ANNOUNCEMENT
After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2014

Favorites of 2014
January - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
February - Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 by Marissa Meyer
March - Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
April - The Martian by Andy Weir
May - The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
June - Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
July - not enough read to make a good choice
August - not enough read to make a good choice
September - The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
October - TBR
November - TBR
December - TBR


I'm putting aside my Bingo challenge for the year since there is so much going on, but I'm leaving it here to remind myself about it and to give it another go next year!
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This Bingo card was shared over on Retreat by Random House, and I think
this is going to be the only challenge I go for this year!
  • More than 500 pages:
  • Forgotten classic:
  • Book that became a movie: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • Published this year: The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Number in the title:
  • Written by someone under 30:
  • Book with non-human characters: The Ape Man's Brother by Joe Lansdale
  • Funny Book:
  • Female Author: Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  • Book with a mystery: The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
  • One-Word Title:
  • Book of short stories:
  • Set on a different continent:
  • Non-Fiction:
  • First book by a favourite author: The Single Hound by May Sarton
  • Heard about online: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
  • Best-selling book:
  • Based on a true story:
  • Book at the bottom of TBR pile:
  • Book my friend loves:
  • Book that scares me:
  • More than 10 years old:
  • Second book in a series:
  • Blue cover:

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  • Book with female heroine: The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White
  • Book set in a high school:
  • Last of a trilogy:
  • Book with 'color' in the title:
  • First book in series: Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 by Marissa Meyer
  • Book set in the future: Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
  • Book with a break-up:
  • Book without a love triangle:
  • Book that became a movie:
  • Book set in Paris:
  • Book set in the past:
  • Book with magic:
  • Book set in summer:
  • Book with a dragon:
  • Book that made you cry:
  • Graphic novel: Bluffton by Matt Phelan
  • Book based on a myth:
  • Classic YA:
  • Book with a Lion, Witch or Wardrobe: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
  • Book with an incredible fight scene:
  • Book heard about online: Lost Children of the Far Islands by Emily Raabe
  • Book set in another world:
  • Book with epic love story:
  • Book with music:

