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review 2017-12-13 16:43
The girls find themselves back in time – prehistoric!
Paper Girls Volume 3 - Brian K. Vaughan

 

 

The adventures continues as things get mighty complicated. The paper girls find themselves in prehistoric times, meeting the locals as well as a visitor from their future. The past, present and future all come together in a confusion with plenty of action. The girls also find out a bit more about themselves.

 

Quite good as the series becomes engaging and it's not finished: there's more to come

 

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text 2017-12-03 20:07
16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square 5
Saga Volume 4 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples

Square 5 - Advent

Book: Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (4 stars)

Task: What in the immediate or near future are you most looking forward to?

 

I will be starting grad school in 2018 (most likely Drexel University) and will be majoring in Library and Information Sciences. Both kids will be in school full time starting in September, so I will have 3 student schedules to contend with.

 

Bonus task:  make your own advent calendar and post it. Living up to my handle, I made my own Tea Advent Calendar after discovering that commercial versions were just too expensive.

 

Total Points for this square: 3

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text 2017-12-01 17:31
Friday Reads - December 1, 2017
Let Us Dream - Alyssa Cole
Unleashed - Rachel Lacey
Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories - Jennifer Gracen,KK Hendin,Stacey Agdern,Megan Hart
Roller Girl - Vanessa North
Saga Volume 4 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples

We are heading to our first holiday party of the year (base libraries hold a joint party for staff and volunteers) tonight. Our white elephant/dirty Santa gift is the two books I bought from a local author and had signed by the author plus a cross stitched bookmark from a charity shop in town. I love playing WE/DS because you never know what you will walk away with (last year's gift was a color me calendar that the kids colored in completely on day one of their winter break from school).

 

I read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang today, my first book of December. It's for a square later in the game; highly recommend to middle grade and younger young adults.

 

On tap for this weekend, my reading will be lots of shorts - my mind can take only so much and I want to keep my reading to relaxing levels.

 

1. Saga Volumes 1-4  by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples - volume 4 is for another square in the game, but I want to refresh my memory so I will just start with volume 1. That will kill an afternoon.

 

2. Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole - originally published in last year's Daughters of the Revolution anthology, I picked this up when it was published as an individual novella and on sale. Romance between a suffragette (and business woman) and her new chef. It's from Alyssa Cole, so expectations are high. Reading this for a game square.

 

3. Unleashed (Love to the Rescue #1) by Rachel Lacey - contemporary romance with a dog rescue foster mom (and almost completely in remission cancer survivor) and a PI. Not knocking my socks off, not annoying me to the point of DNF, so I am just plodding along for now. Reading for a game square.

 

4. Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Stories by Various Authors - a non-Christmas holiday romance!!! Also for a game square.

 

5. Roller Girl (Lake Lovelace #3) by Vanessa North - I spun the dreidel and landed on this book. F/F contemporary romance. Reading as a result of the game.

 

Happy reading weekend everyone!

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review 2017-11-04 16:58
Saga is the right word – more fun and fighting
Saga, Volume 7 - Fiona Staples,Brian K. Vaughan

 

 

The continuing story of a host of characters of different species as they fight for their survival and for their loved ones. The plot centres around a war between two races which spreads across the cosmos involving many others. The child of a Romeo-and-Juliet couple may resolve the growing crisis. It's difficult to write another review for this series without giving too much away: new characters appear and some die. There's plenty to keep the reader interested and

 

The artwork is fun as it depicts all the various races, few of which are humanoid. There is a lot of violent action and many main characters die in the process.

 

And it’s not finished – there’s more to come. Let's not keep this going forever, enjoyable as it is.

 

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text 2017-10-22 00:00
#30DaysofReadathon - Day 10 through 1
Is It Just Me? - Miranda Hart
The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado - Holly Bailey
Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson
The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow - Olivia Newport
Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Michael Lewis
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World - Michael Lewis
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt - Michael Lewis

Last round.....

 

Day 10 Rainbow - IG post from COYER Summer 2017 edition https://www.instagram.com/p/BXm9lPTBN_U/?taken-by=tearainbook

 

Day 9 Spines - another IG post from COYER Summer 2017 edition https://www.instagram.com/p/BXtcs5LhArT/?taken-by=tearainbook

 

Day 8 Funny - Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart (and it is a shame she isn't more loved by folks in the US)

 

Day 7 Sad - The Mercy of the Sky by Holly Bailey (the part when she wrote of the rescue and recovery at the elementary school killed me)

 

Day 6 Time - Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (a great middle grade book about a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia)

 

Day 5 Place - The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow by Olivia Newport (Chicago during the World's Fair)

 

Day 4 Plans - my bedroom will be center stage for my reading - it is the only place I can get some quiet.

 

Day 3 Break - I plan on taking a break to sleep. A short catnip can give the reader a better recharge than drinking caffeine. I plan to get a few hours over the course of the read-a-thon.

 

Day 2 New - Saga series by Brian Kl Vaughan and Fiona Staples

 

Day 1 Stack - Books by Michael Lewis I have read and recommend:

                       Moneyball

                       Liar's Poker

                       The Big Short

                       Boomerang

                       Flash Boys

                      

                      

                      

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