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 bear with me as I still continue to recover.

2016

Favorites of 2016
January - Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
February - Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
March - The Fireman by Joe Hill (despite me still not really liking it all that much)
April - Ollie's Odyssey by William Joyce
May - Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray
June - TBR
July - TBR
August - TBR
September - TBR
October - TBR
November - TBR
December - TBR

No reading challenge this year other than a count goal. I'm just reading whatever the hell I want to read, with no expectations of what types of books I need to finish by the end of the year.

Books Read 2016
  1. Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka
  2. Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol 1: Vader by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Salvador Larroca
  3. Star Wars: Princess Leia by Mark Waid, illustrated by Terry Dodson
  4. Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
  5. Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Neil Edwards
  6. Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman, illustrated by Esad Ribic
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, illustrated by William Nicholson
  9. Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 2 by Frank Miller, illustrated by Andy Kubert
  10. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  11. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
  12. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  13. Envy of Angels: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace
  14. Small Wars: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace
  15. Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  16. Lustlocked: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace
  17. Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
  18. Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World by Pope Francis
  19. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  20. Star Wars: The Escape - Adventures in Wild Space, Prologue by Cavan Scott
  21. Hot Dudes Reading by Hot Dudes Reading
  22. Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 3 by Frank Miller, illustrated by Andy Kubert
  23. Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff, essays by Daniel Harmon
  24. Star Wars: The Snare - Adventures in Wild Space, Book 1 by Cavan Scott
  25. Star Wars: Kanan, Vol 1: The Last Padawan by Greg Weisman, illustrated by Pepe Larraz & Mark Brooks
  26. Star Wars: Lando by Charles Soule, illustrated by Alex Maleev
  27. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  28. Descender, Vol 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Dustin Nguyen
  29. Ollie's Odyssey by William Joyce
  30. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  31. Inferno: Warzones by Dennis Hopeless, illustrated by Javier Garrón
  32. This Year's Class Picture by Dan Simmons
  33. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  34. I Hate Fairyland, Vol 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young
  35. Marvelman Classic, Vol 1 by Mick Anglo, illustrated by various
  36. The Care and Feeding of an Independent Bookstore: Three Instructive Essays
  37. by Ann Patchett
  38. The White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte
  39. The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
  40. Love: The Lion by Frédéric Brrémaud, illustrated by Federico Bertolucci 
  41. The Wicked + the Divine, Vol 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie
  42. Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
  43. Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales by David Petersen
  44. Princeless, Vol 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley, illustrated by M. Goodwin
  45. Akira, Book 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  46. Marvelman Family's Finest by Mick Anglo, illustrated by Norman Light, George Parlett, & Don Lawrence
  47. Black Science, Vol 1: How to Fall Forever by Rick Remender, illustrated by Matteo Scalera
  48. Birthright, Vol 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson, illustrated by Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas
  49. The Walking Dead, Vol 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Tony Moore
  50. Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination
  51. Lady Mechanika, Vol 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse by Joe Benitez
  52. Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray
  53. Kinski by Gabriel Hardman
  54. Chrononauts by Mark Millar, illustrated by Sean Murphy 
  55. Arena by Holly Jennings 
  56. Star Wars: C-3PO: The Phantom Limb by James Robinson, illustrated by Tony Harris
  57. The Incal by Alexandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Mœbius
  58. Never Flirt with Puppy Killers: And Other Better Book Titles by Dan Wilbur
  59. Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro
  60. Tales from the Haunted Mansion, Vol 1: The Fearsome Foursome by Amicus Arcane
  61. Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini, illustrated by Eduardo Risso
  62. Low, Vol 1: The Delirium of Hope by Rick Remender, illustrated by Greg Tocchini
  63. The Wicked + the Divine, Vol 2: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie
  64. Outcast, Vol 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Paul Azaceta
  65. How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman, adapted & illustrated by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
  66. The Wicked + the Divine, Vol 3: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie
  67. Saga, Vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  68. Attack on Titan, Vol 1 by Hajime Isayama
  69. Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 4 by Frank Miller, illustrated by Andy Kubert
  70. Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 5 by Frank Miller, illustrated by Andy Kubert
  71. Black Science, Vol 2: Welcome, Nowhere by Rick Rememnder, illustrated by Matteo Scalera
  72. Huck, Vol 1: All-American by Mark Millar, illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque
  73. Haunt, Vol 1 by Robert Kirkman & Todd McFarlane, illustrated by Greg Capullo & Ryan Ottley
  74. Bone: Coda 25th Anniversary Special by Jeff Smith
  75. Batman Noir: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, illustrated by Brian Bolland
  76. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
  77. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  78. Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk & Cameron Stewart, illustrated by David W. Mack
  79. The MAXX: Maxximized, Vol 1 by Sam Keith
  80. The Steam Man by Joe Lansdale, illustrated by Piotr Kowalski
  81. Bloom County XI: A New Hope by Berkeley Breathed
  82. Notes from the Shadowed City by Jeffrey Alan Love
  83. Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance by Gene Wilder
  84. The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne
  85. The Bill the Cat Story A Bloom County Epic by Berkeley Breathed
  86. Extraordinary X-Men, Vol 1: X-Haven by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Humberto Ramos
  87. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  88. Ménage à 3: Round 1 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  89. Ménage à 3: Round 2 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  90. Injection, Vol 1 by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Declan Shalvey
  91. Ménage à 3: Round 3 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  92. Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales by Cory Godbey
  93. Ménage à 3: Round 4 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  94. Ménage à 3: Round 5 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  95. Ménage à 3: Round 6 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  96. Ménage à 3: Round 7 by Gisèle Lagacé & David Lumsdon
  97. Nailbiter, Vol 1: Where Will be Blood by Joshua Williamson, illustrated by Mike Henderson
  98. In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett
  99. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
  100. Disney Kingdoms: The Haunted Mansion by Joshua Williamson, illustrated by Jorge Coelho
    Did Not Finish
    1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
    2. The City and the City by China Miéville
    3. The Jolly Coroner: A Picaresque Novel by Quentin Canterel

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