Tuesday, May 03, 2016

April in Review


What I Learned

To do lists are even more helpful than I thought. I basically spent April making lists and crossing them off... And, it worked! There are some things that need to be tweaked, of course. There are hobbies I want to work on and just need to work them in. When the day starts, I am all about crossing things off and getting things done. I fizzle in the evening a lot of the time. As a result my reading is struggling because the evening is the time when I normally read. I am hoping to get back on track with that soon!

The Books

117. Fairest - Volume 5: The Clamour for Glamour by Mark Buckingham, etc.
118. Fairest: In All the Land by Bill Willingham, etc.
119. Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola
120. Armada by Ernest Cline (audiobook)
121. Gotham Academy - Volume 2: Calamity by Becky Cloonan
122. The Autumnlands - Volume 1: Tooth and Claw by Kurt Busiek
123. Birthright - Volume 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson
124. Batgirl - Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone
125. Kids Are Weird by Jeffrey Brown
126. Legends of Red Sonja by Gail Simone, etc.
127. Cloaks by Caleb Monroe
128. Ghost Racers by Felipe Smith
129. Inferno: Warzones by Dennis Hopeless
130. Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders by Al Ewing
131. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey (audiobook)
132. Paper Girls - Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
133. Korvac Saga: Battleworld by Dan Abnett
134. E is for Extinction: Warzones by Chris Burnham
135. 1602 Witch Hunter Angela by Marguerite Bennett
136. Daredevil - Volume 4: The Autobiography of Matt Murdock by Mark Waid
137. Deathlok - Volume 2: Man Versus Machine by Nathan Edmondson
138. Guardian - Team up: Volume 2 by Bill Willingham
139. A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction by Terry Pratchett
140. Bucky Barnes - The Winter Soldier - Volume 2 by Ales Kot
141. Giant Days - Volume 2 by John Allison
142. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, Book 1) by Amie Kaufman
143. Batgirl - Volume 2: Knightfall Descends by Gail Simone
144. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
145. Supergirl - Volume 1: Last Daughter of Krypton by Michael Green
146. Peter Panzerfaust - Volume 1: The Great Escape by Kurtis J. Wiebe
147. Lexicon by Max Barry (Audiobook)

The Source

Bought 13
Audible 4
Scribd 3
Marvel Unlimited 10
Borrowed 1

Series Talk

Fairest Series 5/5 (And a companion short story collection) - FINISHED!
Gotham Academy - 2/2 Caught up!
The Autumnlands - 1/1 Caught up!
Birthright - 1/2
Batgirl - 2/5 
Paper Girls - 1/1 Caught up!
Daredevil - 4/4 - FINISHED!
Giant Days - 2/2 Caught up!
The Illuminae Files - 1/1 Caught up!
Supergirl - 1/1 Caught up!

Other Talk

In April I actually listened to four audiobooks!
~ Armada by Ernest Cline
~ The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey
~ The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
~ Lexicon by Max Barry

And, I watched TV... Well, Netflix...
~ Bones Season 10
~ Nashville Season 1
- Started Nashville Season 2 and watched other stuff I didn't record.

Books Added to the TBR

Baba Yaga's Assitant (read)
Batgirl - Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection (read)
Supergirl - Volume 1: Last Daughter of Krypton (read)
Batgirl - Volume 2: Knightfall Descends (read)
The Autumnlands - Volume 1: Tooth and Claw (read)
A Slip of the Keyboard: Reflections on Alzheimer's, Inspirations, Orangutans, and Hats (read)
Birthright - Volume 1: Homecoming (read)
2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush
Gotham Academy - Volume 2: Calamity (read)
The Bachelor Girls Guide to Murder
Paper Girls - Volume 1 (read)
Rebel of the Sands
Illuminae (read)
Giant Days - Volume 2 (read)


Sunday, May 01, 2016

Week in Review - Week 18


Random Thoughts

I call myself a project undertaker. I feel like with things like Bullet Journalling and a cleaning schedule, I am constantly trying to find ways to make my life better. I don't spend the weekend overwhelmed with everything that I have to do. I feel much more relaxed. If I had a spare moment I used to feel like I had to clean before anything else. Now there are a few things I have to do everyday regardless, but otherwise I follow my schedule. And, by having a list of things I want to accomplish everyday, I feel like I am getting better at managing my time. It is not perfect, but life is about learning something new everyday, right? 

