Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week in Review (7)

Random Thoughts

I am not even sure why I didn't read more this week. There was no real distraction... I know that Saturday night I got caught up catching up on this show that is about Oak Island. Oak Island is an island off the coast of Nova Scotia where there is possible treasure buried. The 'money pit' was found back in like 1795, 6 people have died, and we still have no idea what is down there. So, apparently some Americans bought part of the controlling interest in the island and they are trying to solve the mystery. I am a little disappointed that if they solve the mystery it will be Americans that do it, though. Anyway, I have always been interested in this aspect of history and the show is rather interesting. It is called 'The Curse of Oak Island'. So, my plans to have a read-a-thon yesterday didn't happen quite as I planned. Maybe today!

Lucy Maud Montgomery Year
Yeah, the whole reading of graphic novels has pushed this to the back-burner. I either have to squeeze some in before the month is over or March is going to be a Montgomery month.

Graphic Novel Year
This week I reread Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. I liked it better with the second read. Then, I read Volume 1 and 2 of House of Mystery. This is on my quest to find some new series in preparation for Fables wrapping up soon. This series finished in 2011, though, so it won't really fit the criteria. I like it, though, and look forward to more in the series.

Other Reading Projects
I have been collecting science-fiction that caught my interest after reading What Makes This Book so Great by Jo Walton. I read Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack. It was really good! 

Challenge News
Random Acts of Senseless Violence counts for the Postal Reading Challenge. Roomies does as well.

Fun Home and the two The House of Mystery books count for the Graphic Novel Challenge.

I don't know what is up with audiobooks this month! I haven't really listened in like 2 weeks. I need to get back in the groove.

Currently Reading

Man, I don't know... I keep picking books up and haven't finished many of them. 

Weekly Reading

This book was surprisingly really good. I had never heard of it before, but it interested me when I heard Jo Walton talking about it. I am surprised this book isn't more popular. Review coming soon!

I heard about this book just before it came out and decided I was going to read it for the Postal Reading Challenge. It was nothing amazing, but I liked it!

This was a reread. I am not sure why, but the first time I read this I didn't really like it. I am glad I gave it a second chance because I did like it better the second time around. This is why I should reread more often!

It's been a while since I started a new graphic novel series. This one is interesting... I don't think it was overly popular when it came out, some of the volumes are out-of-print, but I am curious enough to see where it goes.

Yep. This is like Jack of Fables. Bill Willingham steps back and I just don't think Matthew Sturges is that awesome without him. That being said, I like this more than I expected to and plan to stick to the series.

Weekly Posts

Wordless Wednesday - Peeking Through the Trees
Graphic Novel February - Week 2 - Six Sentence Saturday Style

New Additions

The Martian by Andy Weir
The House of Mystery - Volume 1: Room & Boredom
Her Smoke Rose up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
The Unwritten - Volume 8: Orpheus in the Otherworlds


  1. I really like Fun Home but I read her other book a week ago and didn't like it at all. And don't plan to ever re-read it! Oak Island sounds like something scott would like. He watches shows like that and I've learned to just tune them out. :)

    Hope it's a good reading week for you!!

  2. The Fables came up at dinner the other night and pretty much everyone had heard of them but me! I'm going to have to read them soon! I love the Oak Island Mystery. I've watched a few shows and read some stuff on it but it's been so long I had kind of forgotten about it.

  3. Anonymous5:20 PM

    I'm looking forward to your review of Random Acts...

  4. I thought Fun Home was interesting but something felt a bit off for me too. Maybe I should re-read it! And, do tell us more about Random Acts. Looks interesting!

  5. Oak Island sounds fascinating. I was going to read a lot today but then watched House of Cards all afternoon. It was awesome, but also a little disappointing because I have some great books to read.

  6. Looks like some good reading and a lot going on with your challenges!

  7. I still need to read Fables. I've got the first two. Need to get them read soon!

  8. Well, this is the second review of Random Acts I've seen TODAY.
    I still have yet to read any Allison Bechdel.

  9. House of Mystery has me curious. I may have to give it a try.

  10. Oh, I hope you love The Martian!! I'm going to be so disappointed if you don't!

  11. Montgomery March has a certain ring to it :) That show sounds very interesting, I can see myself reading about the place later. You read a fair amount for a week, finished or not.

  12. I'm looking forward to your review of Random Acts too, of course!


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