Welcome back to another edition of Sunday Comics. I do this post every other week to chronicle all the individual comics I've read. This week is a rather long post, so strap in and enjoy.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
This has been, all in all, a rather good week. Besides the normal, I finally got my tooth finalized and am now getting used to the crown in there. Glad that's off my chest. Also, my mom and I visited one of her good friends, who's a librarian. My mom and her have been friends since middle school and stay in contact really well. My moms friend works at probably the nicest library in the area and she gave us a tour of the whole building, including the behind the scenes. When I say this is a nice library I mean it- they have everything you might want and then some, including rooms just dedicated to YA books, movies, and a studio with a green screen that anyone can use.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Author| Eric Stephenson Artist| Simon Gane Rating| 2.5 Stars
Edition| eGalley courtesy of Netgalley Release Date| July 21st, 2015
I received a copy of They're Not Like Us from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Author| Warren Ellis Artist| Tula Lotay Rating| 3.5 Stars
Edition| eGalley courtesy of Image Comics via Netgalley Release Date| July 14th, 2015
I received a copy of Supreme: Blue Rose from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Author| Cameron Stewert and Brenden Fletcher Artist| Babs Tarr Rating| 5 Stars
This was absolutely amazing and a great place to start if you want to jump into comics. Both the art and the story deserve five stars.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
There are SPOILERS for the previous book in the series along with this one. Read at your own risk.
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This week was something along the lines of "complete a syllabus as if you taught (insert genre) 101" and so that's exactly what I've done. View this post as a guide map if you're new to epic fantasy or looking for something new. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, August 24, 2015
So I've mentioned I was at the Chicago Comic Con a few times; it's why I wasn't around the blog so much on the weekend. I had such a blast- it was way better than anything I could have expected, and I just wanted to talk about it here. This was my first time going to any sort of Con and it was well worth the money and time spent.
Author| Jeph Loeb Artist| Tim Sale Edition| Kindle eBook Rating| 3 Stars
This serves as an origin story for the title character. I've been reading Daredevil stories for about two years (maybe more) now and can safely say he was one of the first real characters that really interested me in comics. Unfortunately, this was one of my least favorite Daredevil books.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
This one's pretty self explanatory. I hope you enjoy it! I think this is a better angle for the camera and I think it turned out generally better than the last one I did. Still working out how to do thumbnails (have it figured out now that I've already published the video and too lazy to change this one) and still not the best at keeping eye contact with camera. Also, editing is a rather horrible experience. No one ever tells you that when you join youtube :) Still loving the experience, though.
Welcome back to Sunday TV! I do this every other week in order to talk about all the shows I've enjoyed during the past two weeks. Normally I watch about an episode a day, but lately I've been bingeing everything I'm behind on since I'll be leaving for college very soon. So, without further ado, here we go.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Let me start with the apology. I'm leaving for college in a few weeks, and this week has just been very hectic. Been getting a lot of things I need, spending extra time with my family, and now, this weekend, I'm at comic con pretty much every day (which is why I'm pre-writing this post on Friday). Because I've been busy I haven't read very much, or posted very much. Or really been active in blogging. I have tried to respond to all comments and follow links in comments for meme's, but beyond that I've done very little. Normally I spend time discovering new websites and visiting all the ones I really like so I can comment on their WoW or TTT or F56. But this week I just didn't, and I'm really sorry if you felt slighted. I just haven't had the time, and when I have some spare minutes it's either really late or really early and I have no motivation.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Author| Kurt Busiek Artist| Benjamin Dewey Rating| 4.5 Stars
Edition| eGalley courtesy of Image Comics via Netgalley Release Date| July 14th, 2015
I received a copy of Tooth and Claw from Image Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Author| Nagumo and Aji-chi Release Date| August 18th, 2015 Rating| 3.5 Stars
Edition| eGalley courtesy of Gen Manga Entertainment via Netgalley
Buy Links| Book Depository
I received a copy of Let's Eat Ramen from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click here to join in on the fun!
This was another really fun, but really hard theme to do. There are lots of authors I wish I could say were auto-buy authors, but I just sort of lost track of some of them and are so behind on their books and series I can't buy anymore just to own them. So here's a list of authors that I will follow to the ends of the earth, no matter what they write.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Mr. Gaiman, you've done it again- made me completely fall in love with a book you've written.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Sunday Comics is something I do every other week to spotlight all the comics I've read recently. I love talking about comics and, rather than write an individual review for each individual comic I read as I read it, I compile all the reviews here. If you ever want to know more about a comic series please ask because I'd love to share what I know!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I am so tired. Like, you have no idea. And that's why this is going up so late today. The last two days, and today, I haven't been home very much. My reading has suffered because of it, and I'm really sorry about that. I've been spending time with extended family and went out to the city today (where I got major sunburn- my face hurts quite a bit) and met with a good friend the other day where we laid out plans for next weekend.
Friday, August 14, 2015
There are SPOILERS for the first three books in the series, so read at your own risk.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Author| Gene Luen Yang Artist| Gurihiru Rating| 3.5 Stars
Edition| Kindle eBook
I'm a rather large fan of Avatar, and when this book was on sale several months ago I couldn't resist picking it up and returning to one of my favorite stories. I was, sadly, rather disappointed.
