We are into February and I have managed to blog a bit. Yay! There is no reason why I shouldn't be able to post at least once a week, but things tend to happen and the blog gets neglected. If I enter a reading slump that won't help, either. So far, though, the reading is trekking right along and I am reading lots of good stuff! I pulled the next book in some series off of my shelves and made a little pile. When I finish a book, I grab the next book in the series off of my shelves. It is my hopes to either finish or read a great deal in series in 2016. We will see how that plays out. I am hoping by reading graphic novels and standalone books in the midst of things, I will be able to keep the momentum up. This won't necessarily mean reading something for the first time, either. I plan to reread older books before getting to newer books. Wish me luck!
Graphic Novel Year
It is #ComicsFebruary and my goal is to read 29 graphic novels in February. I was doing really well reading one a day until last night when I waited too late and was too tired. I will just read two today to make up for it!
Morning Glories - Volume 5: Tests
Lazarus - Volume 2: Lift
Lazarus - Volume 3: Conclave
Jupiter's Legacy - Volume 1
Shutter - Volume 2: Way of the World
Shutter - Volume 3: Quo Vadis
I continue to really like this series! This sort of was a conclusion in some ways to all the events so far, but at the same time there is still so much to be explained and likely happen. I am glad I decided to get back to this series in 2016 and plan to read the next two volumes I have in the series today. Strongly recommended!
(reread) One of the projects I have had in my mind for years is a reread, or read for the first time, of all of Robin Hobb's books. That is a huge project for a person that is so scattered with their series reading. It shouldn't be, though, because I always love whatever I read by her. This reread started me off and I can't wait to get to more! Strongly recommended!
I started this series on a whim and am so far really liking it! The first volume sort of set things up, but now things are getting interesting and building to some events I am looking forward to seeing play out. The Lazarus, Forever, is a strong female character that I am thinking will be exciting to watch develop. Definitely worth checking out this series! Strongly recommended!
I have wanted this book since it came out, so I was so excited to find out some other bloggers were reading it this month and use the excuse of joining in to justify finally buying it! I have read his non-fiction and enjoyed it, but guys... This was so good! It is the story of love, art, time, family, and so much more. I started out reading a chapter a day, but wound up getting sucked in and reading the last few chapters in one sitting. This will likely make my best of list for 2016. Loved it!
When I got a chance to grab this volume, I jumped at it! It is rare for me to be caught up in a series, so sometimes you just need to keep the momentum going. So much happened in this volume and then the ending... I simply cannot wait until volume 4 to see how things play out. I am so glad that I took a chance on this series! It is definitely worth it. Strongly recommended!
After reading so much awesome stuff, I suppose it was bound to happen that something wouldn't blow my socks off. And, this was the book that did that. As I am writing this post, I hardly remember anything about the comic. It just wasn't memorable and didn't really stand out in everything else I have read this year. I didn't hate it, but it was just okay...
I think I was too tired when I read this and that was a mistake. I loved the first volume in this series, but now there is just so much happening and lots of jumping around... I feel you have to get to the end of the series to fully understand everything. Plus, I loved Alarm Cat and I have no idea what is happening with him at the moment. I imagine when Volume 4 has a release date I will do a reread of the series and see if I want to continue.
I discovered how little I retained of Volume 2 in this series when I followed up with Volume 3 the next evening. I got to the end of this volume and I just wasn't sure what I thought at all. I am not sure if I am invested enough in the characters to care, you know? There are too many characters and too much jumping around to really get a chance to care about a character before something else happens. Like I said above, I will reread before Volume 4 and decide if I want to continue.
After some disappointing reading, I finally got a chance to get back to some novel reading and let me tell you, I love this series! Atticus and Oberon are a great pairing. There is all the gods, vampires, werewolves, etc that seem like a fresh take compared to other paranormal type series. There is the widow that is a fun interlude to add some humour when things get too dark. I just love the series and am excited I have more of the books on my TBR to get to in 2016. Strongly recommended!
Look! I actually read a Terry Pratchett! Terry Pratchett is an author I pick up whenever I see him second hand, own basically all of his books, and neglect him every year. But, this year I am determined to get to him. I will have to decide what to do when I get to books I don't own yet, but this was the first book in the Death storyline and I believe I own all the rest, so be a while before I encounter something I don't own. Pratchett is just so fun and I really need to stop neglecting him! Recommended!
Lazarus Volume 3: Conclave (gift)
Tricked (The Iron Druid Series, Book 4) (gift)
Trapped (The Iron Druid Series, Book 5) (gift)
Week in Review - Week 5