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review 2019-10-01 10:01
Darkseid Is... Another Great Read By Tom King!
Mister Miracle - Tom King,Mitch Gerads

When I first read The Vision written by Tom King, I saw brilliance and passion that was never done before in comics. When I heard about Mister Miracle, also written by him, I have to read it and this is by far, another great read that only he can come up some thing original, much like the Wes Anderson of comics.


But what I can't say much about this is the synopsis because there is just so much to write about and also, in its own brilliance, deeper than I have ever read. There are layers upon layers in this story that focus on Scott Free and his wife, Big Barda and how all of a sudden, New Genesis is at war. But this is not about the war, it is the question of life and death and how Scott Free handles it. He is not really at his right mind, and his reality seems to be crumbling down or just the other way around? Still, what makes this comic an incredible read is the dialogue, the artwork and the nine-panel creation that was meant to write as it is for. I love how it is not the norm from most written comics but this is one of the best stories I have ever read and one I would recommend to all if you have not read it. Yes, it may get confusing if you do not know most of the characters from the Fourth World but don't let it stop you, you just got to read this.

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text 2015-11-30 09:00
Great Escapes Guest Post: The Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow


The Case of the Defunct Adjunct


Molly Barda Mystery, #0


Frankie Bow


Genre: Cozy Myster
Publisher: Hawaiian Heritage Press
Date of Publication: November 23, 2015
Number of pages: 238
Cover Artist: Deirdere Wait



Available at the following retailers:
Amazon     BN     Kobo


A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun.

When the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the faculty retreat goes from dull to disastrous. Now Professor Molly Barda has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison—and herself off the unemployment line. If you like Dorothy Parker, Sarah Caudwell, P.G. Wodehouse, or E.F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia stories, you'll enjoy this tale of passion, pilferage, and petty politics.

Guest Post: 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The furikake jar wine glass
Emma came over holding my treasured Chicken Boy coffee cup.
“Emma, you don’t have to use that. I have glasses for wine.”
“No you don’t. You have furikake jars. They’re way too small.”
“That’s a sixteen-ounce mug,” I said.
“Yeah, so?”

Professor Molly Barda, amateur sleuth and protagonist of the Molly Barda Mysteries, uses furikake cups as wine glasses. What are furikake jars, exactly, and why are they used in this way?

Hawaii has a ready supply of furikake jars because we use a lot of furikake, a Japanese seasoning that is served sprinkled on rice, or baked with salmon. It’s part of the culinary heritage of the state, which has the highest percentage of Japanese-Americans in the country. (Seventeen percent of the population identifies as having Japanese descent, and that doesn’t include the 21 percent of the population that claims two or more races.)


Furikake can contain dried fish flakes, sesame seeds, seaweed, and other tasty ingredients. And it comes in a handy reusable glass container.


When you’ve used up the furikake, carefully pull off the metal part that seals the top (pliers are good here), rub on some mineral oil to loosen the label, and wash it clean. Now you have a nice cup that holds a six ounce serving of wine. Stemless wine glasses are all the rage. Why not give it a try?



Author Bio:

Like Molly Barda, Frankie Bow teaches at a public university. Unlike her protagonist, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, a loving family, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining.

In addition to writing murder mysteries, she publishes in scholarly journals under her real name. Her experience with academic publishing has taught her to take nothing personally.

To connect with the author online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | tumbler | Goodreads

Source: www.musingsandramblings.net/2015/11/guest-post-case-of-defunct-adjunct-frankie-bow.html
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review 2014-07-05 12:16
Pripovesti barda Bidla
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling

(s komentarima profesora Albusa Dambldora)



Čak i ako vas ne zanimaju Bidlove priče za decu, podstaknuti knjigom Rite Skiter pokušaćete da preko komentara odgonetnete Dambldora. Uspećete, onoliko koliko je to s ličnošću poput njegove moguće.


Zbirka sadrži pet čarobnjačkih bajki:

1. Čarobnjak i skakućući lonac

2. Vrelo velike sreće

3. Veščevo kosmato srce

4. Baka-zekonja i njen Cerekajući panj

5. Priča o tri brata


Dambldorovi komentari pomažu da se razotkrije drevno (i naivno) čarobnjačko poimanje viših nivoa magije, poput tajne dugovečnosti, čovekoljublja ili menjanja oblika. Međutim, u tumačenje bajki svaki čitalac unosi deo svog iskustva, pa tako ja komentar na priču Čarobnjak i skakućući  lonac imam da dopunim teorijom o magiji pohranjenoj u samom loncu, koji svoju "normaloljubačku" prirodu nameće vlasnicima.


Vrelo velike sreće ću čitati svojoj deci. Neće im proći lakunoć bez nje, dok je ne shvate.


Veščevo kosmato srce jeste sirova (i možda tačnija) verzija "Lepotice i zveri", s najsnažnijom poukom od svih, sadržanom u Prvom zakonu magije: 

Ne petljajte se s najdubljim materijama - izvorom života, suštinom bića - ukoliko niste spremni na najekstremnije i najopasnije posledice.


Priča o tri brata obrađena je u romanu "Hari Poter i relikvije smrti", a Dambldorov komentar iz ove zbirke kao novinu donosi jednu od njegovih karakterističnih misli:

Ljudi imaju dar da izaberu tačno one stvari koje su najgore po njih.

Znamo da je Dambldor izabrao Kamen, prezreo Smrtoštap, a Ogrtač prosledio nasledniku trećeg brata, izborivši se na taj način s oličenjem zla svog doba. Da li ovaj komentar znači da se opšte i lično dobro uvek potiru?



Uz čitanje slušati: Harry Potter OST, nararvno.

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