Archive for November, 2015
Here is another Too Much TBR: November edition!
For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. Is it effective? Perhaps. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.
November is a chiller month than October, but since I kind of slacked off, it’s major catch-up time! Will I be able to focus and read all my books? Cross our fingers that I can!
Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!
|BACK IN OCTOBER|
October was not my best month. I procrastinated…a lot. I had been busy with book events and a spontaneous trip to Tacoma that I couldn’t find the time to focus and read my review books. (I know, excuses excuses.)
I managed to get halfway through The Martian (with the help of the audiobook). I finished Pretending to Dance, Black Widow: Forever Red (which was terrible so read fanfiction instead), and Tell the Story to Is End (great Middle Grade about storytelling), and wrote reviews for all of them. Yayyyyyyyy. I decided to DNF Future Perfect, and postponed reading Welcome to Night Vale because I thought it would be better to read it along with the audiobook. Not the best, I admit.
Do “steampunk” and “Kaijus” peak your interest? If so, well, you can join me in flailing about an awesome comic that’s out on Wednesday— it’s called Monstress!
When I heard Monstress was announced back in January, I knew this was gonna be a comic I would absolutely love. You have women of color writing and illustrating; gorgeous art; monsters; all types of female characters who are tough and layered; and so much more. I was beyond excited when I saw a solicitation email about it. (Imagine a lot of disbelief gawking of the email and refreshing the page to make sure I wasn’t imagining it.)
Monstress is described as:
Your reaction reading that better be, “holy shit, I want to read this.”
Eureka! In the early morning of November 1st, aka the starting day of NaNoWriMo, I finalized what I want to write about, and I am beyond excited. Let it be known that I will tackle—“Haunted Darlings.”
If you’ve followed me on Twitter, you’ll know that I was extremely underprepared—as in “oh god, what the fuck do I write about? Do I craft up something new that I haven’t really thought about for weeks? Or revisit an old project?” The answer is: I revisit an old and loved project with a new spin to it.