Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 2016 Wrap-Up

I decided to do a November Wrap-Up this month, for no real reason other than I wanted to do it, and it would count as more content on the blog. An added plus is, I guess it could be cool to look back and see all the things I read in the month.
In November, I had an average reading month. A couple novels and an equal amount of comic books. I have bypassed my GoodReads 2016 Challenge Reading Goal, Yayy Me!, so any other books I read for the year are just added bonuses.
Here's what I read in November 2016:


--The Hunt (The Cage #2) by Megan Shepherd-- Megan Shepherd is one of my favorite authors to read. I love her Madman's Daughter Trilogy. This series is about aliens, and it's been a little weird, but I still enjoy it. A lot of interesting developments happened in this volume. Some stuff that I didn't expect and shocked me. Can't wait to see where it goes in the 3rd book, which I believe will be the last in the series.

--The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories Edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh-- This was probably my favorite of the month. It was a bunch of Original Twilight Stories that became episodes. Each story had the date that it aired and the actors that starred in the episode. It was just really cool. I've been watching The Twilight Zone on Netflix and have been enjoying it. I've been impressed with what they managed to do with the screen technology that they had. I really liked the book because it read like a book written to be enjoyed. The main goal was in telling the stories, not trying to blow people away by super intellectual literary writing (which I don't tend to enjoy that much. Probably a big reason I don't like reading classics) I thought this was fun and will probably check out more Twilight Zone stories in the future.

--Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey-- This one grew on me the more I read it. At first, I wasn't sure if the main character was spunky and cute, or just extremely annoying. I'm still not exactly sure how I feel about her, but she did grow on me the further I read in the book. Buzz Kill is just a cute, almost cozy, mystery about the high school coach being murdered and trying to find the killer. It was good.

--Chew, Volume 5: Major League (Chew #21-25) by John Layman and Rob Guillory-- I always love a Chew Comic, and this one was no exception. These are just fun. They also remind me a lot of Lost. Of Miles and Sawyer teaming up as detective partners dealing with weird stuff.

--Y: The Last Man, Volume 7: Paper Dolls (Issues #37-42) by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, and Jose Marzan, Jr.-- Another comic series that I enjoy. I'm also getting near the end of it, which is exciting and a little scary. It's about the last man on Earth after all the other men die from a mysterious sudden thing. Yorick (the last man) teams up with a doctor and an agent to find the cure and save the world.

--Gotham Academy, Volume 2: Calamity (Gotham Academy #7-12) by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kersch-- This was probably the most disappointing read for me the whole month just because I liked the first Volume so much and this one left me wanting. It started off weird, which threw me off, but by the end it got more on track with the story, so I enjoyed it more.

--Locke & Key, Volume 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez-- This is an interesting comic series. It's definitely fun to read. I've only got one more Volume to read and I can see how everything ends. This Volume was full of backstory, which was interesting to read.

Favorite Read of the Month

Shouldn't be that surprising. I liked it because it was fun.

Started But Didn't Finish

Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard

About halfway through. This series and I are not friends, will never be friends. I want to read the whole thing just so I can see how it all ends. I'm probably going to pick up the novella book too. I have a problem with quitting things. If I started it, I have to read them all, just to see if it gets better. Current thoughts: I don't like Morpheus at all and Alyssa's getting on my nerves too.

So that's how my November 2016 of reading went. How did yours go?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Review: Her Sky Cowboy (The Glorious Victorious Darcys #1) by Beth Ciotta

Title: Her Sky Cowboy (The Glorious Victorious Darcys #1)
Author: Beth Ciotta
Published by: Signet Eclipse
Released: November 6, 2012
Source: Library

