• Books,  Reading

    February Reading Wrap

    Hello. 🙂 DNFs #1 – (Wicked Saints) – ya fantasy that promised to be bloody and fairytale-like – I’m sure it is but the writing style wasn’t working for me; I felt like someone was rambling in my ear and I didn’t care #2 – (A Discovery of Witches) – adult urban fantasy with witches and vampires – issues with the writing style again; it was super wordy and I was just bored It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the books I don’t finish (though there might be). It’s that reading a book isn’t just about the story. It’s also about the experience. I may very well have ended…

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    First Reading Wrap of 2021

    Hi there! I’m kind of surprised I ended up having a good reading month. The first 10 days were a bit rough, but it ended really well, and I loved almost everything I read. Per my new “not gonna torture myself with books I don’t like” policy, I DNF’ed four books this month. DNF #1 – (The Mask of Mirrors) mildly interesting but super hard to read fantasy: quit on page 24 of 630 DNF #2 – (The Scavenger) a horror novella that dragged a bit too long: quit on page 13-ish of 84 DNF #3 – (The Countess) dry, textbook-sounding historical novel: quit on page 26 of 284 DNF #4…

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    December Reads :D

    Hiya! Welcome to 2021!! Here’s a wrap up of the books I read in December. 😀 Full reading stats for the previous year below. ^_^ 54: Every Heart A Doorway Author: Seanan McGuire Genre: Fantasy, Novella Rating: 5 stars I wasn’t sure about this near the beginning. The main POV character was a smidge dumb at first. But this moved quickly, and it was surprising and a lot of fun! It’s about these kids at a boarding school for people who went through portal worlds and are struggling to readjust to the real world. This serves more as an introduction to the series as a whole, introducing a lot of…

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    November 2020 Reading Wrap

    Hi, hi. ^_^ Reading goal met!! CUE CONFETTI CANYONS! 😀 That said, there’s still a month left and more reading to do, but it feels really good to meet a goal. Maybe that’s the best part of setting goals! 53 books seems to be a good goal for me. It’s achievable, yet challenging, and something I can strive for without stressing myself out. So, I’m going to stick with this same goal for next year. 🙂 I didn’t read a ton this month. One of the books I’m currently reading is super good and fast paced and fun, but the main character is just getting on my nerves, so I…

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    October 2020 Reads

    Hi. (waves) I’m only four books away from meeting my 2020 Reading Goal! I also have 15 books on my combined November/December TBR. I’m not going to say there’s no way I get to them all, but…I’m not expecting to get to them all. I just couldn’t figure out what to prioritize for this last stretch of the year. ^_^ I didn’t read a whole lot this month, but I liked everything I read, so yay! 44: My Boyfriend is a Bear Author: Pamela Ribon, Illustrator: Cat Farris Genre: Adult Contemporary, Graphic Novel Rating: 5 stars This was so adorable! You don’t even know! It’s about this woman who starts dating…