  1. No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
  2. Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Vol 1 by Scott Tipton & David Tipton, illustrated by Simon Fraser (One), Lee Sullivan (Two), Mike Collins (Three), Gary Erskine (Four)
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  4. Encounter in April by May Sarton
  5. Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy by Terrance Dicks 
  6. Wolverton Station by Joe Hill 
  7. Uncanny X-Men, Vol 1: Revolution by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Chris Bachalo & Frazer Irving
  8. Uncanny X-Men, Vol 2: Broken by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Chris Bachalo & Frazer Irving
  9. X-Men, Vol 1: Primer by Brian Wood, art by Oliver Coipel & David Lopez
  10. The Single Hound by May Sarton 
  11. Inner Landscape by May Sarton 
  12. All-New X-Men, Vol 1: Yesterday's X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Stuart Immonen
  13. The Bridge of Years by May Sarton
  14. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
  15. FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Vol 1: The Paradigm Shift by Simon Oliver, art by Robbi Rodriguez
  16. The Lion and the Rose by May Sarton
  17. The Ape Man's Brother by Joe Lansdale
  18. Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 by Marissa Meyer
  19. All-New X-Men, Vol 2: Here to Stay by Brian Michael Bendis, art by David Marquez & Stuart Immonen
  20. A Shower of Summer Days by May Sarton
  21. All-New X-Men, Vol 3: Out of Their Depth by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Stuart Immonen & David Lafuente
  22. X-Men: Battle of the Atom by Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Wood, & Jason Aaron, art by Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, David López, Chris Bachalo, Esad Ribic, Giuseppe Camuncoli, & Arthur Adams
  23. The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below by Patrick Rothfuss, illustrated by Nate Taylor
  24. Bluffton by Matt Phelan
  25. Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
  26. Infinity by Jonathan Hickman, art by Jim Cheung, Jerome Opeña, & Dustin Weaver
  27. X-Men: Days of Future Past by by Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, Alan Davis, & John Francis Moore, art by John Byrne, Jackson Guice, Terry Shoemaker, Chris Wozniak, & Joe Bennet
  28. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  29. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland adapted by Rod Espinosa
  30. The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White
  31. Such Good Cloth by Heather Trefethen
  32. Uncanny Avengers, Vol 1: The Red Shadow by Rick Remender, art by John Cassaday & Olivier Coipel
  33. Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon by Terrance Dicks
  34. Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth by Charles Vess
  35. Instructions by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
  36. The Raven Banner: A Tale of Asgard by Alan Zelenetz, illustrated by Charles Vess
  37. The Martian by Andy Weir
  38. East of West, Vol 1: The Promise by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Nick Dragotta
  39. Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy
  40. Jack in the Green by Charles de Lint, illustrated by Charles Ves
  41. X-Men: No More Humans by Mike Carey, art by Salvador Larroca
  42. The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
  43. X-Men, Vol 2: Muertas by Brian Wood, art by Terry Dodson & Kris Anka
  44. Iron Man, Vol 1: Believe by Kieron Gillen, art by Greg Land
  45. Hoots and Toots and Hairy Brutes: The Continuing Adventures of Squib by Larry Shles
  46. Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Wiesner
  47. The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  48. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
  49. Earth X Trilogy Companion by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross, art by Richard Case & Alex Ross
  50. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
  51. Lost Children of the Far Islands by Emily Raabe
  52. All-New X-Men, Vol. 4: All-Different by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Stuart Immonen, Mahmud Asrar, Brandon Peterson, & Brent Anderson
  53. Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Stuart Immonen
  54. Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3: The Good, The Bad, The Inhuman by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Kris Anka
  55. Miracleman Book 1: A Dream of Flying by The Original Writer & Mick Anglo, illustrated by Garry Leach, Alan Davis, Paul Neary, & Steve Dillon
  56. Amazing X-Men, Vol 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler by Jason Aaron, illustrated by Ed McGuinness
  57. 300 by Frank Miller & Lynn Varley
  58. Iron Man, Vol. 2: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark, Book 1 by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Greg Land
  59. Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks by James Goss, Jonathan Morris, Julian Richards, Justin Richards, & Matthew Sweet
  60. Thanos: The Infinity Revelation by Jim Starlin
  61. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Steve McNiven, Yves Bigerel, Michael Avon Oeming, & Sara Pichelli
  62. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  63. The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
  64. Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann
  65. WTF, Evolution?!: A Theory of Unintelligible Design by Mara Grunbaum
  66. New Warriors, Vol 1: The Kids are All Fight by Christopher Yost, illustrated by Marcus To & Ramón Pérez
  67. Snowpiercer, Vol 1: The Escape by Jacques Lob, illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
  68. Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination by Dan Mishkin, illustrated by Ernie Colón & Jerzy Drozd
  69. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  70. Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
  71. Uncanny Avengers, Vol 2: The Apocalypse Twins by Rick Remender, illustrated by Daniel Acuna
  72. All New X-Men, Vol 5: One Down by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez & Stuart Immonen
  73. The Way it Works Out and All by Peter Beagle
  74. Uncanny X-Men, Vol 4: vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Kris Anka
  75. Moon Knight, Vol 1: From the Dead by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Declan Shalvey
  76. Magneto, Vol 1: Infamous by Cullen Bunn, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta & Javi Fernandez
  77. X-Men: First to Last by Christopher Yost, illustrated by Paco Medina & Dalibor Talijic
  78. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal
  79. The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin, illustrated by Luis Royo
  80. The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
  81. Jackaby by William Ritter
  82. Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti
  83. A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny, illustrated by Gahan Wilson
  84. New Mutants/X-Force: Demon Bear by Chris Claremont, John Francis Moore, Craig Kyle, and Chris Yost, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Cheung, & Mike Choi
  85. The Midnight Dog of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron
  86. Ghastle and Yule: a Kindle Single by Josh Malerman
  87. An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
  88. X-Men, Vol 3: Bloodline by Brian Wood, illustrated by Clay Mann & Matteo Buffagni
  89. Original Sin by Jason Aaron, illustrated by Mike Deodato
  90. The Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus by Jim Starlin et al.
  91. Spawn Origins, Vol 1 by Todd McFarlane
  92. Fantastic Four: The End by Alan Davis
  93. Spawn Origins, Vol 2 by Todd McFarlane
  94. X-Men: Age of X by Mike Carey, illustrated by Clay Mann & Steve Kurth
  95. Rose Red & Snow White by Ruth Sanderson
  96. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
  97. Avengers, Vol 1: Avengers World by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Jerome Opena & Adam Kubert
  98. Avengers, Vol 2: The Last White Event by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Dustin Weaver & Mike Deodato
  99. Avengers, Vol 3: Prelude to Infinity by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer, illustrated by Mike Deodato & Stefano Caselli
  100. Avengers, Vol 4: Infinity by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu
  101. Avengers, Vol 5: Adapt or Die by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Salvador Larroca
  102. Uncanny Avengers, Vol 3: Ragnarok Now by Rick Remender, illustrated by Salvador Larroca, Daniel Acuna, & Steve McNiven
  103. Uncanny Avengers, Vol 4: Avenge the Earth by Rick Remender, illustrated by Daniel Acuna
  104. New Avengers, Vol 1: Everything Dies by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Steve Epting
  105. New Avengers, Vol 2: Infinity by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Mike Deodato
  106. New Avengers, Vol 3: Other Worlds by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Simone Bianchi & Rags Morales
  107. The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus by Dan O'Shannon
  108. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, narrated by Tim Curry
  109. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  110. Beyond! by Dwayne McDuffie, illustrated by Scott Kolins
  111. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  112. The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect by Peter David, illustrated by George Perez
  113. The Ghost and Mrs Muir by R. A. Dick

Did Not Finish
  1. Thorn Jack: A Night and Nothing Novel by Katherine Harbour

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