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text 2019-10-31 15:11
October Wrap Up
A Halloween Tale - Austin Crawley
Terror on the Tundra - J. Esker Miller
The Widow of Pale Harbour - Hester Fox
Mistletoe - Alison Littlewood
Surviving The Evacuation, Book 2: Wasteland - Frank Tayell
Thor - Wayne Smith
Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

So, 9 books finished this month. Not enough for a blackout, but not bad for me.


Stand outs were:

A Halloween Tale by Austin Crawley

Terror on the Tundra by J. Esker Millar

Wasteland by Frank Tayell


Honorable mention to I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.


I didn't hate any of this month's reads, so yay!


I now have a few Netgalley books to catch up and a gazillion samples I've been ignoring, so that's November sewn up.

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review 2019-10-13 10:52
Thor - Wayne Smith

by Wayne Smith


This is an original take on a werewolf story. It's told partly from the pov of a German Shepherd dog who belongs to a typicaltm American family. The father is a lawyer, the mother appears to be a housewife and there are three children. They all love their dog and he loves them and instinctively protects them, referring to them as "The Pack".


Sometimes he protects too well and gets in trouble with Dad. It's interesting looking at things through his eyes. The author seems to know a lot about dogs and his perspectives come over as fairly realistic. The first few chapters of this would make a nice, wholesome dog story if it weren't for the intimate moments between Mom and Dad getting a bit too graphic for very young readers.


When Thor senses an unknown danger coming and starts to catch the scent of an unidentified wild animal in places and on belongings associated with a relative of The Pack, we see his confusion as he tries to work out where the threat is coming from and how to protect his family.


Some dramatic werewolf action happens in the last quarter that had me breathless. It was very well done! Though a couple of challenges to belief (besides, you know, werewolf) kept it from quite reaching that fourth star.


Still, a worthwhile story and watching the change in consciousness in one transition to werewolf was more than intriguing.


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text 2019-09-22 10:44
Shifters book chosen
Thor - Wayne Smith

There's a werewolf in there somewhere. Reads well so it will do nicely.

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review 2019-08-06 21:07
Review: The Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 1: Cho Time
The Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 1: Cho Time - Greg Pak,Frank Cho

Title: The Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 1: Cho Time
Author: Greg Pak
Series: The Totally Awesome Hulk, 1
Format: ebook
Length: N/A
Rating: 3 stars


Synopsis: There's a brand-new Hulk in town, and his name is Amadeus Cho! Get ready for gamma-fueled entertainment as the newly empowered kid genius decides he's gonna be the best Hulk ever — and just possibly brings the entire world crashing down into chaos! Cho is taking on the biggest monsters in the Marvel Universe, but can he handle the danger posed by Lady Hellbender? What will She-Hulk and Spider-Man make of this very different Green Goliath? What will the Enchantress make him do? And what, exactly, happened to Bruce Banner? With monster mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner, this is better than incredible — it's totally awesome! Plus: amazing science, SECRET WARS style, starring the Amadeus Cho of Battleworld


Favourite character: Maddy
Least favourite character: N/A


Mini-review: I loved what a flirt Amadeus was. You don't see that often in nerds. Reminded me of Howard (who is my favourite character) from Big Bang Theory. But back to the comics. I'm not sure how I felt about the overall plot. It probably would've helped if I had done my Hulk homework. But I didn't. Oops.

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review 2019-07-25 23:56
Review: The Mighty Thor Vol. 2: Lords of Midgard
Mighty Thor Vol. 2, The: Lords Of Midgard - Jason Aaron

Title: The Mighty Thor Vol. 2: Lords of Midgard
Author: Jason Aaron
Series: The Mighty Thor (2015), 2
Format: paperback
Length: N/A
Rating: 3 stars


Synopsis: The legend continues with Thors new and old! Loki spins a special ages-old tale of a young Odinson in action against a hulking great enemy. You wouldn’t like this Viking when he’s angry! But what incredible impact will this yarn from the past have on the present? Prepare for corporate espionage, Marvel-style, as some of the world’s most powerful and evil conglomerates go to war — with Thor caught in the middle! But if Roxxon and the rest aren’t enough trouble, Jane Foster must contend with a new enemy: S.H.I.E.L.D.! Whose side will Agent Roz Solomon be on? Worse still, somehow millions of lives will depend on the God of Thunder saving Roxxon’s evil executive, Dario Agger! All this and…the Exterminatrix and the Silver Samurai?!


Favourite character: Thor
Least favourite character: the Midas chick


Mini-review: Good. Got to meet some new characters, like Silver Samurai and the Midas chick. Can't wait to find out more about Mjölnir. Also so glad Legolas showed up cosplaying as Will Turner.

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