Summary: When Amelia Darcy's beloved father dies in an explosion, she is heart broken. Her life continues to unravel as it is revealed that her father died penniless and left nothing for his family. When Amelia sees an advertisement in the paper, offering a huge monetary prize for an artifact of historical scientific significance, Amelia jumps at the chance of adventure and money to ease her family's woes.
Amelia sets off to find the artifact her father had once told her about. Along the way, she crashes into Tucker Gentry, the famous Sky Cowboy. They feel instant attraction for each other and team up to find the prize, while dodging enemies who want it too.
My Thoughts: I was hoping for a fun steampunk read, and while I did get that, I also got a massive amount of sexytime, which I wasn't really craving. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, because the title did kind of hint that it could be one of those books. I really ended up enjoying the adventure and the story.
My favorite part had to be the world building. The aspects of time travel, Vics, Mods, and the Freaks were really cool concepts to consider and was probably one of the best parts of the book. The downside was that there was just too much thought, attention, and detail put into sex.
Tucker Gentry always had SEX on the brain, and it got a tad annoying at times.
So, definitely an adult read with lots of sexy time, but for anyone who loves good, steampunk world building, you should definitely give this one a shot.
Really cool world full of skyships, time travel, Vics, Mods, and Freaks!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Reading Right Now! (92)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

--Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard-- This is the third and final book in the Splintered Trilogy (except for an extra book that has novellas in it and maybe like an epilogue thing) and I can't wait to be finished with it. I'm not the biggest fan of this series. And I know, what's the point of reading the books if you don't like them? Well, I have this weird thing, almost like a compulsion, where if I start something, I have to finish it eventually. I also like to give all the books a chance. The first book could suck, but say the third book is perfection! I don't want to miss potential awesomeness, and I don't want to give up without giving the read every opportunity to impress me. It's the same reasoning as to why I don't DNF books. I just don't like it, it gives me a weird feeling inside. Because of this compulsion, I have read some books and series that I was not a fan of at all. So far, this has been one of those series. My main problem with it has been the world is just waaaay too weird. I can't get down with it. I also hate Morpheus. And lately, Alyssa has been getting on my nerves as well.
I'm about 80 pages into this third volume, and I'm just feeling a great big pile of MEH so far. Things are happening and I just don't care. I don't feel any of the urgency or anxiety over what can/will/might happen to the characters. 
Once I finish this, I do plan on reading the extra novella book, just so I can say I read them all and close the Splintered chapter in my life.

What I Hope To Read Next...

--Lies I Told (#1) by Michelle Zink-- Randomly picked this up off the library shelf and I thought it looked good. After checking to make sure it was either the first in a series or standalone, (cause don't you hate when that happens!? You think you're just getting a book to read and it turns out to be the 2nd, 4th, or 15th book in a series! That just messes with me. I have to read them in order.) I checked it out. It sounds like something I would like. I've been a big fan of books that involve main characters who are involved in criminal enterprises. Like heists, cons, crime families, that sort of thing. I don't necessarily like that they are involved in crime, but just that they are usually characters who are okay with breaking the rules and being morally ambiguous. Anyway, I hope to get to this book, because I am out of renewals and the due date quickly approaches.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading? If you live in America, I hope you're having a fantastic holiday weekend, and if you live somewhere where it isn't a holiday, I hope you have a great weekend too!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Review: Undone (Outcast Season #1) by Rachel Caine

Title: Undone (Outcast Season #1)
Author: Rachel Caine
Published by: ROC
Released: 2009
Source: Library

Summary: Cassiel has spent centuries as a Djinn, a powerful being who watched the world's events from afar. Cassiel has no interest in humans, or humanity, and regards them mostly with apathy. When Cassiel rejects a command from her master Ashan, he throws her out of the Djinn, strips her of her powers, and traps her in a human body. Cassiel is now stuck as the one thing she hates, and to stay alive, she must draw power from a Warden.
Cassiel is partnered with Manny Rocha, and begins a journey into what being human really is.
My Thoughts: I'm going to do my best to keep my thoughts short and sweet as I make this mini review. This is the first Rachel Caine book I've ever read, and I'm kicking myself for waiting this long. I very much enjoyed this book. Granted, I was a little confused because this is a spin-off series to Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series, and I definitely should have started there first.
This book was awesome. It played out like a movie with all the twists, turns, and action. Really enjoyable reading. I also found the character of Cassiel to be pretty fascinating. She started off so foreign, so Djinn, but throughout the novel, she just grew more and more human.
And Ahhh that ending! It can't even be called an ending if it ends with a TO BE CONTINUED... 
I must pick up the next book ASAP!
I sense more books by Rachel Caine in my future!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Reading Right Now! (91)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...
I'm actually between books at the moment. I just finished one, and now I have to decide what I'm going to read next. I could get through all of these this weekend, or at least make dents in them. Here are my options.


