Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

MY BOOK BUYING BAN IS NOT GOING WELL

1 thing this week:

  • I go away for ONE WEEKEND and I come back to 1,100 spam comments. What the heck. Send help. (Every single comment is about CBD oil, by the way. WHY.)

Blog hopping:

  • Kelly talked about reading backlist novels!
  • Clarissa shared 41 Reasons I’m Staying In and wow, I need to read this book now.
  • Kristi discussed Edelweiss vs. Netgalley!
  • Eline recommended some audiobooks, and somehow I had no idea that Dodie wrote a book??

Song of the week:

It feels like a Bastille kind of week.

Graphic novel review: Fence #6-10 by C.S. Pacat

Fence #6-10 by C.S. Pacat
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: May 16, 2018 – September 26, 2018
Source: Borrowed
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!

I spent the last day of 2018 reading issues 6-10 of Fence. While, overall, I really enjoyed the first five issues, I was kind of indifferent to these. It might be because I’ve become obsessed with Saga, in which both the art and the storytelling are far superior. Or it might be because nothing much happens in these issues.

Sure, Nicholas and Seiji are feuding. There’s a lot of fencing. (Obviously.) Everyone flirts with each other. This is nothing new. But maybe that’s the problem. I read five issues of this graphic novel and nothing new happened.

I’m almost caught up on this one and I’m just hoping it’s worth it in the end.

Ratings

Fence #6: ★★★☆☆
Fence #7: ★★★☆☆
Fence #8: ★★★☆☆
Fence #9: ★★★★☆
Fence #10: ★★★☆☆

Average: 3.2 stars


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Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

2 things this week:

  • I AM SO HAPPY TO REPORT THAT I’M PART OF THE BLOG TOUR FOR YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT BY LAURA SILVERMAN. THIS IS ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS FOR 2019 AND OMG. I’M SCREAMING.
  • I’M ALSO SCREAMING ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR ON NETFLIX. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. WHY DIDN’T I SEE THIS LIVE BUT WATCHING THIS IS THE NEXT BEST THING.

Blog hopping:

  • Gerry shared the nicest end-of-year wrap-up post and shouted out a lot of bloggers! (Thank you again!)

Song(s) of the week:

I had to go with The New Year by Death Cab for Cutie since I’ve been listening to this song on New Year’s for… a long time.

And, in honor of the reputation Stadium Tour on Netflix, here’s New Year’s Day. ❤ ❤

Weekly Update

 In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • Nothing, I have finally calmed down a bit.

2 things this week:

  • This week really wasn’t very exciting (I feel like I’m saying this every week all of a sudden), but I did spend the whole week by myself and it was amazing.
  • I’m on such a baking kick right now. I mad a three-tier chocolate cake on Sunday, banana bread on Tuesday, and vegan gluten free brownies on Thursday. I have calmed down on buying books but now I need to calm down on baking things.

Blog hopping:

Song of the week:

Honestly, I feel like angels are singing to me during the bridge of this song. Also, the first time I heard this song, I almost cried.

Graphic novel review: Fence #1-5 by C.S. Pacat

Fence #1-5 by C.S. Pacat
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: November 1, 2017 – April 18, 2018
Source: Borrowed
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been kind of wrapped up in the Throne of Glass universe recently. I’ve been reading the books back-to-back and while I’ve been enjoying it, I was having a particularly bad night on Friday and I just couldn’t focus on what was happening in Aelin’s life. I needed something lighter, something that I could kind of mindlessly flip through, and it turned out that Fence was just that thing.

I don’t read a lot of graphic novels, but I’d seen this series popping up on Goodreads, Twitter, and WordPress, and it looked interesting. I can’t say that I’d really given much thought to fencing in the past, but I’m a sucker for underdogs and Nicholas is nothing if not a complete underdog.

He’s talented but poorly trained. He’s attending Kings Row on scholarship with a bunch of wealthy classmates. Despite his best efforts, he can’t get a win, and to make things even worse, he’s rooming with his biggest rival, Seiji.

Each issue is less than 30 pages, so I feel like I can’t really say that much about what happens without giving everything away. What I can say is that I like Nicholas, I like the art, and I read the first five issues in one sitting. While I don’t have the next five yet, I hope to read them soon.

Ratings
Fence #1: ★★★★☆
Fence #2: ★★★★☆
Fence #3: ★★★☆☆
Fence #4: ★★★☆☆
Fence #5: ★★★★☆

Average: 3.6 stars


Have you read Fence? Do you like graphic novels?
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