July Reads

1 August 2014

Compared to last month’s “meager” 1 comic for the entire month… I did pretty well this month! Still not to where I was at the beginning of the year, but at least I’m actively reading.

Short Stories & Novels

The One by Kiera Cass - Perfect choice for getting back into my TBR list and reading habit. Read it all in one day, but it didn’t feel overwhelming or anything. Just a nice light read that I could lose hours in, put it down, and easily come back to later in the day to finish. Was it perfect? No. Did some of the ending feel rushed? Yes. But it was definitely an enjoyable read.

Cress by Marissa Meyer – Ok. While this series has been fun… there’s just a lot of storylines and people happening here. Part of me is ok with it, because Meyer makes it work.. But it took a bit for this story to get going, and I was wondering if they could have edited it down some to keep the pace going better. One last book to finish this one out.

Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo – I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series. Sadly it had been a while since I had read them, so it took me a little bit to remember what all happened. I might go back sometime and re-read them. However, I will say there’s been a lot of disappointment about this book. I honestly, I didn’t think it was that bad or was that upset by what Bardugo chose to do.

Comics & Graphic Novels

Ms. Marvel #6: Healing Factor by G. Willow Wilson – WHY ARE YOU NOT READING THIS SERIES YET? Seriously. I have been loving this new launch of Ms. Marvel and have been really happy with how G. Willow Wilson and her team have been taking it. It’s really awesome seeing something in it’s infancy (even though the Ms. Marvel character has already been established for a good while, Kamala is definitely new on the scene. And her Ms. Marvel is just amazing.) This series keeps getting better and better. I especially love when Kamala fangirls. It’s just a fun reminder that despite being a super hero, she’s still a teenager too. Or really, she’s a nerd like us.

My goal this year is to read 50 books. According to Goodreads, I have read 35 books and am 7 books ahead of schedule.

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Life Below Zero

30 July 2014

In one of my quests for something new to binge watch, I stumbled down a wonderful rabbit hole of shows from National Geographic. Now, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for this company. My grandfather had a large collection of the magazines that I would thumb through as a kid. For one […]

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Life list: the reboot

28 July 2014

So I tried the life list thing a few times. From a master list of oh-so many things, to even just an annual “I’d like these things to happen” list… But the problem is that they were really passive lists. I was just throwing things out into the universe, hoping that somehow, just by voicing […]

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waging war on fruit flies

26 July 2014

After I’m not even sure how many weeks, the war on fruit flies is finally over. Sure, there’s still one or two solitary flies hiding out, but I’ll find them and they will meet a squishy death. And I am beyond happy this is finally over. It all started a while back when I left […]

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So the thing with No Spend challenges, you’re not supposed to spend your money…

26 July 2014

So my “No Spend” week is up. And, well… I failed. It’s not a huge deal. I started with $125 to last me 3 weeks. And now? After I set aside what I need for rent… I’ll have maybe $45 until the 8th. So what happened? Well, I spent about $22 dollars on treats for […]

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a little bit of change

25 July 2014

I’ve been getting a little itch lately to redesign this site. I’ve had this design for a while now, and though I still like it and feel it works… I don’t know. Sometimes change is needed. But I didn’t know how much change I wanted — if I wanted to deal with rebranding everything — […]

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Things my future boyfriend should probably know…

23 July 2014

I’m no where near starting a relationship right now. Yes, there are guys I find attractive, but it’s just not something I’m actively pursuing at this point in my life. However, I still check my dating profile every so often. But well, like any dating profile we don’t always put everything out there. I mean, […]

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