--Chew, Volume 5: Major League by John Layman and Rob Guillory--
--Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard--
--Y: The Last Man, Volume 7: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, and Jose Marzan, Jr.--
--Gotham Academy, Volume 2: Calamity by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl--

Those are my options for the week. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? And most importantly, What Are You Reading Right Now!?

P.S. Have a good weekend!
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Review: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Title: I've Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Published by: The Dial Press
Released: 2012
Source: Library

Summary: Poppy Wyatt has lost the only thing she was never supposed to lose, her engagement ring! Not just any old engagement ring, but an antique, family heirloom of her fiance's. Poppy is desperate to find it, and when her cell phone gets stolen, she's desperate to find a replacement for that too!
Spying a phone in a trash bin, Poppy adheres to the old rule finders keepers, and takes it. Only problem is, that phone belongs to business man Sam Roxton, and he wants that phone back. Reaching a compromise, Poppy promises to forward all work emails to him in exchange for letting her borrow the phone. But when Poppy starts reading the emails and getting involved in the life of Sam Roxton, hilarity and something more ensues.
My Thoughts: What a wonderful, cute, fantastic, romantic, and just plain awesome book! I love Sophie Kinsella, and this book just further cements my love for her. I'm going to try to keep this gush fest short and sweet, because I loved this book, and there's only so much gushing I can do before it borders on annoying.
The things that make Sophie Kinsella's books great are the characters, the hilarious situations, and the sweet, romantic stories. Poppy Wyatt is a great character, who I loved from the first page. I could only laugh at all the various situations and messes she got herself into. Sam Roxton was such a cute businessman and heartthrob.
Great, great book. For all those readers out there who haven't picked up a Sophie Kinsella book, do so now! You won't regret it. In fact, you should start with I've Got Your Number. Fun, enjoyable reading from start to finish.
Sophie Kinsella is the bestest and Poppy is a lovable snoop.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway

Title: In Office Hours
Author: Lucy Kellaway
Published by: Grand Central Publishing
Released: 2011
Source: Library

Summary: Stella and Bella both work at one of England's largest oil companies, Atlantic Energy. Stella is a forty something head of Economics at AE. She's married, with two kids, and a severe workaholic. When she's assigned a new trainee named Rhys, she embarks on a passionate affair that could just ruin her life.
Bella is a twenty something Personal Assistant and single mother, who falls for her new, married boss. She embarks on a passionate affair with him that has the chance of ending badly for her. 
In Office Hours is an interesting tale of office relationships, rises, falls, and consequences.
My Thoughts: A very enjoyable, no stress read, that involves affairs in the office. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone who wants a light, quick read about scandals in the office.
I really enjoyed the switches in perspective of Stella and Bella. It added a sort of quickness to the novel. I also really enjoyed getting to know the characters and entering their heads. While I didn't agree to all the decisions Stella and Bella made in the novel, I highly enjoyed hearing their stories.
The beginning and ends of Stella and Bella's affairs were nicely done. I'm glad it had a beginning and end, and I liked being privy to their stories.
I felt all the characters, with the exception of one, were well fleshed out, and helped me to understand where they were coming form. The only character whose overall intentions and goals weren't clear to me was Rhys. What attracted him to Stella? I'm still confused.
Just a fun, quick read that I enjoyed immensely.

Monday, November 14, 2016

#BorrowAThon Wrap-Up

Well #BorrowAThon is over, and it went about like I expected it would. Honestly, it was like an average reading week for me. I don't think I do to well on readathons. Maybe it's the feeling like I should be reading every second that messes me up. I get distracted by social media, TV, all the things! I know I should be reading, but then I just don't want to. Readathons cause me stress and I think I under preform because of that. Readathons also can cause me to fall into reading slumps, just because of the pressure I've put on myself to read. I know I'm not alone, that other people go through these things. Even with all this stress, I know I'll do more readathons in the future, because I do think they are fun, they just can be stressful.
I managed to finish one book during #BorrowAThon (that I might have already started before #BorrowAThon started) and I started a second book. Not the greatest readathon results ever, but I'll take it.

