July ’20 Roundup & Ramblings

Raw Data:

Books – 12

Pages – 4658

Words – 1673K

Average Rating – 3.13 Stars

The Bad:

Kingdom Come – 1 Star Graphic Novel

The Kingdom – 1 Star Graphic Novel

The Good:

The Jupiter War – 5 Stars of Ultra- (Space) -Violence, In Space!

David Copperfield – 5 Stars of Dickens.

Movie:

Instead of watching one movie, I decided to watch four anime series. I won’t be doing that again. With each series being 5-6hrs long, it simply required too much of my time. Don’t get me wrong, for the most part I enjoyed myself, but that was seriously dedicated time that I’d rather be able to spend on other things, even if it’s nothing but goofing off.

This month I watched:
1) Big O, Season 1
2) Tenchi Muyo, OVA
3) Big O, Season 2
4) Record of Lodoss War OVA

Miscellaneous Posts:

With all of my anime posts, I didn’t write nearly so many non-review posts this month. Here’s the short list:

Personal:

While my average rating was way down and I had three sub-2 star reads, I actually felt like I enjoyed my reading just as much as the previous month. No idea why, but I’m thankful for that because sometimes 1stars can just suck the very life out of one’s bookish existence.

Most of the month I was focused on getting ready for our vacation. It is amazing what you can plan even with lots of things being restricted. Throw in the fact that I haven’t gone on a week long vacation in I don’t know how many years and there is a lot of shopping that needed to be done.

Cover Love:

Come on, we all knew this was coming. Even with a McKillip/Craft in the running, Lime Light, another Arcane Casebook entry, takes this hands down. Whatever money Dan Willis spent to hire Mihaela Voicu has been totally worth it in my opinion!

Plans for August: (LOTS)

I am hoping to read the Big O manga. Fill up those Manga Monday slots and possibly some extra as there are 6 volumes.

Watch ONE anime movie. Movie, not a series. I need a break from that much screen time.

Do two #6Degree posts. The one I missed in July and then the one for August.

Some Vacation Pictures and probably a Vacation Post or two.

Master the Insidious Block Editor and write every post for the month using it. And blog about it. What’s the point if I can’t complain like a baby?

Work on the blog. So if you get posts emailed to you, expect a potential flood of incoming old reviews. You have been warned.

20 thoughts on “July ’20 Roundup & Ramblings

  1. Bring it on! Vintage Bookstooge from the vaults!

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  2. Have a fun vacation! I have been slacking on my 6Degrees posts. It’s a little frustrating to not know anything about the books we’re starting from, so I have been ignoring those posts for a while.

    And yup, just looking over the cover round-up at the top, it *has* to be the Arcane Casebook cover that takes the win. They’re so striking.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I haven’t looked at August’s 6th Degree. I hope it is better than the last couple. I’ve just been ready to explode with those 😀

      I almost look forward to the covers as much as the stories for the arcane casebook books 🙂

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  3. Oh yes, there is so much shopping to be done before a vacation, I was picking up stuff right to the very last minute, though I was also worried I would be overpacking. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

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  4. Looking forward to your Epic Battle with the Evil Block Editor! 😀

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  5. Half the fun in life is getting to complain about the things that bug us so get right in there! Blog Editor, prepare to meet thy doom as Lord Bookstooge is coming for you!!!

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  6. Not tried any of Neal Asher’s work. He’s one that’s on my list, though.

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  7. bormgans says:

    I’m still on the old editor. Did wordpress force the new one you?

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  8. Sweeet! You’ll be going through the manga. I think, based on how it goes for you, I’ll push it higher on my priority list too (especially since it’s a short series, if I stand correct…) Here’s to an excellent month of August! 😀

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  9. savageddt says:

    Sounds like you have August sorted out nice and neat man. Hope it treats you well. I am sorry i missed so many of your posts again.

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