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text 2017-10-20 17:13
Halloween Bingo Tracker - Week 7
Sleight of Paw - Sofie Kelly
Fatality by Firelight (A Cat Latimer Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
Frostbite: The Graphic Novel - Richelle Mead,Leigh Dragoon,Emma Vieceli
Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (Vampire Ac... Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy) by Richelle Mead (2013-12-31) - Richelle Mead
Final Crisis - Grant Morrison,J.G. Jones,Carlos Pacheco,Jesús Merino,Marco Rudy,Doug Mahnke,Christian Alamy

 I can't believe Halloween is next weekend (at least for me, as the school's big fundraiser/after school Halloween festival is next Friday and the base is doing trick-or-treating in housing next Saturday).

 

I got my first bingo (diagonal from lower left corner to upper right corner). If I can get some of the books I have set aside for this weekend's Dewey, I will be on track to get three more (just waiting for Supernatural square to be called). I will then only have one book left to read next week to make a fifth bingo. Pretty good ending for what was looking at a no-bingo card due to lack of reading on my part last month.

 

I will updating my Dewey progress all weekend here. Good luck to my fellow participants.

  

Squares Called

9/1/17 Free Space (N3)

           Read and Reviewed: The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1)

9/1/17 Ghost (I4)

           Read and Reviewed: Dying for the Past

9/3/17 Cozy Mystery (I2)

            Read and Reviewed: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic

9/5/17 In a Dark, Dark Woods (B3)

           Read and Reviewed: The Undoing (Call of Crows #2)

9/7/17 Genre: Horror - Not on my card

9/9/17 Locked Room Mystery (O2)

           Read and Reviewed: Secrets in Death

9/11/17 Murder Most Foul (G2)

             Read and Reviewed: Brighton Belle

9/13/17 Witches (N4)

              Read and Ranted: Dime Store Magic         

9/15/17 Werewolves (O1)

              Read and Reviewed: Switching Hour

9/17/17 Modern Masters of Horror - Not on my Card 

9/19/17 Terrifying Women (G5)

             Read and Reviewed: Killer Party

9/21/17 Diverse Voices (B4)

             Read and Reviewed: Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening

9/23/17 Haunted Houses (N5)

             Read and Reviewed: All By My Selfie

9/25/17 Serial/Spree Killer (N1) - Not reading anything for this square

9/27/17 Terror in a Small Town - Not on my card

9/29/17 Aliens (O1)

             Read and Reviewed: Saga, Volume 1

10/1/17 Darkest London (B2)

             Read and Reviewed: London Calling

10/3/17 Gothic - Skipping

10/5/17 80's Horror - Not on my card

10/7/17 Classic Noir -  Not on my card

10/9/17 Chilling Children

              Currently Reading: Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel

10/11/17 Magical Realism (B5)

              Read and Reviewed: Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

10/13/17 Romantic Suspense - Skipping

10/15/17 Vampires

               Currently Reading: Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel

10/17/17 Country House Mystery

                Final book for Halloween Bingo, I am going to get to Fatality by Firelight

10/19/17 Amateur Sleuth

               Currently Reading: Sleight of Paw

10/21/17 Demons - not reading anything for this square

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-10-20 16:39
#Dewey Readathon, Fall 2017: The Prep
Saga, Volume 2 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Saga, Volume 3 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Saga Volume 4 - Fiona Staples,Brian K. Vaughan
March: Book Three - Andrew Aydin,Nate Powell,John Lewis Gaddis
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances - Courtney Milan,Alyssa Cole,Rose Lerner
Frostbite: The Graphic Novel - Richelle Mead,Leigh Dragoon,Emma Vieceli
Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy) - Richelle Mead
Final Crisis - Grant Morrison,J.G. Jones,Carlos Pacheco,Jesús Merino,Marco Rudy,Doug Mahnke,Christian Alamy
DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 1 - Marguerite Bennett
DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 2: Allies - Marguerite Bennett,Marguerite Sauvage

So Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon is tomorrow! My start time is 1pm, so I have time to run errands and do some household chores prior to reading.

 

Goals:

1. Participate in the social aspect here and on my IG account.

2. Read for 12-15 hours (tracked via the stop watch app on my phone).

 

TBR:

1. Sleight of Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery #2) (Amateur Sleuth square)

2. Saga Volumes 2-4

3. March, Volume 3

4. Hamilton's Battalion

5. Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Chilling children square)

6. Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Vampires square)

7. Final Crisis (Supernatural square)

8. DC Bombshells, Volume 1 and 2

 

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review 2017-10-17 04:26
This One Summer
This One Summer - Jillian Tamaki,Mariko Tamaki

 

Rose and Windy have been coming to the same beach every summer for years. Rose is a bit older and is starting to change into a young woman while Windy is still a girl. They have a sisterly relationship and enjoy their summers together. Rose is experiencing family strife and trying to figure out who she is as a young woman. Windy is still happy-go-lucky. 

 

This graphic novel is based in summer fun, but there are a lot of serious issues going on here. Rose's parents are dealing with infertility and loss. The young man who works at the local store may have gotten his girlfriend pregnant. The older kids curse and talk about sex. This is not a story for younger readers. I think the appropriate age depends on your individual beliefs, but I would say high school.

 

I found the hyperness of Windy a bit irritating and I didn't love the book. But I can see that it is well-written and will appeal to many teens and young adults. I read this book for my Young Adult literature class. :)

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review 2017-10-08 02:24
Renegade: Martin Luther, the Graphic Biography
Renegade: Martin Luther, The Graphic Biography - Dacia Palmerino

I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.

 

The life of Martin Luther, the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, has been written about for centuries yet now it can not only be written about but visualized as well.  Renegade: Martin Luther, the Graphic Biography by Andrea Grosso Ciponte and Dacia Palmerino is exactly what its title says about the man who sparked a change in history.

 

Depicting the life of Luther from his childhood to his death, the biography focuses on his time as a monk led up to and through his break with Rome.  At 153 pages there is only so much that can be covered and only so much context as well through sometimes the visual aspect of the graphic novel does come in handy.  While the short length of the book obviously foreshadowed only the barest minimum that could be covered on his life, yet the graphic novel aspect seemed to offer a way to enhance the chronicling of Luther’s life.  Unfortunately the artwork looks like screen caps of a video game with so-so graphics with only a few great pages of art, usually at the beginning of each chapter.

 

The overall quality of the biographical and artwork content of Renegade is a mixed bag of a passable chronicle on Luther’s life and so-so artwork.  While some younger readers than myself might find it a very good read and hopefully make them want to know more about Martin Luther and the Reformation, I found it a tad underwhelming.

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review 2017-10-07 03:53
Drowned City
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans - Don Brown

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans is a graphic novel regarding the tragedy in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. While it's a trite sentiment, I loved how Don Brown's illustrations brought the story to life.  

 

Please excuse the quality of the snapshot, but I wanted to share the page that hit me the hardest.

 

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It was challenging to read this during this fall of life-threatening hurricanes.  And while the immediate aftermath was less deadly, as I read, I couldn't help wondering how high the death tolls from Harvey, Irma and most especially Maria will eventually be.

 

 

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