Thursday, 31 May 2018

May Wrap-up


Here's a horrifying thought - it's already the end of May. 

News from the Reading Front

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This is what I thought I'd be like once uni ended.

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This is what I'm actually like now that uni has ended.

At first I thought I was just reading a lot of comics because comics were fun, but now I'm thinking I might also be a little burnt out right now when it comes to novels. 

Anyway, let's take a look at what I've read this month...

Carrie by Stephen King - 3 Stars - Review

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - 2 Stars - Review

I also read six graphic novels and two comics.

Reading Challenge Check-in

I am now only one book behind on my Goodreads Challenge! 

2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge: 1/5
  • Carrie by Stephen King (Her mother refers to her as a witch so IT COUNTS.)

Science Fiction VS Fantasy Bingo 2018: 2/25

  • Fantastic Beasts - All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 
  • It's the End of the World as We Know it - Carrie by Stephen King (Said almost word for word in the book.)
The 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge: 1/20
  • Read a Book with Magical Realism in it - All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Back to the Classics Challenge 2018: 3/12
  • A classic written by a woman author - Agnes Grey by Anne Bront
 
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge: 1/5
  • Carrie by Stephen King
Ivyclad Bingo (2018 Reading Challenge): 7/16
  • Superhero - Nightwing Volume One: Better than Batman by Tim Seeley
  • Contemporary - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Over 500 Pages - Pamela by Samuel Richardson
  • Historical - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Yes, even at the time it was published.)
  • Black Cover - Middlemarch by George Eliot 
  • Witches - Carrie by Stephen King
  • Magic - Zatanna Volume Two: Shades of the Past 
(I see reading Carrie was a good life decision.)

I also joined a new reading challenge this month.

Beat the Backlist 2018: (21/30)

Note: For the purposes of this challenge, anything released before the 1st of January 2018 qualifies as a backlist book.
  • Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti (First Published: 1862)
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (First Published: 2017)
  • Ouran High School Host Club Volume Nine by Bisco Hatori (First Published: 2006)
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Bront
  • Nightwing Volume One: Better than Batman by Tim Seeley (First Published: 2017)




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I found out about the GDPR really late, especially considering that I'm in Europe. You'll notice that there are now two cookie consent bars you have to click through. I am sorry about that, but I needed to link to my privacy policy and I wasn't sure how to remove Google's banner (or if I was allowed to). I think I'm GDPR compliant now. If I'm not and you know I'm not then please tell me. 

I'm also now on Twitter. This is mainly thanks to the fact that so many jobs want you to have experience of Twitter so that they can trust you to manage their social media channels -

(Try again.)

This is mainly thanks to the fact that midnight me makes bad, impulse-driven decisions, but you're all welcome to pretend it's because you kept telling me how great the book blogging community is on there. Anyway, it turns out that I have the Twitter skills of a lemon. You can find me at @Ivyclad_Ideas.

News from the Net
  • The Super Sons/Dynomutt crossover dropped today. 
  • Antman and the Wasp won't be released in the UK until the 6th of August. Is it just me, or does it keep getting later and later?