The Monster Report

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Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Jessica and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

Books added to TBR:

Read this Week:

It was a much slower reading week but that is because NaNoWriMo has begun and I am actually doing very well I have gotten more than my word goal everyday so far and it feels really good. (I also spent a really big majority of my time reading Johnlock fanfiction and I am not even a little bit sorry.) A Study in Scarlet was fun because it let me see all the parallels between it and A Study in Pink. I gave it 3.5/5 just cause the whole background on the killer was boring. A Darkness Strange and Lovely was a really great sequel in my opinion and I didn’t find it to have second book syndrome in the slightest. The story is going in a really interesting direction and I am curious to see how it will wrap up. 4/5. And Finally The Monster of Eledhaven was lets just say it fucking weird. I mean both the main characters are plain fucking evil and they seem to abuse each other as often as love on each other and I am completely guilty of loving the shit out of it. It was so unique and interesting and I was honestly sad when I got to the end of this very short but amazing book. 4.5/5 (Only cause I am salty about the ending)

Currently Reading:

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Books added to TBR:

None.

Read this Week:

New Kid Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 Short & Skinny The Okay Witch AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women Cheshire Crossing The Tea Dragon Festival (The Tea Dragon Society) Pilu of the Woods Just Jaime

I’m starting to really concentrate on my pile of graphic novels for the CYBILs panel I’m on so you’ll see a lot of those in the coming weeks. The only non-graphic novel I read this week was my audiobook of Dread Nation which was a mash up of zombies in a past setting right after the Revolutionary War ended. Quite an amazing audiobook and I loved the story. New Kid was a great graphic novel, probably one of my favorites when it comes to the realistic fiction area right now. Fever Year gave some insight into the Flu of 1918 and may convince me to get my shot this year. Short & Skinny was fun and nerdy and makes me want the new Star Wars movie now. The Okay Witch was so beautifully drawn and such a fun and good story, I really enjoyed it! Astro-nuts fell short for me.. it was a little out there. MEg, Jo, Beth and Amy is Little Women in a modern day and I really enjoyed it – great illustrations! Cheshire Crossing I wish I had loved more, but it fell a bit short as well, even though I loved the adventure of the story where they travel to Wonderland, Neverland and Oz. The Tea Dragon Festival is so gorgeous and I love the simplistic nature of the story for younger readers, such a gorgeous graphic novel. Pilu of the Woods is also a sweet tale and I loved every panel and page of it – it’s about a journey inside and out. Just Jaime had multiple POVs which I haven’t seen much in graphic novels and was rather a cool way to do a graphic novel about friendship.

Currently Reading:

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga #3)

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This week at The Book Monsters, we…

Were busy with life last week, no posts! 🙂

That is all for us this week. So until next week, stay scary Monsters.

jessica

Avid reader and gamer. Favorite thing in the entire world is Harry Potter. I read to escape that pesky thing we call reality.

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6 responses to “The Monster Report

  1. I’ve been kicking myself for not doing NaNoWriMo this year. But truthfully, I can’t imagine squeezing it into my busy month. I’ll have to plan way ahead and it just didn’t happen this year. So many great books here. And I’m especially excited to see the graphic novels from this week of reading. Thanks for sharing!

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