August Wrap Up – The result of a month doing absolutely nothing

August wrap up

Okayy, this month did actually speed by for once. That’s not happened for a while. But this time it feels like I literally only just wrote my July Wrap Up…so strange.

I had a bit of a weird reading month. I felt like I didn’t read anything? But I very obviously did. I don’t know what August did to me.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

August

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Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples | A quick & enjoyable read…but did anything really happen?

Saga vol 2

I have been saving this graphic novel for AGES.

I bought it a while ago, intending to read it when I read Dragonfly in Amber, so that when the huge book took me longer to get through, I’d have a quick one to keep me on track with my reading goal.

Well, turns out I didn’t need to do that. So this book was still waiting for me to read it. And finally, I decided to do just that.

I don’t know how long this review will be. I’m not too great at reviewing graphic novels, since they’re very much more about the art than the words…but I’ll try. It just might be a bit shorter than my usual reviews.

spoiler free

Let’s talk about Saga Volume 2!

(Sorry for the awful photo. I didn’t plan one beforehand so the lighting was all dodgy and I had to make do with this mess)

Saga vol 2

Title: Saga Volume 2

Author: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Saga graphic novel series

Genre: Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi

Number of Pages:  168

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April Book Haul – So Much For That Book Buying Ban!

April haul

At the start of the month I said to myself “I’m on a book buying ban for April because I’ve gotten so many books since December.”

As time went on, I realized one of my most anticipated releases came out at the end of the month. So this went from no books to “I’ll make an exception for THAT ONE BOOK.”

And then April actually started and I ended up getting 6 books. And a half. Kind of (you’ll see what I mean).

So here’s my failed book buying ban – otherwise known as a haul!

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March Wrap-Up

March Wrap Up

So here we are, having reached the end of another month. Which means it’s time to do one of my favourite type of blog posts…a Wrap Up!

As always, I’ll be listing all the books I’ve read this month, along with what I’m currently reading, the blog posts I wrote this month (that weren’t reviews), and a few updates about my life in general.

This will be a pretty long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

March

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East of West by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta…I’m sorry but what?

East of West

*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

Well.

Today’s review is going to be a graphic novel, purely because I’ve been busy most of the week and haven’t yet finished The Dream Thieves…in fact, I’m not even halfway through it yet. But since I always upload review on Fridays, I didn’t want to miss this week.

Luckily I had a graphic novel at hand that I hadn’t yet read.

So let’s talk about East of West!

East of West

Title: East of West

Author: Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta

Publisher: Image Comics

Series Status: The 1st in a graphic novel series

Number of Pages: Approximately 143

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Giveaway!

giveaway

As some of you might know, I’m a member and part time host of the Blogger Bookclub, created by Emmi @ Books With Ems. I say part time because I’m not a host for every month, but I am for the majority.

And since I’m one of the hosts for this month, I get to share this giveaway!

So instead of me rambling on, let’s get to the exciting part!

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The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

Walking Dead 1

*All reviews are spoiler free*

Since it felt like it took me a while to reread A Darker Shade of Magic, I decided to pick up a graphic novel – this one being The Walking Dead.

Now, I don’t watch TV that often, so I’ve not seen the The Walking Dead TV series. All I know is that it’s quite popular, to say the least. And since I’ve been getting into graphic novels lately, I decided to go about learning the story this way.

I’m not too great at reviewing graphic novels yet, I find it quite difficult since they’re so short, so please bare with me!

So let’s talk about The Walking Dead!

The Walking Dead Vol 1

Title: The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

Author: Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

Publisher: Image Comics

Series Status: The 1st in a series

Number of Pages: 134 (approximately)

My Rating: 3.5/5 stars!

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January Book Haul

January Book Haul

Already this month I’ve gotten a few books, and since I doubt I’ll get any more this month, I’m here doing my January book haul!

And even if I do end up getting more books, I’ll add them to my February book haul – and there will definitely be one next month because it’s my birthday in February 😀

Once again I apologize for the photos not being great. My phone camera isn’t the best but I’m working on it.

But anyway, on with the book haul!

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

Since Outlander is taking me a while to finish due to the sheer size of it (over 800 pages), I decided to read Nimona last night so that I would be able to upload a review this week. Since it’s a graphic novel it didn’t take me long to read at all, and I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while now. And I thought it’d be good to mix up my reading options a bit and add another graphic novel post to my blog!

This review may be slightly sorter than my usual ones, since it’s for a graphic novel.

So instead of rambling, let’s get to it!

Nimona

Title: Nimona

Author: Noelle Stevenson

Publisher: HarperTeen

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages: 256 + 8 bonus pages

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars!

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Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling & Jim Kay

Illustrated harry potter review

When I got the Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for Christmas, I knew it was going to be the first book out of the haul I read. I finished reading it in just a couple of days, unfortunately for me (I didn’t want it to end).

I’m not entirely sure how this review will work out, as I haven’t written any notes to guide me this time. Also, it will be based more around this particular edition, so the drawings involved, rather than the story. This will probably be a shorter review than usual.

So know that’s been said…

Let’s fangirl about Harry Potter!

Illustrated Harry Potter

Title: The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Author: JK Rowling and Jim Kay

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 1st book in the new illustrated editions of The Harry Potter series

Number of Pages: 246

My Rating: 5//5 stars!

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