Mackie has had some sort of allergic reaction. That sort of derailed the weekend because I don't buy Benadryl typically and now I am typing this while waiting for a store to open that I can buy more at. In the meantime Mackie is itchy and half his face is swollen. Hopefully the Benadryl given to him regularly will get things under control. I am trying to make it to Monday so we don't pay emergency vet bills to be told the dog has an allergy and give him Benadryl. Now, give me lots of money. He is eating and drinking and asking to go out, so really normally other than the itchy side of his face.
It doesn't really matter what is happening with the dog in reading land, but since I am still in a reading slump we can talk about the dog instead, right?
Graphic Novel Year
A-Force - Volume 0: Warzones
Howard the Duck - Volume 0: What the Duck?
Star Wars: Lando
Star Wars: Shattered Empire
A-Force - Volume 0 ~ I was excited about the idea for this comic, but again... Warzones and Secret Wars just are not knocking my socks off. But, this series does set up an interesting cast of characters and looks like it is continuing after the Secret Wars story-line has ended. I will be curious to see what direction it is going to take and am happy that there is a comic about a group of strong women in the Marvel Universe now.
Howard the Duck - Volume 0 ~ I guess since this series started before Secret Wars, they just made it Volume 0 because now the real stuff will be happening. I find Howard fun. He obviously reminds me of Donald Duck even if he is not necessarily anything like him personality wise. He is more a cross between Donald and Scrooge McDuck. But, it was a fun start to the series and I am looking forward to Volume 1.
Star Wars: Lando ~ My read of the Star Wars comics continues. This one centred around Lando, a character I always enjoyed in the movies. This comic still seems like the same person and captures his personality really well. I enjoyed it!
Star Wars: Shattered Empire ~ This comic takes place right after Star Wars Episode VI. It was good, but was apparently released more to benefit the new franchise than to give the old franchise what they wanted. I think it is because the new movies are introducing new characters and we are supposed to move beyond the Luke, Leia, Hans storylines and start liking the new characters. And, I probably will, but the originals will always hold the special place for me...
Blackout ~ If not for audio, I would not be finishing any longer works lately! But, at least I have audio working for me. First up, I listened to all three of the books in this trilogy in a row. Go me! It helped that they were really good! Mira Grant has someone that I have neglected for too long and really need to check out more from in the future! Georgia, Shawn, and all the other Newsflesh characters were engaging and the back-drop to the trilogy overall was well done. I am so happy I read it and strongly recommend the whole trilogy!
Nothing this week...
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