December 2018 — A Wrap-Up

After I had done the yearly overview, I realized I had yet to review the books I read in December. Granted, not much reading was done, but here they are: These comics aren’t anything out of the ordinary but I do love the colorful graphics in them. Plus, people are being taken over by plants,…

Looking Back at 2018

Another year has come to an end. If you ask me, there is NO way that 2018 had 365 days. At least, that’s not how I felt! Even though time passed quickly, I did manage to read more than twice the books I had planned reading. Okay, so this is how this review is going…

Tell Me a Story #2

“Fear is the mind killer.” The woman who said that might have been a bitch, but she hadn’t been wrong! But I’d like to add that fear doesn’t just kill our mind, it also fills us up to the brim. Devoid of any other emotions, we tend to act in ways we normally wouldn’t. The…

November 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Even though I read this book in October, I forgot to include it in that month’s wrap-up. So, reviewing it now. Cinder is the story of Cinderella but one who is half cyborg and works as a mechanic. All the elements you’d expect from such a story are there, i.e., an evil stepmom,…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — August Edition

2018 Go here for the books I read in August this year! 2017 A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper My review Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker My review 2016 The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett My review 2015 Samurai Jack, Vol. 1 by Jim Zub As fun as the cartoon had been! 2014…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — July Edition

2017 Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson This was my first encounter with Kamala Khan and boy did I love what I read! What made her an authentic character were her lifelike issues, including those of being a teenager, a superhero coming into her powers, of trying to find her place…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — June Edition

2018 Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger Oh, this was such a pretty book! It stayed true to the story from the novels, making me laugh and fall in love with the series all over again. The art is just so manga-ey that you can’t help but like it.  My initial thoughts on…

September 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Like the two previous books in this series, this one was hilarious! Pratchett continues to amaze me by dealing with huge issues like gender discrimination in his own unique way: “I can see you’ve been getting ideas below your station,” said Granny coldly. As always, the humor was exquisite. Consider…

August 2018 — A Wrap-Up

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas This series is light, entertaining, and satisfies all my once-in-a-blue-moon romance cravings. I know the setting and the characters are familiar. While they may be cut out from the same stencil: the guys are manly and stubborn and the ladies are quirky and non-traditional. These books are still fun…