Archive for August, 2015
With ARC August ending soon, I realized that I should give away the books that I’ve read. I have no place for them in my room anymore, and it’s better to let them go or else I’ll think these books are still on my TBR list. I want to give other readers the opportunity to read them (if they hadn’t already). Most of them were good, and others were not for me. That’s totally fine.
You’ll probably love them all!
First sentence: “There was no warning the night the wall went up. “
What made me interested in A Night Divided initially: You don’t get a lot of YA books about the Berlin Wall, so when I heard that A Night Divided centers around it, I knew I needed to read it.
I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!
From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.
Oh hey, remember this? Where I talk about comic books and graphic novels I’m excited about? It’s finally here! Apologies for the absence of this post last month. I was only excited about two comic volumes, so I procrastinated on the post. But hey, at least we have a lot of awesome ones that are out right now, right?
Let’s talk about those July and August graphic novels I’m excited about (and you should too!). You’ll see ones by awesome writers like Brian K. Vaughan (Saga), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram), Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, DC Bombshells), and many more.
|ABSOLUTE Y: THE LAST MAN · VOLUME 1 HC|
Written by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad) and illustrated by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.
This Absolute Edition will feature the first twenty issues of this action-packed series along with special script pages, character sketchs and cover gallery.
Collects Y: THE LAST MAN #1-20. — Vertigo
Publication date: July 1, 2015 by Vertigo
Why I’m excited: I’m a big fan of Brian K. Vaughan’s work because of Saga, so I’ve wanted to read more of his works. Y: The Last Man is one of Vaughan’s well-known comics, and lots of people have sung praises about this comic. I find this comic intriguing because it sounds like it has awesome world-building and trippy story lines. I know I can get the trade paperbacks, but I kind of want to get this hardcover because it has an awesome slip case.
First sentence: “The grease-slicked hair is a dead giveaway—no pun intended. “
What do you get when Buffy Summers didn’t slay vampires and isn’t a girl? You get Theseus Cassio Lowood, mostly known as Cas, the ghost slayer.
Cas’s job: to kill the dead that should’ve stayed dead. No, not zombies. Ghosts.
Cas inherits two things when his dad dies: 1. the ghost-hunting job with the intention of avenging his death, and 2. his dad’s athame that has powers effective enough to kill the dead. He follows and investigates the ghost lores his trustworthy contacts tips him with, which sends him all over the country, never sticking long enough to make friends. After Cas kills County 12 Hiker, he, his white-witch mom, and their cat Tybalt, leave for Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada, where he goes in search of the ghost, Anna Dressed in Blood. There, he discovers that there are other powers lurking in the shadows.
I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. Add all of them to your font collection! Let it grow!
In need of new fonts? I’ll take your silence for a YES.
In this batch of fonts, you’ll see a lot of gorgeous lettering that make your eyes turn into hearts, and lined fonts that cut into the letters.
Go forth and add these fonts to your font book!
(Remember, when you download the fonts, look at the license to see what you can and cannot do with it. Majority of it will be for personal use only, meaning you can’t use it for commercial products.)
First sentence: “She drove the blue Volvo station wagon away from Vee’s house with a sober determination, like it was a lame horse she was leading out of the barn.”
What made me interested in Still Life Las Vegas initially: It’s a hybrid novel—part prose and part graphic novel—and has a half-Vietnamese gay protagonist! These are things that you don’t see often in books, so I instantly knew I had to read it. Would you say no?