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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday Scrolls -- May Review!
When I, Persy, said we were back, I MEANT IT. Here we are to give you a summary of our May reading!
In May, I read 12 books, 6 of them being manga and 1 a collection of comic books I considered to equal a graphic novel. All of this added up to 2788, which really is quite good for me these days.
Best May Book: This ends up going to Volume 6 of Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura. I just love this series so much. Even if you don't like Manga, you should read it or watch the anime, 'cause it just makes me happy.
Honorable Mention(s):Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Stories by Truman Capote, The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart, and Volume 14 of Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (of course).
Worst May Book: Volume 6 of Corpse Party: Blood Covered by Makoto Kudouin. Really it's not that bad, but it's hardly art, y'know? Mostly pantie shots and gore. It just ends winning this award because I didn't read anything truly bad this month.
Dishonorable Mention(s): There isn't one!
So far my June has been pretty good, and don't forget that July is RYFBM! Reread Your Favorite Book Month!
Welcome back, guys! Or maybe I should be saying that to Persy and myself. Oh, well.
In the month of May, I read 13 books. One of them was a two-shot manga and one was a comic collection. As usual, I'm lazy, and don't keep track of page count - I just count 13 to be pretty good for being out of the country for a week!
Best May Book: It's really a tie between the fairly new Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson, and the ever-classic Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. It should probably go to Alif, though, since everyone knows that Cyrano is amazing. And Alif was fantastic! Go read it!
Honorable Mention(s):Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson and How To Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster.
Worst May Book:Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes. Sigh. Incredibly generic for a pretty well-promoted YA serving,and the ending was an inch shy of preposterous.
Dishonorable Mention(s):Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde was a shocking departure for the generally super-quality Ms. Velde. Boring, and barely even about Mordred, really - more about OCs and a disappointingly-drawn Nimue than the angst-ridden titular character. Sigh again.
Get ready for RYFB Month - July will be here before you realize it!
I'm Persy, and I'm an American college student who loves to read and loves to recommend good books! I'll do my best to help you steer clear of the worst of young adult and adult fiction, but don't be surprised to see some manga and children's books as well.
I'm Arty, also an American college student who loves to read and recommend good books, which will hopefully include my books at some later date. I'll most likely review more traditional fantasy, but I may review anything, so be warned.