Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week in Review - Week 5

Random Thoughts

It is hard to believe the first month of 2016 is over with! I have some reading time hopefully ahead of me, so I will save my reading recap until I make sure I won't finish anything else in the meantime. We had a stormy weekend which I had hoped meant lots of reading time, but something else always crops up. I am also finding now that I have been going through my books that there are a lot of things that I have neglected forever and really want to get around to reading. Not to mention on the series I started and never got around to finishing... My first project is Robin Hobb. It would be awesome to finish 2016 having read/reread all of her books. I could have lots of projects like that... While I did get rid of some series that I started ages ago and feel no excitement to get back to, there are still many others on my shelves. Then there are the ones that I have never started...

Graphic Novel Year

Phonogram - Volume 1: Rue Britannia (e-book)
Wayward - Volume 1 (reread)
American Vampire - Volume 3
Batgirl - Volume 1: The Batgirl of Burnside
Jem and the Holograms - Volume 1: Showtime (Scribd)
Hexed - Volume 1 (Scribd)
Hexed - Volume 2 (Scribd)

Currently Reading 

Weekly Reading

(e-book) I wanted to love this, but this was just weird and I am not sure what to think of it. It was part of a recent Image Humble Bundle so I also have book 2 to see if the series grabs me or not. 

(reread) I read this last year and loved it, so I of course had to own it. It is being compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Saga. That is what grabbed my attention in the first place. In reality, it is a glimpse of Japan with charges I enjoy visiting with and adventures that are worth checking in on. Plus, there are cats on the cover...

I bought this for Christmas because I read volume 1 and 2 and then stalled on the series. I like this series, but it is not my favourite series I am in the midst of. I imagine for Christmas I will grab the next two volumes. There are other series I am in the midst of I want to get more from first. I do have Volume 4 here to read, though, so I might change my mind. 

I may have got some books as my early Valentine's Day gift... And I may have read some all ready. Like this one! I neglect DC because they are not as easy to read as the easiness that is Marvel Unlimited. I look forward to more from this series and checking out other DC series in the future. 

(Scribd) I figured I would finally see what all the buzz about this series was about. I remember the show and the general storyline, but I am not sure I ever watched it that much and wouldn't consider myself a big fan. But, I liked this comic and am glad I gave it a try. I am sure I will read more in the series! Recommended!

(Scribd) I read the first 7 issues in this series back in 2015 thanks to Scribd. They didn't have any more, though, so I stalled while I waited to get the trades. Then I randomly noticed that Scribd had the whole series! So, I binged and I just love this series. It is definitely one of my favourite comic book series and I wish it was longer! That being said it ends with an ending that works. Strongly Recommended!

Finally! This book had so much buzz when it came out. I likely bought a copy soon after... (Or this might have been a gift...). I finally read it! And I loved it!! I thought it was a fantasy novel so imagine my surprise when I settled in with a book that takes place in the 1980's and talks about AIDs and how it was handled back then. It was a pleasant surprise, though! Strongly recommended!

New Additions

Lazarus - Volume 2: Lift
The Sculptor
Hammered by Kevin Hearne (gift)
Hexed by Kevin Hearne (gift)
Morning Glories - Volume 5 (gift)
Morning Glories - Volume 6 (gift)
Morning Glories - Volume 7 (gift)
Wayward - Volume 2 (gift)
Batgirl - Volume 1: The Batgirl of Burnside (gift)

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 4

Weekly Pictures


  1. Beautiful pictures! I haven't gotten to any graphic novels this year yet but hope to read one soon.

  2. Wow, you had a really great week of reading! Those are some gorgeous pictures! I hope that this week goes just as well for you!

  3. I got that humble bundle too! Glad to be getting the previews from you first :-) I heard that v2 of phonogram is better and makes more sense of v1. I have so many gns to get to but I'm totally addicted to manga at the moment. Does scribd have marvel or dc?


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