Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Readin’

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Oh how I miss the joy of making lists on Tuesdays. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List – somewhat delayed I feel, since it’s almost the end of September, but ah well. There’s a little over two more months of fall. Is it likely that I’ll read all ten of these, or even five? Probably not, but I do love just making lists of books, so how could I resist?

 

1. Think Like a Freak by Steven D.  Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – I really feel like the authors of these books should just list themselves as “The Steves”. From the Steves that brought us the other Freakonomics books, comes a book about how to think more analytically about the world around you. I feel like this will be really interesting to listen to on audio. Perhaps I’ll actually get around to it before it’s due at the library. That, or I’ll maybe make it an Audible pick some time. Mayyyyybe.

2. Misery by Stephen King – It was Stephen King’s birthday on Sunday! Which has nothing to do with anything, really. This is one of my RIP IX picks that I’m hoping to start soon.

3. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean – Because sometimes the cozy weather in fall needs a little romance reading.

4. Bag of Bones by Stephen King – It was Stephen King’s birthday on Sunday! Which has nothing to do with anything, really. This is one of my RIP IX picks that I’m hoping to start soon. (Why yes, I did just copy and paste that…)

5. 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino – I have to be honest, I just grabbed this at the library because I saw a lot of hype about it around the blogosphere, but I really have no clue what it’s about. Any one want to convince me to actually get around to reading this one?

6. Season to Taste by Natalie Young – A charming housewife kills her crappy husband and decides to dispose of the evidence by eating him. I feel like only good things can come from this.

7. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay – Because I heart Bad Feminist and need to see if Gay’s fiction is equally fabulous.

8. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach – Some sort of sci-fi space opera book about a lady spaceship mercenary. I’m in.

9. Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique – I’ve heard soooooo many good things about how wonderful and beautifully-written this book is. You guys better not let me down here.

10. Black Widow volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto – Well let’s be honest; I have a crap ton more comics on the to-read list right now. But this in particular is a series I’m really looking forward to starting.

 

Let’s hope Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon in October REALLY helps me make a dent in this!

 

~Sarah

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth Chris Hadfield

 

 

“We broke into Mir using a Swiss Army knife. Never leave the planet without one.”

I remember when Chris Hadfield was on the International Space Station, a little over a year ago. Sure, people were always on the ISS, but he was tweeting and Youtube-ing from space! How exciting. I’ve been wanting to read this book since it came out, but I think it was a particularly good idea to listen to it on audio. Chris Hadfield himself narrates, and it’s a GREAT listen.

Chris talks about how since he was child, he’s grown up with the question “What would an astronaut do?” on his mind, and lived his life by it. He dreamed of being an astronaut, but knew that it was highly unlikely – Canada didn’t even have it’s own space program at the time. Still, he made smart decisions – following career paths that he knew he would enjoy, but always with “and this would be a good thing on a resume for an astronaut” as a bonus. I really like Chris’s approach to life – to always be prepared, to not pin your hopes on one big aspiration but instead to make sure that you do work that you really enjoy, and to be passionate.

“If you start thinking that only your biggest and shiniest moments count, you’re setting yourself up to feel like a failure most of the time.”

He talks about his time flying fighter jets, the application process to become a Canadian astronaut, and the stresses of his work and how it affected his family. His time in space is really fun and interesting to hear about – from the experiments being conducted to the issues that arise for something as simple as peeing in zero gravity. And I learned a lot about the International Space Station – I need to seek out more books about it.

My favorite thing about Chris’s memoir I think is his enthusiasm for space. He consistently talks about his efforts to get children and other people excited about space and the importance of space research and exploration. His fame grew from his time on the ISS, in which he started tweeting pictures from space and posting videos about the oddities of living in space – I highly recommend checking out his Tumblr.  He does a good job at communicating the thrills and wonders of space.

If you’re looking for a fantastic memoir or non-fic to read or listen to, definitely go for An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

“I wasn’t lonely. Loneliness, I think, has very little to do with location. It’s a state of mind. In the center of every city are some of the loneliest people in the world. If anything, because our whole planet was just outside the window, I felt even more aware of and connected to the seven billion other people who call it home.”

