Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top Ten Graphic Novels

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is all about the visuals. Top Ten graphic novels or comics or even picture books- whatever works. These are a mix of stuff I've enjoyed and some that I need to get to yet. And I haven't been doing so good with graphic novels lately- maybe in 2017 I can up my game a bit.    

Alex + ADA: The Complete Collection


Alex and Ada was a great series. One of my favorites. 


Runaways Deluxe, Vol. 2

I've been wanting to try Runaways forever... 

Paper Girls, Vol. 1

Same w/ Paper Girls...


Thunderbolts, Volume 1: Faith in Monsters  

Thunderbolts, Volume 2: Caged Angels

The two volumes of Thunderbolts by this creative duo- some of my favorite graphic novels from Marvel. This is a fun story and CRAZY.  




The Black Island (Tintin, #7)

KODT 239 (new)


KoDT 224

Knights of the Dinner Table- my favorite. And I've even written a couple reviews for them. 



Wanna try Order of the Stick? You will laugh. Here.

BONUS:

Here are the various Alex and Ada covers.  

Alex + Ada #1Alex + Ada #2Alex + Ada #3Alex + Ada #4Alex + Ada #5Alex + Ada #6Alex + Ada #7Alex + Ada #8Alex + Ada #9Alex + Ada #10Alex + Ada #11Alex + Ada #12


Tuesday Tagline #24

Lost Girls

"The only rule is there are no rules." 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cover Characteristics Humorous SF



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.   

This week's pick- Humorous SF   

The rogue topics continue although next week I'll be jumping back on the official topics. I had this planned for a while so decided to go with it. Who doesn't love a bit of humor with their SF or fantasy? I know I do, so here's a sampling   

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)Castle Perilous (Castle Perilous, #1)Centaur Aisle (Xanth #4)The Princess Bride Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4)

Castle Perilous (Castle Perilous, #1)

Centaur Aisle (Xanth #4)


The Princess Bride

Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday Post #179


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

January is almost over! Hard to believe. It actually hasn't been that bad weather wise (you know, for January). This week saw some alarming developments- someone somewhere said this was the ugliest first week of a presidency in memory- hard to disagree. And "alternative facts." The cool thing was the rise of "alt" park service Twitter accounts. After being muzzled early in the week a rash of alt accounts appeared spreading news of climate change and other things that we're apparently not supposed to know.    

I did some writing this week although it was mostly brainstorming. There's a chance that Trust Issues IV will see the light of day- I thought I was done with that story but now I'm not sure.    

This week I read How Will I Know You? and it was very good. I've been on a roll so far- this is the third really good book I've read in 2017. I'm already looking forward to my best of 2017 list- at this rate it's going to be interesting! I also read Freeks and am currently in the first Mercy Thompson book. Yes I'm finally reading them! 

How Will I Know You?

Song of the week




Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics this past week was all about the retro SF for Vintage SciFi Month. Tuesday Tagline was a good one I thought with not one but two awesome covers. My Top Ten was a freebie and I looked at my favorite SF locations of the last year  And then I reviewed Rising Tides (a dystopian) and shared Bookcover Spotlight #85.       

Next Week: 

Cover Characteristics will look at humorous SF covers. Tuesday Tagline returns and on Wednesday I'll be discussing stargates in fantasy/ SF. And I'll be reviewing Three Dark Crowns. Friday will be Bookcover Spotlight #86 and somewhere I'll fit in my reaction post for The 100 premiere (because The 100 is life).  

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Carey, Donnell - Kisses Can Kill! (Hanro, 1951)

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

This woman is known for her bodypainting but you have to see this.  



I like this remix of a Tangerine Dream song a lot.


  
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This is a floating island with several satellite islands- if you look closely you can see the endless springs/ waterfalls, and there's even a barn for griffins (that must be how you come and go?)

Map 40 – Skyward Hold:

Here's another look at a floating island

The floating island by artofkiko