January Wrap-Up

Reading


Otherworld | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Deathnote #8 | The Power | The Hypnotist’s Love Story | The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes | Truly Madly Guilty | Everless | Lost Boy | Deathnote #9 | Mythos | Battlemage

Books read: 12
Pages read: 4186
Average pages per day: 135
Average book length: 349 pages
Favourite: Mythos & The Battlemage

Watching

Coco – Really enjoyed.  Not the best Pixar film, but up there in my top few!
Downsizing –
Utterly odd. I’m not sure what I was expecting, or ultimately what this was trying to be, but it was just a bit strange. Not sure I’d recommend.
The Greatest Showman –
Seriously LOVED and have been listening to the soundtrack non-stop.

Avatar The Last Airbender (Season 3) – It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally finished this… and now I’m disappointed it’s over!
Manhunt: Unabomber (Episodes 1-7) –
A bit slow, but fascinating. Just haven’t had a chance to watch the finale yet!
Once Upon a Time (5 x 13-22) –
I loved OuaT when it started, but it went really downhill. I’m giving it another go in the hopes it’ll pick back up, but so far I’m still waiting.
Big Little Lies (Season 1) –
So addictive! Great soundtrack, great acting and I thought it was a great adaptation.

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Challenge Updates

Sci-fi vs Fantasy Bingo
AI: Otherworld
Dystopia: The Power
Re-Telling: Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook
Demonic: The Battlemage

Beat the Backlist (4/48)

Finishing the Series (1/15)
Battlemage

Goodreads (12/100)

Personal Goals

Lost 4lbs (4/ ~42)

How was your January?

September Wrap-Up

Reading

I’ve read a bit of a mixture this month: 1 manga, more kids than usual, more contemporary than usual, but still some fantasy representation of course! My reviews for Encounters and Tower of Dawn are already scheduled, but suffice to say I loved Tower of Dawn and was bitterly disappointed by Encounters! Indexing was a pleasant surprise: I’m not a huge urban fantasy/paranormal fan, but I love her work as Mira Grant so got this a while ago on audible and ended up enjoying it more than I expected.  The Marsh King’s Daughter was okay, and it was fun to mix things up with some kids books for a change too.

The Marsh King’s Daughter| Indexing | Prisoner of Ice and Snow | Deathnote #6 | Encounters | Noah Can’t Even | Being Miss Nobody | Tower of Dawn | The Bookshop Girl

Books read: 9 (3 less than August)
Pages read: 3132 (1 more than August)
Average pages per day: 101 (exactly the same as August – what are the odds?)
Average book length: 348 (87 more than August)
Favourites: Indexing & Tower of Dawn

 

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Books purchased this year to date: 4
Books purchased and read this year:
4
Ratio:
100%
Target ratio:
61-80%



Goal:
10 books
Books read this month: 0
Books read so far:
3

30%


Goal: 12 books
Books read this month: 1
Books read so far:
15

Complete!

How was your September?

August Wrap-Up

Reading

I finally started reading Deathnote this month, after years of having it as a ‘I’ll maybe read it one day’ type title…and I’m totally hooked.  I had a bit of a spooky theme going on this month, between those, Relics and also The White Road, so mixed it up a little with some lighter choices like Ms Marvel & Wolf Brother. Couldn’t resist Wonder Woman Warbringer, and picked up a copy of Everything Everything to read in case I saw the film – ended up enjoying it more than I expected!


Relics | Deathnote #1 – 5 | The White Road | Wolf Brother | Everything, everything | Spirit Walker | Ms Marvel: Generation Why | Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Books read: 12 (4 more than July)
Pages read: 3131 (376 more than July)
Average pages per day: 101 (12 more than July)
Average book length: 261 (83 less than July)
Favourites: Deathnote & Warbringer

 

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Books purchased this year to date: 4
Books purchased and read this year:
4
Ratio:
100%
Target ratio:
61-80%



Goal:
10 books
Books read this month: 0
Books read so far:
3

30%


Goal: 12 books
Books read this month: 6
Books read so far: 14

Complete!

