I finally seemed to be getting back to the regularly scheduled programming, or, blogramming, I guess.
I had some time off work today to rest up and get back on track after what has been a crazy two weeks. I feel like my blogging has been sporadic for longer than it has. I’ve been having a lovely (exhausting) time, but I’m happy to be getting back to some structure.
S0, that means it’s time for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is 10 books you picked up on a whim, knowing very little about them before reading them.
This happens to me quite frequently, so this shouldn’t be so hard.
Here are, in no particular order, the last few books I picked up on a whim.
*click each image for book’s Goodreads page*
I picked this one up at the Library not knowing much about it. I love Batman and DC Comics in general, so it’s not an odd one for me to have checked out. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was one of the main inspirations for the Batman Begins series (including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises).
Also, there’s TONS of Catwoman in this collection, and she’s my fave, so that was awesome as well.
Another book I picked up from the Library. I knew this was a popular series, but that’s literally all I knew when I picked up this book. I was so surprised by how deeply I fell in love with it. I devoured the first 2 books in one day and bought the 3rd volume at BookCon2016 last Saturday signed.
Yet another Library pick up. This is what the Library does to me: Causes me to pick up tons of books I wouldn’t normally buy. I didn’t like this one as much as the previous 2 books, but it was still a fun read.
I get a lot of graphic novels and comics from the Library; can you tell? This is another one I picked up and one that I ended up really liking. It was interesting, especially to read about Scarecrow’s past, which doesn’t come up to often (or at all really from what I’ve read, seen, and heard).
Welp, sometimes picking up books on a whim doesn’t always pay off. This was another Library find, and it was a boring one. I liked the concept and the ideas but not the execution. Oh well, you can’t win them all.
Another Library pick up that I didn’t care for. I didn’t think I would be impressed with this, but I was curious. It was hard to like this book when it was mainly Shatner’s narcissistic self rambling mostly about his own life and very little about his and Leonard’s friendship.
This one was not a Library find, but one that I actually spent money on. I picked it up at the bookstore because I couldn’t resist that cover. Unfortunately, the story wasn’t really for me, and I ended up not liking this very much.
Another Library comic checkout. And another one I really liked. Plus, it was relevant to the new Batman v Superman movie, so it was kind of cool I came across this comic right before I saw the movie.
I guess it’s true that things come into our lives when we need them?
Okay, so basically all my “on a whim” books come from the Library. This one is no exception. I picked it up because, um, well, look at that cover! I ended up really liking this one, so the cover snatch paid off.
Wow, wow, wow! This was my most recent favorite whim(sical) pick-up! I loved this story. I can’t wait to read more by this author. Plus, I follow her on social media, and she seems lovely, so even more motivation to pick her other books up!
That wraps things up. Have you read any of my “on a whim” books? Agree/disagree? Anything to rec me?
What books made you TTT this week? Leave you link in the comments!
Up Tomorrow: Review of Twister: The Science of Tornadoes and the Making of a Natural Disaster Movie