Weekly reading, vol. 8

Hello, happy Sunday! I’m sick or something and my throat hurts and I have no energy and it stinks. But I have a bunch of mini-reviews for the 11 books I read this week! Still heavy into m/m romances, too, btw. I remember seeing a few reviews of Little White Duck by Na Liu back when it first came out, so I snagged it when I spotted it on the shelf at one of my Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 7

Happy Sunday, everyone! I had a very good week of reading. First up, I read a freebie that’s been on my TBR since October 2015. Learning to Feel by N.R. Walker is a (Twilight!) fanfic-turned-pro story about an emotionally repressed doctor meeting an artist and falling in love! And it’s kind of…iffy. See, I like the idea, but I didn’t like the narrative style, and some of the word choices kept throwing me off.1 However, Read More …

Very quick reviews: May & June 2015

Loki: Agent of Asgard, Vol. 1: Trust Me – Al Ewing A Loki who wants redemption and who doesn’t look like the bottom of an old shoe? Awesome! On the other hand, very much read like a continuation of about three other series (because it is), and at least two issues crossed over with another title and didn’t make much sense if you hadn’t read anything outside of this one. Annoying. Pretty good art, however, Read More …

Mystic, Remnant, Some Kind of Magic

I read this because of Memory! Also G. Willow Wilson is writing Ms. Marvel now (which I very much enjoyed) and I wanted to try another of her books. This one’s about two friends: one destined to be a great magician and one who, well, isn’t. It is super short– maybe too short, as the story moves along at a breakneck pace and character development suffers as a result. With only 96 pages there isn’t Read More …

Quick comic book reviews, part 1

I’ve read a lot of comic books in the last few months and haven’t reviewed them. So it’s time to play catch-up! Yay! Ms. Marvel vol. 1 – G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona This is just as great as everybody says is it! The art and characters and story are all fantastic. This first volume is basically about Kamala (a Pakastani American teenager who lives in New Jersey) coming to terms with wanting to Read More …

We Can Fix It: A Time Travel Memoir by Jess Fink

I read this for the spring readathon! (I’m very behind on reviews, yes.) I picked it up because a) it’s an indie-ish comic, b) written and drawn by a woman (which is harder to find on Scribd than you’d think) and c) it’s an autobiographical time travel memoir! So it’s like fiction filled in with non-fiction experience in a more overt way than you’d usually find in books. It’s like a thought experiment: what would Read More …

The Clockwork Dagger, Lady of Quality, Blue is the Warmest Color

I bought this mostly because of the cover (also, it was on sale). It’s a steampunkish fantasy set in an alternate world, where people can do magic but also there are airships. All things I enjoy, plus The Clockwork Dagger has spies and political intrigue and a missing princess and assassination attempts and multiple chase scenes and a very dashing/protective steward and a kind protagonist who was betrayed by those she loves and it’s great! Read More …

Good Eggs by Phoebe Potts

Going by the cover and the title, this seems like it’s about food and breakfast and happy breakfast foods. Well, it’s not. It’s not even particularly happy! It’s actually about babies and trying to make babies and parenthood and all the frustrations therein. Good Eggs is a memoir about the author’s journey towards getting pregnant (with some other stuff mixed in). Turns out her eggs actually aren’t so good, and she and her husband spend Read More …

REVIEW: Mystery Society by Steve Niles and Fiona Staples

I read this because of Memory! She mentioned it in a post a while back and the title drew me in. Also, I adored Fiona Staples’ art in Saga and I wanted to see more of it. Plus, secret societies investigating paranormal happenings are definitely my jam, especially when they’re run by a power couple with interesting hair. That said, I unfortunately didn’t like Mystery Society as much as I wanted to. It’s too short! Read More …