Monday, December 31, 2012

Wednesday Scrolls -- November Review

Yeeeah we're late again. Not quite sure what our problem is this month, but I promise, we're not dead. Or at least, Persy isn't. I can't speak for that other reviewer... *pokes Arty with stick curiously*
Soooooooo in the month of November I read (brace yourselves) a total of 10 books, counting 4 manga/graphic novels, and 1897 pages. Eheh. Did awesome. Not really. Worst month this year. Depressing. But -- I had the amazing experience of finishing the entire Death Note series. Wow.
Best November Book: I'll have to go with Finis, Volume 12 of Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Man that was intense.
Honorable Mention: The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Nothing even came close to being this good.
Worst November Book: Battle Royale Vol. 2 by Koushun Takami and Masayuki Tayuchi. I finally dropped the stupid series after finishing this volume.
Dishonorable Mention: Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace by Jonathan Friesen. I just feel sorry for this book.
I would like to say I'm hoping December will be an improvement, but since I've read, erm, very few books since December 1st, I wouldn't get my hopes too high. BUT -- I've already completed my 2012 reading goal and have officially read more books than I did last year! YAY!! Let's see how high I can get my count!

So I'd like to take this opportunity to say I FAIL AT DEADLINES.  I have excuses but 1) you're not interested and 2) they're not very good ones anyhow.

November was also dismal (though not quite as dismal as this month, for which reason I'm glad we're not reviewing December).  I read 11 books.  Le sigh.  But on the other hand, most of them were very good and I did enjoy what little reading I did.

Best November Book: Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  One of the popular books that really deserves the hype.  Not perfect but still really, really fun.

Honorable Mention: A tie between A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.  Both amusing for very different reasons, I enjoyed Princess Ben more (Scarlet was half backstory that was rather dull) but Sherlock. Holmes. and. John. Watson.

Worst November Book: Probably Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.  It wasn't bad by any means, but it just wasn't as much fun as I was hoping.  Too much human-hating.

Dishonorable Mention: ...Again, there's no real dishonorable mention because I enjoyed the rest of them too much.  Odd.

Well, auld lang syne and here's to 2013 and hopefully a better reading year.  Cheers!


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