Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week in Review - Week 8


Life

Nothing too exciting happened over the last week, we just got winter happening and lots of snow as a result. There are no storms in the forecast for a while, so this has been a weird winter. Mild with a few cold days, hardly any snow, and then a few storms in a row. Now back to mild with a few cold days. We didn't get as much snow as other parts of the province, but it was enough for me. The dog has fun in it at least.

My reading mojo is slowly coming back. I started sorting through my e-reader for novellas and that seems to be where my mind is at the moment. I also listened to a wonderful audio that got my audio listening back on track. Hopefully March will be a great reading month after a rocky start to the year. I just want to read all the books that I have got in the last couple months and neglected because I can't seem to settle with them. 

Currently Reading


I started this last night, so only really read the introduction so far. I have heard a lot about Silnit and figured it was about time I checked her out.

Audiobook


I really have enjoyed Laura Lam in the past and January LaVoy is a wonderful narrator. Hopefully this will be a good listen!

Weekly Reading


The Princess Diarist ~ I have really enjoyed Carrie Fisher's other two memoirs, so I knew I was going to have to grab a copy of this one. I enjoyed it! It was a lot sadder to read knowing that the author of it was no longer with us, but it was still her fun writing from her previous two memoirs. I may not always agree with how she thinks and chooses to live, but that doesn't mean that I am not always curious about her. And, it was fun to read about Star Wars. I think there were more books in her and I am sad we won't get more. Recommended!


Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi ~ I love John Scalzi, so when I saw this released last year I knew I was going to have to eventually check it out. I am not a huge short story reader, but when they are done well, I will be in love. And, these were done well. Plus, the whole point is that they are very short stories. They span his career and a few are never before published. It is fun to visit the inside of his mind and the weird ideas he comes up with. Strongly recommended!


Passing Strange ~ When the lists of upcoming books popped up late last year, this was one that caught my eye. And, it was a novella so it didn't put a pounding on the pocket book to take a chance on it. While it is marketed as fantasy, and definitely is a fantasy novel, the fantasy aspects are quiet and take a back burner to the overall story of the characters. A very character-driven book is really what it is. And, I really liked it. I had never heard of the author before, so I am glad I took a chance on it. Definitely worth checking out! Strongly recommended!


Binti ~ I heard a lot of buzz about this last year, so I grabbed a copy. I am glad this novella reading spree brought me to this one because it is definitely really good. A science fiction novel about a young girl from a strange planet who finds herself in the middle of a war. It contains a strong female lead who definitely comes into her own in this short book. I am really looking forward to the fact that there are sequels and we can keep seeing her move forward. Strongly recommended!


Lincoln in the Bardo (audio) ~ I happened to see this one pop up on Audible and state that it had 166 narrators. I was intrigued. I have started to see the buzz about it, but I guess I missed it originally. So, I grabbed a copy and what a different type of experience this book is! It is narrated by some very famous people and all the different voices bring the story to life. Centred around Abraham Lincoln and his son, Willie, and mostly taking place in a graveyard. It sounds weird, but it works. I strongly recommend it and this will likely be on my best of 2017 list!

New Additions

Nothing this week...

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 7

Friday, February 17, 2017

Books, Life, & Everything Else (5)


1. | Mount Mackie is back again this year. The picture above is from last year, but we have got a lot of snow over the last couple weeks to make a new one for this year. I was trying to find how tall it was in 2015 because the dog could reach the garage roof, but my 2015 pictures are apparently not organised. Something I really should do one of these days...

2. | After January was so good with audio books, I sort of fizzled on them this month. I think it is partly because I read 4 books in one series. While I enjoyed the series, that is really not the norm for me at all. I am just meant to only read standalone books. I am currently listening to Lincoln in the Bardo and it is going really well. There are 166 narrators. It is quite the experience!

3. | My reading in general started off better at the beginning of the month and then also fizzled. I am not sure what is wrong that is preventing me from reading. I am too distracted, I guess. I started flipping through my e-reader and reading shorter works this week and I think that is going better. I guess I am just not in the mood for something that I have to work at.

4. | One of the charming animals got sick on our bed on Wednesday at some point. It blended in, so it was likely there for a while before it was noticed. So, it unfortunately soaked through a few layers. That meant that on the negative side, I had to do a lot of laundry yesterday. On the positive side, everything was nice and clean when we went to bed last night. I even washed our duvet. It is 6 years old and I was like if it ruins, it has had a good run.

