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 — August Edition

2018 Go here for the books I read in August this year! 2017 A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper My review Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker My review 2016 The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett My review 2015 Samurai Jack, Vol. 1 by Jim Zub As fun as the cartoon had been! 2014…

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…

July 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs “Silver” I finally learned how Samuel and Bran became werewolves. The story is dark and violent but that seems fitting. “Roses in Winter” Asil, an aging werewolf in the Marrok’s pack is more man than beast. An innocent girl, Kara, begins to change all that….

May 2018 — A Wrap Up

Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks A pleasant surprise! I was expecting the lead couple would jump into bed immediately but I liked how the author took time to let the relationship develop. I also appreciated how they were willing to sacrifice their vamp/human nature for each other but decided on a compromise. I will definitely…

Readthon’18 Mini Challenges

So, the bloggers participating in Dewey’s Readathon also create mini-challenges that you can do while you read. A big thank you to those bloggers because the amount of work they put into designing these challenges and hourly updates is ah-mazing! So, I did some of the challenges: Anthology of Interest  wanted to know about an…