I cannot believe we are actually going into May already, the time is just flying by.
Sadly I was super busy, sick or had some dental work done and really didn't get a lot books read in the last couple months,hence the double round-up this month. But some book I actually just combined or a all in one addition came out for review. So the actually books read or reviewed I shoulds say is not as much. I have few more but I still have to write up some reviews so it will have to wait.
I'm actually thinking about putting up a new blog since while it is also refreshing to to have one, I also miss it. But if I do I will not put so much stress on myself and just post whatever and whenever , just for fun.
But we shall see lol.
I should however post a book haul it has been forever and it its getting out of control but I think I wait toll after may since there are a few books coming out yet that I really want to get and add .
I hope everyone is having a great time and enjoying the nice weather and everyone is reading some great books.
Here are my books for March/April 2018
To get to the reviews of the books, just click the covers ;)
The Norse Chronicles by Karissa Laurel
4 ½-5 ★
Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Shocking the Medic by Elizabeth Otto
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Unraveled by Kate Jarvik Birch
4 ½ ★
Forget You by Nina Crespo
1 ½ ★
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa
2 ½ -3★
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
I have to say that this graphic novel was fantastic. I loved the writing and the art. I cannot wait to get book #2.
"March: Book #1" follows Congressman John Lewis is John Lewis's first hand account of the American Civil Rights Movement. We follow Lewis's family and his first meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King. You get to read the rules that those who participated in the lunch counter sit-ins as well as some awful scenes depicting what people said to those who were protesting, how they were beaten and treated.
What was great though was that we have Lewis preparing to attend President Barack Obama's inauguration and you get to see how happy he and many other African Americans were that they got to witness the first African American president. The graphic novel segues between this and Lewis remembering his past until we get to the end of book #1.
I recently went to the National Museum of African American History & Culture and there are tons of displays that showcase the Civil Rights Movement and talk about how it first got started and highlights those who participated like Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King, and so many others. I loved reading the displays and looking at the pictures on display. Seeing this in graphic form though made it feel more real to me.
I read this on my Kindle Fire so I was able to blow up some of the scenes in order to read the speech bubbles. I do wonder how this would look if I had a hard copy in my hand though.
The art was so great. Though I have to say I don't know what's worse, reading people being bigoted and racist in written form or via a graphic novel.
This was such a touching story and it really tugged at my heart. I usually don't like to read romance type stories but this one was not the typical romance about superficial love. It starts with a young woman finding out her husband is leaving her for another woman. Emily, who is a writer, ends up going to stay with her great aunt for a month. She planned to spend some time there to heal and maybe write. Instead of writing she ends of reading. In the guest room at her aunts room she finds a red velvet diary and she can't resist reading it. On excursions with her aunt she meets people from the past and her memory of them begins to awaken. She learns some details about the story she is reading and begins to wonder if the story is actually true and if the people in it are closer to her than she thinks. She also meets an old boyfriend and also another man that she feels drawn too. She begins to think about her own story and who she was meant to be with but at the same time she doesn't want to risk getting hurt again.
This is my favorite type of story. It involves someone in the present trying to solve a mystery that requires them to delve into the past. I loved it!