This month, I’ve developed a new system reading more books every day. Besides reading one book at a time, I’d read two. I read 60 pages from one book and 30 pages from the second. This method worked wonders!
Looking forward to experimenting with another plan to read even more. If you haven’t viewed my 2018 resolutions, my goal is to read 333 books (including comics & e-books) by the end of the year.
Here’s my February 2018 book haul:
1. Become the Force by Daniel M. Jones (4/5 stars)
Daniel Jones took the whole Star Wars universe to a more in-depth spiritual level. The spirit of Jediism is being peaceful, doing good, and connecting with the Force.
I have no plans of joining the Church of Jediism anytime soon, but it was interesting to read about the church’s origins and its founder.
2. The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle (5/5 stars) *review*
Consistent practice makes one talented according to The Little Book of Talent. This book is filled with valuable information to upgrade any skill you need to develop.
3. Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon (5/5 stars) *review*
You’d think having a creative career is hard, but Austin Kleon will show you how it’s done. Do the work, show your work, and repeat.
4. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (4/5 stars) *review*
Show Your Work! was so great I immediately picked up Steal Like An Artist. These books are pure gold for artists everywhere.
5. The Writing Warrior by Laraine Herring (4/5 stars) *review*
Writing for leisure? Simple.
Writing full-time? Not so much.
Reading The Writing Warrior has helped me get over my writing problems especially the accursed writer’s block whenever it rears its ugly head.
1. The Adventures of Tintin (v.2) by Hergé
I love these Tintin 3-1 editions. This volume features The Broken Ear, The Black Island, and King Ottokar’s Sceptre.
2. The Adventures of Tintin (v.3) by Hergé
More Tintin adventures! This volume includes The Secret of the Unicorn, The Shooting Star, and The Crab with the Golden Claws.
3. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Book One) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (5/5 stars) *review*
I love a good scary story sending chills down my spine. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is not another friendly Archie comic featuring Sabrina in her kooky, magical adventures.
Please read at your own risk.
4. Hollow City: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs (story) & Cassandra Jean (art) (4/5 stars)
If you’re familiar with the Peculiar Children novels, try reading the graphic novel series.
I hope the movie sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children comes out soon. I’m ready to see this in theaters!
I also read:
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs & Cassandra Jean
5. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (3/5 stars)
Priyanka finds a magical scarf leading her back to India. There, she uncovers a family secret hidden from her since she was born.
6. Plutona by Jeff Lemire & Emi Lennox (2/5 stars)
Plutona‘s about a group of kids finding a superheroine’s corpse in the woods. This story had rising potential then it dropped with an anti-climatic ending.
Juvenile (For Ages 8-13)
1. The Adventures of Riley: Outback Odyssey by Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz (4/5 stars)
I read Outback Odyssey since I was in a “Let’s travel to Australia” mood. I learned many things about the Outback wildlife. Did you know male kangaroos were called boomers?
YA (Young Adult)
1. Hurricane Kiss by Debbie Blumenthal (3/5 stars)
Jillian is forced to shed her true feelings for River, a football star dropout, in the midst of Category 5 Hurricane Danielle.
Debbie Blumenthal’s storm descriptions made me feel like I was right in the middle of Mother Nature’s horrors. The romance was sweet, but I felt like the hurricane rushed it.
What was in your February book haul?
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