Have You Hugged A Book Today?- June 2017


Whoops! I kind of… forgot about reading this month. I’ve been catching up on podcasts (Writing Excuses, The Creative Penn, and the Sell More Books Show to name a few) instead of doing audio books, and that’s really cut into my reading. Hopefully I’ll get caught up and be able to jump back into reading next month, but for now let me show you what I have been reading.

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s also up in the header.

  • Books I’m Currently Reading:
    1. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson- Still working on this one. It’s dense!
    2. The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: The Parker Luck by Dan Slott- I’m finally starting this storyline! I’ve had the first three of this books forever, but I haven’t had time to start them. Well now I’m making time! 😀 This is the beginning of the Spiderverse story, from which we get SPIDERGWEN! I’m really excited about that 🙂 Also, I really want to find and read all of Superior Spider-Man someday.
  • Books I’ve Finished:
    1. Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2), by Naomi Novak- Four Stars
    2. Gwenpool, the Unbelievable, Vol. 1: Believe It, by Christopher Hastings- Five Stars

Fog’s Book of the Month
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, so what saved this book for me was the pictures. I know a lot of people who read this on audio and I’d like to hear thoughts about that, because honestly, I don’t think I would have enjoyed this book nearly as much without the pictures to reference. But then again, the method of writing the book was most of the reason I wanted to read it in the first place, so that might have a lot to do with it ;P The plot was interesting, but I got a couple of the characters confused and something about the writing style didn’t sit well with me. It felt like it was trying too hard to be a YA book. Which it was, and I understand that, but it didn’t have to try so hard. I have no idea if that makes any sense.

Also, (and I think this is a pretty major spoiler so I’m putting it behind a spoiler tag, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK) (view spoiler)

Anyway, I really did enjoy the book for what it was, the creatures were creepy as all get out and I loved the different Peculiars. I’ll definitely be reading the sequel 🙂

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And that’s it, y’all! See you guys next month! 😀

2 thoughts on “Have You Hugged A Book Today?- June 2017”

  1. Okay . . . what did you think of the movie? I thought it went on waaay too long, and maybe it was because I last read M.P.H.F.P.C. back in 2013, but there were a few things in the movie that I didn’t remember from the book. That being said, I like it when Samuel L. Jackson plays a bad guy, and I’m glad Asa Butterfield was passed over for Spider-Man.

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