Saturday, January 21, 2017

Book Bingo 2017

Okay, I couldn't resist this year! Book Bingo is late, but ready to go! Read along with me on Instagram @lizzthelibrarain. 

I'm reading 80 books this year, you can follow along with my progress on GoodReads

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Reading Goals for 2017

So, have you set your reading goal for 2017? I like to track on GoodReads :) I find that setting a goal encourages me to read throughout the year - instead of doing something boring like watching more television (I used to never watch TV, I don't know what happened).

Anyway, this year I'm setting my reading goal at 80 books. It seems like A LOT, but after pretty easily reading 70 last year, I think that I can push myself with this challenge in 2017. Plus, I hear the 80's will be trending this year, so I'll jump on that bandwagon.

Friday, December 30, 2016

How many books did you read?

This year was a good year of reading for me. I will have read 71 books by the turn of the new year and I'm back here to start blogging again.

2016 was such a busy year at work that my blog, right here, has been sorely neglected. Honestly, the last thing I wanted to do each night when I got home was talk about books more. Which is sad, considering it is my favorite thing. But as we settle into 2017 I look forward to some good changes and more time to do things I love (read: talk about books more ... and read more).

Anyway, finishing a quick graphic novel today brought me to an end of the 2016 Book Bingo. After four years of hosting a Book Bingo score card here on Lizz the Librarian, I've decided to take a break and do something new for 2017.

I'll still be completing a reading goal over on GoodReads and hope to read 80 books in 2017. I'll keep you updated as to what I read, if I join any reading goals, and I hope to do lots more reviews here in the coming year.

Check out the books I read this year after the jump and I'll see you as we read together in 2017!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Graphic Novel Review: Octopus Pie

In any graphic novel, which is the category I'm choosing to lump this book in with, we have four areas to review: World Building, Character Development, Plot, and Art.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book Review: Prudence

Why did I pick it up:  I read a couple other of Gail's books and they were fun reads, so I thought this one would be too ;)

Summary: Prudence, Rue to anyone she likes, and her best friend Primrose are bound for adventure. In Rue's new dirigible, that is a flying ship that Rue names the Spotted Custard (because she's just practical like that), they are destined for India with two annoying men and a ship full of capable staff. But Rue isn't one to shirk excitement and get herself involved in everything she shouldn't.  

Monday, February 29, 2016

Graphic Novel Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle

There is nothing quite like a beautifully done fairy tail retelling. Not that we would expect anything less from Mr. Gaiman.

In any graphic novel, which is the category I'm choosing to lump this book in with, we have four areas to review: World Building, Character Development, Plot, and Art.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book Review: Truthwitch

Why did I pick it up: I read it for my bookclub this month, but it was already on my TBR

Summary:  Safi and Iseult are Threadsisters, two Threadwitches who are the closest of friends (think Parabati) and will protect each other at all costs. Safi is a Truthwitch, a rare Threadwitch who knows the truth when anyone speaks - a valuable girl who is suddenly and quite surprisingly betrothed to an old man. A complicated escape plan hatches, the girls are separated and don't know who they can trust. The future is looking rather grim when a Bloodwitch named Aeduan is close on their tails and Admiral Merrik either saves or captures the girls ... it is a fight for survival.