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

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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

How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer

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Womp womp.

I was really looking forward to How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky. Fellow bloggers seemed to enjoy it, and it got good buzz over at BookRiot. But…. it didn’t work for me.

Irene is a reserved scientist who creates mini black holes in a lab, and George is an daydreamy (a word I just made up) astrophysicist trying to find proof of religion in the stars. When they meet, sparks fly, but it turns out their mothers gave birth to them and raised them separately to be each other’s soul mate – so that they would meet as strangers and fall in love. So is that love real, if it was planned before they were even born?

I was expecting this book to be a little offbeat, because well – just read that description again. I think that things got a little too weird for me. There were some very unusual secondary characters – the kind of characters that have weird quirks just for the sake of it. Irene and George seemed inconsistent, at best. For example, Irene is a pretty reserved scientist type, but somewhere near the middle of the book she started spouting off phrases like “penis sex” to near strangers. It was odd. And George had apparently been searching in vain for “the one”, which of course meant he had to cycle through sleeping with girls – because of course he couldn’t tell if a woman was the one or not until he slept with her. Agh.

Overall, I’d had to recommend skipping this. I’m sure Netzer is a good writer because some sentences were just really well done, but the storyline and plot devices here drove me nuts. I ended up skimming the last 50 pages or so because I just wanted to be done with it.

 

Sarah Says: 2 stars

 

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX – Yeah, I’m doing RIP again.

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Reading Laura’s post reminded me – It’s RIP time! Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings give us all an excuse to read those horror/mystery/thriller/dark fantasy books that we’ve been meaning to get to. It runs from now until October 31st. My lack of reading time is a concern, so I’m going to aim for Peril the Second, which means I’m going to aim to read two books. If I read more than that, then hooray for me.

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My possible reads (some pictured here, some not):

  • Misery by Stephen King – I was planning to read this in September anyways.
  • Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer – It’s a detective story that takes place on Mars. Win.
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – Because I STILL have not read this, and hey wouldn’t it be nice to finally make some progress on that Classics Club list? Yes it would be.
  • Bag of Bones by Stephen King – Another King novel I’ve heard great things about and should really finally get to. I believe it was on my pile last year, but I never started it.
  • Locke & Key comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • random Joe Hill novellas / short stories I have on my Kindle (are we seeing a pattern here?)
  • The Walking Dead comics by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
  • Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey (part of the Sandman Slim series, I really need to catch up on it)

Well, I’m going to try! We’ll see what I can fit in. This along with some pumpkin lattes should get me in the mood for autumn :) Are you signed up?

Any other creepy books or comics I should try out?

~Sarah

September Monthly TBR

Happy September you guys! This summer went by WAY TOO FAST. But I am looking forward to wearing corduroys and drinking pumpkin lattes again, so there’s that.

August was a decent reading month, but I’m not even going to bother posting the picture of that TBR – I only read three of them. I read ten books total in August, but two of those were audiobooks (one a re-read), and some of them were carried over from July. Oh well. I’m trying not to focus so much on the stats anymore – I’m not going to meet my usual goal of 100 books a year. It just ain’t happening, with work and then trying to get back into running and going to the gym more. I’ll fit more audiobooks and Oyster reads in where I can, but I’m not going to sweat it.

 

Also, I’ve been reading a LOT more comics and I have not figured out how to work that into my stats yet… I might do a post on that later…

 

Anyways, let’s look at my pile for September!

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On the Kindle:

  • The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke – This is the second book in Clarke’s Strange Chemistry series. I flew through the first one last month – they’re good, entertaining reads that I don’t have to use too much brain power to read, really.
  • The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku – Okay so this has been on my lists since it came out in February and I WILL read it, because I love Kaku’s books. And now I have it on my Kindle, so I can read it in bed if I want. And if I don’t fall immediately asleep.
  • Ayiti by Roxane Gay – You guys, Gay’s book Bad Feminist was my favorite read last month. Ayiti by her was on sale for $1.99, so I scooped it up. Plus, it will count towards Diversiverse if I read it in the second half of the month.
  • Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach – Alright so in the picture, this is just the sample, but I read the sample and really liked it so I want to get my hands on it this month. It’s about a female space pilot. It’s sounds very space opera, which I’m really in the mood for right now.
  • Dawn by Octavia Butler – I’ve had this on my Kindle for AGES now, and I like Butler, and it will also count towards Diversiverse if I read it later in the month.
  • Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn – Last time I visited my dad he RAVED about this book, and I promised I’d try to read it soon. So.

In the book stack:

  • Misery by Stephen King – I’ve been wanting to read more King ever since the AWESOME Epic Rap Battle of History in which he beat Poe’s ass, so I picked this up at the library used book store. I also put the first Dark Tower book on hold on Overdrive.
  • Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor – This would also could towards Diversiverse, but I think I might start it today. I’ve been itching to read it for ages.
  • Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb – This is the second book in the Farseer trilogy, and I really enjoyed the first one, so I want to continue on with it. Can you tell I’m in the mood for fantasy reads this month?
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – Oh look, another fantasy read! This has been getting a lot of praise over at BookRiot, and I usually trust their recs. This is actually due at the library in a couple days and I can’t renew it online, so this is a maybe read.

Comics:

  • (also in the pic above) East of West volume 1 by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Frank Martin, and Rus Wooten – I bought this last month and can’t wait to start it!
  • Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #2 by Mikey Neumann and Augustin Padilla – So my awesome local comic book shop got their hands on issue #1 of this, and it was pretty fantastic. Issue #2 just came out, and I hope they have it in so I can grab it next weekend.
  • Y: The Last Man volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra – Part of me isn’t sure I want to continue on with this series… I don’t know if it’s because it’s not super entertaining or if the newspaper-style art isn’t for me, but I DO really love the concept and I like that the honeyman is reading these too, so for now I’ll keep on with em I guess.
  • Rat Queens #8 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch – Issue #8 comes out on September 17th and I cannot wait. Rat Queens is quickly becoming one of my favorite comics. Maybe not quite on the same level as Chew, but close.

Audiobooks:

  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield – I picked this with my most recent Audible credit, and I’m enjoying it a lot. I really love it when authors narrate their own books, especially when it comes to non-fic, and Chris’s story of how be came an astronaut is really inspiring and insightful.
  • The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson – I have this on Audible as well, since it came up on sale for only $2. And look, another Diversiverse pick! I wish Tyson was the narrator, but it should be a good listen anyways.

 

Soooo… yeah, that seems like a lot. It’s not, really, but it seems like it. We’ll see how it goes.

What are you looking forward to this month? Tell me! Clearly I don’t have enough to read.

 

~Sarah