I continue with my trend to have way too many books on the go and feeling like I am not finishing anything. I think my only goal I have been working on is to not have any unread graphic novels in my house by the end of 2016. This morning I have been reading some of the comics I purchased through Humble Bundle, so you will see those on my post next week. Those comics really suffer from 'out of sight, out of mind' and I discovered there were some goodies that I really wanted to read and forgot I had! This week is also the week where Scribd stopped being the Netflix of books. You get three regular credits and one audio credit a month. There are still books on there that are credit free, though, and there are 'unlimited' editors picks each month. I am not sure what I think.
Graphic Novel Year
Lantern City (Issues 1-7)
Fairest - Volume 3: The Return of the Maharaja
Lantern City (Issues 1-7) - Scribd - I think I read what works out to Volume 1 and part of Volume 2, but I couldn't find a record of what was included in each volume. This is told from the point of view of Sander Jove and shows the struggles of the lower in class in the Steampunk world of Lantern City. He finds himself moving up in the world thanks to a chance encounter and in a desire to keep his family safe. In a way nothing too different from the usual class struggle-type works, but still enjoyable. Recommended!
The Last Slice of Rainbow - Scribd - My read a short story or two every morning project continues. I have read Joan Aiken before, but it was a long time ago. I heard that her short stories were really well done, so when I finished Led Astray, I decided to move on to this one. The stories collected were fun and I enjoyed the addition of the artwork. I need to read more Joan Aiken! Recommended!
Fairest - Volume 3 - The month is almost over and I am still not finished this series. I am enjoying it, but this is the last of my unread Fables and I am a little sad to reach the end, I guess. This collection follows Prince Charming and the female lead is Nalayani. This is the first time a character has played such a key roll and I don't remember her from the series before... I might just not remember, though. Another enjoyable addition to the series. I look forward to what happens next! Recommended!
A Short History of Fantasy - e-book - My poor, neglected e-book library. It was time to read something from it and I have been curious about this book for a while! And, I must say, I learned a lot! I know a lot of fantasy authors, but this book told me how much more reading there is out there for me. I have quite the extensive wish list, now... If I had to pick one complaint, it is that I wish they would update this book. It goes up to 2009 and a lot has changed since then. Maybe in 2020, they will release a new version? Strongly recommended!
A Princess of Mars - Scribd - One weakness of mine is that I neglect classic science-fiction. Look at me, I actually read one! I have so many others that I want to get to... John Carter, a native of Virginia, wakes up naked on Mars in 1866 and starts off a string of adventures that include a princess. Some of the ideas in this book are really interesting including how air and water is managed, but otherwise it is an adventure/romance novel that you will find very readable. Recommended!