Graphic Novel Year

Amazingly, nothing...

Currently Reading


Audiobook


Currently Watching


Weekly Reading

Lexicon by Max Barry - Audible - I am so happy that my audiobook listening continues. I really enjoyed this listen. The book made the rounds at one point and I snagged a copy, but took me until now to read it. It is a book about words and their power. I thought it was pretty originally done for the most part and enjoyed both of the narrators. Glad I finally got this read! Strongly recommended!



New Additions

Nothing this week...

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 17

Weekly Pictures

















Sunday, April 24, 2016

Week in Review - Week 17


Random Thoughts

Sunday morning. I did some early morning reading and coffee drinking. It was the readathon weekend where I visited blogs, Twitter, and Instagram. That was my participation. I read a bit, but that would have happened anyway. I was in a kind of blah mood this weekend because the weather was kind of blah and I am not feeling the best. This is where my cleaning schedule came in handy because normally on the weekend I feel like I have to do a million things, but this weekend I was able to be low key. I still have a few things to do today, but I am being lazy. Maybe after more coffee I will feel more inspired.

Graphic Novel Year

Bucky Barnes - Volume 2
Giant Days - Volume 2
Batgirl - Volume 2: Knightfall Descends
Supergirl - Volume 1: Last Daughter of Krypton
Peter Panzerfaust - Volume 1: The Great Escape

Currently Reading


Audiobook


Currently Watching


Weekly Reading

Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier - Volume 2 (Marvel Unlimited) - I just could not get into this series... I read the two volumes but I have no idea why. The art is really different than typical Marvel Comics, so I did enjoy that, but the store made no lasting impression on me.





Giant Days - Volume 2 - I think this series is so fun! I read the first Volume earlier this year and couldn't wait for this one to be released. The story of three young women in college and their adventures. It touches on a lot of subjects that are believable but does it with humour. I am looking forward to Volume 3! Recommended!




Illuminae - I had been seeing this book around and I was really curious about it. So, I finally decided to grab a copy... And, well, let's just say I read this book over a short period of time! It was really good and I immediately pre-ordered the sequel because all the things and I have to know what happens next! It was a creative approach to themes that are really popular right now. I think it is refreshing that original ideas are still possible! Strongly recommended!


Batgirl - Volume 2: Knightfall Descends - I don't like this series quite as much as the newer series, but I still really enjoy Batgirl and am so happy that I am starting to explore DC comics more.






The Miniaturist - Audible - My audiobook listening continues! I have been curious about this book for a while, but I actually couldn't remember what it was about. I loved it! I am glad I finally got around to it and was so happy with the audio performance. It is historical fiction, but there is an element of the magical to it. That made it right up my alley. Plus, love the cover! Strongly recommended!



Supergirl - Volume 1: Last Daughter of Krypton - After my success with Batgirl, I decided to try the new storyline of Supergirl. I honestly don't know a lot about her other than she exists. I liked it, though! I am looking forward to seeing where things go from here. This really was just a chance to be introduced to her and start to develop her backstory. Recommended!



Peter Panzerfaust - Volume 1: The Great Escape - Um, so did you know there was a comic that combined Peter Pan and WWII? I had no idea until someone lent these to me and now I am baffled how I missed out that this existed! It is a great idea and done so well so far. I am looking forward to reading on! Recommended!




New Additions

Rebel of the Sands
Illuminae
Giant Days - Volume 2

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 16
Things I Have Learned Since... I Started Bullet Journalling


Weekly Pictures