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A Spooky Sporadic Update

Sporadic Update is inspired by The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated reviewer. While this isn’t necessarily my own take on the meme, I post sporadically, hence the category name! LOL! Anyhow, the meme is basically intended for bloggers to catch others up in their lives, bookish or otherwise.


Most recently, I read a graphic novel based on the Nintendo game, Street Fighter, which was entertaining, as I have always adored the game! Street Fighter, Vol. 1 by Ken Siu-Chong, left me wanting more of the series! Street Fighter’s characters are so well-developed and amazing already!

I also finished Murder, She Knit, first in the Knit and Nibble series by Peggy Ehrhart. Quite a few of y’all commented on the cuteness that is the book’s cover and, let me tell you, it is an AMAZING cozy!

The Graphix edition of Boy-Crazy Stacey by Gale Galligan is crazy good! If you loved the BSC, you’ve GOT to read these graphic novels based on the original books! The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney is very entertaining and a quick read, but, be forewarned, is a tad corny! LOL!

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier is another graphic novel I loved. I am so goofy; I just realized that Sisters is the second book after Telgemeier’s Smile! LOL! It gets on my nerves so bad when I accidentally start a series out of order; but, I know I’ll like the first since I love the sequel!

I also recently read the second installment in Rachel Renee Russell’s Dork Diaries series, Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, and absolutely loved it! I’m so glad I found this lighthearted series!

I was honored to have had the opportunity to read Ashley Poston’s The Princess and the Fangirl as an ARC. While the story was great and I love the characters, it’s tough to top Geekerella, Poston’s debut.

Another book I recently fell in love with is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. The book is a collection of excellently-written vignettes by the author. The super short stories weave together seamlessly to form a beautiful story.


Well, let’s just say I’m OK…I had a really weird weekend and I don’t really want to spill my guts, but, it was weird nevertheless. In good news on the home front, my boys got back to me this morning from their Dad’s. They can make anything better, even when they’re going wild!

As far as reading goes, I’m getting overwhelmed with the daunting task of finishing all the books that I want to this week/month/season/year, that I’m almost getting to the point where I’m dreading reading anything. I hate this feeling…any advice?

Bookishly, I’m actively reading Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines and I love it! I don’t even mind sharing my name with one of the main characters!

Additionally, I’ve got a few cozies to devour and I’m really looking forward to them all! I’m really hoping to get back into the reading spirit FAST!

Among the cozies I’m gearing up to read are holiday-themed reads. Murder + cheer = unputdownable!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE a good cozy mystery?!

Off and on – since I’m sometimes a slow reader- I’m making my way through my first Alison Weir book, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, a thus far beautiful – and thoroughly researched – nonfiction behemoth. I read as much as I can when I have it on loan and then again after it cycles back after being returned.

I’ve also got a few other library books I’ve either got on hold, on loan, or on my wish list. Some of my books, like Dan Brown’s Origin, I’ve chosen to take breaks from for a bit. I’m 60% through Brown’s fifth Robert Langdon mystery, but my reading of it came to a halt in favor of lighter reading.


I introduced a little girl close to me to the Dork Diaries series! I get so tickled thinking that me – pushing 40 in a few years – was able to recommend a cute and adorably entertaining series to a tween! It kind of makes me feel cool – which is kind of lame! LOL!

I’m reading the third book in the series, Tales of a Not-So-Talented Pop Star, at least within the next nine days, as following day nine, it’ll get sucked back into the library stacks!


As y’all may have noticed, I’ve created a page dedicated to beloved childhood books and series I plan to reread, especially over the course of next year. Since I haven’t met my Goodreads goal of 50, instead falling behind by 12 books, I certainly hope to up the ante next year.

Hanging in there, Maggie


10 thoughts on “A Spooky Sporadic Update

  1. This is an interesting blogger meme. It sounds like your busy. I also am worrying about getting all the books I wanna read done by the end of the year. I dont think I’m going to be able to.


    1. I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact that I’ll probably finish the year at least ten books shy of my goal! LOL! Yes, I love this meme! I wish I had more discipline to participate every single week!


  2. I feel overwhelmed with all the books I want to read or need to read by certain dates (often self-imposed!) and get to the point of not wanting to read too. I usually break away by scrapping my reading plans and re-reading favourites…


    1. That is such a great idea! I’m kind of planning on doing just that in 2020 – I want to reread a bunch of series I loved in childhood and some standalones! I’m hoping I will actually meet my reading goals next year! LOL!


    1. Thank you so very much! ❤ Murder, She Knit was an amazingly entertaining read – and I learned about knitting! LOL! I’m excited to read the rest of the series! I’ve got a Christmastime-themed ARC of the fourth book – it’s going to be so good – I already know it!


  3. I’m a bit late to the party with this comment but I totally know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed by your TBR beteen now and the end of the year. I keep glancing at my pile of library books (which is mostly things I have out to finish challenges) and then kind of go “meep!” and don’t read any of it.


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