 

Sarah Says: 5 stars

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts)

I figured I’d do this today and skip this weekend’s Sarah Sunday, hopefully to free up more time on Sunday to write reviews and whatnot… link up here! And thanks as always to Christine for hosting.

1. I am SO off track. I started getting sick over the weekend, and then thought maybe not, and then I got home from the gym on Monday night and BAM! It hit me like a ton of bricks. I feel like that was bullshit, because I had just been healthy and worked out, so NOT FAIR. Ah well. I’m feeling better today.

2. Also, I’ve been slammed at work, so not really a whole lot of down time. I’ve been coming home after work and collapsing on the couch to watch a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory before heading to bed at 9.

 

3. This Friday we’re hosting game night, I have to get up at like 5 on Saturday to go visit my dad, and then as soon as I get home from that then the honeyman and I are supposed to go to Roc Con, my city’s own version of an anime and sci-fi convention. I’m really hoping that it’s a fun time, even though I’m sure it won’t be nearly as impressive as all of the big-city cons.

4. Amazon announced six “new” devices yesterday – really just updates of their current gadgets. I’m eyeing that new Kindle Fire HD 7. Maybe I’ll be able to get one eventually. They’re also apparently improving the ability to lend e-books, apps, etc to family and friends, but that’s not something I usually worry too much about (although now that I think about it, maybe it would be cool to have access to my sister’s e-books and vice versa. Hmmmm….)

5. I finished Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, which I believe means I’ve officially halfway to completing my goal for RIP IX. I’m obviously going to try to cram more in before the end of October, but yay.

6. I’ve also started (as in I’ve read a few pages each night before passing out) The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku as one of my Diversiverse picks, and I think I’m going to start Dawn by Octavia Butler today. Hell yes, diverse reading!

7. It’s date night tonight. Not sure if we’re going to cook at home and play Borderlands 2, or maybe go to the gym and then to IHOP (realllllly craving that chicken and waffles), or maybe to see a cheap movie… either way, I’m excited to get to spend time with the honeyman. Hopefully I continue to feel better today…

8. I have about an hour left in my Chris Hadfield audiobook. It’s been fantastic to listen to. I need to hop online and watch some of those videos on Youtube he talks about posting while he was on the ISS.

 

9. What Type of Book Are You? I’m apparently a well-loved book. Aww.

10. Dewey’s readathon is coming up in a month! And I’m going to have a few days off of work beforehand to get any chores out of the way and to catch up on sleep so I can aim to actually stay awake for the full 24-hours. I usually don’t even try, but this year I might.

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I like this.

 

Happy Thursday everyone! Go drink coffee and count down the minutes till the weekend.

 

~Sarah

Sarah Sunday (on a Monday)

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Ugh. Monday.

I never got around to posting this yesterday, mainly because I woke up late, went to the gym, went to breakfast, and then came home and did roughly 7 billion loads of laundry whilst reading comics and hoping that if I am getting sick, it won’t be so bad. Anyways, kind of big news to share!

The honeyman officially enlisted in the National Guard, meaning that his chances of ever being sent overseas is very very low, but he is still serving his community and getting career training and opportunities while he’s at it. He did really well on the testing and made his measurements, and I’m very very very proud of him because he worked really hard to get there. On the down side, sometime after Christmas he’ll be leaving for five months for training. Five months without my honeyman. This is something I’m trying not to think too much about, but also can’t help but think about constantly. It sucks, but we’re starting to make preparations and well… we’ll manage. We’ll have to. He’s excited, and I think overall him enlisting is going to be a really good thing.

I spent several hours on Saturday night cleaning out our storage room / my closet – taking everything out, cleaning the floors, etc., and I brought out all of my fall and winter clothes while I was at it – hence the millions of loads of laundry on Sunday. I am feeling very much in the fall mood – it’s been chilly so we’ve been cuddling under blankets more, lighting apple and pumpkin candles, and I’m thinking that this coming weekend I’m going to try to get a few fall decorations up. Last year I really wasn’t in the mood for the holidays, partly because it seemed like too much effort for the tiny apartment. But this year I guess I’m resigned to being in the tiny apartment for at least another year or two, so we might as well enjoy it. And it probably is partly me just really, really wanting to enjoy the holidays with the honeyman since he’ll be going away shortly after.