5. | I am tired of politics. There is always some new drama from the US. Our prime minister is doing pretty good, but people always find something to criticise him for. And, then closer to home the teachers have been on some weird strike situation all year. It is coming to a dramatic head at the moment. I don't have kids, so I only am sort of paying attention. You cannot avoid it, though.

6. | What did everyone do for Valentine's Day? We were dealing with the aftermath of a storm, but still went out for supper. Apparently because of the whole aftermath of the storm thing, not many other people decided to go anywhere. So, it was a quiet meal. We had originally planned to go out on the 13th to avoid the crowds, but everything was closed for the snow. It all worked out.

7. | I continue to make puzzles. There is this site online where people sell stuff second hand. I get like 5 puzzles or something for 10 dollars at the thrift stores. There are people on the site asking for 10 dollars for one puzzle. I just think that is expensive. So, I will stick with the 2 dollar puzzles at the thrift stores. lol

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week in Review - Week 7


Life

February is always my least favourite month of the year. This year seems to be no exception. I can't even tell you what I have been doing instead of my normal activities, but it has been a quiet month so far. I have no real interest in reading, my audiobook listening has slowed down, I am not blogging, and I am not blog hopping. It's weird. Hopefully I can get out of this overall slump soon. The fact that after a pretty mild winter we are getting storm after storm is not helping. Plus, it has been colder than it was. The storm that is supposed to hit tonight could mean snow until Tuesday. I am not excited. 

We have been watching stuff, though. We are all caught up on NCIS, my favourite show, and we watched The Girl with all the Gifts the other night. The book was way better, but the movie wasn't terrible. I continue with my puzzle making. Sometimes I make a whole puzzle with all the pieces. Other times pieces are missing. I got rid of some puzzles last week and found a piece to one of them after the fact. Thankfully she has only got to my second hand puzzles, so it is not devastating to finish and be missing a piece like it would be if it was a new one. They are probably missing pieces to begin with as they did come from other homes. 

Currently Reading


I like this, but as you can see I am not flying through it...

Audiobook


I think. I haven't had a chance to start it yet.

Weekly Reading


Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank ~ A picture from this comic went viral following the events in the U.S. and I decided that I had to check it out. It is not your typical comicbook about women. This is more what a male characters adventures would be like. I really enjoyed it! It wasn't perfect, but it really set women in different roles than the normal. I am excited to see where the series goes from here and might check out the earlier runs at some point. Recommended!


Paper Girls - Volume 2 ~ Brian K Vaughan is one of my favourite graphic novel authors. I read all of Y: The Last Man in December to remind myself how much I enjoy him. I really enjoyed the first volume in this series, so knew I was going to have to get the second one when it came out. I am not sure why it took me so long to actually read it! He continues to hit things out of the park with this one and I can't wait for Volume 3! Strongly recommended!


Marked in Flesh (The Others, Book 4) ~ And just like that, I am actually all caught up in this series until Volume 5 comes out in March. I am very impressed with myself! I think I should have done it a little differently, because this one took me a bit longer to get through than the others. I start to want to read other things, but was determined to not walk away from this series. And, it is really fun paranormal series. It is not the best series I have ever read necessarily, but it was the perfect mindless fun for this drab time of year. I plan to get book 5 in March and see what happens next. I did this on audio and the narrator does a great job all of the books. Recommended!

New Additions

A Darkness Absolute: A Rockton Thriller

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 6

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

January in Review (2017)


Looking Back

January was an interesting month. I was in a rut that I could not seem to break out of for the entire month. I tried to get back into things that I had neglected. One thing was Postcrossing. I discovered why I had been neglecting Postcrossing when 5 International stamps cost me almost 15 dollars. So, I plan to keep it up, but very minimal. I plan to send what I can this Friday because I will be able to get to the post office. In the past I failed at keeping it up because I would do the postcards up, but then never make it to the post office. I still have not received anything in return, but hopefully they will start trickling in soon!

Otherwise, I read a bit. Not nearly as much as I normally do in January and mostly audios and graphic novels. I was not listening to audios at all in January of 2016, so it is interesting how reading changes. I am not sure what was wrong with me, but reading was very sporadic. I am hoping this doesn't set the tone for the entire year because there were a lot of books that I really wanted to get to this year that I didn't get to last year.

