Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating, and Happy Sunday to everyone who is not :-) I have no idea if other people will be around blogging today, but I’m here anyway!
Oh, and of course the guys across the hall have an Easter door decoration lol.
Also, remember I showed you all the picture of the cat that loves belly rubs? Well I was talking to the woman downstairs who takes care of most of the cats (but not that one, he lives with another family nearby), and either there is a third orange cat she doesn’t know about or I’m just special because he doesn’t let her give belly rubs. I like to think I’m just special ;-)
I did a bit of organizing on the blog, removed/renamed some categories, that kind of thing. And I only posted three posts again because of my tennis elbow. I’ll probably be back to four this week though even though it’s still hurting.
Also, last week I asked about what would make a good umbrella term to include graphic novels, manga, webcomics, etc. After a bit of internet research, I think “comic” is the right term. Apparently a graphic novel is something that was written as a whole story all of its own, whereas those collections of issues, like the Saga volumes for example, are, as Greg said last week, trade paperbacks. But they’re all comics since comic is the medium in which the story is told. But in the book blogging community we seem to call everything a graphic novel. So I don’t know if I should go with what’s correct or with what’s most commonly used. I’m afraid if I titled a post “Comic Review: Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples” it would scare people away, thinking I was talking about a single issue or something. Thoughts?
Speaking of comics though, I have fallen down the rabbit hole of webcomics! Seriously I found some lists and now have like 7000 that I want to read. The problem is, most of them aren’t finished, and I’m not the type of reader who can just read one page a week. Maybe that’s the whole point of webcomics, but I just want to read whole stories. Especially since some of them end up getting left hanging when the creator gets too busy with other stuff (i.e. finished ones are safer). I still don’t know how I should count or review some of them, but whatever. I have made it a new goal (as of this week) to stop caring so much about the number of books in my GR challenge, what counts, how to count things, etc. and to just read whatever makes me happy.
Last but not least, I created a book tag and will be posting it on Friday, so come check it out :-D (I kind of really want to create a whole bunch more book tags like that one now, haha. It’s fun!)
Books I Received for Review:
No new review copies! Which is probably good considering I’ve been reading lots of library books and webcomics and non-review copies lately.
Books I Finished:
Glass Faerie was another good book in the Creepy Hollow series and I got it at the perfect time since I felt like I was about to hit a reading slump. And ok, remember how I complained about Starfighter not being a very good story last week? It got so much better! And I got totally invested. Now I’m bummed that it’ll probably be 2018 before Ch. 5 is finished. Unfortunately Unhooked was a disappointment. But Chester 5000 XYV Vol. 2 was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. My emotions were all over the place! I was gonna do mini reviews for both the Chester volumes, but I’m gonna have to do full reviews because I have too much to say (i.e. rave about)!
Song/Video of the Week:
No song or video this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared some short but [bitter]sweet poems that I wrote.
– I reviewed Glass Faerie by Rachel Morgan, another great addition to an action- and magic-filled series.
– I reviewed Under a Blood-Red Moon by Stephen Osborne, a M/M urban fantasy with more emotion and action than previous books in the series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)