It’s Monday! What are you reading? (4/18/16)

This past week, I finished:

Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate PrincessPrinceless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 stars, rounding down

This was fine but VERY backdoor pilot. The whole purpose was to introduce Raven who has her own series, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew. So there’s that.

Hot tip: This book is super gay, which I’m sure the shippers will love, especially because the subtext is actually addressed at the end of the book.

As always, the artwork is great, and Adrienne and Bedelia are A+–when we actually get to see them together.

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Princeless, Vol. 4: Be YourselfPrinceless, Vol. 4: Be Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ah, yes, back to the things I love in this series. Also: Devin! I love him. Good stuff with the sisters here and a fun side adventure with Sparky showing just how badass she can be. Yay Sparky!

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Last week, I posted:

Still going with the A to Z challenge!

[wrap-up-posts week=”15″ year=”2016″ category=”Blogging A to Z” listtype=”ul”]


As of today, I’m reading:

True story: I was all set to finish up Necessary Endings, but then I lost it. In my house. Turns out that it fell behind my bed–on the side I didn’t check. I only found it because I changed my sheets this weekend. Amazing. So! This week! I vow to finish!

My daughter read and loved Furiously Happy, so I promised her I would read it after she finished it. She finished and immediately told me to get started, so that’s happening this week. I’m on the first story of Demigods & Magicians and enjoying it so far.

Oh, and of course the Hamiltome, Hamilton: The Revolution. Was there any doubt?

Hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. Children's lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts &  Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.
Hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. Children’s lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.

Happy reading, everyone!

O is for One Tree Hill

Okay, so One Tree Hill is the reason I decided to blog about fannish pursuits! Well, that and Sarah’s post on Dawson’s Creek. As I said on Twitter, I have a lot of feelings about both. And, as a follow up, I also said that might be an understatement.

(If you’re wondering why I didn’t post about Dawson’s Creek for D, it’s because I really cannot top Sarah’s post about it. I mean, seriously.)

One Tree Hill


The fact that I never finished watching this series is my greatest shame because it is, possibly, the show I am most fannish about.

(I didn’t finish because of grad school. I don’t want to talk about it.)

Anyway, I love this show with my whole heart. It was frequently terrible, but the showrunners valued what was important to me: emotional continuity and, of course, friendship. Also, they were supremely loyal to their ships. Never let it be said that having a couple get and stay together is boring: Nathan and Haley were a mainstay from season one. I think they had only one major break-up, and the show ran for nine seasons. NINE.

I can’t believe that either, honestly.

Sometimes I randomly think about what an ass Dan is and have a rage blackout. Still. After all these years.

However, instead of doing that today, I am going to post a vid of Nathan and Haley’s first kiss because it is one of my favorite first kisses ever. (Also, I can’t find a video of Bevin Notebook-ing Skills.) So!


Also, major props to this show because Peyton was probably my least favorite character in season one, and I actually grew to love her with my whole heart.

This is another one of those shows that I have TOO MUCH to say so can’t think of anything that adequately expresses the true depths of my love. I mean, I haven’t even talked about Keith or Karen or Lucas or Brooke or Mouth or Jake or…I mean, I could go on. Just know that I love it that much. Even if I haven’t finished the series.


A to Z 2016


For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in tomorrow to see what I picked for P!