The world was kind of crazy in January, too. That definitely didn't help things. I am still hoping that Casey is staying in someone's house and they will let her out soon, but I know that is becoming less and less realistic as time passes. Chloe is a great cat, though, and definitely keeps life interesting. Mackie continues to be himself and gets along really well with Chloe. I enjoy catching them in positions that I have pictures of Casey and Mackie in the same ones. And, Finn is just Finn. Not a very friendly cat most of the time, but he hovers.

The Books

1. Bloodline by Claudia Gray (audio) - 12 hours and 14 mins.
2. Ms. Marvel - Volume 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson, etc. (graphic novel) - 136 pages
3. Written in Red (The Others, Book 1) by Anne Bishop (audio) - 18 hours and 32 mins.
4. Murder of Crows (The Others, Book 2) by Anne Bishop (audio) - 14 hours and 13 mins.
5. A-Force - Volume 1: Hypertime by G. Willow Wilson (graphic novel) - 144 pages
6. Ms. Marvel - Volume 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson (graphic novel) - 144 pages
7. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Volume 1: The Coulson Protocols (graphic novel) - 144 pages
8. Hawkeye - Volume 5: All-New Hawkeye by Jeff Lemire (graphic novel) - 112 pages
9. Drama by Raina Telgemeier (graphic novel) - 240 pages
10. Vision in Silver (The Others, Book 3) by Anne Bishop (audio) - 16 hours and 9 mins. 
11. Hawkeye - Volume 6: Hawkeyes (graphic novel) - 136 pages
12. Rocket Raccoon & Groot - Volume 1: Tricks of the Trade (graphic novel) - 136 pages
13. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (audio) - 11 hours and 48 mins
14. All-New X-Men: Inevitable - Volume 1: Ghosts of Cyclops by Dennis Hopeless (graphic novel) - 136 pages
15. All-New X-Men: Inevitable - Volume 2: Apocalypse War by Dennis Hopeless (graphic novel) - 120 pages
16. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero (novel) - 284 pages

The Source

Audible: 5
Marvel Unlimited: 7
Purchased: 2
Second-Hand Store Credit: 1
Library: 1

Series Talk

The Others Series - 3/4
Ms. Marvel  Series - 6/6 Caught Up!

Audiobooks

Bloodline by Claudia Gray
Written in Red (The Others, Book 1) by Anne Bishop
Murder of Crows (The Others, Book 2) by Anne Bishop
Vision in Silver (The Others, Book 3) by Anne Bishop
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Books Added to the TBR Pile

Ms Marvel - Volume 6: Civil War II
Morning Glories - Volume 10

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Week in Review - Week 6


Life

Well, it was bound to happen. After posting every Sunday for over a year, I missed a Sunday. Life happened, but I am still a bit sad about it. It was one of the few constant things I was keeping going... I am not even sure what is wrong with me. I don't live in the U.S., we are having a pretty mild winter, and everything else is pretty consistent. But, I am not really reading, blogging, or anything else that I do consistently. 

But, the week was not all bad. I went out on a girl's night last Monday, which is not something I normally do, and we went to a dinner and a movie. The movie was Split. I would not have picked it and it was super weird, but it was not terrible. It was a fun night! Next time we are going to see Beauty and the Beast which is a bit of a change. lol I am really excited about that movie personally. It was always my favourite Disney movie.

I am hoping whatever this mood I seem to be in will pass soon!

Currently Reading


I tried this on audio and it didn't click. Reading it is going much better!

Audiobook


Okay, I guess I am still reading the same audio as last week. Oops!

Weekly Reading

Morning Glories - Volume 10 ~ Well, after waiting for this over like a year, it finally arrived and I was so excited to check it out. This was such a weird volume. The whole series is super weird, though! Now I hope it will not be a year for Volume 11. 


Black Science - Volume 1 ~ Okay, I really really wanted to try this series. In the end, I was bored. I have no plans to read on and I am sad it didn't click with me.


Shrill ~ Omg, this woman is fabulous and if you have not read this yet, you should! She talks about life in such a readable way. And, she gets into it. I really loved this collection!


Mirror: The Mountain ~ I really liked the idea of this one, but again it was disappointing. I just didn't click with it at all. Sad!


