Tuesday, June 5, 2012
However, I intend to start making posts once more. Now is this plan actually works out or not is an entirely different story.
Hope all is well with my four followers.
Thanks for sticking around.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I've read a few good books since last time. Here's what I remember:
The Passage by Justin Cronin. Excellent book. I was sad when it ended. I actually miss the characters. I thought it was a really good read for being such a long book. Alot of times, longer books have alot of fluff they don't need, but The Passage was interesting all the way through the book. It has alot of twists and turns, and it doesn't always end up the way you think it would, or the way you want it to. Which is what I liked the most about it. Most books are pretty predictable. Which can make them boring at times. As vampire fiction, The Passage managed to stand out against all the other huge stacks of VF out there today. One of my favorite books that I managed to read in 2010. Highly recommend it.
The Parasol Proctorate series by Gail Carriger. My first venture into Steampunk related reading. I really enjoyed this series. It's set in a Victorian era where vampires, werewolves, paranormals, and steampunk are the norm. There are three books in the series to date, with two more planned.
The Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre. The term I've heard most to describe these books is 'space opera'. Four books so far, and two more on the way, which isn't going to be enough for me. Initially I was drawn to pick up Double Blind because of the cover. I am a sucker for cover art. The books are well written and the plots keep you reading. I look for series to read, because I'm usually not content with one book. The more the better. Maybe by the time book 6 rolls around there will be more planned in the series.
OverWinter by David Wellington. Wellington is one of my favorite authors. He has written vampire, zombie, and werewolf fiction. All with new twists on the old myths and excellent characters. OverWinter is the sequel to the first werewolf story, Frostbite. Both are excellent books. OverWinter has new interesting characters, and elaborates on the existing ones. It has quickly become one of my favorite werewolf fictions of 2010. I can't wait to see what Wellington writes next.
Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. One of my favorite subjects are skinwalkers. Native American legends of people who can shift into different animals, or just one, depending on what tribe they are from. Hunter writes an excellent Skinwalker series, with Jane being one of the more likable characters I have come across. She is a vampire hunter (which seems to be a running trend in books these days) but she ends up working for the vampires. The only part I didn't completely enjoy at first was the narrative when she was in her 'beast' form. It was choppy and frustrating to read at times. Once I got used to it, it kinda grew on me. The third book, Mercy Blade was recently released and I've just started reading it. There is a fourth one planned as well. Hunter also writes another series called the Rogue Mage series, which I believe deals with Angels and such.
And that's about it ladies and gents. Maybe more later. For now I have to get back to work and actually get something done.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Everyone remembers time. You hear it everywhere. Jobs. “I’ve been working here three years and still haven’t gotten a raise.” Communities. “Hi. My name is Bob, and I’m an alcoholic, but I’ve been sober for three months.” Cue the clapping. Home. “Honey it’s been three weeks, since I’ve seen you. Please come home for the weekend.” School. “ Ten more minutes and I’m free for three months.” (It hardly seems like three months when you know what’s on the other end of that freedom.)
We judge people by time. By how long they have been married. How long they’ve been on drugs. How long it’s been since they died. Since they were born. It’s inescapable. It’s always there. Vacatiions aren’t even free of restraints. You know it’s going to end. You know the weekend will slip away faster than the hours you spend at work. But you also know at the end of the week, there’s always the weekend, waiting to greet you.
Thank god, it’s Friday.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Damian seemed to have more life breathed into him as the book progressed and by the end, I was satisfied that he would be back to his overly critical and sarcastic self in the next trade they release. I also read Streets of Gotham and Batgirl, which Damian has appeared in, and I find his character much more enjoyable in those books.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've decided my favorite subjects so far this year are Zombies and Batgirl. Second place goes to the rest of Gotham, whom I live with on a hate-love relationship.
This is my most recent comission by Michelle Sciuto. She does lovely work. And I continue to gather evidence on why Steph and Tim should get back together. Bryan Q. Miller, please write a "We're back together" issue of Batgirl and kill off that Tam girl in the Red Robin series. No one likes her anyways. Thanks!But that's basically my thought for the day. I swear to start writing more. I'm working on reading Feed by Mira Grant right now. So I'll be sure to post how it turned out, and there have been many new Batman trades to come out I haven't had a chance to write about. So, hopefully I'll get to that soon.
Until then, this will have to do.