Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - City of Light, City of Poison

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme started by Breaking the Spine!

Release Date: March 21, 2017
Publisher: W.W Norton & Company
Author: Holly Tucker
Genre: NonFiction
Pages: 336

Appointed to conquer the “crime capital of the world,” the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.

Why I'm Waiting:  I'm a sucker for any true crime novel, and while I know who Nicolas de La Reynie is, I don't know that much about him. So I'm excited to get my hands this one.

Anyone else have any Non-Fiction they're waiting on?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!!

So, this week it's all about celebrating Valentine's Day!!  All the Top Ten list have to have something to do with love, couples, or something of the sort.  Now, I don't read a ton of books that include a romance.  Which means my first instinct was to pass this week, until I had a bright idea.  This week my list will be Top Ten Ships I Will Go Down With! The last member of this list is my favorite friendship in fiction, because despite their bantering they love each other.  Sort of. Maybe...

  1. God Save the Queen by Kate Locke - Xandra and Vex
  2. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson - Lord Ballister Blackheart and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin
  3. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Kady and Ezra
  1. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce - Alanna and George
  2. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock and the Women
  3. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion - R and Julie
  1. Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce - Aly and Nawat
  2. Hold me Closer, Necromancer  by Lish McBride - Sam and Brid
  3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown - Darrow and Mustang
  1. The Crown Tower by Micheal J. Sullivan - Hadrian an Royce (because the are the best bromance in fiction!)

What Ship is everyone else willing to go with?!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

January Wrap Up

We are officially well into 2017!  I hope it's been treating everyone well.  So far I honestly can't complain about year.  Hit a bit of book hangover after I finished Gemina.  I did that thing where I picked up a book, only to get distracted by something, then have it due back to the library.  However, I've seem to have kicked that problem!  I discovered I missed the release of a new Dracula book by Kim Newman.  Anyway! On to my stats:

Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 819 pages
BINGO Books:
Currently Reading: Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories by Kim Newman

Finally, I got to see Rogue One! Christmas is insanely busy at the bakery I work at.  So there really wasn't much time between work, present buying, and celebrating the Holidays! It was totally worth the wait, though!  I didn't have to see it in a packed theater and I had awesome company in my flatmate! On the subject of movies, of course I watched the final season of Sherlock... I was not emotional prepared for that!

Other than that I was sort of a hermit this month.  A lost of staying home and binge watching Hawaii-Five-O!  I'll try to be less of a hermit in February, but so far we've gotten snow that is all but telling me that my days off should spent in my reading knook with a good book and my cat!

What was the best thing ya'll read this month?!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!!

This week is all about Books that should have had more something.  It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to compile my list this week.  A theme, or no theme?  That was the question I asked myself.  In the end I got some rad advice from my Boss (cause she's full of the sage wisdom) and set the list my way.  So here we go:

  1. Batman '66 Vol 1 - I grew watching reruns of this show with my dad, and I was so excited when DC Comics released a comic version of the I show I loved.  However, I was left wishing it was campy as the show was... 
  2. The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - While I enjoyed a great number of things about this book, it left me wanting in certain places.  I wanted the main character to step up a little more and be brave.  I wanted more sword fighting.
  3. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas - Another book I liked, but left me wanting.  I wanted more from our main character. There were so many moments where I wanted to like her, to bond with her, but then I was left wanting a few pages later.

  1. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher - I loved these books, but there was something about the comic that just didn't connect with me.  I was left wanting from all around piece.
  2. Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye - This one left me wanting for more from our main character.  I felt like there was no growth from Timothy from book one to book two, and his relationship with his brother took a drastic turn without much explanation. After loving the first book, this one just left wishing for my growth of our core characters.
  3. Queen of Thieves by North Conway - I wanted to learn more about the "Marm" than I felt I did with book.  For me, it felt like the story was more about the criminals that the Mandelbaum mold that about the women herself.
  1. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker - I wanted to be a little more scared.  Usually, Clive Barker's books (and movies) have me sleeping with a lamp on.  This one, while I enjoyed it, didn't have me hiding under the covers.
  2. Six Miles to Charleston by Bruce Orr - What I wanted from this book was more of a linear path for the story.  It jumped about so much, even though I read it in an afternoon, I found myself getting mixed up with facts.
  3. Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus - All I wanted to do was like the main character.  Instead I spent most of this book wanting to simply punch him in the face.
  1. The Archie Lean Series by Kieran Sheilds - All I want is for there to be one more book!  Two wasn't enough time with Archie!!
Seeing how the stupid groundhog predicted more winter weather, and at leas in my neck of the woods he wasn't wrong.  I hope everyone is staying warm and has some good books to curl up with!

What books left you a little wanting in the end? Why??

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Bone Witch

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme started by Breaking the Spine!

Release Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Author: Rin Chupeco
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

Why I'm Waiting: I tend to pick up Fantasy novels more often than any other kind of book, the cover is amazing, and the premise sounds so good!

What other fantasy novels are everyone else waiting on this month?