What else… I bought more comics, as you can see. I really have to take a break and catch up on all the ones I currently have though – the pile is getting ridiculous. I’m kind of mulling over the idea of hosting some kind of comics-themed readathon, but not sure if anyone would be interested? And also not sure when… maybe November? Also, just FYI – Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is right around the corner! October 18th. I’m actually going to be taking a little mini-vacation from work right before then, so that I can clean and cook and relax so that I’m well-rested for the ‘thon. And because you know – I have some vacation days to burn and I need the break.

I’m reading Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill right now, and it is CREEPY. And look at me, already making progress on RIP IV. I’m hoping I’ll finish that in the next day or two, and then I’ll probably start a #Diversiverse pick… maybe something by Octavia Butler? Or Roxane Gay? OH and I’m about halfway through the audiobook of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, which I’m really enjoying. If I can motivate myself to get to the gym more this week, I can listen to it while I’m on machines and get through it faster… but we’ll see.

I have to go to work now, but later I’ll try to catch up on blog reading – if our laptop is cooperating. Happy Monday everyone!

 

~Sarah

 

P.S. Just realized that this is probably the first week in forever that I didn’t include a Gabby pic! Rest assured, she’s adorable as ever – though kind of an asshole for trying to wake me up at 6 am during the weekend.

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Who Fears Death

 

Well this was one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a while.

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is about a young girl named Onyesonwu, which means (you guessed it) “who fears death?”. Onye is the product of the horrible rape of her mother, committed by a Nuru man who just assisted in wiping out her entire village. She becomes pregnant and gives birth to Onye, who is automatically feared and hated as child conceived in violence. As Onye gets older she starts showing signs of mysterious and powerful magic, which enables her to learn that someone even more powerful wants her dead. Onye sets off on a mission to learn more about herself and her powers and to finally confront the person that wants to kill her.

This is one of those books that I knew I was going to enjoy (and have no trouble finishing) while I was still in first 30 pages or so. Okorafor is a talented writer, and she completely sucked me in by starting with the narration of a passionate young girl, and immediately progressing to the absolutely terrifying story of how she was conceived. I’m not going to lie – the content in this book is disturbing, but that’s exactly the point. It’s a book about pointless hatred and prejudice, and one woman’s journey to overcome it. And I definitely enjoyed the scathing passages about how females were treated and perceived. Onye is a fantastic character. She’s fiery and indignant and all of the things I like to see in characters, especially those of the magical variety.

I don’t want to spoil too much – this is one of those books best read kind of blind, so you can experience each “oh shit” moment as they come. My only reservation about this story is that it felt a little Biblical at times. That didn’t necessarily retract from my appreciation, it was just something that was kind of always in the back of my mind.

Give it a whirl. It would make a great pick for #Diversiverse, which starts in just a couple days. Still time to sign up! I might grab another of Nnedi Okorafor’s books to read as a #Diversiverse pick myself…

 

Sarah Says: 4 stars

Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (#1-7)

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YOU GUYS. RAT QUEENS. It’s a fantasy comic series (published by Image Comics) about four ladies-for-hire: an adorable tiny thief named Betty, the Viking-like warrior Violet, the foul-tempered elven mage Hannah, and human cleric Dee. The Rat Queens go off on these quests, which tend to include a lot of swearing, fighting, drugs, and sex. WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE ABOUT THAT? The series starts off with them trying to find out who is sending assassins after all of the mercenary groups in their home town of Palisade.

Rat Queens is SO FUN. There is nothing like seeing a bunch of great women beating the shit out of trolls. There are personal back stories, assassins, complicated relationships, big plots against the citizens of Palisade – but amid all that is a group of friends who care about each other, and who remember to enjoy the little things like drinking all night, delicious food, and maybe doing some shrooms on the way to their next bout of ass-kicking. While all that stuff is wildly entertaining, I keep reading because I want to see the story lines develop – are Betty and Faeyri going to be become a steady thing? Why did Dee leave her home? What’s Violet’s beef with her brother? Are Hannah and the handsome Sawyer going to work through their issues?

