Weekly Update

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

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • I have actually managed to not acquire any books this week.

1 thing this week:

  • It’s been quite a week since my last update! I had a great Valentine’s weekend involving chocolate fondue and a quick trip to NYC. I found out that I’m getting the keys to my new apartment next Thursday, which is pretty much the most exciting thing ever. And now I’m sick for the first time in over two years. But that just means more reading time, I guess.

Blog hopping:

  • Siobhan discussed the latest Twitter controversy featuring ARCs.

Song of the week:

I was just sitting in my bedroom earlier this week and got a really intense urge to just listen to some old fun. songs. I think my favorite of their really old songs is The Gambler.

Book review: Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Source: Borrowed

The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful SAGA storyline yet.

Well, I am officially caught up on Saga and I’ve joined the group of people crying over the year-long hiatus the authors are taking before releasing the next volume.

I’m not sure what I can really say about this one without getting into some serious spoilers, but let me just say that the ending killed me. I’m hoping that it won’t, um, actually be true? I don’t even know how to say this without giving away the ending. That was vague but I think you’ll know what I mean if you read it.

I don’t know what to do with myself for the next year, so I guess I’m just going to read Paper Girls while I wait.

#ps19: a book about a family


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Monthly Favorites: January 2019

Choosing my favorites from January was a little difficult since I didn’t really fall in love with anything that I read, but here are the best two books that I read!

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
★★★★☆
my review | Goodreads

Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
★★★★☆
I just finished this, but my review will be up soon! | Goodreads


Have you read any of these books? What was the best book you read in January? Let’s talk in the comments!

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.

Weekly Update

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

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

1 thing this week:

  • I went a little overboard on the book buying, but in my defense, I only ended up spending like maybe $20? That makes it okay, right?

Blog hopping:

  • Ilsa shared so many tips on requesting ARCs!
  • I loved The Orangutan Librarian’s list of happy books!

Song of the week:

I’m going way back to one of my high school obsessions, Something Corporate’s Ready… Break. This is one of my favorite songs from that album.

Book review: Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: December 27, 2017
Source: Borrowed

After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

Oh my goodness, this book. After the way that volume 7 ended, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on volume 8. I waited seemingly forever for my hold to come in from the library. Coincidentally, it came in while I was 950 miles from home and I was just crossing my fingers that it would still be waiting for me when I got back. It was.

When I first picked it up, I wasn’t sure that I’d like it. It opens in a bit of a… controversial manner, which shouldn’t surprise me, since this is Saga, after all. But it did. But everything is explained and everything makes sense, especially given (again!) that heartbreaking ending of volume 7.

Overall, I don’t know that I liked this volume as much as I’ve liked the others in the series, but it was still very good. I requested that my library purchase volume 9, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it soon. But, then again, after reading some reviews of it on Goodreads, I’m not sure that I’m prepared for the heartbreak (or the year-long hiatus) that will follow.


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Let’s talk in the comments!


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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:

  • Nothing, but I should be getting my Book of the Month soon! 🙂

2 things this week:

  • In an interesting turn of events, the six sentences I wrote about The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky are now my most popular review of all time (by views, at least). I wondered why and then I found out that it’s the first review when you Google the novella!!! My mind is blown.
  • I watched Bird Box and… what was that. I was so disappointed. I was probably even more disappointed than I would have been because I’d heard multiple people raving about how good it was.

Blog hopping:

  • Malanie shared her list of five books being published in 2019 that she wants to read and wow, I need Technically, You Started It in my life.
  • Bree talked about tropes that need to go away and I agree with all of them, but especially all dudes being hot. I mean, come on, why is every love interest a sex god with rippling abs?

Song of the week:

So, first things first, I absolutely love Judah & the Lion. They released a new song this week and I really relate to it and I love it.

I think the first verse is my favorite:

What’s my purpose, huh?
What’s my future? I don’t know
These are the questions I address
Before I go to sleep
I wish my mind would turn off
With the lights on my TV screen
But here in the dark, everything off
I start to think
It gets hard to breathe