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January Book Recap

booksWhat have I been reading?? I think I may make my novel reading a monthly recap since I don’t really remember to review anything anymore. Haha.

The Walking Dead – Volume 10 – Robert Kirkman
If you love the show, there is absolutely no reason why you won’t love the comics as well. I prefer to purchase them in these volumes. You get a few extras in the back which includes insights to limited edition art they have done for various events or to mark something tremendous happening in the books. I absolutely love them and this volume was no exception. Spoiler alert: If you think the television show leaves you hanging, the comics are even worse!!!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
The first in my “reread of Harry Potter” for obvious reasons. I apparently forgot 95% of what happened in this book so it was like reading it for the first time. I forgot about pretty much everything except for the Sorting Hat, the school is called Hogwarts, AND the main characters. Who the heck is Quirrell? I didn’t know!! If you haven’t read the series, or haven’t in awhile, I suggest you pick it up!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling
My current novel. The boys just “made a crash” at Hogwarts.

(I’ve been coordinating my re-read with completion of the books on Pottermore, which I covered here. Come join me.)

Watchers – Dean Koontz
I’ve attempted to read this book twice now. I might just be successful this time. It has a dog in it which is always awesome, a mystery, and a bit of a lost soul.

So, there you have it: My January recap. What books have you been reading???

Thanks for reading,
Katie ☙

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Firefly Lane

Finally made my way through another book. Read about it here! 🙂

Ye Olde Bookshelf

indexThis book is one I could not set down. My sister-in-law loaned it to me and I flew through the pages in 3 days. That is no small feat with a 21 month old at 479 pages long!

Kristin Hannah centers the book upon two girls, Kate and Tully, and their friendship through the many decades starting in the 70s. Tully is a highly motivated and stubborn individual while Kate is more laid back, a romantic and maternal. In fact, it’s almost as if Kate is the steady drum and Tully is the dancer.

Kate has a more stable background — two parents and a brother — while Tully has the more turbulent one — completely absent father, a mother that’s in and out of her life, and a grandmother that raises her from an infant and tries to protect her. When her grandmother passes, Kate’s mother offers to foster…

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The Great Convergence

Alas, no original blog today. Instead you get a reblog of a new review over on my much neglected “Ye Olde Bookshelf.” Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

Ye Olde Bookshelf

Oh, Joseph. Why do you do this to me? Just when I think this series is losing focus, I get reined back into it and you leave me wanting more. *shakes fist*

Anyhoo, you may or may not remember my review of the The Book of Deacon — it’s been awhile, I know. Shameful. The Great Convergence is the second novel in this trilogy focusing on the same characters and quest although, as with all great fantasy novels, there are side quests that have to be completed along the way that keep things moving a bit. If you don’t read that above review, not a whole lot of this one is going to make sense.

Once again Myranda takes center stage for much of the book along with Lain. Other major characters come into play as well, including Ether (an elemental being) and Ivy (another malthrope, although with a quite…

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