Sunday, March 06, 2016

Week in Review - Week 10

Random Thoughts

And, here we are with the month of March. I have actually been blogging a bit! I am not sure how long that will continue... My goal is to at least post on Sunday and record what I read each week and to post a month end post. If I do that, great. If I do more than that, even better! My reading will likely quiet down a bit in March because I cannot keep reading comics like I have been because I will easily run out of unread ones before the end of the year. It was fun to read through my stacks, though. There are others I never got to and I continue to aspire to having everything read by the end of the year. I am also doing pretty good reading books as they enter the house, so that is always a plus!

Graphic Novel Year

Saga Volume 4
Saga Volume 5
Black Widow - Volume 3: Last Days
ApocalyptiGirl
S.H.I.E.L.D - Volume 1: Perfect Bullets

Currently Reading

Weekly Reading

As You Wish - I loved this. I love the movie and have wanted to check this out since it was released. It was fun to get a behind the scenes look at everything and I enjoyed how he managed to get other cast members and crew to add in their own thoughts. It definitely brought back a lot of fond memories about my first time reading the book and seeing the movie. I still own both and think a reread of The Princess Bride would be a fun idea! Strongly recommended!


Saga Volume 4 (reread) - I actually blogged about this book and everything!








Saga Volume 5 - I love this series! I blogged about all five books right here.








Black Widow - Volume 3 - I love the Black Widow as a character. I read the first two volumes in this series last year and I believe this completes this particular spin-off. It was fun to see her grow away from the larger series she is in and get to know other sides of her. I think there could be a Black Widow movie and it would do really well. Recommended!




Anna Dressed in Blood - Well, this was a creepy book, but I enjoyed it! I have seen this series around likely since its release, but never got around to reading it. I started hearing about it again, though, and Scribd added it. So, time to give it a try! It is a story about a ghost hunter which is not as big a paranormal fad as some of the others, so this worked for me. I am glad I gave it a read and look forward to trying the sequel. Recommended!


ApocalyptiGirl - This book popped up as a recommendation on Amazon a few weeks ago and caught my attention. Then, I asked for some comic book recommendations and this was on the list. So, I decided to give it a try. First off all, there is a cat on the cover and its name is Jelly Bean! Secondly, it is a very original take on the Apocalypse idea. The art is definitely different from the norm, too. I am glad I took a chance on it because I love kick-ass female characters. Recommended!


S.H.I.E.L.D. - Volume 1 - The thing with Marvel Unlimited is I read issues as they are released, so to work up to a trade can take a few months. I went through most of the new series last year and this was one I started. I really like this series and wish I was doing better at actually watching the show! agent Coulson is my favourite. I love his car! Recommended!




A Darker Shade of Magic - Okay, let's face facts here... I hardly read any books actually released in 2015 last year. I missed hearing about most of them. So, this only started hitting my radar around Christmas to the point where I actually walked into a bookstore and grabbed a copy! And, I loved it. It is definitely fantasy at its best, but it also has an intriguing representation of a possible end of world scenario involving magic. I cannot wait to read the sequel and strongly, strongly recommend this book!!!

New Additions

ApocalyptiGirl by Andrew MacLean

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 9

Weekly Pictures












25 comments:

  1. Sort of related to this post...with the photos at the bottom. Just FYI, my wife Kim has been enjoying seeing your photos on Instagram of your pets. Not that I don't, but I wanted to let you know she's been enjoying seeing your photos.

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    1. I am glad to hear that like I told you on Twitter. :)

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  2. I need to get As You Wish for my daughter!

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    1. It was really good! If she does audio, I have heard really good things about it!

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  3. I'm looking forward to listening to Anna Dressed in Blood. It looks so creepy! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. As You Wish is on my TBR. I absolutely loved the movie but somehow have never read the book. I need to fix that. Love your instagram pics - especially the one of Mackie with the treat on his head. Too funny! Have a great week!

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    1. haha, yes, my silly dog who will do most anything for a treat. :)

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  4. I've heard good things about As You Wish for anyone who loves The Princess Bride (and I mean, who DOESN'T love that movie??)
    Also YAY pet pictures. Adorable!

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    1. The book was so good!!

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  5. A Darker Shade of Magic is on my TBR. That cover art is stunning!

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    1. Read it soon! So worth it!

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  6. I have been reading so much about 'Apocalyptigirl'. Now that you have recommended it too, I want to try. And, I follow you on Instagram. I love your furry-folks. They are supremely adorable. :D

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  7. I need to read a Schwab. I love that picture of your dog resting it's head on your kitty. The kitty does not look happy.

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    1. I ordered her new book and VICIOUS after finishing this book. I am excited! I love that picture, too.

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  8. wow, gorgeous pictures!

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  9. Wasn't Anna Dressed in Blood great? I haven't gone to read more in the series but I probably should. I thought it was pretty creative. And, love the pictures!

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  10. You have been blogging! Yay! Now I need to go back and read some of your other posts. :) Anything in particular that you're planning on reading in March?

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  11. I love Kelley Armstrong -- haven't read that yet. And I think I'm really behind in Saga. I just don't read that many comics these days

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  12. Yay for a cat and dog that get along! I saw Anna Dressed In Blood the other day, noticed it because of your last mention and was intrigued but realised I don't know enough about it. From what you've said it wouldn't have been a bad option.

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  13. I have to read the Cary Elwes book! And now I feel like I have to watch the Princess Bride again!

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  14. I need to spend some time exploring comics. I love all the pet photos!

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  15. I need to give Saga a try next time I'm in the mood for some graphic novels. Everyone seems to love the series.

    Great photos! Your animals are beautiful.

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  16. I keep meaning to pick up As You Wish, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I love your photos.

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  17. I'm not a cat fan but the 1st picture made me smile, it says to me 'what are you looking at, yes I'm in charge, I'm waiting, get to it' I am giggling.

    Never seen the Kelly Armstrong one you are reading. I read Masked Truth last year, my first by her but a thriller, I enjoyed it.

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  18. That one of Mackie and Casey where Mackie is snuggling with her? My heart melted!

    Isn't As You Wish fantastic? I watched the movie again after listening to it on audio, and I had a blast seeing it in a whole new light.

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