Monday Comics

Southern Cross and Giant Days both live up to their debut issues!

I want to go back to college and hang out with Esther, Daisy, and Susan – maybe not while they’re suffering from a plague-like flu but for general shenanigans.  The mystery thickens with Southern Cross, I’m still not entirely sure what’s going on but I’m intrigued!  No spoilers but things never bode well for characters named Erin 😦

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Trillium by Jeff Lemire is actually a purchase for Mark but after reading a bit about the series, it’s being added to my TBR as well.

It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. 

It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of the Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. 

Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story, it’s the LAST love story ever told. – Goodreads

Lastly, I started reading Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley.  What comics have you been reading lately??

Bookshelf Thursday – World Book Day Edition!

In honor of World Book Day falling on a Thursday, I’m bringing you a Bookshelf Thursday picture of my favorite cubby 🙂

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Here are all 7 Harry Potter books plus The Creature Vault.  I have a second HP related bookshelf cubby (so much Harry Potter in my life!!!) which I’ll feature in a future Bookshelf Thursday post.  I hope you are having a wonderful World Book Day and share the book love every day!

Saturday Comics

I’ve been with Lumberjanes since the beginning and Issue #13 is by far my favorite!  #13 shows all the Janes coming to camp at the beginning of the summer, an origin story if you will.

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A few thoughts while reading:

Jo’s one Dad is a silver fox!  Is that weird that I just thought that about a cartoon character?  I don’t care, it’s true.

The beginning of April and Ripley’s friendship is so sweet!

Mal is such a badass.

Yay all the Janes are united!

There’s even an origin story for Bubbles!!  I’m seriously contemplating Molly/Bubbles cosplay for DragonCon.  Aw beginning of the best summer ever!!

The rest of my comic book haul includes Ms. Marvel #14 and Thor #7.

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A great haul of my featuring my favorite comic book ladies!  What comics are you reading this weekend?

Bookshelf Thursday Strikes Again!

Two for two, on a roll!

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Lauren Oliver: Before I Fall, Panic

Ruta Sepetys: Out of the Easy

Stephen Chbosky: Perks of Being a Wallflower

E. Lockhart: We Were Liars

Jay Asher: Thirteen Reasons Why

Laurie Halse Anderson: Wintergirls, Speak

Elizabeth Wein: Code Name Verity (currently lent out), Rose Under Fire

Mark Zusak: The Book Thief

Jandy Nelson: I’ll Give You the Sun

Have you read any of these?  Which one is your favorite?  My top favorites of this cubbie are Wintergirls, Code Name Verity and I’ll Give you the Sun.

Itty Bitty Brienne of Tarth

Up until this point I have been a Game of Thrones watcher but not a Song of Fire and Ice reader.  All that is about to change!  I bought a little badass Brienne of Tarth and decided if I’m a big enough fan to buy action figures, I should probably read the books.

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I did start to read A Game of Thrones after season 2 of the HBO show aired but damn if those books aren’t really intimidating.  I figured I could read 3 books in the same amount of time that it would take me to read 1 GOT book.  But no more!  I am going to take the plunge!  In less than two months, Mark and I are taking a cross country trip to California and we have flights, train rides and car rides ahead of us as we go up the coast of California.  I’m not an e-reader fan so instead of bringing multiple books on this trip, I’m going to bring just one big fat one!

Have you read the books?  Do you watch the show?  Do you do both?  I’m eager to be a crossover fan!  I’ll let you know how I like the first book!

Sunday Comics

Small comic book haul this week: Saga # 27 and Descender #2

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Damn if little Gus hasn’t become one of my favorites characters!

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I feel like Saga has turned into the old seasons of The Walking Dead – all the characters are separated and they are never all in one issue and I need them all in one place again!!  I need to see The Will and Lying Cat!

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I can’t wait to dive into Descender #2, I was so impressed with the first issue!  But first is the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere #squee!

Book Riot YA Quarterly Box

Book Riot is website/company/thing-a-ma-bob which provides book recommendations, literary commentary, book schwag, pretty much all things literature!

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After I started regularly following Book Riot, I found out about their Quarterly Boxes.  I was about to sign up for one when they announced they were coming out with a Book Riot: YA Box #Squee!!  Sign up I did and yay it was delivered yesterday!!

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Book Riot: Young Adult – Books and Bookish Goods for YA Fans.  As you’ll see, this is a box about the power of telling stories and seeing them through more than one lens.

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Here’s what’s inside!!

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier – The setting: Razorhurst, 1932. The fragile peace between two competing mob bosses—Gloriana Nelson and Mr Davidson—is crumbling. Loyalties are shifting. Betrayals threaten.  Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment.  Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson’s ‘best girl’, experienced in surviving the criminal world, but she doesn’t know what this day has in store for her.  When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna’s latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie’s new protector. But Dymphna’s life is in danger too, and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy’s ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living . . . (Goodreads)

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon – A 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book.  When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.  In the aftermath of Tariq’s death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.  Tariq’s friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short. In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down. (Goodreads)

‘Today I’m Reading…’ Mug with chalk!

Novel Teas – 5 tea bags with literary tags

Rory’s Story Cubes – fairly certain I’m not creative enough for these haha

This morning I took full advantage of my new mug.  Today I’m Reading 17 First Kisses by Rachel Allen.  Don’t let this sweet title fool you, 17 First Kisses is a poignant story about female friendships, family and first loves.

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Overall, I’m really pleased with my first Book Riot YA Quarterly Box.  Do you subscribe to Book Riot’s Adult or YA Quarterly Boxes?  Are there other subscription services you love?