March 2018 reading round-up

# of books read: 15 audiobooks listened to: 2 ebooks read: 5 (6 if you count Wattpad!) total page count: 3,453 pages year total page count: 9,867 pages The highest monthly total yet this year! https://www.instagram.com/p/BepzArolPvq/ It's rare that I go out and buy a brand new hardcover unless I'm going to get it signed.  … Continue reading March 2018 reading round-up

December reading round-up

# of books read: 13 audiobooks listened to: 2 graphic novels read: 3 total page count: 3,954 year total page count: 44,234 Lots more reading this month!  Especially since I hardly wrote anything!  Did some editing and wrote a couple of chapters, but otherwise I've been busy reading... https://www.instagram.com/p/BcIsmg5lFqE I'm not sure how my coworker … Continue reading December reading round-up

September reading round-up

# of books read: 13 audiobooks listened to: 2 graphic novels read: 3 total page count: 3,786 year total page count: 35,349 http://www.instagram.com/p/BZWsSURFV-T/ I read a review of The Art of Starving and had to buy it for the library.  I don't think I've ever read a book about a boy with an eating disorder, … Continue reading September reading round-up

3 books on a theme: brothers who died in the war

I am often reading between 3 and 5 books at the same time, and occasionally there's a theme that might not be remarkable in one book... but when I see it in three books, I take notice. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters included among its characters a set of brothers, one of whom … Continue reading 3 books on a theme: brothers who died in the war

the YA horror novel aesthetic

You could say that every genre has its own aesthetic, but lately the YA horror genre has been taking aesthetic to a new level - beyond cover design, or even typeface and chapter headings. The first YA novel that did this really effectively was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - a novel which some … Continue reading the YA horror novel aesthetic