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.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

2015

Favorites of 2015
January - The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
February - The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
March - A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Mary GrandPré
April - The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume I by Ishbelle Bee
May - Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
June - The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume II by Ishbelle Bee
July - Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King, narrated by Time Sample
August - Alice by Christina Henry
September - A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
October - Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
November - The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
December - TBR
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So, apparently this list is attributed to Popsugar, but I saw it floating around the internets before I saw it attached to them, so I don't know where it originated from.
  • A book with more than 500 pages: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • A classic romance:
  • A book that became a movie:
  • A book published this year: Our Souls at Night: A novel by Kent Haruf
  • A book with a number in the title: Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel by Tania del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle
  • A book written by someone under 30:
  • A book with nonhuman characters: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  • A funny book:
  • A book by a female author: I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  • A mystery or thriller: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • A book with a one-word title: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • A book of short stories:
  • A book set in a different country:
  • A nonfiction book:
  • A popular author’s first book:
  • A book from an author that you haven’t read yet:
  • A book a friend recommended:
  • A Pulitzer Prize-winning book:
  • A book based on a true story:
  • A book at the bottom of your TBR list:
  • A book your mom loves:
  • A book that scares you:
  • A book more than 100 years old:
  • A book based entirely on its cover: The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume I by Ishbelle Bee
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t:
  • A memoir:
  • A book you can finish in a day: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
  • A book with antonyms in the title:
  • A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit:
  • A book that came out the year you were born:
  • A book with bad reviews:
  • A trilogy:
  • A book from your childhood:
  • A book with a love triangle:
  • A book set in the future:
  • A book set in high school:
  • A book with a color in the title: Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
  • A book that made you cry:
  • A book with magic: A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Mary GrandPré
  • A graphic novel: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • A book by an author you’ve never read before: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  • A book you own but have never read:
  • A book that takes place in your hometown:
  • A book that was originally written in a different language:
  • A book set during Christmas:
  • A book written by an author with your same initials:
  • A play: The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
  • A banned book:
  • A book based on or turned into a TV show:
  • A book you started but never finished:


