Thursday, July 23, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
I'm thinking of moving this blog to WordPress. It just seems like 90% of all the blogs I follow are WordPress... and also I can follow them easily via WordPress.. I haven't messed around on there in years and Blogger was just so easy to set up with Google. But I feel like it's maybe unprofessional or something? I mean, do people use Blogger anymore?
I have the WordPress page set up but it's a logistic thing at this point as I've got so many things saved for future posts here that would need to be transferred. WordPress is kinda clunky on my phone, so I'd need to pull my laptop out at some point to look that over.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
This is the last entry in this series I've been running on weekends over the past month or so, where I talk a bit about the seven books (or series) that most influenced me growing up. See previous entries in this series here: day one, day two, day three, day four, day five, day six. This will not be in any particular order, as it's hard to put these seven in any sort of favorite to least favorite order.
Yes, Pokémon. Yes, fanfiction.
My obsession with Pokémon runs deep. It's ingrained there, pretty much forever. Though, I rarely watch the show or movies anymore or read the books.. the games, the cards? They still take up more space than they should in my little apartment. (In fact, I own at least one version from each of the game's generations since the very beginning.)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Title: Salvage the Bones
Author: Jesmyn Ward (narrator: Cherise Boothe)
Published: August 30, 2011
Rating: ★★★★ (out of five)
I first heard about this book and put the audiobook version on hold back in September of 2019... I finally got the notification that I'd gotten it May 10th, 2020. I have NO idea why it took the library so long - there were 50+ copies and you're not able to renew - but I'm glad to have finally got it. Cherise Boothe did a great job as narrator and it elevated the whole thing.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
I think the theme for 2020 is going to be 'it's been rough' because, again, June was rough.
I just started my old job again. Things are slow as everything is trying to pick up. I've seen no evidence of this, but I'm told it has. My biggest worry is getting laid off again since COVID-19 has spiked, again, and that was the reason I was laid off the first time. We'll see.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
This is the second to last entry in this series I've been running on weekends, where I talk a bit about the seven books (or series) that most influenced me growing up. See previous entries in this series here: day one, day two, day three, day four, day five. This will not be in any particular order, as it's hard to put these seven in any sort of favorite to least favorite order.
Does animals as the main characters in fiction automatically make the book middle grade? Or a younger YA? I mean, the Spirit Animals and Warriors series are vast and I think are middle grade, maybe dips into more adult ideas. I haven't read them and I think the time were I would have passed, but feel free to convince me otherwise! But then we have Animal Farm, which is decidedly not. You don't often see adult books that center around anthropomorphic animals. Is it childish to see them as such?
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Graphic novels are sort of my fall back when I get in a reading slump as they usually fairly short and easily digestible. Plus, sometimes the artwork is just so great it's inspiring. I don't actually own a LOT of graphic novels or comics and I definitely don't own everything that I'd like, but I thought it would be cool to pull down my faves I currently own to hype.
- Watchmen (all like, the movie and TV show)
- The Sandman (super excited for the TV show)
- Deadpool (Killustrated is good, but any generally)
- Nimona (this is cute and a little queer, I actually read this recently... review)
- Deathnote (though, it's technically a manga, stan L)
I don't own some of my absolute favorites (Giant Days, Saga, Harrow County, The Wicked + The Divine), but maybe one day. There are SO many really great graphic novels that can get just as deep than any book. It's really sad when people trying to hate on this kind of reading. I mean, really fuck off with that nonsense. It's reading!
Do you read graphic novels? What's your favorite?
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