Thursday, February 2, 2017

January Wrap Up

 
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     I read 13 books in the month of January, which I am very proud of. I read mostly standalones, started another series, and continued some series that I started last year. I even think I have a new book or two to add to my favorites shelf. I read:

     Two manga comics, both by Kohske called Gangsta. I really like this series, I used to watch the anime but I have heard that it has gone on hiatus and I hope that they continue with the manga at least. I gave vol. 3 three stars and vol. 4 four stars. It's about these two Handymen, named Nicolas and Worick. I can't give too much away, spoilers.

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     One single issue comic book. This single issue comic is just the start of this series about a young boy and his first day at his new all boys school and his trying to find an after school club to be apart of. It was really cute, I gave it 3 stars. I can see this being epic. It reminded me of Lumberjanes, which was really cute and all about the magic of friendship and what not.









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       One graphic novel, after reading Kindred by Octavia Butler, I was fortunate enough to grab a copy of the newly released graphic novel based on the book from my library. I thought this was very well done. It could have been more graphic to go with the book, but I can only guess as to why they did what they did. I still recommend it to people to give a read, AFTER you have read the novel first. It's only right. I gave this graphic novel 4 stars



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   One children's book. I started this book with my daughter last year about this same time. I have always been a fan of George and Martha ever since I used to watch their show that would come on HBO Family way back in the day. So when I was going through the kids section on Thriftbooks and saw this, I just had to get it. It's a 340 page book that holds seven books with five stories each. She loves when I try and do the voices of the characters. Each book tells of stories of friendship and acceptance and they are just cute. This got a 4 stars from my daughter.
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      One bookshot. Some time during the month in-between the seven listed above I had picked up another bookshot by James Patterson and his team. I rated this one two stars. It wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. A couple of months ago, December I believe, Amazon had all (or at least it looked like all) of his bookshots on sale for $1.99 each. I couldn't pass that up so I picked up three and this was the first of that batch that I read. I wrote a short review on my goodreads page about it. You can check it out here

     And seven books below, were I guess the meat and potatoes of my month. I wrote reviews on four of the books, which can be found here on my blog. I am very happy with what I read and I'm happy to see overall a good mixture of things in my wrap up. From slave narratives, to Japanese manga, middle grade, LGBTQA+ comics, science fiction, paranormal and thriller. I love it when I have a good group of books to look back on. Makes me feel like a well rounded reader.  Hopefully I can keep this up for the rest of the year.

                                 


     Thanks it for me folks, let me know 👇down below👇 what you read in January? Did you find some new favorites? Lets chop it up. And I'll see ya'll on the flip side. Thanks for stopping by.

PEACE ✌


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