Have You Hugged A Book Today?- December 2017



It’s always a surprise when I actually make these goals. I always feel like it’s a down to the wire kind of experience. Let’s see what I’ve done!

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s recently been moved up in the header, you can now find it on the “Blog” dropdown 🙂

  • Books I’m Currently Reading:
    1. The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer’s Journey by Joanna Penn- I actually started this book a while back, but I just restarted it and I really love it. I’ve made a ton of notes, and of course, I love Joanna, she definitely one of my heroes.
    2. Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz- I know I usually read the next book in this series during the drive up to my parents’ for early Christmas, but this year I just wasn’t feeling it. So I’m reading it now instead. Honestly, this one started out strangely. Like I was missing the first chapter or something. I have no idea why Odd and Anna Maria are here, but I’m interested to see what’s going on in Roseland.
    3. Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder- I started this series all the way back in 2014, with the intention of continuing it and then for some reason I just…didn’t. So I’m starting it over and this time I’ll actually read it all. I might not finish the series, but I wanted to at least get a basis from which to read Batgirl!
  • Books I’ve Finished:
    1. Saga: Volumes 3-5 by Brian K. Vaughan– Five Stars (I’m linking to Vol 3 here, but seriously, this entire series is five stars, if you’re not reading it, you should!)
    2. Astonishing X-Men, Volume 2: Dangerous by Joss Whedon- Three Stars
    3. Astonishing X-Men, Volume 3: Torn by Joss Whedon- Three Stars
    4. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson- Five Stars

Fog’s Book of the Month

NimonaNimona by Noelle Stevenson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This comic was so unique and not at all what I was expecting. The flip of villain and hero (more than once!), the blurring of lines between magic and science, the excellent characterization, and the art was super cute, while still managing to convey deep emotion when necessary and not feel contrived. I don’t really know what I was expecting when I picked up this book, but what I got was so much more than that. If you enjoy watching tropes get turned on their head and being surprised by the characters you’re reading, then I highly recommend this book.

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