Rose Thorne (rosethorne) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
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May 2014 reading

May 2014 reading:

16. Half-Off Ragnarok, by Seanan McGuire (356 pages)
Not from Verity's point of view. I think McGuire does a fairly decent job getting into a male point of view, and the story kept me reading. At times this feels a little... I don't think the word is contrived, but possibly overdone? At least in the aspect of Shelby's character. But that may have just been me.

17. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin (1,177 pages)
A lot of this book took me by surprise, though a lot had also been set up in previous books. My suspicions about Jon Arryn proved correct. I was engrossed by this one, and loved the character development, though it's clear now why people say not to get attached to characters. Man, the Red Wedding...

18. A Feast of Crows, by George R.R. Martin (784 pages)
Can't seem to stop reading these. The fact that I'm reading them on the Kindle app of my phone doesn't help. This one deviated somewhat from the players previously seen. Cercei done gone cray-cray, but that was a short pier. Overall, just as enthralled by this one as the others, and I'm looking forward to consuming the next.

19. A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin (1,125 pages)
People warned me not to get too attached to characters, but man it's hard not to. The last several chapters left me reeling. There's definitely a lot set up in this book, and I'm now one of the millions waiting for the next one!

20. Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, by Harryette Mullen (127 pages)
A friend recommended I read this, and I'm glad she did. I loved many of the poems here. Some touched me with their language and imagery, and some made me laugh at their wittiness. Interestingly, this is similar to what I set out to do this year myself, and I'm glad to see I'm not alone in these sorts of projects.

21. The Undead Pool, by Kim Harrison (423 pages)
It's been so long since I read the last one that it took a bit for me to remember details. The plot is actually slowly starting to wrap toward the conclusion the next book is supposed to bring. Definitely enjoyable, and seeing these characters again in this world was a little like meeting with old friends. It was also nice to get a taste of elf magic. However, I do wish the cover wasn't so generic-hot-chick-who-doesn't-resemble-Rachel's-description.

May pages: 3,992

Pages to date: 7,572

Progress: 21/52

May 2014 comics/manga reading:

