Hey all, Dani here.
Whew, another month has come and gone. It is officially fall where I live, and I am ready to curl up with a hot beverage and a comfy blanket and some great reads. First I just need the weather to cool down a bit more. It’s still really hot here.
First up, let’s check in on progress for the yearly goals.
- Reading: I finished 22 books and got about halfway through two others, so overall I’m at 164 books read for 2019 so far, which is outstanding.
- Blogging: There was a blog post up every single day in September, so I’m still on a roll in this area as well
- Writing: I’m about two months into my Weekend Writer blog post series now, so I’m diving deep into research into the writing craft, but I really haven’t done much creative writing. Hopefully I’ll have more to report next month.
- Conventions: We went to Cincinnati Comic Expo this month to work at the Colorworld Books booth, and it was amazing, but it also gave us a lot to think about when it comes to our lives and the possibility of how our future could be.
Next up is the wrap up section of today’s post. As always, if I have a review up already then I will include the link just in case you’d like to check it out.
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Vol 1 by Yoshinobu Akita and Mungi — 3.5 stars
Platinum E.N.D. Vol 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata — 3.5 stars
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson — 5 stars
Delicious in Dungeon Vol 5 by Ryoko Kui — 4 stars
Magus of the Library Vol 1 by Mitsu Izumi — 5 stars
Hunted by Meagan Spooner — 3.5 stars
Critical Role Vox Machina Origins II #3 by Jody Hauser, Matthew Mercer, Olivia Samson, Msassyk, and Ariana Maher — 5 stars
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway — DNF
Escape from Castle Ravenloft by Matt Forbeck — 5 stars
The Mad Mage’s Academy by Matt Forbeck — 5 stars
The Girl from the Other Side Vol 7 by Nagabe — 5 stars
Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters by Nikita Gill — 5 stars
Well Met by Jen DeLuca — 5 stars
Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan — 4 stars
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir — 4.5 stars
Accomplishments of a Duke’s Daughter Vol 1 by Reia and Suki Umemiya — 3 stars
Victor Boone Will Save Us by David Joel Stevenson — 4 stars (review to come Oct 3)
Suggested Reading by Dave Connis — 5 stars
Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer — 4.5 stars
The Beautiful (Sampler) by Renee Ahdieh — too soon to give a rating, but I like it so far
A Guide to Being a Dog by Seamus Wheaton, Wil Wheaton, and Lar Desouza — 4.5 stars
Mythical Beast Investigator Vol 1 by Keishi Ayasato and Koichiro Hoshino — 4 stars
The Sacred Blacksmith Vol 1 by Isao Miura and Kotero Yamada — 4 stars
Okay, book haul and OwlCrate Unboxing time. Well…we bought quite a few books this month. Oh man, I doubt that next month will be much better because there are so many books I’m looking forward to, and B&N is having a Kodansha Comics sale (Buy 2 get the 3rd free) through Oct 29, so yeah, I’m probably going to be buying a bunch more manga.
Finally, let’s talk TBRs. I’m not putting my TBR up yet for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, because it is at the end of the month and I don’t know what I’ll be in the mood to read. Other than that I’m feeling like some spooky and/or atmospheric fantasies are what I want to read.
How was your September? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.