Playing Catch Up

Why hello there, long time, no see!  It has been quite awhile since I updated – over three months actually – eek!

My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in May so as you can imagine, our world is in the process of being turned upside down.  We’ve decided on a Harry Potter nursery, is anyone actually surprised??

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Our baby announcement!

We’ve gotten some of the major furniture items, done the baby registry, my friends are planning my NC baby shower and my next item of business is researching daycare for after I go back to work. The whole things still seems surreal!

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Harry Potter flying key mobile

My best friend from college was in Atlanta for a conference so we went a bit baby crazy.  We made this gorgeous Harry Potter mobile using this YouTube video as a reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyvv5eVOLao.  I am absolutely in love with it!

Amidst all the baby preparations, I did keep up with my reading.  Yes it is February but I would still like to share a few of my favorites from 2015:

Favorite Comics – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nimona, Locke and Key, Rat Queens, Trillium, Descender, Wytches, Saga, Ms. Marvel

Favorite Books – Carry On, The Revenge Playbook, An Ember in the Ashes, Speak, I’ll Give You the Sun, Rose Under Fire, Legend

Favorite TV Shows – Orphan Black, Supergirl

Favorite Movies – Star Wars, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two.

I hope you all have been doing well these path few months, reading some great books, and nerding out with some wonderful fandoms!

 

Trillium by Jeff Lemire

Mark picked up the first issue of the limited series Trillium by Jeff Lemire on recommendation from our comic book store Criminal Records.  Shortly thereafter I found the complete series at our other comic book store Oxford Comics. I nearly read it non-stop!  The year is 3797, Nika Tensmith is a scientist.  The year is 1921, William Pike is a solider.  They come from different worlds. Different times. Different pasts. But their lives are about to intertwine in unimaginable ways. A portal exists between their worlds – a bridge between their minds.  A secret that could save them… or destroy all of existence.

Trillium is an interstellar, time traveling, race against the end of humanity romance.  Star crossed lovers across time and space, I wouldn’t be opposed to recommending Trillium to Doctor Who fans!!  William and Nika both have tragic pasts with emotional baggage but are joined together through an alien race who may have the answers to save humanity from a deadly sentinent virus.

Loved the watercolor artwork and the story. I definitely recommend this 2014 Eisner Award Nominee (Best Limited Series) to any sci-fi lovers!

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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??