18 books and 6378 pages. Now, two of those books were a DNF, so to be a bit more accurate I’d knock off 300 pages from that Page number. Still, that’s a lot of pages to love 🙂
Overall, the month was good but the couple of stinkers ganged up and hit me one after the other (all 3 of the Bad books hit me within a one week period) so it made it feel a bit worse than it actually was. Since it was nearing the end of the month as well when it happened, it kind of “reset” how I was feeling about the whole month. Hate it when that happens.
Average rating for the month was 3.11. I VERY happy with that considering.
Punch Escrow 1/2 Star DNF
The Night Parade 1 1/2 Stars
Bane of Malekith 1 1/2 Stars DNF
The Phantom Tollbooth 5 Stars
Dancer’s Lament 4 1/2 Stars
The Compleat Bolo 4 1/2 Stars
Encounters 4 1/2 Stars
The Scarab Path 4 1/2 Stars
Manga I read this month was Encounters and that was wrapping up the Gundam series from early 2016, so it was quite overdue. Never got around to starting the Oh My Goddess! manga so in November I’m determined to work manga back into the rotation. Of course, that’s pretty much what I said about it last month, so we’ll see what actually happens 🙂
Survival Saturday, the Tortilla Soup Edition, was actually a huge hit. While I didn’t get a lot more likes and comments than usual on it, the views and outside hits really skyrocketed. The real test will be when I do the next Survival Saturday post and see what happens. People seem to like food posts for some reason 🙂
Surviving a Bad Book is definitely a thing now. Having done 3 and gotten some real conversations going, and ended in one case, I’m pretty happy with how they are doing. It does a good job of reminding me that if I can survive Book X, then I can definitely be ok with Book Z.
Stephen King and I have finally parted ways with his Mr Mercedes. I’ve been on the fence about reading him each year since I started back in 2008 but this time he crossed the line into “I don’t want to read this” territory and so I’m done. Now I don’t have to worry whether the next King book I read will be my last or not. I’ve read my last.
Had some seriously silly and farcical posts as well. Super Popstar Bookstooge kept me in stitches with the bad milk pix and Vermin Supreme Gives You the Finger really showed the dangers of having too much time on your hands while at work.
Cover Love Time. Found several variant covers of The Scarab Path and rather enjoyed them even while not having one idea what they’re supposed to convey. I “think” that is supposed to be Cheerwell Maker on three of the covers, but I’m not really sure. Who knows what publishers are thinking sometimes, am I right?
All should be clickable for higher resolution versions.
Finishing this post, this month comes across a LOT better than I remembered when starting it. Which is one reason I like these Roundup & Ramblings posts. Gives me a some perspective when I sorely need it.