#BorrowAThon Day-to-Day Progress
Day 1: Started on page 300 on The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh. Only read 15 pages on Day One *hangs head in shame*
Day 2: Read 81 pages on Day Two. Woo-Hoo!
Day 3: Read 37 pages on Day Three. Eehh.
Day 4: Read 45 pages.
Day 5: Read 82 pages and finished The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories. Yayy! That was a long book. 550 pages... If I'd been participating in #TomeTopple, I would have killed it. I really enjoyed the book. I'm a fan of The Twilight Zone TV show, which is a classic, so I was interested in the stories. It was a really fun book. In a way, you're taking a step back in time and seeing what people in the 1960's imagined the future (sometimes our present) to be. They were really, really wrong about a lot of the future. We haven't colonized Mars. Intergalatic space travel isn't a thing. Personal robots still scare us, unless they are vacuuming robots. 
It was also interesting how many stories focused on war, be it the Civil War or WWI or WWII. Those Wars were more felt and better remembered? I know I'm not explaining that right, but it was just interesting reading stories from a different time.
All the stories were really easy to read and engaging. I was very pleased with this anthology, I enjoyed it a lot. I'll have a review for it put up sometime. Just know that my BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL is 4.5/5
Definitely recommend you check out the book and the show.
Day 6: Started new book Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey. It seems to be a fun, light, kind of murder mystery. It's about this school football coach that nobody really likes getting murdered and the main character gets it in her head to solve the case. Her father is suspected of the crime and she wants to find out the truth. My initial thoughts are that it's alright so far. I think the author wins in the last name department. Fantaskey is just a cool sounding name to me. Also, this book has the weirdest, shortest chapters I've ever seen in a book. Some of them are literally only one page long, the average chapter length is three to four pages. It's different and I'm not sure that I like it. Also, almost every chapter ends on a kind of cliff-hanger which I don't think I'm the biggest fan of.
Read 48 pages on Day 6.
Day 7: Read 81 pages on the last day of #BorrowAThon. Not bad, not bad. I'm enjoying the book, I think it just took me a little time to really get into it.

Books Finished: One Book The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh.
Total Pages Read: 388

And #BorrowAThon is done! I could have done better, but I also could have done worse. Will totally participate in the next #BorrowAThon.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (#1) by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (#1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Published by: Simon & Schuster/BFYR
Released: 2011
Source: Library

Summary: After an accident kills her friends and leaves her mysteriously unharmed, Mara Dyer and her family move to Florida, with the hope of having a fresh start. On her first day at her new school, Mara meets the mysterious and handsome Noah Shaw. She's drawn to him.
Florida doesn't offer the fresh start that Mara hopes for, her past has followed her, and haunts her waking moments and dreams. With the help of Noah, Mara must discover what's really happening to her, and make peace with the accident that claimed her friends' lives.
My Thoughts: I really don't know what to say. This book was like nothing I've ever read before. It's very mysterious, spooky, and at many times confusing as all get out. I had trouble deciphering what was real and what was imagined. I found this to be a very intriguing and interesting story, and I really did enjoy reading it. This book was something else and I'm interested to see what happens to Mara and Noah next.
The character of Mara was an interesting one. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her snappy comebacks. Her struggle with PTSD was something to behold. She goes through so many highs and lows in this story, and keeping up with all of them proved to be a bit of a brain workout. Her story was interesting and spooky.
Noah was an interesting character too. He proved himself to be a very different character than the rumors people said about him. I liked his protectiveness towards Mara and his open-mindedness regarding her story. I though Mara and Noah made a good pair.
The overall story was interesting, and a tad bit confusing. I was very interested in what was going on and the ultimate bigger story. Hodkin did a great job of creating creepy atmospheres and situations, plus keeping this reader on the edge of her seat! Sometimes I had trouble keeping up with what was going on. Distinguishing between reality and hallucination was really hard sometimes. Very interesting though.
Overall, I really liked this book. It was very mysterious and interesting. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next one.
What Is Going On!?!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Update: Days 1-3 of #BorrowAThon

I wish I could say I've read a crazy amount, that I've finished at least 2 books, but I can't. Going into this readathon, I knew I probably wouldn't do that well. I joined because it just looked fun. Am I disappointed, no. But #BorrowAThon isn't over yet! I still have time to impress myself. Anyway, here's my update on the first 3 days.

