Evil Cat Book Tag

I’d like to post things this week, but I have nothing planned and am not in the mood to catch up on book reviews, so that means it’s gonna be a…

BOOK TAG WEEK!!

I think it’s been a while since I’ve done a BOOK TAG WEEK, but I can’t remember for sure and don’t feel like checking.

Anyway, let’s kick this off with the Evil Cat Book Tag, created by Peat of Peat Long’s Blog, because I miss the Jinster, my fam’s cat.


Knocking Shit Off of High Places: A book with a cliffhanger

Lol! Lucky for us the Jinster never goes up anywhere high to be able to do this. 

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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Six for Sunday: Fav Picture Books, Just a Few

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

(I totally forgot about this meme. Life is still busy, so I’m barely keeping up on here.)


This Sunday’s topic:

Favorite Picture Books

Not many adults read picture books to enjoy it themselves. People most often believe that picture books are intended only for children, but I think adults can also find enjoyment and sometimes even solace in them. Plus, the story is often accompanied by gorgeous illustrations that make it worth picking up the book to admire them.

Here are some of my favorite picture books. Of course, I couldn’t choose just 6, so I went with 8 instead. I’ll also link to my review of each, in case you’d like to see more of the art.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Some folks consider this a picture book and others call it a graphic novel. I tend to lean toward the latter, but either way, it’s a great one to pick up and one that all ages can enjoy. It’s a silent story told without words about a man seeking a safe place for his family to live after a monster invades his homeland. The illustrations are stunning and often make me think of old photographs.

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Book Haul #79: New Year, New Books

I haven’t done a book haul since November, not that I’ve bought much since then. Below are a couple stuff I got since then to appease myself during some stressful times — so I told myself when I bought them.


PURCHASES

PHYSICAL

I gave in and got myself a physical copy of Dune. The movie really intrigued me, and people keep mentioning interesting things about it, so I want to see what’s up. The three comics I picked up as a treat to myself last year during a tough time, and Little John Crow I had to get because of its title and author. However, Trees was a recent buy that I couldn’t pass on because I LOVE the cover. And I’ve been seeing so many great reviews of Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done and Uzumaki that I had to get my own copy. Uzumaki was sold out for much of the fall and winter months last year, so I felt lucky when I found a copy a couple weeks ago.

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Top 5 Tuesday #70: Series I Haven’t Finished

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.


This week’s topic:

Top 5 series I haven’t finished

(What series haven’t you finished yet (or caught up to date on if it’s ongoing) that you meant to?)

There are MANY series I need to finish. Actually, I think I need to do one of those series-read projects I see people doing where you list the many series you’re in the middle of and read to complete or catch up on them. But, for now, here are 5 I’d like to complete.

First Law series by Joe Abercrombie

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2022 Reading Plans

Typically, I’d post this as soon as the new year starts, but I haven’t been in the mood to read or blog, so I delayed it until I was.

Considering how low my interest in reading and blogging was in December and the beginning of this year, I’d like to take things super easy this year regarding my reading. Most of my goals will be the same as previous years, but I intend to scale back on the amount I intend to read. I’ll also pass on continuing with certain goals, like the list of 8 books I really want to read but never get to every year. (Maybe I’ll get to them this year when I don’t have them listed as a goal.)

OVERALL READING GOALS

spend less
read more of my own books
take it easy

I’d like to try harder to spend less on books, so fingers crossed that I manage to do so this year (although I’ve already bought a couple books since the year started. Whoops!). Of course, I’d also like to read more of my own stuff in an attempt to weed out books I hate from my shelves. And, as I mentioned above, I’d like to take it easy this year with the goals.

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Six for Sunday: Under 200 Pages

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.


This Sunday’s topic:

Favorite Books Under 200 Pages

Here are a few books under 200 pages that I’ve read. I wouldn’t call them all favorites, but they were all entertaining in some way.

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Top 5 Tuesday #69: These Have Been Around Awhile

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.


This week’s topic:

Top 5 books that have been on my TBR since forever

(What other books are you hiding on your TBR? And which ones have been there the longest?)

I’m sure we all have books on our TBRs that we’ve been meaning to read for years now but have yet to get to. I recently rediscovered a few while moving. Here are some of them.

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Six for Sunday: Fav Short Stories

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.


This Sunday’s topic:

Favorite Short Stories

Short stories aren’t my favorite things, so I haven’t read many of them. But every once in a while, I’ll pick up a collection to read. The following are some of my favorites.

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

The copy I own contains both “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and “Herland,” but I’ve only read the former so far and really liked it. When I read it back in 2014, I was surprised to find a classic so… readable and entertaining, despite being unsettling too. The story is semi-autobiographical and is about a woman who’s depressed and is prescribed bed rest by her physician husband. There’s a hint of horror to the story, but it’s not scary; it’s more of a psychological horror, I think.

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