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…

July 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs “Silver” I finally learned how Samuel and Bran became werewolves. The story is dark and violent but that seems fitting. “Roses in Winter” Asil, an aging werewolf in the Marrok’s pack is more man than beast. An innocent girl, Kara, begins to change all that….

June 2018 — A Wrap Up

Shaman Rises by C. E. Murphy Read my series review here. Meanwhile here are two of my fave quotes from the last book: Don’t you just love it when a favorite author of yours quotes/alludes to the work of another favorite author?   I saw Morrison’s face twitch like he couldn’t believe I was baiting…

April 2018 — A Wrap Up

Out for Blood by Kristen Painter This series has many flaws but since I have read the first few books I am going to see it through. While it is true that I have been spacing them out, so I could have missed it but I kept searching for a bigger picture or an overarching…

October 2017 — A Belated Wrap-Up!

    Things are starting to get just a bit darker and the stakes higher when it comes to Ms. Marvel’s life! She has to think whether she should be blindly following orders, even if they do come from someone she has looked up to all her life: She has to concede that she can’t…

September 2017 — A Month with an Abysmal Reading Record

The previous month was all about graphic novels, comics, and anthologies. Here is what I read in September and what I thought about it:   Preacher, Vols. 4-9 It was irreverent as heck:   It was full of sexist characters who say things like: But oh, it was so good! I read this one as…

August 2017 — A Wrap-Up for the Month of Graphic Novels & Comics

The previous month was all about graphic novels and comics. Here is what I read in August and what I thought about it:   Monster of Frankenstein Vol. 1 As part of Project Frankenstein, this volume failed to make an impression. I was sad to see that all the stories missed the most essential characteristic…

July 2017 — A Wrap-Up

As fun as ony Douglas Adams books can be. Although, it might also be due to my technique that I apply when reading books by DA. I space them out, which keeps the jokes and randomness from being repetitive and not-random!   I won this in a giveaway. Read my review here. Okay, so this…

June 2017 — A Wrap-Up

  I dunno how she does it but I never come away from an Agatha Christie novel without enjoying it to the fullest! This one wasn’t an exception even when it was full of racist and sexist characters. I am also happy that I read this one finally and so close to the release of…

March 2017 — Wrap-Up

  Old Faves in New Flavors The Hobbit Graphic Novel   The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I’ve just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!       Words […]

February 2017 — Wrap-Up

  Old Faves in New Flavors The Hobbit Graphic Novel   The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I’ve just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!     Outtakes from…

Quick Reading Updates, Book Bingo, & Musings on Writing

    I finished Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction & loved every bit of it. I would have loved it even more, if there was more Liz to go around. The artwork is so beautiful but what do I know because I haven’t read more than ten graphic novels/comics in my life. However, that…