Well, reading is not getting any better. I read Fifteen Dogs. That book is under 200 pages and it took me like a week. I guess the summer and me will never be reading friends. I try, though... And, if nothing else I have managed to blog once a week at least all year so far. So, there is that accomplishment, right? I am not just neglecting my reading. I am slacking on the treadmill, audiobooks, my bullet journal, planners in general, photo a day challenges... I honestly don't know where my days go since everything I normally do is what is getting neglected!
I have been thinking about reading in general and I have finally found my e-book obsession: 2016 releases on one-day sales. As a result I own more 2016 releases than I have since review copies were popular (for me). I am reading Homecoming right now because it was a daily deal last weekend and I had heard a lot of good things about it. It is not my typical read, but when it was under 5 dollars it was more justifiable to splurge. I don't think I read more than like 5 books published in 2015 in 2015, so it is curious how my reading has changed this year... Audiobooks are helping, too. I grabbed Eowyn Ivey's new book with a credit because I read her previous book on audio and figured I would keep up the trend. I don't use credits until I am ready for a new book. This means that I have been giving into buzz on blogs more than buying books off my wish list.
Graphic Novel Year
Bombshells - Volume 2: Allies
Bombshells - Volume 2 ~ I took a chance on this series when I heard about it and I am so happy that I did! The Women of DC in a re-imagined WWII. It is right up my alley to be honest. Do I probably miss things because I am not up on all these characters? Definitely. Does it take away from the reading? Not at all. This story brought all the different storylines together. I enjoy that they all have back-stories and then there is the main storyline. I am really looking forward to Volume 3 out in 2017! Recommended!
Fifteen Dogs ~ After all the buzz about this book I grabbed a copy when I saw it at the second hand store. Then another blogger mentioned how much she liked it, so I decided to make it my next read. I love dogs. I love creative God stories. I just didn't love this as much as I expected to. And, I am pretty sure it is my overall mood and not the book itself. Because, I did enjoy the idea behind it and the characters. (Dogs!) I guess I just expected to love it more than I did. I do still recommend it and might reread it when my overall mood is better. Recommended!
Age of Myth ~ (audio) ~ I think my overall mood affected my read of this book, too. It took me forever to get through it. And, I think again I would have loved it more if I read it at a different time. I am so annoyed with myself because I am reading these great books and just not getting invested like I would like to. I still loved this and wish I had read Sullivan long before this, but I probably will have to reread it before the next book comes out because I was so distracted. It is still a great epic fantasy and an awesome audio. Recommended!
Nothing this week...
Week in Review - Week 32