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.

2011

Favorites of 2011
January - Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
February - The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
March - Wither, the Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1 by Lauren DeStefano
April Too many good books this month, so I've got THREE top picks for April! - The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton, Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles Book 1 by Kevin Hearne, Delirium by Lauren Oliver
May - Love to the Women by Heather Trefethen
June - Centerpieces by Penelope Przekop
July - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
August - Push by Sapphire
September - The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
October - Hotel Angeline
November - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
December - Fever, the Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 by Lauren DeStefano

  1. Icons: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee by Jim Lee & Bill Baker
  2. The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Mahendra Singh
  3. Skellig by David Almond
  4. Pibgorn: The Girl in the Coffee Cup by Brooke McEldowney
  5. Pibgorn and the Poltergeist in the Piano by Brooke McEldowney
  6. Pibgorn and the Borgia Cantus by Brooke McEldowney
  7. Grandville by Bryan Talbot
  8. Dr. Grordbort Presents: Victory by Greg Broadmore
  9. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  10. X-Men: Deadly Genesis by Ed Brubaker, illustrated by Trevor Hairsine & Scott Hanna
  11. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  12. The Quest for the Spark, Book 1 by Jeff Smith & Tom Sniegoski
  13. Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 2: 1982-1984 by Berkeley Breathed
  14. P.T. Barnum by Anne Edwards, illustrated by Marylin Hafner
  15. Edie Ernst, USO Singer - Allied Spy by Brooke McEldowney
  16. Winters Passage by Julie Kagawa - iBook
  17. Wither by Lauren Destefano
  18. Will Supervillains be on the Final?: Liberty Vocational, Vol 1 by Naomi Novik, illustrated by Yishan Li
  19. Iron Manual by Eliot R. Brown, Michael Hoskin, Stuart Vandal & David Wiltfong
  20. The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff
  21. Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1 by Kevin Hearne
  22. House of M Prelude: Excalibur
  23. House of M
  24. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  25. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  26. Steampunk Quartet: A Tor.com Original by Eileen Gunn - iBook
  27. X-Men: Inferno
  28. The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton
  29. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  30. Love to the Women by Heather Trefethen
  31. Centerpieces by Penelope Przekop
  32. Avengers: Disassembled
  33. Undead by Frank Delaney - Kindle
  34. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  35. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  36. Changeless by Gail Carriger
  37. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  38. A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce
  39. Countdown: a Newsflesh Novella by Mira Grant - iBook
  40. Lady Mechanika Collected Edition #0 & #1 by Joe Benitez - comic
  41. Lady Mechanika #2 by Joe Benitez - comic
  42. Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box by Mira Grant - iBook
  43. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross - iBook
  44. Push by Sapphire
  45. The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai - audiobook from LTER
  46. Tithe by Holly Black - audiobook from Publisher
  47. The Man in the Moon by William Joyce
  48. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  49. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  50. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
  51. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  52. X-Men: Phoenix Rising
  53. Avenger: Galactic Storm, Vol 1
  54. Mile 81 by Stephen King
  55. Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices
  56. X-Men: Decimation, the Day After
  57. New X-Men: Childhood's End, Vol 1
  58. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  59. Uncanny X-Men: End of Greys
  60. X-Factor, Vol 1: The Longest Night
  61. Raziel by Kristina Douglas
  62. Envy by Gregg Olsen
  63. C is for the Crimson Alphabet by Caitlin Kiernan
  64. Next Restaurant - Paris: 1906
  65. Johnny Halloween by Norman Partridge
  66. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol 1
  67. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce
  68. Death Note Vol 1
  69. Death Note Vol 2
  70. Death Note Vol 3
  71. Fever by Lauren DeStefano
  72. Locke & Key Vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
  73. Wolverine: Meltdown
  74. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
  75. Fever, the Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2
  76. The Seeds of Wither