How was your August?

June Wrap-Up

Reading

This month has seen a real upsurge in graphic novels and manga, mostly thanks to the fact I discovered Amazon Prime Reading, which meant I got to borrow and read the comics and graphic novels for free on my ipad.  My library has a similar functionality but sadly a very small selection of manga and graphic novels, so I’ve been really enjoying this new Prime feature.  I thought I’d love Who Runs the World? and actually really didn’t, which slowed my reading down a bit this month, but I finished two audiobooks (House of Hades and Fight and Flight).

House of Hades | Ink | The Dry | Who Runs the World? | The Nowhere Man | Attack on Titan v1 | Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Avengers | Ms Marvel | The Adversary | Fight and Flight

Books read: 10 (2 less than May)
Pages read: 2720 (1583 less than May)
Average pages per day: 91 (48 less than May)
Average book length: 272 (86 less than May)
Favourites: The Dry, Ms Marvel, Fight and Flight

Watching & Gaming

Lots of TV catching up this month – we’re now up to date on Nashville, and very nearly up to date with Doctor Who.  We’ve been catching up on Agents of SHIELD and have started American Gods.  I’ve also finished Pretty Little Liars, started Attack on Titan series 2, and made a little bit of progress on Grey’s Anatomy. In terms of films we’ve seen Wonder Woman (awesome) and Pirates of the Caribbean (not bad).

In terms of gaming, I’ve just bought Crash Bandicoot, so I’ve played a little bit of that this month (just an hour or so, I’ve only had it a day!).

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Books purchased this year to date: 4
Books purchased and read this year:
4
Ratio:
100%
Target ratio:
61-80%



Goal:
10 books
Books read this month: 0
Books read so far:
3

30%


Goal: 12 books
Books read this month: 3
Books read so far:
8

66%

How was your June?

May Wrap-Up

Reading

So er, remember how I took last month off blogging since I was going to be super busy, and figured I’d then use any free time to get loads of reading done? Well somehow I read more this month than I did last… I did have a week off work, and I pretty much just got to spend that whole week at home doing whatever I wanted, so that inevitably will have helped.  I also picked shorter books this month, which somehow always seems to lead to reading more pages overall (yeah, I don’t really understand how or why that works either, but looking at my past goodreads challenges, shorter books always seem to lead to higher total page count). Admittedly I also didn’t blog huge amounts, so it’s not too surprising I read a bit more than usual I guess.

Of Fire and Stars | A Court of Wings and Ruin | Release | Wing Jones | Cold Days | Saga volume 4 | Under rose tainted skies | Nemesis | Saga volume 5 | No Plot? No Problem | Flame in the Mist | Am I normal Yet?

Books read: 12 (6 more than April)
Pages read: 4303 (936 more than April)
Average pages per day: 139 (27 more than April)
Average book length: 358 (203 less than April)
Favourites: Of Fire and Stars, Release and Am I normal yet?

Watching & Gaming

This has been a fairly light TV month – we’ve caught up on Nashville, and are slowly beginning to catch up with Agents of SHIELD, but that’s about it really.  Movies-wise we watched Now You See Me 2, which I thought was okay, but I think that might be it?!

In terms of gaming, I played a bit of Sims 3 for the first time in ages, and we’ve also played some Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch.

Book Haul

– Didn’t track at all again this month.  Pretty much haven’t tracked since I was doing weekly recaps, so might be time to consider either bringing those back or ditching this section…

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Books purchased this year to date: 2
Books purchased and read this year:
2
Ratio:
100%
Target ratio:
61-80%



Goal:
10 books
Books read this month: 1
Books read so far: 3

30%


Goal: 12 books
Books read this month: 2
Books read so far: 5

42%

How was your May?