What a great Christmas! This Deluxe Edition of Dune has been on my wishlist for awhile now. That new cover art is just gorgeous and is going to look great on my shelf.
3.67 Average Rating (talk about ending the year on a high note. I’m pretty happy!)
Of Mice and Men – 1 Star (ugh, what a waste of talent)
To Kill a Mockingbird – 5 Stars (it should REMAIN required reading in schools)
Hogfather – 5 Stars (Pratchett was bitter but he still wrote really funny books)
Seal of the the Worm – 4.5 Stars (what a great ending to a great series)
Shaman King is really revving up and I’m excited about continuing to read this series each month. This month I read all 3 volumes in one day and wrote the reviews between each volume (I was feeling in a VERY wordy mood) and then just scheduled the reviews for each monday. Just like in November, that kind of pace worked really well for me. I don’t know exactly why nor do I particularly care, as all I DO care about is it is working. Bring on the FIGHTING!!!
Misc. and Personal:
I totally slacked in reading this month. January is going to have me reading like crazy to get that 3 week cushion back. I used it all up this month 🙂 Of course, with the Parental Pods, Miss Betsy W & her friend and the Bombfunk’s and the Bookstooge’s all together for Christmas, for nigh on a week, I was doing a lot of things besides reading.
Christmas went well but I started getting sick the Sunday before and was flat out by Christmas. Mrs B caught it from me post-Christmas, so there’s not been much going on after Christmas except trying to recover and drinking of lots of herbal teas and hot water.
Thankfully, I was Tagged by Norrie and so had an easy post on a weekend. I also did another 6Degrees post and that allowed me even more breathing room. Thank goodness for people who continually tag and remind me that I can do book related, non-review posts!
A lot of time was also spent on writing up my thoughts on 2018. I’ve got that mostly taken care of by now and my Annual Review should be coming out January 1st.
No Cover Love this month as nothing really stood out to me. I’m not going to throw a “pity” cover love to something that I don’t actually love.