This comic hits that perfect spot in which both the art AND the writing are fantastic. Roc Upchurch does an amazing job with the art – it’s clear and beautiful and the coloring… it’s all just fantastic. If my friends and I ever decided to have our gaming characters drawn out, I would desperately want Upchurch to be the one to do it. The writer, Kurtis Wiebe, has said that this series is like his love letter to D&D-style gaming and fantasy, and he definitely hit his mark there. And besides the delightful fantasy, adventuring aspect – it’s snarky! And full of wit. Humor is the easiest way to my heart. My favorite books (and comics, it turns out) are the ones that make me laugh. I hope this series never ends. I just want to hug it. But I won’t, because that would wrinkle the comics, but still.

 

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Everyone should start reading Rat Queens so that we can chat about how awesome it is, okay? The first five issues are already out in one trade volume, so get on that. As for me, I am counting the days until issue # 8 comes out.

 

Sarah Says: 5 stars for an ongoing favorite

 

BookSliced – I Recommend It

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Here’s how you use BookSliced. (And no, they aren’t paying me to say any of this. I’m just really excited about it and want to spread the joy.)

  • Sign up – it’s free.
  • Search for the book you want (sometimes title and author are needed… search function isn’t stellar).
  • Click on it.
  • Decide how much you’d be willing to spend on that item (for example, I had decided I’d be willing to spend up to $4.99 for Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach).
  • Set the alert for that price.
  • Be patient!

So a while back, the BookRiot podcast mentioned this service called BookSliced, which would enable you to create alerts when e-books became available for a certain price or under. I signed up and added about a dozen books. I chose some books that I knew I would just prefer to read on my Kindle rather than on paper, and a few that I already had in print but wanted a digital version too (I like to have options), and set various prices. I generally won’t spend more than $5 on an e-book, but a couple I made an exception for and set the alert for $6 or $7. Some I set as low at $2.99.

I got no alerts for a couple weeks. Then all of the sudden, I received an email that Michio Kaku’s newest book had hit my alert price – I hopped on Amazon and snagged it for $5.69 (it was about $15 when I added it). About a week later, I got an email that Fortune’s Pawn was available for $1.99! It was previously $9.99. I bought it immediately. (And as a note, I had just got a paper copy from the library… but I still bought the e-book because I like to have the option to read in the dark. Having that option is worth $2 to me.)

I’m hooked. I went online and added a bunch more books , and I started “following” some authors like Joe Hill, Michio Kaku, and Roxane Gay. Apparently when you follow authors then BookSliced will alert you to any sales happening on their books… we’ll see how that goes. Here’s a peek at some of the alerts I currently have set:

 

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The current prices are to the right in orange, and my alerts are under the book title.

I should note that I think this is currently only for Kindle ebooks and Applie iBooks. Hopefully they’ll expand to other sources in the future. Either way, I’m psyched that this service exists. Do you have any idea how often I want to read a romance, thriller, or horror novel and I have the paper copy, but I’d rather have it on my Kindle so I can read it in bed? But then I don’t want to pay 7 bucks for the e-book, and it’s not available on Overdrive, and I kind of flop back and forth on what to do. Now BookSliced will tell me when that Stephen King novel is under $4 and I’ll buy and read it then. I highly suggest giving this a go, and if you do – let me know!

Now if only there was some magical version of this that let me know when that cute shirt I saw in Sears goes on clearance…

~Sarah

Yet another bookish questionnaire

This was created by Raeofsunshinebooks and I found it on Read.Run.Study. Sometimes these things just need to happen.

 

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1. What is your favorite fictional food or drink?

I’m not sure I have a particular favorite dish. I do ALWAYS get hungry when I read the Outlander books – stew and bread just sound so delicious, especially when I read them during the winter months.

2. How long did it take you to finish your last book?

A few days? Longer than it should have, but the end of my week is always busy, so I hardly get any reading done of Thursdays and Fridays except when I can squeeze in during my lunch.