Mockingbird - Volume 1 ~ I wanted to read this because apparently people treated the author terribly. So, instead of waiting for the whole arc to come on Marvel Unlimited, I bought a copy to support her. It was great and I am very disappointed that it is yet another series in the Marvel world that I was really enjoying, but they are not continuing. Strongly recommended!

New Additions

Mockingbird - Volume 1: I Can Explain
Tank Girl - Two Girls One Tank - Collection 1
The Princess Diarist
The March Trilogy
Caraval

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 5

Friday, February 03, 2017

Books, Life, & Everything Else (4)


1. | Well, I missed this post last week. My blogging is not off to the start for the year that I had hoped. But, really, last week was just a bust in all areas. I didn't even do my bullet journal last week. Last week is just lost in time.

2. | It is #ComicsFebruary and I am off to a great start. So far I have read Morning Glories - Volume 10 (such a weird series) and Black Science - Volume 1 (been curious about this series for a while, but didn't love it enough I can see me reading on). I am excited to make February about comics.

3. | Speaking of comics, I wasn't going to get the Image Humble Bundle, but then I remembered that February is #ComicsFebruary and got the bundle. Black Science is from it, so hopefully I can work my way through it in a timely manner. (The current bundle is Tank Girl. I would love to get that one, but thankfully they have made it easier to resist because it is not collected volumes of the series, just single issues.)

4. | So far February is off to a good start reading wise in general. I have read 3 books. January just didn't go well, so I am hoping February I can settle in with some of those books that I wanted to read last year and never got to. I know that graphic novels and audiobooks is still considered reading, but I just want to concentrate on some of the longer works on my shelves.

5. | The problem with my getting over my reading slump is that I want to read everything. lol On audio, I finally got a copy of Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop, so I am on book 4 in that series! Book 5 will be out in March, so all ready plan to spend a credit on it. Then, I am over 100 pages into The Last Days of Magic by Mark L. Tompkins. I got the e-copy from the library after trying it on audio last year and not clicking with it. I am enjoying reading it much more. (For the record, it was not the narrator, just the jumping around story and too many characters to keep straight.) Then, I have about 5 other books with bookmarks in them. They are mostly left over from January's slump.

6. | I went to read Black Science last night and my app that I read my e-books on was gone off my e-reader. I guess it has a new name, but not sure if they deleted it because of the new name, or when I was cleaning off my tablet to make room for a software update I was a little too thorough. I found it under its new name this morning and it is back on there and ready for me to use it again. Hopefully everything else is the same on it!

7. | Chloe continues to grow like a bad weed. She is still not a really cuddly cat, but she is a shadow cat. If I come downstairs, she comes downstairs kind of thing. She will follow Finn around a bit and deviate from that, but mostly she is always near where I am. She is sleeping on my desk while I write this post!

8. | I should mention that there was a possible Casey sighing last week, but upon receiving some pictures, it wasn't her. It has been since October so I am not really optimistic, but keep hoping she is in a house somewhere and they let her out and she comes back. She would be good for Chloe. Finn has some really annoying habits that Chloe has picked up on. (For the record, I was really tempted to take in the Casey look-alike. The people that found her said she was really friendly and she's a cat, so less likely she will be adopted. But, well, we all ready have two cats and Chloe still needs to get spayed and they were pretty sure this cat did, too. Just not in the budget at the moment.)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week in Review - Week 5


Life

*waves* I actually laid in bed last night trying to think of what I wanted to talk about today. I think that most things that I want to talk about are just not where I want to take my blog. But, really, things are crazy. I am a bit scared at this world right now. I just do not understand why this stuff is happening... The world is just depressing. It has put a damper on reading. I think I know why the reading year is off to a slow start, the world is crazy and you can't really look away. Hopefully this week will be better! I may have done some retail therapy this week, though. I totally bought some 'supportive' books: Mockingbird - Volume 1: I Can Explain, Tank Girls: Two Girls One Tank Collection 1, The Princess Diarist, and the March Trilogy. If you understand why I see these books as supportive, then good on you. If you don't, I do. lol

Currently Reading


I really like this! Now if I only had time to read more from it...

Audiobook


Weekly Reading


Gabi, A Girl in Pieces ~ I was checking out what was available in my library catalogue and this was. I saw this around a bit last year and I was curious about it. It was pretty good. Told through diary entries, it is about a very all over the place teenage life. It is real life! It does not cover easy topics at all, but it was very readable. I am glad I checked it out and definitely recommend it!


