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I’m still here! Sort of.

Truthfully, I have very little time to “free read” these days and even less time to write reviews of my favourite books. I wish it weren’t so, but that’s what comes with the territory when you’re trying to complete your PhD. I still pop in every now and then to share some book news or favourite bookish quotes. And I do try to keep my yearly reading challenge list updated. But posts are very erratic and unpredictable these days.

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I’ll hope you’ll come back every now and then to see if there’s anything new. Happy reading!

 

Yup, Still Alive

And still completely immersed in my PhD research. C’est la vie!

Here’s some random, book-ish things anyway:

  • The absolutely bonkers YA best-seller mystery story that was sweeping Twitter last week, from Pajiba and Book Riot
  • Have you seen the trailer for the new A Wrinkle in Time movie? Ava Du Vernay is an amazing director and I can’t wait to see this!
  • Apparently some dudes in Hollywood want to make an all-female version of Lord of the Flies and Libba Bray, rightly, is basically over there going “been there, done that, my version was better.” (Which it was/is.)
  • A few short days ago, 1 September 2017, was the day of the epilogue from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when Albus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express for the first time. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for MY Hogwarts letter….

Happy reading, as always!

Yearly Reading Challenge, 2016

Happy New Year, bookworms! I continue to be sadly behind on updating this blog, but on the plus side, I did manage to read 57 books in 2016 – seven more than my goal of 50. Granted, some of those books were rather short single issue comics, but reading is reading and in my mind, it all counts.

I had planned to write a separate post about my favourite books of the year, but let’s be honest: that’s probably not going to happen. Instead, the books and comics in bold below are those I’ve designated as favourites. Hyperlinks lead to the Goodreads page for each book, as I definitely didn’t review most (if any?) books this year. What can I say? Being a PhD candidate is hard and I’m just lucky I had time to read for fun at all.

Novels and Non-Fiction:

  1. Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James
  2. Tied Up, Tied Down by Lorelei James
  3. Short Rides by Lorelei James
  4. Branded as Trouble by Lorelei James
  5. All Jacked Up by Lorelei James
  6. My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
  7. Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale
  8. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  9. Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler
  10. Good Girls Don’t by Victoria Dahl
  11. Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl
  12. Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl
  13. Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
  14. My American Duchess by Eloisa James
  15. A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James
  16. Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh
  17. Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Lorelei James
  18. Strong, Silent Type by Lorelei James
  19. Rough, Raw and Ready by Lorelei James
  20. Every Beat of My Heart by Bella Andre
  21. Snowbound at Christmas by Jennifer Ryan et al
  22. That Mistletoe Moment by Cat Johnson et al
  23. Only in My Dreams by Darcy Burke
  24. Yours to Hold by Darcy Burke

Comics and Graphic Novels:

  1. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 by Amy Reeder
  2. Ms. Marvel #2 by G. Willow Wilson
  3. ANAD Avengers #2 by Mark Waid
  4. Looking for Group, Vol. 1 by Ryan Sohmer
  5. Ms. Marvel #3 by G. Willow Wilson
  6. ANAD Avengers #3 by Mark Waid
  7. ANAD Avengers #4 by Mark Waid
  8. The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 3 by Kieron Gillen
  9. Alex + Ada, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Luna
  10. Ms. Marvel #4 by G. Willow Wilson
  11. Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising by Jim Zub
  12. Ms. Marvel #5 by G. Willow Wilson
  13. Ms. Marvel #6 by G. Willow Wilson
  14. Orphan Black, Vol.1 by Graeme Mason & John Fawcett
  15. Ms. Marvel #7 by G. Willow Wilson
  16. Orphan Black: Helsinki #1 by Graeme Mason & John Fawcett
  17. Orphan Black: Helsinki #2 by Graeme Mason & John Fawcett
  18. Orphan Black: Helsinki #3 by Graeme Mason & John Fawcett
  19. Orphan Black: Helsinki #4 by Graeme Mason & John Fawcett
  20. Orphan Black: Helsinki #5 by Graeme Mason & John Fawcett
  21. I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1 by Skottie Young
  22. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  23. Ms. Marvel #8 by G. Willow Wilson
  24. Ms. Marvel #9 by G. Willow Wilson
  25. Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
  26. Faith Vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser
  27. Ms. Marvel #10 by G. Willow Wilson
  28. Ms. Marvel #11 by G. Willow Wilson
  29. The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4 by Kieron Gillen
  30. Ms. Marvel #12 by G. Willow Wilson
  31. Darth Vader Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen
  32. Darth Vader Vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen
  33. Ms Marvel #13 by G. Willow Wilson
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