Have You Hugged A Book Today?- July 2017

 

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Hey, I caught up! And got ahead! Get ready for a humongous reading update, like you’ve never seen before! Here we go! 😀

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- Yep, still reading this one. I promise I’m making progress! I’m just being… slow about it.
    2. Avengers Legends, Vol. 1: Avengers Forever by Kurt Busiek- I’m kicking it old school with the comics currently. Seriously, this is the old style campy kind of writing, but the story is actually… surprisingly not bad. I mean, it’s not MIND BLOWING or anything, but it doesn’t suck 🙂
    3. Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3) by Naomi Novik- Woohoo, Temeraire is back! 😀 I don’t even know what’s happening, I’m just excited because dragons!
  • Books I’ve Finished:
    1. The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: The Parker Luck by Dan Slott- Four Stars
    2. The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Spider-Verse Prelude by Dan Slott- Five Stars
    3. The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Spider-Verse by Dan Slott- Five Stars
    4. Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour- Five Stars
    5. Silk, Volume 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon by Robbie ThompsonThree Stars
    6. Marvel 1602 by Neil GaimanFour Stars
    7. Kin by Bruce McAllisterFive Stars
    8. The Lighthouse Keeper by Daisy JohnsonFour Stars
    9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman CapoteFour Stars
    10. Empty Places by Richard ParksFive Stars

Fog’s Book of the Month

17911561-0-stitcher-cover-levarLeVar Burton Reads

Okay, so it’s not actually a book, but it is probably the best thing to happen to me since I discovered audiobooks and podcasts, so I just had to share it with you guys 🙂

I grew up with Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton was a frequent guest on my television set as a kid (along with Mister Rogers and the Sesame Street gang), and he made reading seem like something all the cool kids should be doing. Which was awesome because being a cool kid was not something I got to experience very often. I was a shy, quiet nerd who hardly ever looked up from the book she was reading. Cool? Not so much. But in LeVar Burton’s eyes, I was cool! I was on an adventure, I was brave, what I loved had value, and anyone who said otherwise, well, you should pity them, because they were missing out on one of the greatest experiences of the human mind. Very few television personalities have influenced my life the way LeVar Burton has.

So when I found out that he was doing a podcast?

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The title pretty much says it all: every week, LeVar picks a different short story, something that he loves, that has influenced him in some way, and then he reads it. That’s it. Nothing fancy, nothing complex. Just great fiction, read by a great guy, who loves stories and believes in the power of words to change the world.

Yes, it is as amazing as it sounds.

There are five episodes (as of the date of this post), so it’s not much work to catch up, but honestly? You can jump in anywhere (there is one two-part episode, but it’s pretty clearly marked)! The genres are widely varied and all the stories have been fantastic. Five stars, I highly recommend you check it out!

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See you next time!

 

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