Hey guys! So it is time for my October Wrap-up. I know that this is a bit late. I didn’t end up blogging during the month of November. I still wanted to update you guys on what I ended up reading in October. It did end up being a bit more than I remember. However I did read some short stories and some comics so that is part of it. I honestly felt like I read some of these books a while ago. My brain is definitely shot from this year. I do look forward to 2021 and starting a clean slate. I do hope it ends up being better. Anyway now let’s dive in to see what I read in October!
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What I’ve Read In The Last Couple Of Months
Hey guys! So I have slowly been getting back into blogging. I have posted two reviews after being gone for a couple of months. I was originally thinking maybe I would do indiviual wrap-ups for those months. Then I saw Dora @Berries and Books do just a quick wrap-up of the books she has read since she’s been gone. I thought that would be fun. Thank you so much for the idea! Anyway, the last couple of months my reading has been very up and down. I finally have gotten back into reading which I’m super happy about. So July will have it’s own wrap-up at the end of the month. So let’s dive in and see what I read in the last couple of months! Continue reading “What I’ve Read In The Last Couple Of Months”
Hey guys! So like I said before I took a break from blogging in August. I never ended up posting a Wrap-up for July so I thought I’d share with you what I ended up reading. I am sorry things are so behind right now. I am happy to be getting back into things. I have missed talking to everyone on here. Anyway, let’s dive into my Wrap-up.
Comic Review: Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4: The Clockwork Assassin By Joe Benitez and M.M. Chen
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4: The Clockwork Assassin By Joe Benitez, M.M. Chen
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery
Pages: 88 pages
Published: June 26th 2018
Publisher: Benitez Productions
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: When a series of brutal murders linked to Mr. Lewis’ past leads Detective Inspector Singh to Lady Mechanika’s doorstep, the Inspector is finally forced to consider: is Lady Mechanika a crime-fighting hero or a cold blooded killer?
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way)
Hey guys it’s been a little while since I’ve done another Top Ten Tuesday. I decided for this week I’m going to pick 5 books that surprised me in a good way and 5 books that surprised me in a bad way. I just wanted to switch things up a little this week. So let’s dive in Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way)”
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far
Hey guys!! It’s time once again for another Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This will be their last Top Ten Tuesday until August 15th. I’m excited to do this because I’ve read 59 books so far. This should be fun!
I just want to know these are in no order. These are just some books that have stood out to me that I really liked. There are a couple more that I really did like but I wanted to keep it at 10.
Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
Reason: This was a book I bought a while ago when it was on sale in the iBooks store. I finally decided I was going to read it. I have to say I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It ended up being a very enjoyable read.
The Truth About Forever By Sarah Dessen
Reason: I loved this book so much. It was such a fun summer read. I didn’t end up reading it in the summer time but just everything about I really enjoyed. I was so upset I ended up taking so long to finally read this one. Hands down my favorite Sarah Dessen book.
You Will Know Me By Megan Abbott
Reason: I think part of me enjoying this book so much was because I read it in parts each day. I would have to wait for the next day to find out just a little bit more. It made the experience even more suspenseful because I was dying to know what was going to happen. I really ended up enjoying this one.
One of Us is Lying By Karen M. McManus
Reason: This is a book I was really looking forward to reading and did not disappoint. It shocked me and left me completely surprised by the ending. I could not get over it. I have to say this book was worth the wait.
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Reason: This is a book I got from netgalley probably last year. I had sat on it for a while and this year finally decided to read it. I was so upset I waited so long for it. It was such a shocking read. I honestly didn’t see anything coming. I looked up the author right after and saw she was coming out with a new book this year. You know I can’t wait for that to come out.
The Girl You Lost By Kathryn Croft
Reason: This ended up being another really good thriller that I was not expecting. It was another book I had gotten from Netgalley but didn’t end up reading. I was so disappointed I waited so long because this was so good. It had me feeling on the edge at times and I really enjoyed that it messed with me a little. Not too many books do that to me so it was interesting to that a book could actually do that to me. I really need to read other books from this author.
Girl Out of Water By Laura Silverman
Reason: This was a book I didn’t know too much about. I ended up really enjoying it a lot. It was a nice coming of age story. I have to say I was jealous of this characters life but I also felt I related to her in some ways. It ended up being a really fun read for me. I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.
A Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston
Reason: Okay so if you’re really shocked this is here you really don’t know me at all lol. I am a huge Breaking Bad fan which means I am a huge supporter of Bryan Cranston. The moment I head he was writing a book I knew I needed that book. I did end up getting carried away and bought a signed copy but worth it. He ends up telling it all and I enjoyed that. He wasn’t afraid to hold back. I would highly recommend this if you’re a fan.
Pretty Girls By Karin Slaughter
Reason: This book right here. Wow I was pretty shocked by everything in this book. It was so surprising and I gotta admit a bit graphic but I enjoyed that. I know a lot of people said it ended up being too graphic for them but I actually ended up enjoying it. It made the story shocking and a lot more intense. I can’t wait to read more from Karin.
