Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Seventeen

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Seventeen

Find a hardcover book without a jacket – Angel: The End by Bill Willingham and all.

kr Strangely this hardcover did not come with a jacket. It is quite the chubby one at that! Most of hardcover edition from some of my favorite Croatian publishers come out without jackets. I was surprised to see it on my shelf that most of my hardcover books in English do have jackets!

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What I like about this is cool cover art and Bill Willingham as an author!

This is hardcover collection of Angel”s final three volumes: Immortality for Dummies, The Crown Prince Syndrom, and The Worf, The Ram, and The Heart includes Angel Yearbook.

Last month I have read all Angel graphic novel editions that chronologically precede this edition so I’m all set to start reading it.

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Sixteen

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Sixteen

Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period – 100 Characters From Classical Mythology by Malcolm Day

kr Somewhere during college I got interested in mythology and classic literature. I was browsing this book and liked how mythological characters were presented.

Here is a genealogy tree for primordial gods in Greek mythology. I think this is fitting for the earliest time period book!

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Monthly reading review – February 2015

 

 

Monthly reading review – February 2015
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In February I have read:

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ★★★
The DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Kelpinger ★★★★
If We Ever Break Up, This Is My Book by Jason Logan ★★★
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov ★★
Last Angel in Hell (Angel: After the Fall vol 6) by Brian Lynch ★★

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1. Were you happy with the amount you read?

I’ve read 5 books altogether. I’m still trying to fit in bookclub reads. Better than last month but still a bit on the down side.

2. If you had a 5 star read, what was it and why?

None of the books I’ve read in February stood out as 5★ for me. There were some good scenes in DUFF by Kody Keplinger

3. If you had a 1 or 2 star read, what was it and why?

A Hero of our time by Mikhail Lermontov was extra hard to read and the translation was horrible. Last Angel in Hell (Angel After the Fall vol 6) by Brian Lynch was not what I expected. Story was all over the place and that made it hard to follow.

4. Any new book boyfriends?

Another month without any book boyfriends :( – and it was February! As for intriguing characters Cal from Middlesex was interesting in its own way.

5. Any new jerks?

Pechorin from A Hero of our time was kinda a jerk…

6. Did you start any new series?

Finally done with Angel: After the fall graphic novel series! AND haven’t started any new ones!

7. Did you find any new authors that you loved?

Kody Keplinger is a new author and a young one at that. I’m gonna see if I stumble on some other book she writes!

8. Any book you would recommend?

DUFF by Kody Keplinger before the movie comes out – the book is good!

 

Continuing reading for March:

Delayed Penalty (Dartmouth Cobras book 5) by Bianca Sommerland – leftover! (I’m over 75%)
Pretty Guardian Sailormoon (Short Stories vol 2) by Naoko Takeuchi – group challenge
A Momentary Delay by Reha Camuroglu – Bookclub challenge

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Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Fifteen

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Fifteen

Find a book that has a close up of something on it – Go Ask Malice (A Slayer’s Diary) by Robert Joseph Levy

kr On the cover of this book we have a close up of half a face Eliza Dushku. This book is a story from Buffy the Vampire Slayer world. Character of Faith Lehane has been my favorite for a long time. The actress has a certain charisma and I like her as Faith.

I’ve read the book and I liked it!

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Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Fourteen

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Fourteen

Find a book written by someone with a common name – Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6) by Anne Rice

kr This is a Croatian hardcover edition of Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6) by Anne Rice. It is the only book of hers I have in Croatian. I got almost all of them in English paperback.

As for the name; thousands of girl (and boy!) babies are given the name Anna every year. It is one of the most popular name across the globe and it is being used in many different forms.

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Thirteen

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Thirteen

Find a diary (true or false) – Dracula by Bram Stoker

kr I was looking trough my bookshelves and I passed this one many times before realizing it is written in the form of a diary. I got it for a school assignment. I’m ashamed to say I’m not sure have I read it trough or not. I do remember reading it, but it was over a decade ago so I’m not really sure.

kr This is one of the books I want to read again sometime in the future. And for someone who has affinity for vampire literature I just might look up some really cool hardcover edition for my shelf.

Here are few that I’m considering:

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Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Twelve

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt – Part Twelve

Find a book with gold lettering – The Gospel of Loki by – Joanne M. Harris

kr This is one of last years acquisitions. When I heard about it I was very interested in reading it. But when I saw it I wanted to own it.

I think the cover is pretty and I’m glad I managed to capture the gold lettering on the picture in such a good way (great success for my little tablet!)

This is one of few exemptions where I actually approve of British edition design.

I can’t wait to read this book!

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