Days 1-3 Have All Been Spent On This Book!

The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories
Edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh

Day 1-- Day 1 was my worst day, I only read 15 pages.
Day 2-- Day 2 has been my best day so far, I read 81 pages. The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories is an anthology/collection of short stories that episodes of the show were based on, and I enjoyed most of what I read on Day 2. This Anthology has just been a lot of fun so far.
Day 3-- Day 3 was just eehh. It was a weird day over all. It was the day after Election Day 2016 in America, and there was just this weird vibe everywhere. It's weird when a country is divided, so half of it is happy about who won, and the other half is acting like they are attending a funeral. I also think I could be getting sick/a cold, so I just didn't pick up my book that often to read. I read 37 pages on Day 3 and finished a short story that I had started on Day 2. It was good, pretty predictable, but I did like it.

This anthology clocks in at about 550 pages, and I'm getting close to having that 100 pages left to read mark. (I did start this before #BorrowAThon started, which is why I'm a good chunk of the way into it) So far, this anthology is going to get a good rating from me. It's very easy to read, which I like. I read for entertainment, so if it entertains me, I like it. Some people might argue that it's not the greatest bit of literary fiction, but who cares what they say. The Twilight Zone TV show is also very fun. For a show made in the 1960's, I think it still holds up. It's kind of amazing what they were able to do with the kind of technology that they had. If you have Netflix, you can watch a bunch of the original episodes.

So that's it for this Update on #BorrowAThon. We'll see how I do the rest of the week. I'm planning on posting a wrap-up detailing all my progress (or lack-there-of) when it has ended.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review: The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

Title: The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (#2)
Authors: Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Published by: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Released: 2012
Source: Library

Summary: Lilly Caul has managed to survive the beginning stages of the zombie apocalypse. Living in a tent city of survivors, she befriends the gentle giant of Josh Lee Hamilton. When circumstances arise where they must leave the tent city, Josh, Lilly, an old army medic Bob, old highschool friend Megan, and a stoner named Scott start living out of a van, looking for a safe place to call home. 
When the weary party stumbles upon Woodbury, they are unsure of what they are walking into. Woodbury is a grim place, ruled by a man called The Governor. Lilly gets an unsettled feeling about the place, and would like to leave, but then circumstances arise in which Lilly must fight for what she believes in. 
This is the second book in a four book series (?) explaining the backstory of Phillip Blake, the man who became The Governor.
My Thoughts: This book was an okay read for me. I liked learning more about Woodbury and more about the Governor. This book does a good job of beginning to explain just what really drives the Governor and makes him tick.
One of my complaints in the first book about his dramatic life change were better explained in this second book, and while I still wish he had turned out differently, I do semi-understand how he got there.
There was tons of action, suspense, heartbreak, and zombie slaying in this book that was highly enjoyable.
Lilly, Josh, and Bob were nice, likable characters, and I wished for their endings to turn out differently.
One thing that surprised me was how dark Woodbury turned out to be. It wasn't the happy Woodbury displayed in the AMC Television series, but was a dark place, where people lived together, but didn't work together. Community and the common good were defeated by individual comfort and gain. I'm interested to see just how Woodbury grows and changes.
I'll definitely be picking up the third book to see how this series continues. I recommend this series to any Walking Dead fans who want a little extra information on various characters. Or for anyone who just wants a little zombie fun!
Welcome to Woodbury

Monday, November 7, 2016

I'm Gonna Do #BorrowAThon

I decided to participate in #BorrowAThon. It's kind of a last minute thing, but I'm okay with that. This readathon seems perfect for me. The goal is to read books that you have borrowed, whether that be from the library, friends, or family. It's kind of a readathon to stress that borrowed books are just as good as any other book. You don't have to go broke being a blogger/bookstagrammer/booktuber when you can go borrow books for the library for free.
Some of you may know that I have a deep and severe library addiction. My library card is always maxed out and I always have stuff on hold. I actually have a problem getting any of the books I've bought read, because I've got all these library books to read and return. I know it's a problem, but I love it.
I'm going to leave the twitter link for the #BorrowAThon and the announcement video on youtube.
#BorrowAThon goes from November 7 through November 14 and was created by Riley at rmfickfack on youtube.

