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text 2017-02-21 21:58
This arrived today
Transformers Robots in Disguise: The Trials of Optimus Prime - Steve Foxe,John Sazaklis

My sister: 'Huh, this is a Prime Add-On.   I need more things to get free shipping...'

 

Me: 'Ooooh, I want this book!'

 

So she got it, I paid her for it, and all is good with the world.   I'll start this once I finish Black Powder War.  I'm trying to read two books at a time*, and I want to read this.  It'll only take a couple hours, tops, so I can get back to Temeraire without any real delay!

 

*Not counting comics.   Graphic novels, however, are included.   When I don't have access to physical books, I'm allowing myself to indulge in e-books.   And limiting myself to two books may not work for me...

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review 2016-06-05 16:00
Boy, these are short and quick reads
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Autobot World Tour - Steve Foxe

Cute, fun, more in character than the last.   I had enough fun reading this, I'm willing to invest in and read more, if only because there isn't as much Transformers prose for adults. And sometimes, a girl just needs her bots. 

 

It really helps that I adore both Grimlock and Windblade. While this was split between two teams, and I could have been bored if they were both on one team - I would have wanted to get back to that team and resented not being with my two favorites - but they were on separate teams.   The teams seemed balanced and to have put the characters that work best together, too. 

 

Bumblebee, Strongarm and Grimlock on one team while Windblade, Sideswipe, an injured Optimus Prime and Drift and his two minibots - Slipstream and Jetstorm - were the other team.   Two different missions that didn't intersect, and yet this book played both stories out nicely, using one and then the other and a minor incident at the end that almost tied them together.   (But didn't really.)

 

This will be my read on vacation book for summer bingo since I don't really take vacations other than weekends at the summer house my parents own.   That counts, right?

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text 2016-06-05 15:39
Reading progress update: I've read 87 out of 144 pages.
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Autobot World Tour - Steve Foxe

"He turns his around head to stare at the squeaky human interrupting his rest."

 

All I can think is this: 

 

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text 2016-06-01 15:01
Huge book haul...
Shylock Is My Name (Hogarth Shakespeare) - Howard Jacobson
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman - Lindy West
Black Widow Forever Red (A Marvel YA Novel) - Margaret Stohl
Phase Two: Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel Cinematic Universe) - Alex Irvine
Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth - A.O. Scott
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War: The Art of the Movie - Marvel Comics
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Autobot World Tour - Steve Foxe
Captain America: Dark Designs Prose Novel - Stefan Petrucha
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History - Bret Witter,Robert M. Edsel

Employee appreciation days=cheap books. 

 

Me having money+employee appreciation days=me indulging in hardcovers.  I've already read the Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Avengers novelizations I got.  I'm considering picking up a hardcover version of Age of Ultron because I think they're prettier in paper, but I also hate spending money twice on the same book.  (I have to stop by B&N anyway later today, so I'll probably pick it up.)

 

I think there are a couple others, but I forget what they are.  I'm in the middle of mowing the lawn, and I'm taking a break because I was overheating.   I don't feel like getting up and double checking.  

 

I also kinda am eying a couple about animals: Heart of the Lion and American Snake.

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review 2016-02-12 01:19
How I feel about this series can vary
Transformers: Robots In Disguise Animated (2015-) #6 - Priscilla Tramontano,Georgia Ball

And a lot of that depends on how much I hate the franchise this is based on when I read it.   Loved Prime, hated this 'sequel.'   It absolutely rewrites parts of the history I loved in Prime and Aligned, but for some reason it's more bearable in comic book format.  

 

Still, some days I like this series more than others.   I like it enough to keep reading it, though, so I guess that says something!  

 

I just wasn't digging what they did with Windblade - who had bland lines when she had any at all in this issue - and I wasn't digging Grimlock in this.   There didn't feel like there was much going on here, and the ending felt very much like it would fit in Prime or even the More Than Meets the Eye comics.   

 

Which was a mistake: it reminded me of everything this series isn't and left me on a sour note.   Still, a passable way to spend fifteen minutes or so.

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