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse By Joe Benitez
Reason: This is such an underrated comic. I found out about this from my boyfriend and it just so happened volume 1 and 2 were on Netgalley to read right away. The artwork ended up being incredible. Hands down the biggest draw. Don’t get me wrong the story was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait to continue it but the artwork was so well done. I can’t wait for the next volume.
Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes
So once again it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday. I am super excited for this one because it’s a bit different and sounds like so much fun. I love the idea of having books bring people together so why not have events inspired by books.
This week’s theme : Books as Events Themes — It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??
You Will Know Me By Megan Abbott
Reason: Okay so right away I think this would be fun without the murder. This book has gymnastics in it. I don’t know if you guys have ever been to the places where they have the foam pit with the rope where you swing a couple times and jump in. I picture there being a trampoline. I also picture rock climbing. I feel that would be a fun event for people to go to. It’s fun and it’s different. It’s been ages since I did the foam pit and have always wanted to go back.
Since You’ve Been Gone By Morgan Matson
Reason: So in this book Sloane disappears and leaves her best friend Emily a list of things she must do. So it’s basically a scavenger hunt. I think this would be such a great thing to do with a bunch of people. I love it because you can easily come up with stuff. I know girls do this sometimes for their bachelorette parties so you can have fun with it. This is something I’ve always wanted to do with my friends. I can see it being really fun and having people take risks.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today By The Gang
Reason: Okay so I’m a huge It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fan. I feel it would be so fun to have a themed party. There are so many people you can dress up as. I can see it being a really great time. I just wish I had more friends that watched IASIP. If you watch, let’s get a IASIP happening soon.
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1: The Mystery of Mechanical Corpse By Joe Benítez
Reason: Lady Mechanika is a comic I just discovered this year. It’s steampunk which I don’t really read a lot of. I absolutely love the artwork. The artist dis such an amazing job with all the costumes. I think it would be fun to dress up like the characters in this comic. I can see if people get really into it they would have some amazing costumes.
And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie
Reason: Okay so I mainly put this on my list because I really want to do a murder mystery type of party. I think that would be such a fun concept. I know my friend went to one about a year ago and it seemed like she liked it. I love the idea that everyone is playing a character and you’re trying to figure out who the murder is. I love mystery and thrillers so it’s basically like living those books except nobody actually ends up dying and killing anyone. I do hope to go to one soon.
Would you guys attend any of these events based off books? I do have to say this was a toughie but I really enjoyed trying to pick out books for this. What are some books you would base an event off of? I really would learn to hear what you guys come up with!
So I thought I wasn’t going to get much reading in this month. My boyfriend and I ended up getting Persona 5. That game ended up taking up a lot of my time. I did however get some reading in once we finally finished it. So for April I decided I was going to take part in A Very Arc-ish Readathon. I ended up reading 6 arcs. I wanted to read more but there were a couple I just couldn’t get into. Continue reading “April Wrap-Up”
Comic Review: Lady Mechanika Vol. 3 By M.M. Chen, Joe Benítez, Peter Steigerwald, Martin Montiel, and Beth Sotelo
Lady Mechanika Vol. 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey By M.M. Chen (Author), Joe Benítez (Author), Peter Steigerwald (Contributor), Martin Montiel (Contributor), and Beth Sotelo (Contributor)
Goodreads’ Synopsis: Lady Mechanika’s investigation into the murders of -undesirable- children in Mechanika City triggers an unexpected reaction from her subconscious self. But are they truly lost memories finally surfacing after so many years, or just simple nightmares? And what connection does the killer have to Lady Mechanika’s past? Collects the complete third Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Lost Boys of West Abbey, including extra pages which were not published in the original comic books.
Release Date: May 16th 2017 Continue reading “Comic Review: Lady Mechanika Vol. 3 By M.M. Chen, Joe Benítez, Peter Steigerwald, Martin Montiel, and Beth Sotelo”
Comic Review: Lady Mechanika Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 By Joe Benitez & Martin Montiel
Lady Mechanika, Vol.1: the Mystery of Mechanical Corpse By M. M. Chen. Pencils by Joe Benitez & Martin Montiel. Colors by Mike Garcia.
Goodreads’ Synopsis: Discover a beautifully illustrated steampunk world of airships, monsters, and one courageous but haunted heroine…
The tabloids dubbed her “Lady Mechanika,” the sole survivor of a mad scientist’s horrific experiments which left her with mechanical limbs. Having no memory of her captivity or her former life, Lady Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as an adventurer and private investigator, using her unique abilities to solve cases the proper authorities couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But she never stopped searching for the answers to her own past.
Set in a fictionalized steampunk Victorian England, a time when magic and superstition clashed with new scientific discoveries and inventions, Lady Mechanika chronicles a young woman’s obsessive search for her identity as she investigates other mysteries involving science and the supernatural.
Lady Mechanika Vol. 2: The Tablet of Destinies By M.M. Chen. Pencils by Joe Benitez & Martin Montiel
Goodreads’ Synopsis: After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika immediately drops everything to come to her aid. They embark on a globe-spanning trek filled with ancient artifacts, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, but Lady Mechanika is eventually confronted with an impossible decision: the life of her friend, or the fate of all humankind. Continue reading “Comic Review: Lady Mechanika Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 By Joe Benitez & Martin Montiel”