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January 2016 reading - slow start

January 2016 reading:

1. A Night of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin (355 pages)
Dunk is a former urchin from Fleabottom in Kings Landing squiring for an old knight, when the knight takes ill and dies, knighting Dunk before he passes. Dunk travels to Ashford and winds up meeting a mouthy boy named Egg on the way, who insists on being his squire, and so begin the adventures of Dunk and Egg. Good read.

2. Dracula, by Bram Stoker (336 pages)
I didn't expect this to be as riveting as it was. It starts a bit slowly and is written in diary and correspondence form as was wont of the time it was written--not in vogue now, but still a classic style. The story, characters, and wonderful descriptions caught my interest quickly and didn't let go. I love that I now understand a lot of references often made in vampire tales to this book. Reading it was long overdue!

January pages: 691

Pages to date: 691

Progress: 2/52

January 2016 comics/manga reading:

1. Naruto: Volume 22, by Masashi Kishimoto (192 pages)
2. Naruto: Volume 23, by Masashi Kishimoto (200 pages)
3. Naruto: Volume 24, by Masashi Kishimoto (200 pages)
4. Naruto: Volume 25, by Masashi Kishimoto (200 pages)
5. Naruto: Volume 26, by Masashi Kishimoto (200 pages)
6. Star Trek Ongoing, volume 9: The Q Gambit, by Mike Johnson (152 pages)
7. Suicide Squad: Volume 5, by Matt Kindt (208 pages)
8. Harley Quinn: Volume 3, by Amanda Conner (176 pages)
9. Saga: Volume 2, by Brian K. Vaughan (168 pages)
10. Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex, by Sam Humphries (312 pages)
11. The Walking Dead: Volume 23, by Robert Kirkman (136 pages)
12. Rocket Raccoon: Volume 2, by Skottie Young (136 pages)
13. Crossed: Volume 7, by Christos Gage (192 pages)
14. GTO: Volume 12, by Tohru Fujisawa (192 pages)

January pages: 2,664

Pages to date: 2,664

Progress: 14/200
Tags: fantasy, graphic novel, manga, sci-fi, vampires, zombies

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