3. How many times do you stare at your books or bookshelves each day?

Lots, but I’m not sure there’s a way that I would quantify this…

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4. How many Goodreads friends and books do you have?

LOL Goodreads. You’re funny.

5. Do you ever quote books in public?

No. TV shows, movies, even video games – yes. But hardly anyone would catch any bookish reference or quote I would try to throw in there.

6. Do you ever reread books?

Of course – I read Harry Potter and Outlander alternately basically every other year.

7. Do you judge a book by its cover?

Of course.  And I’m not even sorry – I’ve been hooked in by a cover and it’s worked out pretty well.

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Sorry Laurie, I disagree.

8. Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr?

INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER. Tumblr I really only go on when I want to search for GIFs.

 

9. Which genres take you the longest to read?

Classics and non-fiction, depending on the book. But generally if I have to pay closer attention, it’s going to take me longer.

10. Who are your favorite BookTubers (or Book Bloggers)?

I can’t even make a list this long. Seriously, SO many book bloggers.

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11. How often do you pre-order books?

I don’t think I’ve ever pre-ordered a book. I was on reservation lists at Borders for the last HP book, but I think that’s it.

12. Are you a shopaholic?

When it comes to books and comics, absolutely.

13. How many times have you reread your favorite book?

Well that would be Outlander, and probably… 5 times? At least?

14. Do you own a lot of books?

A CRAP TON. That’s an official term of measurement for how many books I have.

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15. Do you take pictures of your books before you read them?

I usually take pictures of books as I’m reading them… I Instagram a lot, and I’m easily distracted apparently…

16. Do you read every day?

I try.

17. How do you choose a new book?

I’m not sure there’s a method to the madness. I kind of just wing it.

18. Do you always have a book with you?

Yes. Like 98% of the time.

(This ended at question 18 and that’s really bothering me, so I’ll add on two more…)

19. What are your biggest distractions from reading?

Blogging, working, working out, video games, hanging out with the honeyman, chores, errands… it’s amazing I get any reading done these days.

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20. What is your favorite place to buy books?

ALL the places. Barnes and Noble, comic book shop, Amazon, used library bookstore… I wish there was an indie book store in my area, but there’s really not. Just a couple of used book stores, and those turn out to be rarely worth the trip.

 

Well this was sufficiently easy-going for a Monday. If you do this too, come and let me know so I can check it out!

~Sarah

Sarah Sunday!

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It’s been a week.

  • BookRiot Quarterly box cameeee!!!! And it’s just as good as the last one. I already put that “READ” decal on my car, and that Read Harder water bottle will be coming to work with me, and I am SUPER pumped to read What We See When We Read, and… just yeah. Excitement.
  • I watched Jariel Saturday evening/night, and went to the movies with Josh and Emma today. I’m such a good aunt. Really though, this is the third time I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy. Still think it’s pretty great. Drax is my favorite.

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  • Comics! I bought way too many this week, but I am PSYCHED.
  • Game night ended up really being chatty night, in which me and my friend had lengthy conversations about rape (and perception there of), and about Mike Brown and Ferguson. I love my friends, and I love that we can have these great discussions even when we disagree about certain things.
  • I only have so much listening-time for audiobooks, podcasts, music… basically my commute to and from work, which is only 20 minutes one way (so 40 minutes per day). It really sucks have to choose between the many podcasts I download and the audiobooks I’m currently listening to. Oy.
  • It’s just me and Gabby tonight because the honeyman has something important going on that I may or may not share later. I’m torn between wanting to read, wanting to drink wine and watch Cougar Town, and wanting to play Borderlands. Never enough time.
  • I have to take my nephew Josh to a school meeting thing tomorrow night because he’s going to start playing violin this year. This is very cool.
  • Now that it’s September, I feel it’s acceptable to make chicken pot pies again… except it’s been like 80 degrees out every day. Seriously, this is better weather than we had all summer.

Alright, I really need to get off the internet and do something. I’m like halfway through Who Fears Death (which is awesome so far) and it’d be nice to read a big chunk of it tonight. Also, Gabby keeps walking in front of the laptop because she wants to be fed. Geeeez.