All-New X-Men - Volume 1 & 2 ~  My Marvel Unlimited reading continues.  I am behind in the world that is Marvel at the moment because I got a bit bored with their last big storyline, but I don't think I am missing a lot with this series. The time travelling X-Men are continuing their adventures. Still a lot fun! Recommended!

New Additions

Nothing this week, but just wait for next week!

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 4

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week in Review - Week 4


Life

Let's face it, my reading mojo has left the building. I have started too many books and do not have the time I would like to dedicate to them, so I am left finishing nothing. Really, hardly reading at all when it comes right down to it. I think yesterday was one of the few days where I read for any length of time all week and because my reading is all over the place, I still do not feel like I accomplished anything. I can't even put my finger on what is taking my time away from reading, but it is just a general sense of restlessness. It is affecting everything lately. Hopefully it will pass as the year gets going!

I rejoined the library after being absent for a couple years because I had hoped it would give me some audios to listen to. So far that has not been very successful. I have found some ebooks to add to my wish list, so hopefully the library will make an appearance here and there in my reading. The goal right now is just their virtual shelves, but I may start getting physical books again if my reading gets more organised. I don't want to get too into it because I had planned to work on my TBR this year and don't want to distract from that too much.

I think the big change for me this year is that normally I get lots of books in January and with my new goal to spend less money on books... I have really not received anything. Maybe the new books add to my January reading and that is why it is typically a better reading month than this one is so far...

Currently Reading


This is what I read part of yesterday, so let's go with this book as my current read. I have bookmarks in other books, though... This is actually the first book I checked out from the library.

Audiobook


Loving this one. I should finish it today, actually.

Weekly Reading


Vision in Silver (The Others, Book 3) ~ I am really impressed with myself that I have read 3 books from the same series in the first month of 2017. That is very unusual for me and I actually plan to get book 4 after I finish my current listen. Then I am all caught up until book 5 releases in March. It isn't even that these books are amazing, they are just really good and I enjoy the narration. I am honestly not sure why this series has worked for me when so many others sit half started on my shelves, but I guess there is something to be said for audio above reading them. Maybe I can get to some other series this year! Recommended!

Hawkeye - Volume 6 ~ Not sure why I never got around to this volume in the Hawkeye franchise last year, but glad that after a reread of Volume 5 I was able to settle in with it. Hawkeye and Kate Bishop are two of my favs and I continue to enjoy their adventures together. Hopefully Kate Bishop starts appearing in movies and gets a Funko Pop one of these days. It's a shame she is so underrated. Recommended!


Rocket Raccoon & Groot - Volume 1 ~ Then I didn't really know what to read next on Marvel because I am so behind, but Groot and Rocket are always fun and here was a brand-new volume of their adventures. I have enjoyed their comics separately, but they ultimately work best as a team. This is a collection of stories about various adventures they were on together. Always fun! Recommended!

New Additions

Nothing this week...

Weekly Posts

Friday, January 20, 2017

Books, Life, & Everything Else (3)


1. | I still cannot seem to find the hours in the day for like, well, anything. I am quieter with blogging, reading, etc so far this year and it is making me sad.

2. | I decided to reactivate my library account because I was hoping it would offset my audio listening. I went through my audio wish list last night and the library has about 3 of the books. So, there goes that idea. I can still listen through my library, but to things that are not necessarily on my wish list. I am not sure if that is a good or a bad thing? I was really surprised by the lack of big titles from last year. I thought they would at least have them... And, clearly my province is not big on fantasy and science fiction because even though I have hardly used my library in a couple years, they still don't have much from either genre.

3. | I am continuing to try and use Marvel Unlimited as much as I can to justify keeping it. I cancelled everything but it and Audible this year. And, my library has never been great for graphic novels. And, I love graphic novels. So, you do what you can, right?

4. | I have the Timehop app on my phone and I am seeing all these books that I got last January. I have hardly had anything enter my house so far this year, so yay, progress! 2017 has to be quieter because 2016 was way too much retail therapy. lol

5. |  Chloe continues to be a source of entertainment. She doesn't meow yet, she does these little squeaks. I am finding they happen more lately when she wants food or when there is a fly that she can't catch and needs help. (Or when she thinks a piece of dirt is a fly...) Casey was always big on bug catching, so it is nice we have a replacement. This morning I was like that's weird, Chloe didn't sleep with us... And then I heard purring by my head. If she thinks you are awake, she starts purring.

