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

In March, the first book I finished was Lost Girls by Alan Moore, illustrated by Melinda Gebbie. THIS BOOK IS XXX-RATED SUPER TABOO SMUT EROTICA PORNOGRAPHY full of GAY SEX, GROUP SEX, and INCEST! So definitely don't look into this title if that is not what you want to read. That said, this is a … Continue reading March Reads in Review

Reading Challenges Quick Status Update

[January and February Completed] Challenge Completed Status PopSugar 6 15% or 11.5% Audiobooks 2 100% bit level, 20% Byte level Pages 2,547 21% Bonsai level Colors 5 56% Reread 1 25% Déjà vu level TBR (Mount and Rock) 3 25% Pike’s Peak level Diversity Diversity 2 17% Full House 6 24% Books You Buy 1 25% Making … Continue reading Reading Challenges Quick Status Update

Wednesday Readers

An article about book lists for the reading challenge from the reading challenge posted by a publisher. (Muddled enough?) Eight years of reading recommendations from our former prez and all around stand up guy, Barack Obama. And 14 books to read before you're 40 from Read It Forward. In case you were worried about satisfying … Continue reading Wednesday Readers

February Reads in Review

Didn't think I'd make it through one more book before the month was out but I did! Book No. 6 My sixth finished book was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This was one of those books and then movies that was all the rage and I kept meaning to but never picked up until now. OMG … Continue reading February Reads in Review

February Reads in Review

And as we say goodbye to February, we say hello to March, which is my birthday month! For whatever reason my birthday has always been my absolute favorite holiday, even though I don't want anyone to know about it on Facebook! Isn't that ridiculous? I don't even know. Book No. 5 The fifth book I read … Continue reading February Reads in Review