How is everyone else’s weekend going?

~Sarah

 

 

 

First Issue Comic Reviews (The Fade Out, Wraith, Borderlands, Storm)

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I don’t really have a good system yet for reviewing comics, but here are some reviews for a couple first issues of some series I’m checking out.

 

The Fade Out #1 (Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser)

The Fade Out is a new series being published by Image Comics. It’s a noir story set in 1948 Hollywood, and starts off with the death of Valeria Sommers, a rising star of an actress. Charlie, a screenwriter, wakes up in an apartment and finds her body, with no idea or clue to how it happened. Noir isn’t usually my kind of thing, so I think this is going to take me a few issues to really get a feel for – there’s a decent set of characters so far, and I’m not sure how I feel about any of them yet. Honestly, this first issue was kind of a lot of set-up, but I feel like it can turn into a really good story. The second issue comes out on September 24th and I’ll be grabbing it up.

Verdict: I’m intrigued, but not sucked in just yet.

Wraith #1 (Joe Hill, Charles Paul Wilson III, Jay Fotos)

Holy creep fest. If you read and liked NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, this companion comic series is going to be a must. Wraith is a prequel mini-series (put out by IDW Publishing) about Charlie Manx, and how he came to be such a creepy evil bastard. The art in this comic is COMPLETELY on point. It does such a good job at being disturbing and detailed – the muted colors, the expansive scenes of Christmasland… just wow. And Charlie Manx’s story… There’s never an excuse to becoming some weirdo who steals kids and adults alike away to a terrifying fantasy land, but Manx really did have a troubled upbringing. I really, really enjoyed this first issue. The series is wrapped up now and a hardcover edition of the complete mini series is available, so I’m going to buy that next instead of trying to hunt down the other individual issues. And I think that this would be enjoyable even for those who haven’t read NOS4A2… I’d be curious to see what other’s think if they take that route.

Verdict: Gotta buy it.

Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #1 (Mikey Neumann, Agustin Padilla, Esther Sanz)

Just a heads up – there is no possible way for me to review this solely as a comic. I am so completely into playing Borderlands 2 right now, and this is just feeding that beast. So this is actually the second Borderlands series (both published by IDW) – it’s what the awesome guys at my local comic book shop were able to dig up for me, so I jumped at it. The first series is called Borderlands: Origins, and introduces the four Vault Hunters from the first game – Roland, Brick, Lilith, and Mordecai. THIS series is Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone, and from what I understand basically takes place right after the events of the first series. One of the things that drew me to playing Borderlands 2 was the awesome style of the game – the gritty comic look of it was unique. So of course, the comic series doesn’t disappoint on that front – the art is spot on. The story is just damn FUN. It captures of feel of the video game incredibly well – the humor, the weird, and badass-ness. I loved it, and the second issue just came out so I’ll be buying it on my next trip to the comic book store (if they have it. Oh man I hope they have it.)

Verdict: LOOOOOOVE IT.

Storm #1 (Greg Pak, Victor Ibanez, Ruth Redmond)

Marvel done went and gave Storm her own series. Being still very new to the comic book world, the only knowledge I really have about any of the X-Men comes from the movies and from what people tell me. Storm in the movies is underwhelming, no thanks to Halle Berry I’m sure. I thought this first issue was pretty good. It shows what kind of inner issues Storm is currently trying to deal with – protecting people who are cruel to her and other mutants, trying to do good, trying to be true to where she came from. I have mixed feelings on the art – while I don’t really mind that they’ve given Storm a mohawk, the art is a little inconsistent panel to panel. In some scenes, everything is detailed and concise and gorgeous. In other scenes, things seems a little sloppier and facial expressions are not really well done. Overall though, it was enjoyable and I’ve already picked up and read the second issue. The second issue fell a little flat for me… probably because there seems to be some sort of romantic thing going on between Storm and Wolverine, and I’m not sure how much of that is canon and it was really just more distracting than anything else. Anyways, I’m along for the ride for now.

Verdict: Enjoying it, but not super enthusiastic yet.

 

Are any of these comics ones you’ve read or have on your to-read list?

 

~Sarah