- Nyphron Rising: Rise of Empire Part 1 of 2 (The Riyria Revelations #3) by Michael J. Sullivan (4/5 Rating)
- The Emerald Storm: Rise of Empire Part 2 of 2 (The Riyria Revelations #4) by Michael J. Sullivan (4.5/5 Rating)
- The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy #1) by Joe Abercrombie (4/5 Rating) * Backlist Burndown Review
- Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (2/5 Rating)
Book Collecting, Art, and Essays
- Art It Up! Turtle Soup – I drew a turtle!
- Book Collecting: Update #8 – I won a couple giveaways and bought a new release hardcover
- A Simple Book Recommendation – A (true) short story about a guy I met at a book store.
What I Read
- The Last Argument of Kings (First Law Trilogy #3) by Joe Abercrombie (4.5/5 Rating)
- Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan (3.5/5 Rating)
- Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Bear (2/5 Rating)
- Scavenger: Evolution (Sand Divers #1) by Timothy C. Ward (3/5 Rating)
- Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition) Vol 2. (Fullmetal #4, #5, #6) by Hiromu Arkawa (5/5 Rating)
- Edge of Dark (The Glittering Edge #1) by Brenda Cooper (4.5/5 Rating)
This month I was only able to read 6 books, but HOLY CRAP did I read a lot of #puppygate! (Yes, I blame you for this, File 770 😛 ) Is there anyways I can add this to Goodreads? 😄
I’m voting this year, so I tried to keep up for the first week or so (and did), but eventually there was too much to read every night, and with a couple exceptions, most articles are recycled or pointless to read now.
*** I have now read 23 of my 52 book goal for the year. I am 6 books ahead! (I was 5 book last month) 🙂 ***
What I Watched
- Kuroko’s Basketball – Until this season ends or the show, this will always be on the list (FAVORITE)
- Daredevil – Only 3 episodes in but I like it! (4/5 Rating)
- Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma – FOODGASMS. It’s about kid going to a cooking school, whose cooking is SO good that it causes people to have a foodgasm. LITERAL. FOODGASM.
- Sons of Anarchy – Season 7 is finally on Netflix! (Favorite)
Not much watching this moth. Yes, puppygate reading, but also baseball season now.
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 2, then the final two books of the Riyria Revelations, and I’ll have to pick out my Backlist Burndown.
I just started reading Railsea by China Mieviile, and then I had wanted to start another series (Dark Tower most likely), but the Hugo packet is supposed to be coming out the end of this month! Going throw a couple more stand alone in there, and then once the of packet is announced, I will start Ancillary Justice, and then tackle that packet!
I hit 3 milestones this month on the blog! (Only 1 was trophy case worthy for WordPress, apparently LOL)
Quick note: My blog has been up and running for 7 months now
- Apparently my blog reached 1,000+ views. Scrolled down the other week and noticed I was in 4-digits. That was cool.
- Just the other night, I got my 100th like!!! (Trophy)
- The one I am most happy (and surprised) about, is I hit 50 subscribers!!! 😀
I know these aren’t impressive numbers (and you should see my average views per day), but that’s not my main goal for this. I won’t get into this here (maybe I’ll post about it on a later date), but I basically created this blog because there were no sf/f fans around me that I could rant to about all the books I read. I don’t do any publicity for this blog – except I guess when I comment on other people’s blog after reading their post, and sometimes posting reviews on Goodreads; so it may have taken a while to get to these numbers (?), but to be completely honest, didn’t even expect that many after a year.
I want to thank everyone who has taken time to read, LIKE, comment, SUBSCRIBE, share, or even just LOOK at anything on my blog 🙂
To my 50 subscribers though – you gals & guys – you are all ultra-awseome.
Have an excellent month of reading!