The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Last week on the blog:
- On Sunday, I posted last-last week’s Sunday Post.
- On Monday, it was my one year blogiversary!!!
- On Tuesday, I reviewed Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn).
- On Wednesday, I Waited on Da Vinci’s Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott.
- On Thursday, I reviewed Amulet books #3, #4, #5 and #6 by Kazu Kibuishi.
- On Friday, I reviewed The Red Chameleon by Erica Wright.
- On Saturday, I reviewed Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
What I read:
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. 3 stars. Was bored at parts, intrigued at others.
- Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee. 4 stars. Excellent sci-fi sports novel that really impressed me!
- The Cage by Megan Shepherd. 3 stars. This was a tough read; it’s so dark and twisted.
What I DNF-ed:
- Hunter by Mercedes Lackey. DNF-ed at 44%. It sounded so cool and totally up my alley. But it was info dump after info dump, exposition and more exposition. All the world building and history, while cool, didn’t need to be told for chapters on end. I also didn’t really have a good grasp of what was going on, and could have cared less about the characters. The only cool things were the two battles I read about and the Hounds. So disappointing. I forced myself to read almost half of this and I just couldn’t do it anymore.
Soon to be reviewed:
EDIT: Click on a title to read my review!
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Agh, it’s been weeks since I finished this and I’m really debating if I’m going to write a full review of it or not…
- Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice adapted by Stacy King, illustrated by Po Tse. Review coming on Thursday!
- Manga Classics: Les Miserables adapted by Crystal Silvermoon, script by Stacy King, illustrated by SunNeko Lee. Review coming on Thursday!
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
- Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee. Review coming on Tuesday!
- The Cage by Megan Shepard. Review coming on Friday!
- Hunter by Mercedes Lackey. Since it’s a review copy, I’m going to write a DNF review talking about why I quit it and what I disliked about it so much. (Mainly: all the info dumping!)
- Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince. Just a few chapters in, but so far really inspired by Michaela’s story.
The books I acquired:
Here are the books I acquired this week.
- Ignite by Erica Crouch. I saw Chiara from Books for a Delicate Eternity talking about it on Twitter and how it was free for download, so I snatched it up because she said she highly recommends it.
The library haul:
Here’s what I picked up from the library this week.
- The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. MY LIBRARY HAD THE THREE OF THEM SITTING ON THE SHELF. It was my lucky day. I saw them and practically ran to snatch them up. I sense a series marathon coming up…
- Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michael DePrince with Elaine DePrince. Michaela is a black ballerina also breaking boundaries (anyone heard of Misty Copeland’s recent promotion to Principal at American Ballet Theatre?). This is her memoir about how she got to where she is today, dancing with a renowned European ballet company.
In other news:
While I love my Sunday Post feature, I’ve noticed that it’s a very long post some weeks (and even longer for the monthly wrap-up edition). I’m thinking of taking out two sections, “books I acquired” and “what I borrowed from the library” and chronicling those books in a separate Stacking the Shelves post every week or two.
Why this change? I’m exploring new ways to keep the blog fresh and from getting stuck in a (comfy) little track. I’m sure you’ve noticed the design changes I’ve made this past week, switching the color scheme and making new graphics and, majorly, an entirely new blog logo! I’m planning discussion posts to add to the mix, and I’m even considering going back to my monthly TBR posts to set myself some goals to hopefully stick by them better. What do you all think? Any suggestions you’d like to throw me?
What are you currently reading?