187. Cardcaptor Sakura Master of the Clow: Volume 4, by Clamp (184 pages)
188. Stargazing Dog, by Takashi Murakami (128 pages)
189. Harley Quinn: Issue 5 (New 52), by Amanda Conner (32 pages)
190. Serenity Leaves on the Wind: Issue 3, by Zack Whedon (32 pages)
191. Boy Princess: Volume 5, by Seyoung Kim (164 pages)
192. Puella Magi Kazumi Magica The Innocent Malice: Volume 2, by Magica Quartet (144 pages)
193. Clover, by Clamp (512 pages)
194. Absolute Boyfriend: Volume 1, by Yuu Watase (191 pages)
195. Locke & Key: Alpha and Omega, by Joe Hill (192 pages)
196. Case Closed: Volume 30, by Gosho Aoyama (200 pages)
197. Case Closed: Volume 31, by Gosho Aoyama (200 pages)
198. Zombie-Loan: Volume 13, by Peach-Pit (240 pages)
199. Skip-Beat!: Volume 3, by Yoshiki Nakamura (208 pages)
200. Ooku: Volume 4, by Fumi Yoshinaga (232 pages)
201. Silver Diamond: Volume 1, by Shiho Sugiura (192 pages)
202. Wandering Son: Volume 6, by Shimura Takako (200 pages)
203. Arata The Legend: Volume 17, by Yuu Watase (192 pages)
204. Toradora!: Volume 6, by Yuyuko Takemiya (192 pages)
205. Shout Out Loud!: Volume 4, by Satosumi Takaguchi (190 pages)
206. D.N. Angel: Volume 4, by Yukiru Sugisaki (184 pages)
207. Scalped: Volume 2, by Jason Aaron (144 pages)
208. Claymore: Volume 2, by Norihiro Yagi (208 pages)
209. Fullmetal Alchemist: Volume 6, by Hiromu Arakawa (189 pages)
210. Kekkaishi: Volume 22, by Yellow Tanabe (192 pages)
211. Rosario Vampire Season II: Volume 7, by Akihisa Ikeda (192 pages)
212. Gate 7: Volume 4, by Clamp (186 pages)
213. Ceres: Volume 13, by Yuu Watase (200 pages)
214. Ceres: Volume 14, by Yuu Watase (208 pages)
215. Black Bird: Volume 18, by Kanoko Sakurakouji (200 pages)
216. Not Love But Delicious Foods, by Fumi Yoshinaga (160 pages)
217. Absolute Boyfriend: Volume 2, by Yuu Watase (190 pages)
218. Kekkaishi: Volume 23, by Yellow Tanabe (192 pages)
219. Blood+: Volume 3, by Asuka Katsura (200 pages)
220. A Certain Scientific Railgun: Volume 9, by Kazuma Kamachi (256 pages)
221. Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne: Volume 4, by Arina Tanemura (192 pages)
222. Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, The Innocent Malice: Volume 3, by Magica Quartet (144 pages)
223. Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95, by Joe Sacco (229 pages)
224. Case Closed: Volume 32, by Gosho Aoyama (192 pages)
225. Case Closed: Volume 33, by Gosho Aoyama (200 pages)
226. Multiple Warheads, by Brandon Graham (208 pages)
227. Azumanga Daioh: Volume 1, by Kiyohiko Azuma (172 pages)
228. Ooku: Volume 5, by Fumi Yoshinaga (200 pages)
229. Dengeki Daisy: Volume 6, by Kyousuke Motomi (192 pages)
230. Naruto: Volume 3, by Masashi Kishimoto (208 pages)
231. Naruto: Volume 4, by Masashi Kishimoto (200 pages)
232. The Wallflower: Volume 25, by Tomoko Hayakawa (176 pages)
233. Cardcaptor Sakura Master of the Clow: Volume 5, by Clamp (184 pages)
234. Scalped: Volume 3, by Jason Aaron (168 pages)
235. Boy Princess: Volume 6, by Seyoung Kim (183 pages)
236. Dragonar Academy: Volume 1, by Shiki Mizuchi (192 pages)
237. Shout Out Loud!: Volume 5, by Satosumi Takaguchi (192 pages)
238. Lizzie Newton Victorian Mysteries: Volume 1, by Hey-Jin Jeon (192 pages)
239. Bleach: Volume 28, by Tite Kubo (190 pages)
240. Bleach: Volume 29, by Tite Kubo (208 pages)
241. Rosario+Vampire Season II: Volume 8, by Akihisa Ikeda (200 pages)
242. Fullmetal Alchemist: Volume 7, by Hiromu Arakawa (187 pages)
243. The Puma Blues Book 1: Watch That Man, by Stephen Murphy & Michael Zulli (275 pages)
244. xxxHolic Rei: Volume 1, by Clamp (208 pages)
245. Skip-Beat!: Volume 4, by Yoshiki Nakamura (208 pages)
246. Case Closed: Volume 34, by Gosho Aoyama (200 pages)
247. Case Closed: Volume 35, by Gosho Aoyama (200 pages)
248. Bunny Drop: Volume 10, by Yumi Unita (208 pages)
249. Kekkaishi: Volume 24, by Yellow Tanabe (192 pages)
250. Kekkaishi: Volume 25, by Yellow Tanabe (200 pages)
251. Claymore: Volume 3, by Norihiro Yagi (208 pages)
252. Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne: Volume 5, by Arina Tanemura (168 pages)
253. Serenity Leaves on the Wind: Issue 4, by Zack Whedon (32 pages)
254. Serenity Leaves on the Wind: Issue 5, by Zack Whedon (32 pages)
255. Pichi Pichi Pitch Mermaid Melody: Volume 1, by Pink Hanamori (192 pages)

May pages: 13,058

Pages to date: 50,721

Progress: 255/365
Tags: dragons, graphic novel, magic, manga, manhwa, poetry, urban fantasy, vampires, werewolves, witchcraft

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