Twitter Page: HERE
YouTube Announcement Video: RIGHT HERE

My Tentative TBR Plan

I don't live in la la fantasy land, so I know I'm not the fastest reader. Here's the books that I would like to get to during this #BorrowAThon, but I know that I won't finish them all. This is the DREAM PLAN!


-- The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories Edited by Greenburg, Matheson, and Waugh--
-- Ensnared (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard--
--Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey--
--And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich--
--Chew, Vol. 5: Major League (Chew #21-25) by Layman and Guillory--
--Gotham Academy, Vol. 2: Calamity (Gotham Academy #7-12) by Cloonan, Fletcher, and Kerschl

Those are my plans, lets see how I do! TBR is subject to change, just because I'm awful at sticking to things. I will also try to maybe do some type of update post (if I actually have anything relevant to make an update on) and a wrap-up to see how I did. Are you going to take part? Let me know if you do. Borrowing books is the best thing ever to me. There is nothing better than going into a library and coming out with a stack of books to read. Hopefully this #BorrowAThon will become a frequent thing. Wish me luck.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Reading Right Now! (90)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

-- The Hunt (The Cage #2) by Megan Shepherd-- As you may well be aware, I've pledged my love for Megan Shepherd's writing and my goal to read whatever it is she comes out with next. So far, I'm doing pretty good with that self pledge. I think I read The Cage sometime last year, thought it was weird, but I enjoyed it. This is the sequel to that, and I'm enjoying this one too, maybe even more than the first. It's so easy to get lost in Shepherd's writing and the weirdness of this plot. I'm on page 154, and I'd say 30% done. This is about kids that wake up one day in a strange world, and find themselves under the observation of strange creatures. I could give more away, but I won't.
This sequel has a little bit of Stranger Things vibes.
I plan on reading more of it this weekend, and hopefully finishing it. It's good. Megan Shepherd is awesome and very imaginative.

What I Hope To Read Next

-- Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard-- I don't know exactly if I'm looking forward to this one, it's more a case of I want to finish what I started. This series and I have a strained relationship. I hate Morpheus. Alyssa tends to annoy me. I also find it just too weird, this world that has been created. Now, I'm all for weird and strange, but there's a limit to how strange I will buy into. Sometimes I feel like this author tries too hard to make everything weird and different to the max. Like that person that has to add unnecessary glitter to everything, this author has to add unnecessary weirdness. 
So we'll see how I like this. After I finish this, I just have one more book in the series to go, that is kind of like a companion book.
Does anybody else have to finish a book series even though they haven't enjoyed what they've read of it so far, or am I just strange? I think I like to read it all just so I know I didn't judge it unfairly, gave it all the chances to impress me, or so I can see if it gets better along the way.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: Death Note: Volume 6: Give-And-Take by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Title: Death Note: Volume 6: Give-And-Take
Story by: Tsugumi Ohba
Art by: Takeshi Obata
Published by: VIZ Media, LLC.
Released: 2006
Source: Library

Summary: Light and L are trying to figure out who the Kira is at the Yotsuba Group. Convoluted plans and over-thinking ensue.
My Thoughts: This wasn't the most exciting volume of the series so far. The ending was pretty intense, good, and oddly abrupt. The majority of this Volume was pretty slow, with all the scheming and plotting, but the ending was crazy intense. Not my favorite Volume of the series, but it wasn't my least favorite either.
I don't always get everything that's going on with L and Light. I'm not smart enough for Light and L's logic, over-thinking, scheming, and planning. I try to keep up, and then just end up getting very lost and confused. They are too smart for their own good.
With that ending, I definitely can't wait for the next Volume. Hopefully I'll be able to understand what's going on more, but that probably won't happen. This is definitely a manga series that I enjoy, and like reading.