Happy Sunday, bibliophiles, and happy new year!! I hope this last week of the year treated you well. 🎇
It’s been a nice, relaxing end to this year, I would say. After Christmas, I went to Barnes & Noble and got some amazing-looking books with my gift card, and I’ve had lots of time to draw, read, blog, and decompress overall. With all of the snow that’s still here, Ringo’s been swimming in the snow with his little legs…corgis are so funny lol
I finally feel like I’ve broken out of my reading slump from this month! I really enjoyed Gleanings, and the one book I finished from the B & N haul (House of Hollow) was fantastic, and all of the others look similarly so! I finished 2022’s reading challenge, beating my goal of 200 books and reading 224 books in 2022! I didn’t want to make that drastic of a leap this year, so my goal for 2023 is 215 books!
Other than that, I’ve just been drawing, playing guitar, watching Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (emotionally destroyed me, but leave it to him to make the creation of Pinocchio look like something out of Frankenstein) and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (the SWEETEST), and rewatching Isle of Dogs. Certainly a nice start to the year, I think. Here’s to a happy 2023!
WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:
Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe – Neal Shusterman et. al. (anthology) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty – Florence Given (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
DC: The New Frontier, vol. 1 – Darwyn Cooke (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
House of Hollow – Krystal Sutherland (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
POSTS AND SUCH:
- The Bookish Mutant’s 5-Star Reads of 2022
- Book Review Tuesday (12/27/22) – Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe
- December 2022 Wrap-Up
- “Royal Morning Blue” – Damon Albarn
- “Combustion” – Damon Albarn
- “Left Hand Suzuki Method” – Gorillaz
CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:
Across a Field of Starlight – Blue Delliquanti
The Heartstopper Yearbook – Alice Oseman
To Each This World – Julie E. Czernada
That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!