Sunday, October 09, 2016

Week in Review - Week 41

Random Thoughts

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my Canadian Friends! I am thankful for a 3 day weekend... lol And, books. And, blogging friends. Not to mention family, furry family, and all the other parts of life. Right now I am grateful for coffee and milk for said coffee. I ran to the grocery store last night, or it would have been coffee with no milk. I had these grand plans to have a reading weekend... Has not happened at all. I just cannot seem to dedicate a whole day to reading any more. I am late getting this post done and I still need to make pies for Thanksgiving dinner later today. I should probably be doing that right now, but I am not much of a baker and put that sort of stuff off as long as possible.

Graphic Novel Year

Star Wars: Chewbecca
A Game for Swallows
I Remember Beirut

Currently Reading


Weekly Reads

Star Wars: Chewbecca ~ Another fun Marvel comic set in the Star Wars universe. I am very impressed by how diverse Star Wars is getting. This is another series where there was Chewbecca, of course, and the other main character was a young female. I always minded how lacking the old movies were with women, they are starting to get that straightened out now! Recommended!

A Game for Swallows ~ This was recently added on Scribd so I decided to check it out. It was really good! It all takes place primarily in one evening, but it is enough time to recap the events that have come before and the situation that the characters find themselves in. It is about an aspect of history that I am not overly familiar with, so I learned from it as well. I also really liked the art! Recommended!

I Remember Beirut ~ I decided to follow it up with the sequel. This was good, I liked the art again, but it didn't blow me away or anything. I really don't even consider it all that necessary. So, I am glad I read it on Scribd and didn't rush out and buy a copy after loving A Game for Swallows, which I am sure people did... So, definitely read it if you can do it in a borrowing capacity, but A Game for Swallows is the superior read.

Brown Girl Dreaming ~ Finally, folks, I read an audio on Scribd. I have had Scribd for ages and because I can't speed up the audios on the Android app, it has just not worked for me. But, I decided to try again and I just don't listen when I am on the treadmill. I find the slower speed perfect for when I am cooking or cleaning, because if I get distracted for a moment, I don't miss a lot. I am starting with shorter stuff, but I am so happy I finally got a chance to read this book. I loved it. It has been years since I read Woodson. Strongly recommended!
Three Dark Crowns ~ I really liked Anna Dressed in Blood by Blake, so when this book started getting a lot of positive buzz, I knew I was going to have to check it out! So, I grabbed it with one of my birthday gift cards and started it last week. I didn't have as much time to read it as I would have liked, so I settled in yesterday morning and read the rest. It was so good and I cannot wait to see what happens next because the ending opened up so many possibilities! Strongly recommended!

New Additions

The Girl from Everywhere
The Natural Way of Things
The Kingdom of Gods
The Obelisk Gate
Bellweather Rhapsody
The Muse
How to Draw a Rhinoceros

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 40
Wordless Wednesday - Take 3
WWW Wednesday - On Thursday (1)
Saturday Snapshot - Take 4

Weekly Pictures


  1. Yay for holidays, food and family! Looks like you've been reading some good books. I want to read Three Dark Crowns.

  2. Enjoy the holiday. I want to the next Three Dark Crowns right now!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I really want to read The Geek Feminist.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving--good food and fellowship. Love the fall leaf!

  5. "I just cannot seem to dedicate a whole day to reading any more."
    This spoke to me, I've made the same comment this weekend. I constantly make plans for a reading day, and it just doesn't happen. Sigh.

    I'm super happy to read your thoughts on Three Dark Crowns! It's been tempting me a lot, but the reviews I have read were either really good or really bad. I definitely want to give it a try.

    I'm so glad to see you enjoyed The Fifth Season! I had to rush and get the sequel too when I finished it. It wasn't exactly on par with the first book I thought, but I still really loved it. Hope you do too! :)

  6. Hope you had a lovely holiday! I did not know there was a sequel to A Game For Swallows! I will definitely look for it.


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