6. | I just detoured to put my first books on hold with my new library reactivation. For audiobook, I put Talking as Fast I Can by Lauren Graham. A book I have wanted to do the audio of, but don't need to own. Then I did 4 e-books: The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins (I tried this on audio and there was just too much going on and I couldn't keep track...), Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien, and The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittal. I got Gabi, A Girl In Pieces as my e-book test on my tablet. I still haven't decided what to get to test out the audio settings...

7. | Mackie doesn't know it yet, because he is a dog, but he has a play date with Henry today. He will be very excited once he sees where we end up later. They are getting older and my mother is more willing to allow play-dates than she used to be. Henry is actually more hyper than Mackie. I am still always shocked by this fact. Mackie will find a toy and go lay down with it and Henry will be right in his face trying to get him to play still.

8. | I am trying to decide if I want to get the recent Humble Bundle. I love Image comics, but I just did a quick comparison between the recent Bundle and previous ones... And I still have a bunch of unread stuff. But, there is a lot of stuff in the recent bundle that I don't own. Decisions, decisions. lol

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week in Review - Week 3


Life

Well, things have been busy this week and I didn't really get as much accomplished as I would have liked. I almost didn't get this post finished and then I would have broke my over one year streak of posting every Sunday. This week is going to be a catch up week. I can tell all ready. I am reading, but not like I would like to be. If you are a graphic novel or audiobook, I have time for you, but all the longer works I have book marks in are being mostly neglected. I just can't seem to find time to settle in and read lately.


Currently Reading


I was really liking this book, but been a couple days since I sat down with it.

Audiobook


I am really enjoying this series, but slowed down a bit in my listening. I should finish this today actually.

Weekly Reading

A-Force - Volume 1 ~ I read Volume 0 of this series last year and enjoyed the grouping of female superheroes. Female comics don't seem to last, so I was glad they decided to keep this one going after Secret Wars ended. I decided if I was going to keep Marvel Unlimited then I needed to actually get to more comics, so I expect 2017 will be a comic filled year! Recommended!

Murder of Crows (The Others, Book 2) ~ After reading book one in this series as my first official audiobook of 2017, I decided to move on to this one because I all ready had it in my audiobook library. (And, I actually owned book 1 and 2 in this series in hardcover, so it moved two books off my TBR!) A series about a human with the ability to predict the future living with a group of Others in a place called The Courtyard, this series is really working for me. The narration is really good, too, and I am looking forward to more in the series! Strongly recommended!

Ms Marvel - Volume 5: Super Famous ~ I read Volume 6 of this series thinking that I had read Volume 5 last year. oops! So, I backtracked and now I am successfully caught up in the series and figured out what I was missing with Volume 6 because I skipped a comic. I really enjoy this series and I am glad that it continues to be successful. I look forward to more in the series likely later this year. Recommended!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Volume 1: The Coulson Protocols ~ Continuing with my plan to actually use Marvel Unlimited more this year, I picked this series randomly and checked it out. I have read other comics in this series, but this is a new one that is more closely mirrored off the show. Or, at least it says it is. I have not really watched the show. It is not my favourite series, but it is always readable, so I enjoyed my time with it. Recommended!

Hawkeye - Volume 5: All-New Hawkeye ~ I don't think I read the issues after this volume, so I did a quick reread before moving on to Volume 6, or whatever it is numbered as, but didn't get a chance to really read them this week. Look for them next week! I always enjoy Hawkeye and this was a comic that flashed back to give us an idea of who he was and how he became the person that he is now. It also included Kate Bishop, who I really enjoy! Looking forward to more in this series. Recommended!

Drama by Raina Telgemeier ~ This book was randomly at the second hand bookstore when I popped in last week, so I decided it was time to finally read something by this author. This is not a book I have heard as much about as some of her other books, but I figured it was a chance to give her a try. It was fun! I enjoyed it and really must get more by her in the future. It also was a successful opportunity to read a book that entered my house in 2017 in 2017. That is a goal for this year! Recommended!

New Additions

Morning Glories - Volume 10 (Finally! I preordered this in February of 2016 and it kept getting delayed!)

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 2
Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)
Plans for 2017
Books, Life, & Everything Else (2)