Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week in Review - Week 4

Random Thoughts

I need to stay away from online bookstores. I was so proud of myself for buying less than I normally do around Christmas... But I made up for that in January! I find December and January are usually when I buy books that have been out for a while. The rest of the year I tend towards pre-orders. There are a couple comic book series I would like to keep reading but that will depend on the book budget as the new releases start trickling out. I am not off to a great start. The first book I pre-ordered for 2016 was Shutter Volume 3. It came out last week, but all ready says it is temporarily unavailable and I never got a copy. I remember when pre-ordering was a for sure thing and you would get the books before the store... Times have changed!

Graphic Novel Year

Morning Glories - Volume 1: For a Better Future (reread)
Morning Glories - Volume 2: All Will be Free (reread)
Morning Glories - Volume 3: P.E.
Morning Glories - Volume 4: Truants
Lady Killer - Volume 1
Lazarus - Volume 1: Family
Giant Days - Volume 1
Outcast - Volume 1 (e-book)

Currently Reading

Weekly Reading

(reread) I really liked this series when I started it, but it took me a while to get around to more from it so I decided to revisit the ones that I had read. They are just as good with a reread!

(reread) I originally read this one in January of 2015, so it took me a while to move on! So, here I am almost exactly a year later rereading this series so that I can finally move on to the next two volumes in the series.

I finally got this edition with my Christmas money. And, I have to say, this series definitely gets better as it gets going. When I read the first two volumes I enjoyed them, but was not feeling a pressing desire to rush on. Now there are lots of things happening and I am curious to see how things are going to progress!

I also got this volume with my Christmas money and I will point out that the series continues to get better and better. I think it is probably a good thing that I never went to boarding school because look at all the creepy things that happen at them!

This comic has been popping up on a lot of best of lists, so I had to check it out. I mean, look at that cover? I loved it! I am all for strong female characters and it is especially interesting considering it is set in a time where women often play a background role. It was a great idea and I am so glad I read it.

This was a fun comic! And compared to what else I read this month... Very different! There was no magic or fantasy or horror. It was just a real life comic about college students. It might be exaggerated a bit, but the adventures were fun in nature and I can't wait to read the next volume!

Another series that I decided to start... Because I don't have enough series on the go! And, another one where there is strong, ass-kicking woman. There was an accidental theme in my comic purchases recently! I really liked this and I can't wait to see what happens next!

Of everything I have read this week, this was likely my least favourite. I read the first issue in this series last year and it didn't really blow me away... But, I had a chance to read the first volume thanks to Humble Bundle. It's good, don't get me wrong, but not something I feel like rushing out and getting the next volume of immediately. Maybe it will be in a future Humble Bundle!

New Additions
Wayward Volume 1
Lady Killer
Giant Days - Volume 1
Lazarus - Volume 1: Family

Trip to the second hand store:

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
The Kingdom's Blood by Daniel Abraham
Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 3

Weekly Pictures


  1. Glad you liked Lazarus :) I wasn't that keen on Outcast, when I read it last year. However, I'm quite tempted by Giant Days.

  2. Lots of great looking comics there. I need to get back to my GN reading

  3. Lady Killer looks like a lot of fun -- I'll be looking for that one when it's out in trade!


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