Currently reading: Essential X-men Vol. 2

I’ve been marathon-listening to Rachel and Miles X-plain the X-men during my commute, and it’s given me a hankering for superhero comics! The last episode I listened to talked about a few good ways to start reading the X-men series, one of which was to pick up the Essential X-men collections. They’re basically black-and-white reprints bound into hardcover. My library had Essential X-men Vol. 2, so I decided to start there! It’s SO GREAT. It’s Read More …

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Hello, hello! It’s Saturday again and that means it’s time for links! But before that, let’s talk a bit about what we’re reading. I’m currently in the beginning of Abhorsen, the third Old Kingdom book by Garth Nix. I know there’s another book after this one (although I think it’s just short stories?) but I can’t help but feel sad that I’m at the end of the series. I’ve really come to love these books, Read More …

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Hiya! This post is a bit late but since I was having a fantastic time at the LA Times Festival of Books when it was originally supposed to go up, well…I hope y’all will forgive me. 😉 25 reasons I hate your main character @ terribleminds Zombies, tax and cold soup, a guest post by Michael Grant @ We Love This Book Related (sort of): What I Did Before I Was a Writer, Writing Advice, Read More …

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Happy Saturday, everyone! At this point I’m about one week away from moving into my new house, if everything goes well. Yay! I’ll have pictures and things of my room once I’ve gotten it painted/unpacked/etc. Furnishing it may take a while, since I’ll be picking stuff out from flea markets and whatnot, but eventually it’ll be pretty. Next weekend is, of course, the LA Times Festival of Books. I’m…not entirely sure I’ll make it. I Read More …

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Happy Saturday, y’all! I have good news! Barring any massive screw-ups, we’ve got a move-in date for our new house! Exciting!! It won’t be for a few more weeks, but it’s nice to see the end of the tunnel, finally. I’m most looking forward to getting my books back, of course! I’ve got a whole plan for what I’m going to read when I do: Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series (including that fourth book I never Read More …

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Hello! Happy Saturday, everyone. Both of my parents are sick and so it’s only a matter of time before I get sick, too. Opposite-of-yay! I hate being sick, but maybe it’ll help me stay off the internet and/or read more. Lots of nifty links this week! So here we go. Ride out the apocalypse with tinned sammiches @ BoingBoing I went to see The Hunger Games on Wednesday AND I’ve read the first two books Read More …

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So this week didn’t go exactly as I planned. I’m behind on my reading schedule and I haven’t posted any reviews, I got a massive tension headache on Thursday and spent most of yesterday reading The Hunger Games instead of Lord of the Changing Winds. I think next week will be better, though! Lord of the Changing Winds is very different from what I thought it’d be like (though there ARE mages and griffins, so Read More …

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Hello! How’s your Saturday going so far? It’s raining over here in SoCal, and apparently the mountain-y areas are getting snow! That’s kind of exciting. I’ve decided to spend today reading Burn Mark by Laura Powell, which I got from the publishers via NetGalley (thanks!). It’s not coming out in the US until June, but it’ll be published a month earlier in the UK which is neat. Burn Mark is a YA alt. history/fantasy (possibly Read More …

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Hello! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. I’m reading Kitchen Confidential at the moment (which I got for $0.25 the other day, btw) and it’s both hilarious and terrifying. What are you reading? John Carter is so bad: It is unconscionable in 2012 for a movie to portray a white dude who infiltrates a non-white native culture and then turns out to be better at being a native than even the natives are. Read More …