Lisa beat me to buying the only copy of this at our local comic book store, but she was nice enough to loan it to me after she read it. I really like this series of comics. It's delightful, funny and well-done.
Friday, April 29, 2016
I saw this book as a paperback in an used bookstore but didn't want to pay $10 for it, so I requested it as an inter-library loan. I knew a little about the Hell-Fire Club because of the torrid historical romances I read as a teenager, so I was interested in learning more. This was dry, boring and basically went with the premise that rumors of the wild debauchery of the Hell-Fire members were played up, and they were just some somewhat horny guys who got together to play and drink. The book was a major disappointment as I was hoping for some salacious history.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
This had been on my "going-to-read" list for months and months and I finally got around to it. It was touching and sweet, and I totally hated the ending because of the "feels", lol. It was a very good book, I'd have to know someone pretty well before I'd recommend it though.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
We had books 2, 3, and 4 come in as donations but book one was no where to be found and I was really interested in reading this 1811 murder mystery. This was really interesting and I am definitely going to continue with the series.
Monday, April 25, 2016
I'd read the author's first book "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" and enjoyed it so much that I made my husband read it. His other option was listening to me basically tell him every story from it. But there was no way I was going to miss another book from her. This deals more with her daily fight against the struggles of her mental illness. I really appreciate how open she is with it, and love her sense of humor. I would love to have her as a friend, knowing we wouldn't get together much because we would both rather sit at home in our pajamas and think about going out, instead of actually going out.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
I was excited to when my Comics and Cocktails book club announced this as April's book. I'd read a few pages of it in another graphic novel and was intrigued. It was an outstanding read. It hit every note perfectly, from story to character development to artwork. Now to buy Volume 2!
I admit I picked this up just because I like the television programs the author has done but this was an interesting look into the class system that still exists in England. A fascinating read for an Anglophile.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Since I frequent Hurley's Heroes and am in a graphic novel book club with Jeremy and Jason, I pretty much had to buy this book. But it's an outstanding premise, with fantastic artwork. Imagine a STD that makes you beautiful. How would society change? And is it worth the cost if it ended up killing you?
Amy Gumm is transported to Oz, but for this girl from Kansas, it's not like the story she knows. Dorothy has returned and is mining all the magic for herself. And her loyal friends have been turned into dark versions that are terrorizing Oz. The only answer is killing Dorothy to save Oz.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Working my way through old Wonder Womans collected into one book. This finished up just before Diana gives up her powers in the 1960s. This volume had all the hooky villains and the sickening sweet romance between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor.
A fun, fast read I enjoyed while Samantha was in voice and dance lessons. Olivia Fowler's job is helping everyday people enjoy a "chance" encounter with the celebrity of their choice. But when a chance encounter has her falling into the arms of superstar Alexander Young, she must choose between her job or falling into his sexy arms.
This was light-hearted and sweet, and lots of fun.
This was light-hearted and sweet, and lots of fun.
It was interesting to see more of Savannah's family and her interactions with them. I would like to see more with her mom. As always, I'm totally jealous of the support system Savannah's created for herself. A great read, but I would recommend starting at the beginning if you haven't read any of the Savannah Reid mysteries.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
A woman goes in for a MRI and discovers that there's a bullet lodged in her neck. This discovery sets off a chain of events that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Very well done, I would like to read more by this author.
Friday, April 8, 2016
This was on Teresa's amazing Western display this month. It featured mysteries surrounding the lives and deaths of some of the Old West's biggest characters.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
A fun, new start to what will hopefully be an ongoing series. The characters were interesting, there is plenty to be developed in the future and I want to see more with the haunted artifacts in the museum.
Monday, April 4, 2016
This series is outstanding but this wasn't my favorite in the series so far. It had a LOT of terms for rowing that I just wasn't familiar with. But still really entertaining. I can't wait until Daisy and her policeman get married.