Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September 2014 Wrap Up

Ah, Fall. You're here! Well sort of. I mean, it's not quite Fall weather in Southern California yet. Still, this time of the year means hot drinks (preferably Pumpkin Spice flavored) and comfy coats. I love it! 

It also means I usually get more time to read in bed, and so that I'm thankful for as well. Here's how this month went down!


(C) = Children / (YA) = Young Adult / (NA) = New Adult
(A) = Adult / (MG) = Middle Grade
** Books read in previous months

Books read and reviewed in September:
(YA) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas - Review (5/5)**
(MG) Nest by Esther Erhlich - Review (5/5)
(YA) Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman - Review (3/5)
(YA) Made For You by Melissa Marr - Review (4/5)
(A) *GN* Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa - Review (4/5)
(YA) The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Review (3/5)
(YA) *GN* Princess Ugg: Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh - Review (4/5)
(YA) Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga - Review (5/5)
(A) *GN* Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Volume 1) by Greg Pak - Review (3/5)
(A) *GN* Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 by Steve Niles and Dennis Calero - Review (5/5)
(MG) The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter - Review (3/5)
(A) Solomon's Whisper (Liv Bergen #5) by Sandra Brannan - Review (3/5)
(A) *GN* V-Wars Volume 1: Crimson Queen by Jonathan Maberry - Review (4/5)
(YA) The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien - Review (3/5)
(YA) The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud - Review (5/5)
(A) *GN* City: Mind in the Machine #1 by Eric Garcia - Review (3/5)
(MG) Maddy Kettle: The Adventures of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard - Review (2/5)
(YA) Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton - Review (4/5)
(A) The Betrayed by Heather Graham - Review (3/5)
(MG) The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White - Review (2/5)
(A) Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon - Review (3/5)

Total reviewed: 21
Toward month totals: 20

Books read but not reviewed:
(YA) Funhouse by Michael Bray (3/5)
(YA) Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy (3/5) Re-read
(A) The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (4/5)

Total books in September: 23
Goal Progress: 161 out of 175 books (92% done)

As you can see, I bumped up my reading goal :). Mostly because I hit the 150 mark and wanted to see where I could go next. Favorite book of the month? Blood of My Blood takes it, hands down. I'm going to miss Jasper like crazy, but man that was a good last book.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Please welcome my new co-blogger!

As you all may have noticed, things have gotten a little sparse over here. It's gotten to the point where blogging had to scoot down the priorities ladder a bit. Still, I love this blog and want to see it flourish! I've been debating on whether or not to bring someone else on to provide you quality content, and I've finally decided it's time. Please welcome my new co-blogger, Tina!

Hello lovely readers! My name is Tina and I love books. The wonderful Jessica, who I've known for *gasp* 15 years now, has invited me to join the HDB family and I couldn't be more excited. My love affair with books has been around as long as I can remember and though I am relatively new at the reviewing side of things, I am delighted to dive in to this new endeavor. My reading preferences vary wildly compared to the Babysitters Club and Nancy Drew days of my childhood, but I am equally enthusiastic to jump into a new book these days. Thrillers, romance, young adult, dystopia, new adult, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, or contemporary- you name it and I'll read it.  I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and being a part of this community.

I would love to know what you, our readers, would like to see more of? Is there a genre you would like to see reviewed more often? More cute animal pictures? Shout out in the comments!
You'll see her name around her from now on! She'll be providing reviews, writing up posts, and participating in memes via the blog. So enjoy! And don't forget to say hi :).


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