2.88 Average Star Rating (Ouch!)
The Last Town 1/2 Star book that I DNF’d
Gods of the Mountain 1 1/2 Star novel where the author asked for a bad review . He got it.
Assail 4 Stars and the longest book at just under 800 pages this month
Thank You, Jeeves 4 Stars and the humor is what upped this.
Graphic Novels & Manga
Oh My Goddess! plateaued as I was only able to read one volume this month. I just couldn’t bring myself to try a second. This does not bode well for the series as a whole. If I didn’t already own the whole dang thing, I’d definitely be tossing this for something more interesting.
Miscellaneous And Personal:
Survival Saturday was more comfort than survival this month. Breakfast Burritos bigger than my fist, yes please!
Surviving a Bad Book allowed the readers a quick glimpse into what helped turn Bookstooge into the battered and psychologically scarred creature of vengeance that he is today. Luckily for the world at large, he’s not a billionaire, so you should be safe.
Most of the reason for the smaller numbers this month was that I was heavily invested, timewise that is, in the newest Magic the Gathering release entitled Dominaria. It sucked me in and I ended up creating a personalized Commander / EDH deck that is white and black and based on the Knight type. Just creating the Deck List and then Trimming it Down was quite the chore! I found out that I had some rewards from Amazon through our credit card, so I was able to get most of the more expensive cards all in one fell swoop instead of having to scrimp all year long. I’m hoping this will allow me to play it by June, July at the latest.
On the blogside of personal things, I ended up doing some culling of people I used to follow but for one reason or another have fallen by the wayside. I have tried to follow a couple of new people by using the WordPress Search for some of my favorite authors. I did follow 2 new people, but neither has updated in over 2 weeks. That doesn’t bode well. If any of you are just itching to suggest anyone, feel free. My main caveats are that they must post at least once a week, have very few YA reviews and finally, they must actually do reviews. When I was looking for book bloggers, I was amazed at how many bloggers participate more in some “Meme Theme” than in actually reviewing. If someone doesn’t have a minimum 1 to 1 ratio for Reviews and Non-Review posts, I probably won’t follow them long term. Ok, enough Grumpy Old Man’ing from me.
Jackaby takes it this month. A YA book that didn’t make me throw up and I’ll be continuing the series. I’m as surprised as anyone about that!