Books Read 2015
  1. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
  2. Encounter in April by May Sarton
  3. Doctor Who: How to be a Time Lord Official Guide
  4. The Single Hound by May Sarton
  5. Inner Landscape by May Sarton
  6. Marvel 100th Anniversary by Jen Van Meter, Sean Ryan, Robin Furth, and James Stokoe, illustrated by In-Hyuk Lee, Jason Masters, Gustavo Duarte, and James Stokoe
  7. Death of Wolverine by Charles Soule, illustrated by Steve McNiven
  8. The Lion and the Rose by May Sarton
  9. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  10. Avengers: Time Runs Out, Vol 1 by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Jim Cheung, Stefano Caselli, Mike Deodato Jr., Valerio Schiti, Kev Walker, Nick Bradshaw, Paco Medina, & Dustin Weaver
  11. A Shower of Summer Days by May Sarton
  12. The Land of Silence by May Sarton
  13. I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  14. In Search of Lost Dragons by Elian Black'Mor, Carine-M, & Jezequel
  15. In Time Like Air by May Sarton
  16. Avengers: Revelations by Jim Starlin, Rick Remender, Frank J. Barbiere, & Kathryn Immonen, illustrated by Ron Lim, Paul Renaud, Marco Rudy, & David LaFuente
  17. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  18. Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
  19. The Fur Person by May Sarton
  20. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  21. The Poet and the Donkey by May Sarton
  22. A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Mary GrandPré
  23. Our Souls at Night: A novel by Kent Haruf
  24. As We Are Now by May Sarton
  25. Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol 1 by John Barber, illustrated by Andrew Griffith
  26. Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol 1 by James Roberts & John Barber, illustrated by Alex Milne & Nick Roche
  27. Avengers: Time Runs Out, Vol 2 by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Kev Walker, Stefano Caselli, Mike Deodato, Szymon Kudranski, & Mike Perkins
  28. Glamour of the God-Touched: Saga of the God-Touched Mage, Volume 1 by Ron Collins
  29. The Adventures of Sophie Mouse: A New Friend by Poppy Green, illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
  30. Prometheus: Fire and Stone by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Juan Ferreyra
  31. Once Upon a Cloud by Claire Keane
  32. The Bet by Anton Chekhov
  33. Uncanny Avengers, Vol 5: AXIS Prelude by Rick Remender, illustrated by Sanford Greene, Salvador Larroca, Paul Renaud, and Daniel Acuna
  34. The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris
  35. The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume I by Ishbelle Bee
  36. Uncanny X-Men, Vol 5: The Omega Mutant by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Kris Anka
  37. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS by Rick Remender, illustrated by Adam Kubert, Lienil Francis Yu, Terry Dodson, & Jim Cheung
  38. The Two of Swords: Part One by K.J. Parker
  39. All-New X-Men, Vol 6: The Ultimate Adventure by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Mahmud Asrar & Stuart Immonen
  40. Enzo Races in the Rain! by Garth Stein, illustrated by R. W. Alley
  41. Inhumanity by Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Warren Ellis, & Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Matteo Buffagni, Olivier Coipel, Nick Bradshaw, & Kris Anka
  42. Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, Vol. 1: Revolutions of Terror by Nick Abadzis, illustrated by Elena Casagrande & Arianna Florian
  43. Secret Wars Prelude by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Shooter, Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Steve Epting, Mike Zeck, Ryan Stegman, Sara Pichelli, & Esad Ribic
  44. The Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett
  45. Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel
  46. Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
  47. Trees, Vol 1 by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Jason Howard
  48. The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume II by Ishbelle Bee
  49. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  50. Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
  51. Legion by Brandon Sanderson
  52. Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel by Tania del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle
  53. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, Vol 1: After Life by Al Ewing & Rob Williams, illustrated by Simon Fraser & Gary Caldwell
  54. The Map: A Jackaby Story by William Ritter
  55. A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol 1 by George R. R. Martin, adapted by Daniel Abraham, illustrated by Tommy Patterson
  56. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  57. Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex by Sam Humphries, illustrated by Ed McGuinness, Valerio Schitti, Paco Medina, Mahmud Asrar, Mike Mayhew, David Baldeón, Javier Garron, & David López
  58. ODY-C, Vol 1 by Matt Fraction, illustrated by Christian Ward 
  59. Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King, narrated by Tim Sample
  60. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  61. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
  62. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: A Little Golden Book by Geof Smith, illustrated by Ron Cohee
  63. The Hedge Knight by Ben Avery, illustrated by Mike S. Miller
  64. The Sworn Knight by Ben Avery, illustrated by Mike. S Miller 
  65. Alice by Christina Henry
  66. All-New X-Men, Vol 7: The Utopians by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Mike Del Mundo, Andrea Sorrento, & Mahmud Asrar
  67. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Archie Goodwin, illustrated by Al Williamson
  68. The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
  69. Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
  70. Star Wars: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry, illustrated by Phil Noto
  71. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  72. Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry, illustrated by Phil Noto
  73. Star Wars: Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo Adventure by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Phil Noto 
  74. Fires of Invention: Mysteries of Cove, Book 1 by J. Scott Savage 
  75. Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  76. Naughty Mabel by Nathan Lane & Devlin Elliott, illustrated by Dan Krall
  77. Slade House by David Mitchell
  78. Doctor Who: The Complete History, Vol 55 - Stories 181-184: Gridlock, Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, and 42 by John Ainsworth 
  79. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, illustrated by Gris Grimly
  80. Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
  81. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  82. Dracula by Bram Stoker 
  83. Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller 
  84. Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One
  85. Doctor Who: The Complete History, Vol 17 - Stories 58-60: Colony in Space, The Daemons, and Day of the Daleks by John Ainsworth 
  86. Doctor Who: The Complete History, Vol 76 - Stories 242-243: Deep Breath, and Into the Dalek by John Ainsworth 
  87. The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
  88. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn 
  89. Star Wars: Shattered Empire by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Mark Checchetto 
  90. Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon by Delilah Dawson 
  91. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  92. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor 
  93. Saga, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  94. Saga, Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  95. Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
  96. Saga, Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  97. Saga, Vol 4 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  98. Dark Knight III: the Master Race by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello, illustrated by Andy Kubert
  99. UNIT: Extinction 
  100. Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope by Chris Warner, illustrated by Drew Johnson
  101. Star Wars Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back by David Land, illustrated by Davide Fabbri
  102. Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi by Adam Gallardo, illustrated by Ryan Benjamin
  103. Saga, Vol 5 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  104. Ms. Marvel, Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona
  105. Ms. Marvel, Vol 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona & Jacob Wyatt
  106. Star Wars, Vol 1:  Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron, illustrated by John Cassaday

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