Archive for October, 2016
I’ve had better Octobers, and this one was just…okay. I felt mostly blue earlier in the month (thought a lot about my dad), but the last half of the month went by fine. It was still a stressful because there was still so much to do (like cleaning + pest issues).
I haven’t been great at keeping with my TBR books this past month. (Blame that on all the stress! Ack.) Currently Reading will act as my check-in, letting you guys know what I’m forever reading at the moment, and what I’m enjoying about it. Today, I’m sharing with you three books I’m juggling/reading
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
Why did I want to read Iron Cast? This book has things I love reading about: Prohibition era, magic, and cons! I’m excited to see what kind of things Corinne and Ada finds out about the world they’re in.
What do I like about it so far? The friendship! I am livinnnnnnng for Ada and Corinne’s friendship. This is what I love seeing in books—friends supporting and having each other’s back despite arguments and danger. When I started reading Iron Cast, I was surprised (and pleased) about these characters and the Cast Iron people; it was totally unexpected and I needed to learn more.
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 October, you’re bringing so many awesome comics that star a lot of women. My kind of comics! ;) You get graphic novels about wondrous Mockingbird and Black Widow, sleuthing ladies, and much more!
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
|GOLDIE VANCE • VOL. 1 TP|
Move over Nancy, Harriet, & Veronica.
There’s a new sleuth on the block! Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery. Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit adventure. — Boom! Studios
Publication date: October 5, 2016 by Boom! Studios
Why I’m excited: Goldie Vance had me at “sleuth!” (And Hope Larson and Brittany Williams!) Bet your butts that this comic will be utterly delightful. How can sleuthing girls not bring a lot of fun and intrigue?
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Dear Adam Gidwitz & The Inquisitor’s Tale,
Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.
Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam’s trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor’s Tale is bold storytelling that’s richly researched and adventure-packed.Goodreads
Tetris, this addicting puzzle with its geometric shapes slowing falling from the sky is a game that’s very iconic, but do you know anything about its history?
I didn’t. I didn’t think I’d want to learn about it because my naïve self didn’t think the history would be interesting. I was very wrong about that. I just needed the right format that’ll suck me into the history, and that format is Box Brown’s graphic novel about Tetris. Friends, you can’t help but be invested in this history when you get down to the Tetris bits.
GUESS WHAT TODAY IS.