August 2017: A Month in Review

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of my normal month in review posts. This has been a tough year for me in general, and blogging and even reading (*gasp*) fell to the wayside. Then during August I took a much-needed vacation to Kerr Lake, a place that my grandfather had told me about. It was beautiful. Mike and I pitched our tent at a waterfront campsite, spent a week relaxing, and read ALL THE COMICS.

So, here’s what I’ve read over the past couple months:

Upcoming Reading Plans

I realized that there’s no way that I’m going to catch up to my original Goodreads reading goal for the year. My original goal was 65 books, and I decided to cut that down to a more modest 52. I still have a lot of catching up to do, but it’s within reason.

I still have a few more reviews in the pipeline for graphic novels that I read while camping. In general, expect to see more reviews of trade comics and manga for a while. It’s the one thing I’ve felt like reading lately, as I just don’t have the mental energy for my usual SF/F fare. I decided this year that I’m going to read what I want to read when I want to read it, and I’m trying my best to stick to it. That’s also why I’m impulse-reading Handbook for Mortals, the trainwreck of a young adult novel that tried to buy its way onto the NYT bestsellers list. I’m reading it for science, and so that you don’t have to.

It’s also the start of September, which means two things–my birthday, and the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge. This year the RIP Challenge is being hosted by estellasrevenge.net and mycapriciouslife.com. If you’re interested in a low-key challenge reading paranormal, spooky, or mysterious books this fall, then swing by and check it out!

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6 comments

  1. Sounds like you had a great week camping and reading comics – what more could a person really ask for!
    Good luck reading your YA book – I look forward to your review of that one.
    Lynn 😀

    1. I don’t have a list yet for RIP. I’ve made lists in other years and promptly ignored them, so I don’t think I’m likely to do much better. However, I’m thinking this might be a good year to read “It” by Steven King because all of my friends are talking about it and I keep getting spoilered.