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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-08-02 08:17
July 2017 — A Wrap-Up




As much fun as only Douglas Adams books can be. Although, it might also be due to my technique that I apply when reading books by DA. I space them out, which keeps the jokes and randomness from being repetitive and not-random!




I won this in a giveaway. Read my review here.




Okay, so this was different and seemed a bit incomplete at the end but I still liked it. Something that stuck with me was the concept that while the people were free as a nation, it meant compromising their individual freedom. What does that even mean?




Here is a scene that stayed with me:






This was cute and fun. I will continue with the series to see if it is more than just cute and fun though. Two examples to give you an idea of what the art looks like:









Trying this one out for size. Still not impressed though. Just wanted to leave this here; it shows a new level of racism, doesn’t it?






This was for a buddy read over at Booklikes. I won’t say the book wasn’t a fun read, however, it was quite light on science. The humor the depth of observations were the usual Scalzi standard.


I just realized this was the beginning of a whole new series with quite a few books in it. While I liked the book, I didn’t love it. Lets see if I feel like reading the next one.

The funny thing is that this book will be the first entry in my Twinsies — Books that Go Together series of blog posts!


Two words that I loved:







This was okayish. I thought that the author was trying to make up for all the complaints that the readers make about Dresden being sexist. It didn’t work for me though. The story was weak but I did like the art. No idea why I like the code of “honor” that Macone plays by but I do!




I have no idea why I read this. Maybe I only read it because I had it. Whatever the reason, I didn’t like it just as I didn’t like the movie. This was a sequel in comic form but it had nothing new to hold my attention. Two supernatural species fighting each other with humans caught in the middle. Sound familiar? It did to me too! The art was okay-ish while there was no story.




Find my review here.




This one was also a Bingo read for the extremely slow round of Book Bingo that we are playing at work! About the book, it isn’t that I didn’t know what went on in Afghanistan. It was nice to be able to know the exact stats for what went down there.




You can find my review here.




I tried Lumberjanes and didn’t like it but when I saw this was going to be a crossover with Gotham Academy (which I mostly like), I decided to give it another try. I am glad I did because it was a whole lotta fun! I love how the characters seem more human and less comic-y because of the way they are drawn. They don’t all look as if they have stepped off magazine covers. Now I just have to give Lumberjanes another chance to wow me!



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text 2017-05-09 14:55
Reading progress update: I've read 263 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

it's funny...I took a chance on reading this so soon after reading a Fredric Brown novel featuring a serial killer scenario, on the basis that Fredric Brown's plots are so wonky that the two books would be so unlike each other; and that has mainly been the case. but, here late in The Priest, we have a rather impressionable and not too bright young man apparently confessing to things he did not do--which of course affects the whole direction of any police investigation while they're believing him. so, that instantly reminds me of a plot twist in Fredric Brown's Knock Three-One-Two! other than that, yes, they are very different reading experiences...but I won't press my luck risking too much repetition in plot twists by going to another serial killer book in the next few weeks. these two good ones will do for now.

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text 2017-05-09 03:53
Reading progress update: I've read 235 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

I'm thoroughly puzzled as to who the killer is, which is as it should be, if the book is doing its job. I'll finish this tomorrow sometime, and then head on to V For Vendetta.

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text 2017-05-08 23:53
Reading progress update: I've read 201 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

the crimes seem to stretch farther back into the past than everyone thought. how many victims, and is the reason for all this really religious belief turned into a sick obsession with meting out punishment? it's been a compelling read.

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text 2017-05-08 16:53
Reading progress update: I've read 147 out of 325 pages.
The Priest: A Novel - Gerard O'Donovan

flowing smooth and dark, with froth--it's a terrific Crime novel. Mulcahy, Brogan, Siobhan the snoop, various cops and a main suspect (too simple?), and a "serial killer" who hasn't actually killed anyone yet (that we know of), but does things that make a slow death look merciful. plus, Dublin, tied painfully to Spain for the duration of these horrific acts. it's intense and intelligent and wonderfully written (if a bit more straight-up Police Procedural than I was expecting, but he does it well). love it.

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