Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. 
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Reading progress update: I've read 63%.
Alien Omnibus 1 by Steve Perry (January 19,2016) - STEPHANI PERRY STEVE PERRY

Book 2: Nightmare Asylum 4 stars


There's always the one human who thinks aliens would make great weapons. And he usually ends up splattered all over a wall.

Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
Alien Omnibus 1 by Steve Perry (January 19,2016) - STEPHANI PERRY STEVE PERRY

General Spears has given them guns. He has given the aliens guns and is trying to teach them to shoot! Why is there always a lunatic that wants to tame these damn things? How many more "geniuses" have to die before someone figures out aliens=bad, humans=dead?

Reading progress update: I've read 34%.
Alien Omnibus 1 by Steve Perry (January 19,2016) - STEPHANI PERRY STEVE PERRY

Book 1: Earth Hive 4 stars



Welcome to Earth.


It was only a matter of time before we brought those fuckers here.


I figured I would share a video of Danny amusing himself. He sounds like a toddler when he talks. Sorry if it's shaky. I was across the room. If I get too close, he gets quiet to watch me.

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
Alien Omnibus 1 by Steve Perry (January 19,2016) - STEPHANI PERRY STEVE PERRY

Plastcrete. Kleersteel. Myoflex. It must be amazing to write these books and be able to just pseudo-science away so much. I love it, don't get me wrong. But wow.

Reading progress update: I've read 6%.
Alien Omnibus 1 by Steve Perry (January 19,2016) - STEPHANI PERRY STEVE PERRY

This is a behemoth of a book. Over 800 pages. Where does Perry find the time to write all this? 


I hope I can finish this book without burning out. I also hope it ends up being a lot better than the Sea of Sorrows Alien book.

Reading progress update: I've read 119 out of 304 pages.
The Dragonet Prophecy - Tui T. Sutherland

I'm enjoying this a lot, but it's got the YA plot hole where the adults never seem to be around or hear anything their "troublemaker" kids are doing despite being troublemakers. You would think if you consider your children to be problems, you would never let them out of your sight. Instead we get "now, you go to bed! I'm going to my own room/cave where I will apparently be unable to hear your entire scheme and subsequent escape. But I know you aren't smart enough for any of that so, I'm just going to put my fingers in my ears and continue to act oblivious to my own stupidity."

Reading progress update: I've read 62 out of 304 pages.
The Dragonet Prophecy - Tui T. Sutherland

I took this with me to the movies today and read while we waited for it to start. These "guardian" dragons certainly aren't very nice to the dragonets that they are expecting to save the world. They're rude as hell to them.


And speaking of rude as hell, neckbeard who sat behind me during Deadpool 2 today, wherever you are, fuck you. Fuck you for kicking my seat and then keeping your knee in it the whole movie so that I kept rocking forward. Asshole. Was it because I wore a flowy dress to a comic book movie or that I read a book for the half hour before the movie started that set your incel blood boiling? At least the movie was good because if it had been bad, I would have turned and dumped my Dr. Pepper on you.


Now I'm going to bed. Gnight all.

Reading progress update: I've read 35 out of 304 pages.
The Dragonet Prophecy - Tui T. Sutherland

Not sure why big guys are always thought to be soft/hungry/peaceful or dumb/violent. I like Clay just fine, but he makes me think of Hunk from Voltron.

Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 336 pages.
The Dragonet Prophecy - Tui T. Sutherland

I don't know anything about this series, but it's about dragons so I'm going to give it a shot. Everyone knows I love cats, otters and dragons. I hope I like this because I jumped the gun and bought the first 5 in this series. For the moment, I'm giving my eyes a rest, though. 


This is also the last book I have on my list before I embark on my scifi summer, so I'm eager to be finished. I love setting goals and achieving them.

Reading progress update: I've read 242 out of 242 pages.
The Journey - Kathryn Lasky

Geez, I feel like I slogged through this. This was a lot more boring than the first book.


It doesn't help that I clearly need to see an optometrist because reading for more than 40 minutes is giving me headaches. I'm already diagnosed near-sighted. Now, it seems I may need bifocals. Joy of joys. I'm having to take frequent breaks as I read to keep from triggering a migraine. 

Reading progress update: I've read 101 out of 242 pages.
The Journey - Kathryn Lasky

This book is a lot slower to get through than you would think. I'm still making good time, but I was really hoping to get it done all in one day. And I don't see that happening.

Summer Reading?

Since everyone is setting up their summer reading themes, I have been trying to figure out what I want to do. I have it narrowed down to a scifi summer or a young adult/middle grade summer. Scifi would be fun and help me knock out these Star Trek, Stargate and Alien books I have piling up. The YA/middle grade would be continuing what I have been working on for the last 2 weeks and would also boost my reading numbers. They're simple, fun and easy reads. That's exactly what I go for during the summer usually.


I just cannot decide. If you guys have any input, I'm up to hearing it. 

Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 312 pages.
Forest of Secrets - Erin Hunter

I think Hunter does a good job of showing the natural drama and hierarchy of cats. As someone with 5 of them, I can tell you they are fickle creatures. They can love one another and lick themselves one second, then be in an all-out brawl the next because one gave the other a dirty look. They're like effing high school girls.

Reading progress update: I've read 62 out of 191 pages.
My Little Pony: Daring Do and the Eternal Flower (The Daring Do Adventure Collection) - G.M. Berrow

Okay, these Daring Do books are actually well written and super fun for middle grade adventure books.

What's new, Chubbycat? Part 5

Am I up to 5? I've lost count.


Anyway, I haven't been able to sleep very much lately since my body is adjusting to my Lexapro again. I'm waking up at dawn whether I go to bed at 9pm or 1am. It's sort of a miserable existence. 


But I got some work done today. We added a 4th shelf to my pop collection. 



Now I just need to do is get some more of those staggered display stands to help save space. Also, yes that sloth is wearing a denim vest covered in pins. :)


All of our Marvel and DC pops are in our computer room. I leave those to my husband. I have enough pop fandoms to deal with. 


I ended up finding a lost bulldog Thursday morning. That was interesting. It was circling my husband's car as he was was leaving for work at 7am, so I went outside and got him. He had a collar and was filthy. Clearly he had been having a good time wandering the neighborhood. I called the number on the tag and then sent a text because the owner had no voicemail. She called back half an hour later and walked over to retrieve her wandering bully who, she thinks, had been loose all night. He was sweet but deaf as all get out. You would call him and he would do an about-face. I'm glad she came for him because I do not want a bulldog. They are way too expensive to keep up, plus I have worked too hard to sort of downsize. And we got the new cat last week. I don't mind dogs. I have one. But I made the vow that once my dog passes, now more dogs for a long time.


I also have some sort of minor cold. My wrists, fingers, neck and back are hurting. 


If you want to check it out, I redid my blog so check out the new layout.


And then this:



I'm apparently a character from Final Fantasy 15. Ignis, to be precise. And to be fair, I do love cooking and reading, and I am usually the family chauffeur. 


Fun times.

currently reading

Progress: 22%
The Devil's Heart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) - Carmen Carter