Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer

Cosmoknights

Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up for graphic novel bookclub. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I loved the illustrations, especially how dark they were during the majority of the book. There are a lot of themes running through it, and I really enjoyed that, knowing that life is complicated, and the book ran through all the complications.

My only complaint is that I haven’t gotten my hands on the next book yet. This one kind of left me at a cliffhanger.

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After I posted the initial review, I found out that you can read it online at Cosmoknights. Volume two has been started, with new issues coming out weekly.

Blogging my way through January

Because of school work, and such, I prewrite my blog posts in an attempt to get something published daily. School doesn’t start for another week or so, so I’m writing what I can now, to attempt to fill the days. I think that I can get the end of January done before school starts. I have already started February, since, as usual, February is a themed month.

I’m writing up reviews of books that haven’t been posted yet and getting them scheduled, and I have a few articles that I want to read and comment on. Also, I have thoughts running through my head and I’ll be writing those down, bit by bit. I think it’s doable.

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up on a recommendation from a friend. I loved it! No one suspects the old lady. That’s not a spoiler, since we know from the beginning what the old lady is thinking.

The book is set up like short stories with all of the stories coming together in the end. It was wonderful and I can’t wait to read the next one!

I would recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries and doesn’t mind a little gore. Very little, but it’s in there anyhow.

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Perfect Pets: Fun Short Story Picture Book for Children by Arnie Lightning

Perfect Pets: Fun Short Story Picture Book for Children

Perfect Pets: Fun Short Story Picture Book for Children by Arnie Lightning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got this as a freebie audiobook. It surprised me that it is still considered a picture book even though we can’t see any pictures.

The imagination runs wild in this book, trying to get a child to think of the best pets for them. All of the pets mentioned are imaginary or inappropriate.

The story is cute, but I think it would have been better with pictures. It would make a good bedtime story, though.

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Bedtime Story Adventure: Rhyming Bedtime Story for Kids by Arnie Lightning

Bedtime Story Adventure: Rhyming Bedtime Story for Kids

Bedtime Story Adventure: Rhyming Bedtime Story for Kids by Arnie Lightning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book as a freebie. It would make a great bedtime story, but I think it would be better for an adult to read to a child instead of listening to it as an audiobook.

The rhyming pattern is nice and soothing and is perfect for getting a child to sleep.

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Captain Color and the Color Factory by Arnie Lightning

Captain Color and the Color Factory

Captain Color and the Color Factory by Arnie Lightning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this as a free book. It was a cute story about colors.

I didn’t give it a high rating because, while I understood that the author was kidding about the world being grey before the story’s main plot happened, he mentioned that he could price it because of photographs. I know, I’m being picky here, but unless the adult reading the story to the child explains the joke, the child might believe it.

I recommend it as a book for an adult to read and explain with the child.

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Flushed by Chris Miller

Flushed

Flushed by Chris Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a way to end the year! I picked this up as a freebie. I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would.

I would almost throw this in a horror genre, since we know exactly the horrible things that will happen and we’re mentally trying to stop them as the story progresses. The main character is having a bad day that progressively gets worse and we all know how that goes.

I recommend this to a person with a strong stomach and a sense of humor.

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Happy New Year! Welcome, 2022

Now that 2021 is behind us, it’s time to set my goals.

I plan on hitting the gym more often. I need to get it on the calendar. If I could afford a trainer, I would so that I could be accountable to getting somewhere on time in the mornings since I’d be meeting someone. I can’t afford it, so I have to figure out a different plan.

I have lists set up for daily and weekly routines. I plan on checking them daily, and seeing how far I can get.

I have set my goal for the annual reading challenge at 125 books since I have been receiving free kids books a lot. I read 112 in 2021, so adding a few more won’t hurt.

I hope to finish up my degree this year. I have 2 required classes and 3 electives to finish up between summer and fall semesters. I hope I can get everything I need.

I hope to get better sleep patterns established next year. Regular bedtimes and wake up times need to be set.

Meal planning was started and ended in 2021, so we will pick that up again for this year. It’s been better when school has been out, since everyone isn’t doing as much as they do when school is in session.

It’s a lot to look at all at once, but it isn’t so bad when you realize it covers so many different parts of my life. Small chunks at a time. Here’s to 2022!

Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

Nature Poem

Nature Poem by Tommy Pico
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up for school. It was a wonderful book, and the author told his story with all of the tools he has. His sexuality, race, and ability to use technology all come through in this poem that he says he can’t write.

I really enjoyed it, but I forgot to mark it as read when I actually finished it, so I am just now getting to the review.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes poetry, even a little. It was worth reading.

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Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation

Desperation by Stephen King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I picked this book up for bookclub. I had read many of the books by this author in the past, but it had been a long time. I had heard this book was very scary.

I found this book just OK. It was wordy and had a lot of editing issues. The story was OK, not fantastic. A few things were just confusing.

I would recommend this to horror fans, but it wasn’t especially unique. I could see most of it coming.

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