Author| Matt Fraction Artist| Christian Ward Rating| 4 Stars
Edition| eGalley courtesy of Image Comics via Netgalley Release Date| June 16th, 2015
I received a copy of ODY-C from Image Comics via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
So this is a pretty cool tag hosted by A Book So Fathomless. Click the link and join in on the tag, because it's so much fun! I saw this on Lauren Stoolfire's blog (great blog, really recommend if you don't already follow her) the other day and couldn't resist! So, without further ado, here we go...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Starring| Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust), Jeremy Renner (Willaim Brandt), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), Sean Harris (Solomon Lane), Simon McBurney (Atlee), Alec Baldwin (Alan Huntley)
I've been a fan of these movies for some time. In fact, they're probably my favorite spy movie franchise. But I did not like this one.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Click here to join in on the fun.
This was a really fun one to do, because I was able to actually figure out who I've read the most from. I was sorta surprised by what I discovered.
Monday, August 10, 2015
I'm a super fan of The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices so it's no surprise that I got this book the second it came out. But it took me a while to read, just because it wasn't a priority. It's not another story, but rather a companion book that helps show the depth of the world.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Welcome back to Sunday TV! I do one of these posts every other week to spotlight all the shows I've been watching. I also do a Sunday Comics in the weeks I don't do this post. Basically, I watch so much TV that I want to talk about, but rather than dedicate a little post to each episode or series of episodes, I do this one huge wrap up. I watch a mix of new and old shows from many different genres and age groups. Basically, I'm addicted to TV when I'm not reading.
You heard me right, I'm on Youtube now! Major mistake? I don't know, but I guess we'll find out. I'd love it if you watched my video and maybe even subscribe to my channel. I'll be posting every Sunday. This week is just an intro, get to know me video (and I look really awkward, so I'm sorry about that). Next week is a bookshelf tour, which I'm very excited to share with you all. If there's any advice you can give I'd love to hear.
Without further ado...
Saturday, August 8, 2015
This week has been pretty busy, but I still somehow managed to read a ton. I've also been writing a bit more than usual, and finally starting to catch up on my tv shows. Today a bunch of my extended family comes into town, so I'll be heading to the city later to catch up with them. Tomorrow we're all going to a Cubbies game for my Uncle's fiftieth, so I don't know how active I'll be online.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Author| Kass Morgan (Twitter) Edition| Kindle eBook Rating| 3 Stars
So I've seen a few episodes from the show, but only a few. I thought I'd read the book and see how it lined up with what I've watched and whether it was any good.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
There are SPOILERS for the first two books in this series, so read at your own risk.
It's been so long since I've done one of these! But I'm desperately in need of a new book to read, something that I wouldn't naturally go to next (I have a literal TBR pile of immediate next reads, and it's growing tedious to look at). If you've not seen one of these posts before, What's Next is a meme hosted by Iceybooks. Click here for more information, and to join in on the fun. Basically, though, I put up a couple books I've had sitting around for some time and you guys comment below with your vote. This time I've got three that have been on my kindle since time immemorial (not really, but you get it). Drum roll please....
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Starring| Chris Pratt (Owen), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire), Ty Simpkins (Gray), Vincent D'Onofrio (Hoskins), Nick Robinson (Zach)
This movie exceeded all my expectations by far, and I can see why it was the number one movie in the world! If you haven't seen it, you really should.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Starring| Ian McKellen (Sherlock Holmes), Laura Linney (Mrs. Munro), Milo Parker (Roger)
Magneto you're so old! But seriously, Ian McKellen looked like he was dying in the film, which is what his character is supposed to be doing. But it was rather strange to see such an icon in such a decrepit form, even if he was just acting.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Click here to join in the fun.
This week is top ten fairy tale retellings, whether you've read them or not. Well, I bent the rules a little and actually pulled in a couple of movies. I love, love, love retellings, though I'm rather picky about choosing ones to read or watch. Here are my absolute favorites, in order.
Monday, August 3, 2015
This was technically a re-read for me, but since the first time I read this book was in seventh grade (that's about six years ago) it was like reading it for the first time. The only thing I remembered was that I liked it a lot, and that the satyrs were funny. Neither of those facts changed.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Sunday Comics is something I do every other week to highlight all the comics I've been reading. Since getting Marvel Unlimited I haven't been able to put it down. If you're interested in comics I really recommend getting Marvel Unlimited because it's only ten dollars a month and you get to read not only classic comics but new ones released within the last six months. It's handy for newcomers and old readers alike.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
My week was pretty great, book wise. I spent a lot of time reading, watching book tube, and cruising around author sites. I read so many books, I blew myself away. Unfortunately, I think I tired the reading part of brain out for a bit, and don't know how much reading I'll actually get done this week. It's also projected to be a bit of a busier week, with plans to head into the city on Wednesday. I'm okay taking a small break from reading because it'll give my brain time to reset.