Comic Book Review: Giant Days

Title: Giant Days
Author: John Allison
Artists: Lissa Treiman, Whitney Cogar (Colors)
Rating: 
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, (Comic Book)
Pages: 128
Published: November 24th, 2015
House: BOOM! Box
Format: E-book
Source: Borrowed

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Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #1-4.

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t a huge fan of this in the beginning. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it; it’s just that with all the things I heard from it I was expecting…more? But by the time I read issue #2 I loved it! So if you feel like that in the beginning keep reading; just give it some time.Read More »

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Book Review: Station Eleven


Title: 
Station Eleven

Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Rating: 
Genre: Fiction, Dystopia, Adult
Pages: 339
Published: January 1st, 2014
House: Picador
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Purchase

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Goodreads Synopsis:

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them.

Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from Star Trek: “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave.

Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

My Thoughts:

Though I gave this book a 3.5 rating (which is still a good rating. See my rating system.)I was just a bit disappointed because I wanted to enjoy this a lot more than I did.Read More »

Comic Book Review: Gotham Academy

Title: Gotham Academy
Author: Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:  Karl Kerschl
Rating: 
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Comic
Pages: 160
Published by: DC Comics
Publication Date: June 17th, 2015
Format: E-Book
Source: Borrowed

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Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirits…

Okay, so Gotham Academy isn’t like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn’t like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she’s back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude…and an unexplained fear of bats.

Olive’s supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is the kid sister of Kyle, Olive’s ex. Then there’s the ghost haunting the campus…and the secret society conducting bizarre rituals.

Can Olive and Maps ace the biggest challenge of their lives? Or are they about to get schooled?

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January Wrap Up – 2016

Hello my fellow book lovers! How was your first month in 2016? Was it a good reading or blogging month? Or just a good month in general?
I eased my way through the new year. I had a fairly good reading month; I loved the books that I read and I was introduced to a lot of titles (specifically of the comic book genre) that I really want to get my hands on! Let’s start This wrap up! Read More »

Creative Blogger Award

 

Many thanks to my awesome fellow book bloggers Zin @Books’N’Feathers, Casey @Inspired by the Page and Annalee (aka A) @Book Snacks ! I’m so happy I got to meet such wonderful people through this blog. Their blog are worth checking out!

 

Rules:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share five facts about yourself to your readers
  • Tell the nominees these rules

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Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Casey @Inspired by the Page, Joyce @thegirlwhsinlovewithapen,  and Zin @Books’N’Feathers , and Bea @Beatrice Learns to Read for nominating me for this award. Please go browse through their blogs. You might find that you enjoy what they post too!

 

Rules:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog. They deserve some credit too.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers you’ve recently descovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award – you might include a link to this.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

 

7 Facts About Me:

1. My hair is the shortest I’ve ever had it. It’s currently above my shoulders when it was waist length not that long ago.

2. I love watching parkour and people skate. I think it’ll be cool to learn to use a skate board.

3. I love watching comedies! Please suggest some if you know of any.

4. My closet is dominated by T-shirts (I’m trying to add blouses, but can’t resist a good T-shirt!)

5. I don’t eat much junk food, but when I do want jusnk food the list is long.

6. Breakfast is my favourite meal.

7. I love Marvel and DC. I can’t say which one I love more.

 

The Nominees:

Millie @Milliebotreads

Blaise @The Book Boulevard

Liam @Liamslibrary

KrystalSpade @BooksandBookmarks

Amanda @Amanda’s Book Nook

Tori @Popcorn & Prologues 

Yana @Opinionated

 

Those are the people I can think of who has not done the award (to my knowledge) yet.

 

Book Blogging Newbie: Choosing a Name

So I thought I’d post a few more of these Book Blogging Newbie things on here. As you can tell by the title I’m new at this and in no way an expert! But I thought I’d share my first wobbly steps. This way you guys can spot me if I’m doing something wrong or let me know if there’s a better way of doing it. Plus if anyone else is new to this stuff then maybe this will help them out. 🙂

 

The first thing I did before I even chose my theme was think of a name. This was my first mission, my first struggle: Find a name.

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