After moving last weekend and spending all this past week and this weekend unpacking, I’m back to the blogging thing. Still not done unpacking, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s not chaos anymore.
Also, full disclosure: Aside from the audiobook I was listening to going to and from work, I haven’t picked up a book at all within the last week or two. Just haven’t had the time. So this wrap-up will be a bit top-heavy.
Attack on Titan volumes 13 and 14 by Hajime Isayama
This series just keeps getting better and better. I very much enjoyed both of these volumes and as soon as my buying ban is lessened in January, the continuations will be near the top of my list as ‘stuff to buy next’.
5/5 stars each
Descender volume 1 by Jeff Lemire
This is one that I wasn’t expecting to love as much as I did. I knew I’d like it, but the art combined with the story has landed this one on my favorites list. Volume 2 is also on my ‘gotta buy next’ list, haha.
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
And thus ends all the ‘good books’ I read this month. From here on, the ratings for the books I read drop dramatically. This book, man. This book was pretty terrible. Mostly, anyway. I wrote a full, spoilerly rant blabber on it, if you’re interested. The short version is that I found this book completely ridiculous.
Blankets by Craig Thompson
I feel like my main issue with this is that I wanted it to be something other than it was. Namely, I wanted it to have a point. I feel like the ending of this was the stupidest thing, and I know I’m being a bit unfair about a memoir, but really, if you’re going to write a story about your life, at least choice a story that’s not this meandering mess that ends abruptly and leaves the reader with the feeling of ‘and why was this so important it had to be written down? Because I couldn’t see it.’
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
This is the audiobook I listened to this month and the only thing I’ve read in about a week and a half. I picked it up because it’s the start of my mom’s favorite series and chose audio because I have a history of hating SK’s writing style. Again this was no different but it was a made a bit easier by the narration. I’m torn over this book. Parts of me dislike the weird fascination King has with genticals, part of me dislikes the main character, part of me was bored throughout the thing and part of me feels like the set-up for the second book is too much of a draw to not pick it up and at least try it.
So overall I didn’t find this book great but I feel like the series has a lot of potential. I’ll likely grab the second book at some point and give it a try.
r/Fantasy Bingo 2017
This bingo challenge runs from March 2017 to March 2018!
I’m the template provided by Millenium_Dodo here, which you can as well if you’re participating. 😀
- One Blabber
- One Currently Reading
- Three Top 5 Wednesday posts
- Two Tags
- One readathon post
8 posts total
Progress on 17 in 2017:
- A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin – Complete!
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson – Complete!
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Complete!
- Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey
- The Traitor Comorant Baru by Seth Dickinson – Complete!
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
- Weaveworld by Clive Barker – Complete!
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
- Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis
- 14 by Peter Clines – Complete!
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – Complete!
- The Edge of the World by Kevin J Anderson
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – Complete!
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling – Complete!
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling
Progress on 2017 Reading Goals:
Complete a Goodreads Reading Challenge of 50 Books: 43/50
Count how many books I own and determine how many are not yet read – Complete! Currently physical TBR: 300 even
Discard books I don’t like or lose interest in reading – (Ongoing) About 30 or so this month.
Read all of the books on my 17 in 2017 list – 9/17
And that’s it! Happy reading!