A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Day 9

Day 9:

  • Favorite non-romance relationship:

Several of these 🙂

Jinx and Simon from Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood

Jackaby and Abigail in Jackaby by William Ritter  (So happy to see a partnership without any romantic undertones whatsoever!)

Conn and Nevery, Conn and Benet, Conn and Rowan, and Conn and Pip in Magic Thief: Home (Magic Thief #4) by Sarah Prineas

The relationships amongst the Grimjinx family in The Grimjinx Rebellion (The Vengekeep Prophecies #3) by Brian Farrey

  • Best non-fiction book:

Let God’s Light Shine Forth by Pope Benedict XVI

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Days 5-8

Day 5:

  • Most thrilling, unputdownable book of 2015?

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry. Which seems a bit odd given the competition but  it was a mystery story and it flowed the best without my being so emotionally worked up that I had to walk away to regain perspective or calm down. That happened far too often this year. In the Afterlight. All Fall Down. Hollow Boy.

  • Book that was most outside your comfort zone/new genre exploration?

Fullmetal Alchemist due to the fact that it is a manga series. I never ever thought I would read a manga, but here we are.

 

Day 6:

  • Favorite cover of the year award goes to:

Jackaby (#1) by William Ritter

jackaby

  • Most beautifully-written book you read in 2015?

And again we have … 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

 

Day 7:

  • Most memorable character:

Alyrra/Thorn from Thorn by Intisar Khanani and Jinx from Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood.

  • Most annoying character:

Ahaha, well, gonna have to go with Clara Stole of Winterspell. She had her share of contenders, many of them worthy of the this title as well, but Clara managed to annoy me more than any of them.

Day 8:

  • Favorite couple:

Are we talking established couple? People I would love to see end up together?? What?

Either way, every single couple from The Lunar Chronicles: Cress and Thorne, Wolf and Scarlet, Jacin and Winter, and Cinder and Kai.

And Charles and Anna from Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs, the fourth in her Alpha & Omega series.

  • Worst character death:

I suppose the awful (and completely unnecessary) death of Jedi Knight Tahl was the worst this year :((

 

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Day 2

Day 2:

  • Most surprising (in a good way) book of this year?

That would have to be 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. My sister read it and loved it, so I picked it up and just dove right in. I must have been about halfway finished when I realized that it was all real. The letters were all real.

I had thought it was fiction it was so perfect and magical and witty, full of warmth and generosity. But it was all real, a truth brought to bear with the ending. I cannot recommend this gem of friendship and a love of books highly enough!

  • Most disappointing book/book you wish you enjoyed more than you did?

This is distressingly easy to answer.

Winterspell by Claire Legrand.

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Day 1

I got this idea from idratherdreamofjune over on tumblr  – Thanks 🙂

 

Day 1:

  • Overall – best books read in 2015?

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani

The Bone Knife (A Novella) by Intisar Khanani

Magic Thief: Home (#4) by Sarah Prineas

Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Dead Heat (Alpha and Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews

Renegade Magic (Kat, Incorrigible #2) by Stephanie Burgis

The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy #3) by Shannon Hale

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

Kashka by Ellen Kindt McKenzie

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood

Jackaby (#1) by William Ritter

The Hollow Boy (Lockwood & Co #3) by Jonathan Stroud

Fullmetal Alchemist Volumes 1 -8 by Hiromu Arakawa

Villain Keeper (The Last Dragon Charmer) by Laurie McKay

Grimjinx Rebellion (#3) by Brian Farrey

A Pocket Full of Murder by R. J. Anderson

  • Best series you discovered in 2015?

If I can count the interconnected stories of Intisar Khanani as a series, definitely that! Thorn, Sunbolt, and The Bone Knife!!!

 

Otherwise, it would be the webcomics/webseries of The Silver Eye by Laura Hollingsworth. Amazing art, intriguing worldbuilding and a fantastic story.

 

I don’t know if I was supposed to list quite so many books. And I am woefully behind on my reading so there are about two dozen books that came out this year that I very much want to read but just have not gotten to yet!

Thoughts on ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Being Renewed for a Third Season

Thoughts on ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Being Renewed for a Third Season

Season two has been really well done thus far and while I was just excited for the rest of the episodes, it is even better to know that we will have a season three!

The Wookiee Gunner

The time to report on the Star Wars Rebels season renewal came and went, but for those of you who haven’t heard, Star Wars Rebels has been renewed for a third season and it will premiere later in 2016. The third season is currently in production, as originally stated by the press release, and I’m still overjoyed to know that the show is moving along and continuing the adventures of the Ghost crew.

star-wars-rebels-taylor-gray-wintercon-2015 Taylor Gray talking to some of the fans at WinterCon 2015.

There’s a long way to go before season two ends and season three starts, since the last episode airing in 2015 will be “Legacy” on December 9 and the series will return in January 2016 with the remaining 11 episodes of the second season. And I definitely don’t want to rush through it, since Rebels is my weekly dose of escape featuring some of my favorite characters from the universe, like Ezra Bridger.

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