Feb 29, 2016

Monthly Re-Cap: February 2016

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

Wow another month... wow.

This month, again, I set myself a pretty strict reading goal, something I don't normally do... and I was a huge failure :/ 
The books I wanted to read were mostly ebooks and I wasn't feeling my Kindle - so I read a lot of graphic novels instead :P oh well. Try again in March... 

What did you read or listen to in February? 

Link me up in the comments section! 


     ~~Books Read in February~~     

 Princess in Training (The Princess Diaries, #6)  Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics This One Summer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures, Volume 1  Grumpy Cat, Volume 1  The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)  Curio (Curio #1)  Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)  Maus II : And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)  Fortunately, the Milk  Saga, Volume 1  Saga, Volume 2

How did I do on my February TBR?
I read 2/ 4 books :/ 

~~Links to Some Reviews~~

~~Reviews Coming in March ~~
  • The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood and Co #1) by Jonathan Stroud (MG/YA)
  • Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (GN) 
  • Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman (GN)
  • Fortunately, The Milk... by Neil Gaiman (MG)  
  • Saga Volume 1 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (GN)
  • Saga Volume 2 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (GN)  

~~ Reviews from Books Read in January ~~

Feb 28, 2016

Building the Book Pile #176

Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

So February is pretty much done - wow these months seem to be flying by. As you will see tomorrow in my February Re-Cap, I did not do to hot on my TBR, but I read a lot of shorter things, so there is that.
I have been super busy at work, helping coordinate travel and visiting people to my office and as always last minute things that seem to jump up too. It gets frustrating. I work hard to keep my schedule and then people abuse that fact with all the things they need immediately :/
Oh fun thing tho - Last week I mentioned I bought all those Princess Diaries books bc my library didn't have them - I talked to them and will be donating them when I am finished reading so that the library will have the whole set :) That gives me warm fuzzies :) 
I  hope that all of YOU had a wonderful week!
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Coming up on the Blog...

Monthly Re-Cap: February 2016
Monthly TBR: March 2016
Recent Reads: The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud (MG)
Recent Reads: Saga Volume #1 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (GN) 
Recent Reads: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman (MG)       

  Books Received this Week 

Library Haul

Fortunately, the Milk  Valentine Princess (The Princess Diaries, #7.75)
Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
Valentine Princess (Princess Diaries #7.75) by Meg Cabot  

Have you missed anything lately?

                                      Feb 26, 2016

                                      Early Reader Review: Grumpy Cat Vol. 1 by Ben McCool

                                      Source: Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
                                      Grumpy Cat, Volume 1
                                      The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat by Ben McCool, Royal McGraw, Elliott Serrano, and Ben Fisher
                                      Series: Volume 1
                                      Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
                                      Publication Date:  February 16, 2016


                                      Format: Ebook


                                      Goodreads Synopsis: 
                                      Dynamite proudly presents the comic book misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!
                                      Grumpy cat is super cute, she is wonderfully sarcastic and this graphic novel show that and her utter un-enjoyment of the world. Pokey on the other hand is all about finding the joy and fun in everything and the dual often get into trouble but also have fun together - well from Pokey side of it anyway. 

                                      This volume includes what seems like issues 1-3 of the Grumpy Cat series and the comic con issues. All the artists have done a wonderful job capturing Grumpy's likeness and the stories are cute and fun to read. I really enjoyed this volume and was happy to find bonus material as well, showcasing the issue cover variants and some sketches of Grumpy and Pokey. It was all adorable.