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url 2018-01-23 12:58
"Cold Hands: Warm Reads" in Science Fiction
The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories - Michael Andreasen
Redwood - Mark Z. Danielewski
Thrawn (Star Wars) - Timothy Zahn
Artemis: A Novel - Andy Weir
The Gone World - Thomas Sweterlitsch
Gnomon - Nick Harkaway
Iron Gold - Pierce Brown
Adventure: The Atari 2600 Game Journal - Atari

List is from publishing house Penguin Random House's email newsletter.

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review 2017-12-18 14:02
So, Civil War...
Civil War: Punisher War Journal (Punisher War Journal (2006-2009)) - Ariel Olivetti,Matt Fraction,Mike Deodato Jr.

I picked this up as a freebie a while back, and just haven't gotten around to this.   I don't know, guys.  I really don't.  I enjoyed a bunch of this, but Civil War became this big tangled mess, and while it's nice to see how The Punisher saved Spider-Man, it makes me aware of what a big mess these types of events are.  I have to read everything to really get everything, and I don't have the time, money or patience to read everything. 

 

So I liked it: how they tracked down Castle, how he fought back without killing law enforcement, but I don't like the reminder that this is part of a huge web that I'll never really get the full story on, so I knocked down one star. 

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review 2017-08-25 14:30
TIME TWISTER: JOURNAL #3 OF A CARDBOARD GENIUS by Frank Asch
Time Twister: Journal 3 of a Cardboard Genius (Journals of a Cardboard Genius) - Frank Asch

Time travelers are all around us.  Getting ahold of a time twister, Alex, Jonathan, and Zoe leave earth and start the search for a planet they could live on.  Lots happen before that and Jonathan isn't going to be happy how he traveled.  It is opened ended.  Did they find the planet?  Did they return home? 

 

Alex's asides are a hoot. I loved how he starts the journal.  I laughed out loud.  I find it a hoot.  Alex and Jonathan are a riot.  Just like some of the kids I know that age.  I hope there is a book 4 so I know the answers to my questions.

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review 2017-08-13 17:36
GRAVITY BUSTERS: JOURNAL #2 OF A CARDBOARD GENIUS by Frank Asch
Gravity Buster: Journal 2 of a Cardboard Genius (Journals of a Cardboard Genius) - Frank Asch

Alex improves his Star Jumper and it is bigger and better than ever.  But he knows he still has a few more inventions to make to ensure success as he goes into space, hopefully with Zoe as his co-pilot.  He needs an anti-gravity belt so the gravity differences between planets can be handled by his body.  He also needs a way to restrict Jonathan's spying and getting in the way. 

 

I love this series.  Alex's asides and explanations as he tells the story have me laughing out loud.  He is a riot.  The drawings that illustrate what he means are great.  Alex and Jonathan are so realistic.  I cannot wait to read book 3.  This is so much fun!

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review 2017-08-12 23:15
STAR JUMPER: JOURNAL OF A CARDBOARD GENIUS by Frank Asch
Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius - Frank Asch

Alex wants to build a space ship to go to the other side of the galaxy, far far away from little brother Jonathan.  Using cardboard and junk he builds his space ship, space suit, and equipment.  Jonathan is sure Alex is building something for him.  When he finds out Alex is not, he is telling Mom.  Alex must find a way to defeat Jonathan's evil deeds. 

 

I laughed out loud at times.  This story is told in the first person point-of-view which makes is so much more funny because Alex is throwing asides at the reader through the whole book.  He is my kind of kid.  I could place myself in Alex's shoes and feel exactly as he was feeling.  I totally enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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