October 2019 Book Haul (I was really, really bad this month.)

 

To be fair, I was pre-pared to buy a lot in October because I was going to a YA Lit Conference put on by Anderson’s Bookshop.  I buy a lot there to get signed after the event.  Plus, this was a big release month.

 

I’ll start with ebooks since there aren’t too many of those.

 

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Wrap Up for TBR and Beyond’s October 2019 Challenge

 

I thought I would do horribly with this one.  But some graphic novels and a bit of “cheating” helped me finish.  The only one I sort of took liberties with was Song of the Crimson Flower.  It has royalty throughout the book.  But the pirates/smuggers were part of the background more.  They were still mentioned, so I counted it.

 

I was a bit too busy preparing for vacation to color this time.

 

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October 2019 Wrap Up

 

As predicted, I read a bit less in October.  I barely read on vacation, but I’m hoping to read more in November.  I still did pretty well though.

 

 

The Caged Queen  5 stars

A Thousand Fires  4 stars

Triston Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky  4 stars

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Goodreads Monday 10/7/19

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.

 

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Beloved writer Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets.

 

Have you read this yet?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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September 2019 Wrap Up

 

I actually thought I would read more in September with my husband working long hours.  Somehow that didn’t happen though.  I still did well, pretty close to my average.

 

These won’t be in order of when I read them, but they were all read in September.

 

Into the Crooked Place (physical arc)  4 stars

Gravemaidens  (digital arc)  4  1/2 stars

The Never Tilting World  (digital arc)  4  1/2 stars

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April 2019 Wrap Up

 

I knew my April would be a bit slower with vacation and I wasn’t wrong.  For the first time in as long as I can remember, I didn’t read a single page from a book for days.  I read nothing on vacation unless you count menus and tourist info.  Luckily I read a decent amount before we left and I squeezed in a bit after we got back.

 

 

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Review of Marvel Fearless and Fantastic! DK Books

 

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Marvel Fearless and Fantastic!

 

More than 50 incredible female Super Heroes from the Marvel Comics universe inspire girls and women of all ages to be powerful, passionate, and persistent.

From Captain Marvel and Wasp to Storm and Shuri, this beautiful book profiles dozens of aspirational female comic-book characters, all of whom use their intelligence, strength, kindness, and courage to help others and save the world. Fierce fan-favorites such as Gamora, Squirrel Girl, and Black Widow feature alongside lesser known faces from all corners of the Marvel comic-book universe. Young girls will discover modern, diverse heroes they can relate to and look up to, including America Chavez and Kamala Khan. Featuring a foreword by Marvel Comics writer Kelly Thompson, DK’s Fearless and Fantastic! is the ultimate tribute to Marvel’s most powerful women and girls, and a treasured gift for comic fans.

Illustrated with stunning comic-book artwork, and featuring inspiring quotations, each short biography is carefully curated to focus on the character’s key abilities and achievements. With four chapters based on personal qualities– Determined, Daring, Compassionate, and Curious–this book for girls and women of all ages will create new fans of comics, as well as inspiring comic-book creators of the future.

(c) 2018 MARVEL

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