May 2019 — A Wrap-Up

This was a really cute book with pictures on cats of various ages high on catnip. All of them looked cute and so so high. I finished the book in no time since there wasn’t any text that went along with the photographs, except for the cats’ names and ages. It is said that about…

April 2019 — A Wrap-Up

The series remains one of my darlings even though its author does have the habit of solving a huge problem that extends across the whole plot at the end quite easily. But this being the fifth book that I am reading means that I’m now used to it. Just as the reasons that irritate me…

March 2019 — A Wrap-Up

I have read reviews by other readers of Reaper’s Gale. Many of them would have rated this book 2 or 3 stars, had it not been for the last 20% of the story. Sure, the book focuses mostly on new characters. We don’t know them and it takes readers time to come to care for…

February 2019 — A Wrap-Up

So, the series came to an end. I was sorry to say goodbye to the idiots — by which I mean Percy and Grover because Annabeth is too smart. But I am also glad that it ended on the right note. The source of all the trouble on Earth and the reason why the Titans…

December 2018 — A Wrap-Up

After I had done the yearly overview, I realized I had yet to review the books I read in December. Granted, not much reading was done, but here they are: These comics aren’t anything out of the ordinary but I do love the colorful graphics in them. Plus, people are being taken over by plants,…

Looking Back at 2018

Another year has come to an end. If you ask me, there is NO way that 2018 had 365 days. At least, that’s not how I felt! Even though time passed quickly, I did manage to read more than twice the books I had planned reading. Okay, so this is how this review is going…

November 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Even though I read this book in October, I forgot to include it in that month’s wrap-up. So, reviewing it now. Cinder is the story of Cinderella but one who is half cyborg and works as a mechanic. All the elements you’d expect from such a story are there, i.e., an evil stepmom,…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — July Edition

2017 Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson This was my first encounter with Kamala Khan and boy did I love what I read! What made her an authentic character were her lifelike issues, including those of being a teenager, a superhero coming into her powers, of trying to find her place…

September 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Like the two previous books in this series, this one was hilarious! Pratchett continues to amaze me by dealing with huge issues like gender discrimination in his own unique way: “I can see you’ve been getting ideas below your station,” said Granny coldly. As always, the humor was exquisite. Consider…

August 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas This series is light, entertaining, and satisfies all my once-in-a-blue-moon romance cravings. I know the setting and the characters are familiar. While they may be cut out from the same stencil: the guys are manly and stubborn and the ladies are quirky and non-traditional. These books are still fun…