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September and October Wrap Up, November Currently Reading

02 Nov

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Guess who’s been super inactive in all facets of my life for the past two months! It’s me! :”D

I feel like I’ve been in a life slump. Slowly getting out of it though (look! Several posts in a two week span, I’m on a roll!)

Last month, I didn’t post an individual wrap up because I didn’t read enough to warrant it. I read a book or two and maybe a couple articles but otherwise I just toiled away petting my cat. I feel like at this point I’ve finished enough to write about them.


Overview of Blog Activity for the Month(s):

Total posts for September and October: 7


Reading Overview for the Month(s):

Books:

Product DetailsLocke & Key, Vol. 2: Head GamesAssassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening

The EggDeluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)Saga, Volume 1Wonders of the Invisible World

Ralph and the Pixie by G. S. Monks. I received this book in August or so in exchange for an amazon review. It originally was a fictionpress story that I linked earlier in my blog. The author found my link, thanked me for the words and offered to send me a copy as the story had been turned into a book (obviously I accepted). I enjoyed this book, particularly the world building, but definitely had an issue or two with it that I hadn’t noticed when I originally read it almost 8 years ago. That said though, it’s worth a read. – 4 stars

Locke & Key volume 2 by Joe Hill. The continuation of vol 1, which I rather enjoyed. I feel like I left too much time between them though, I kinda forgot what was going on and didn’t really get the full impact of the newest events. That’s my fault though. I gave this one the same rating I gave the previous one. – 4 stars

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb. The third and final volume of the Farseer trilogy. I read this one as a buddy ready with Zezee and really enjoyed it. There was one or two things that bugged me about it, but mentioning them would definitely be spoilerific so I’m going to keep my yap shut. Overall though, it’s a solid end to the trilogy and I still think about the thing. – 4 stars

Monstress vol 1 by Marjorie M. Liu. This is a really good, really atmospheric first volume to a series I feel like I’m going to really dig. Zezee recommended this to me on goodreads and when I saw it on the shelf at the store, I decided to nab it. Definitely glad I did. :”D If you’re looking to get into a new graphic novel series, I recommend this one. – 4.5 stars

Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak. I wrote a review on this one, linked above. Overall it was decent. Definitely not my favorite read of the month, but I enjoyed it well enough. – 3 stars

Saga vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan. This is a reread for me. I’m working through the series again so I can read volume 6 without making the same mistake I did with Locke & Key. – 5 stars

Pokemon: The Deluxe Essential Handbook by Scholastic. Sue me, I like pokemon. :”D – 5 stars

The Egg by Andy Weir. The shortest read of the set and my favorite. I read The Martian by him last year and knew he has a short story out as well. I tracked it down and read it and it had the same sardonic tone to it – I loved it. :”D If you have ten minutes of free time, check this one out. – 5 stars

Did not finish:

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. Just wasn’t feelin’ it. Might pick it up again someday. Maybe.

Articles:

JAZ7 negatively regulates dark-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis

This is a bit of research I’m doing for a paper I’m writing for a class. It was interesting though. o:

Don’t Make Fun of Renowned Dan Brown

This article is a tongue-in-cheek review of Inferno, which bombed. It pokes fun at Dan Brown’s writing and storylines and while I generally enjoy his stuff, this article was hysterical. The author of it nailed it. I loved it. xD


Progress on 2016 Reading Goals:

  • Read 37/50 books
  • Picked up books out of interest instead of hype: 7/8
  • Books unhauled from disinterest or dislike: over 30
  • 2/16 16 in 2016 books completed

Progress on Book Riot Read Harder/TBR Jar Challenge:

Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction): The Egg by Andy Weir


November Currently Reading:

Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)WeaveworldShip of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)Jurassic Park

Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
Weave World by Clive Barker
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (buddy read with Zezee!)
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (audiobook with the SO)

And that’s it! Hoping to post a book haul tomorrow. Otherwise, happy reading!! :”D

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4 responses to “September and October Wrap Up, November Currently Reading

  1. Zezee

    11/02/2016 at 11:11 pm

    Glad you liked Monstress! I’m looking forward to learning more about that world. Sucks that Invisible Man didn’t work out though. I read it back in high school n liked then. And I need to get to Locke & Key Vol 2 as well.

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    • embuhlee

      11/03/2016 at 8:40 am

      Me too! And yeah – maybe it was just the narrator. I was listening on audiobook and he kinda grinded my gears and took me out of the story. If I try again, I’m going to just physically read the thing.

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