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Comic Adventures Issue #16

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post.  So I thought I would review several comics on one post.  I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.

This issue we chat about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Angela, Olympians Goddess of Love by George O'Connor, Damien Son of Batman, and Supergirl Vol. 2 Girl in the World.


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San Diego Comic Con 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I just got back from an amazing time at San Diego Comic Con.  If you don't know what that it.. well it's the biggest Comic Con in the United States and is very very hard to get a ticket to.  I did also go to the Comic Con back in 2012 too.  This is like heaven for geeks.  It's not just comics.  It's movies, TV shows, celebrities, authors, publishers, video games, EVERYTHING.  So much fun!

My husband and I with Gollum



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Sunday Post

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader and Stacking the Shelves.

Hello!  You may have noticed this week I am behind on commenting and visiting your blogs... but I have a great reason.  I am at San Diego Comic Con!  It has been a lot of fun. My legs are on fire of course from walking walking walking.   Expect to see some posts about it next week with hopefully some great pictures.  I should catch up on blogging then too.  This is pretty much my life this week:

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Project Disney- Lilo and Stitch

Friday, July 25, 2014
 
Project Disney: The plan is to tackle all of the Disney films, re-reading the classic stories and tales that inspired many of them and to look at how the changes the filmmakers made, the new elements they introduced and the essential elements they kept. We will, of course, be talking about the films as movies as well, saying why we enjoy them and what some of our favorite moments are, but our focus will be on looking at them as adaptations. For the films that are not drawn from any one work we’ll be looking at some of the possible literary influences that we see in the stories. I am participating in Project Disney inspired by Picture Me Reading!


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Are you part of the blogging community?

Thursday, July 24, 2014
We all see it all the time.  Bloggers discussing the book blogging community.  I began to think about it.  Who is the book blogging community and what make you or me actually apart of it??   I often wonder.. am I in this community?  It seems to me that sometimes this community are the cliques of bloggers who all know each other and have these big blogs. They get into the drama.. comment on the drama on their blog but don't actually say what said drama is.  Since they don't say what it is.. and I missed it.. because maybe I am not in this "community" I feel like I can't even join in because I don't know what even happened!!
 
I saw someone recently said "they felt like they are distant from the blogging community and don't know how it happened??" (Which is what inspired this post) I thought.. wait.. am I in this community?  Where is it?  What do I need to do to get in???  I have never really seen what is the definition of being considered "in" the blogging community. People say the book blogging community is going down hill.  So I decided to come up with my own definition for all of us so we don't feel left out of this community. I personally don't think it's gone downhill.  The book bloggers I deal with are friendly and fun.  If you do any of the following you are in this book blogging community, so have fun while you're here! 


Did you answer yes to any of these questions??  Then you are in! Do you have any more things to add to this list?? 
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Will and Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge- Graphic Novel Review

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Title: Will and Whit
Author: LauraLee Gulledge
Pages: 194
Publication Date: May 7th 2013 by Abrams
Source: Library, Graphic Novel
Link: Official Site, Goodreads


Wilhelmina “Will” Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. As she wraps up another summer in her mountain town, she longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness. Laura Lee Gulledge’s signature visual metaphors will be on full display in this all-new graphic novel, a moving look at shedding light on the dark corners of life.
I loved Gulledge's previous graphic novel called Page by Paige.  The art in is was just amazing and the story was too. so when I discovered she had another graphic novel I had to go and pick it up from my library. 

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Gone Girl by Gillain Flynn- Review

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 422
Publication date: May 24th, 2012 by Broadway Books
Source: Library, ebook,
Link: Gone Girl-Goodreads

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

With the movie coming out shortly I knew I had to get my hands on this book and read it.  Thanks to my sister-in-law who started asking me if I had read it I pushed it up my TBR pile.  I am still thinking about this book days later.
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Wolfenstein New World Order- Video Game Review

Monday, July 21, 2014
 




Wolfenstein is a really really great game.  I hadn't actually planned on playing it but started to hear so much about it that I went ahead and went over to Redbox and rented it. It was so worth it.
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Sunday Post

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader and Stacking the Shelves.


This week I am a little behind on visiting blogs because I have actually been reading.  Yes that's true.. reading. My garden got pummeled by hail this week.   Hopefully it bounces back.  Not that a lot has been growing, but my pumpkins were doing really well.



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Follow Friday - Time Machine

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This is the day of the week where we get to know each other better by answering a question devised by our lovely hostesses Parajunkee & Alisoncanread Be sure to stop by their blogs to see the featured blogger of the week and to see the list of blogs who are also participating.   And now for this week's question....


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Comic Adventures Issue #15


I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post.  So I thought I would review several comics on one post.  I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.

This week I talk about Fables Vol. 15 Rose Red by Bill Willingham, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 2 by Alan Moore, Nightwing Volume 4 Second City, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 Origins of Eternia DC.


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Mini Summer Bloggiesta

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
 


The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend these next two days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. Spread the word and get all your friends to come and fiesta with us!  If you haven’t heard about Bloggiesta before, it’s a weekend (July 19-20) where we all sit down to work on our blogs, do those things we keep putting off, as well as network and meet new bloggers and participate in challenges and giveaways. Definitely check it out, it’s a lot of fun!  

I will update just this one post here so people don't keep seeing the same post over and over again.  So head here if you want to see my updates!  Here are my goals: 

1. I do this every time.  I moderate two book clubs on goodreads (Stephen King Fans and the Young Adult Book Club) and I need to moderate all the posts that happen on there.  I need to read through each and every thread/topic and use this weekend to do it since it takes so long and I have to stay caught up on it. Done! It does take a while and this is a big chore. But it's done. Plus I got the polls ready for the next book club pick in each group.
2. Fix sidebar.  I have a new blog look and haven't really taken the time to fix up the sidebar yet. 
3. Comment on blogs participating in Bloggiesta.  
4. Participate in Challenges  - I have looked at all of them. I loved the social media etiquette.
5. Go through blogs I follow and stop following the ones that no longer blog, or that I don't stop by and visit. I really need to match up the blogs I follow on Bloglovin and GFC.  I kind of mixed them up and I want them to match.
6. Back up Blog
7. Get my interviews ready for Utah Book Blogger month.

This list always grows as I see other blogger's goals.  They usually give good ideas of what to do. 


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Top Ten Tuesday - TV Shows

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week's topic is Top Ten TV Shows/Movies. For those that follow my blog you already know I love movies.  But I also really love TV.  I don't really talk about it on the blog though I have thrown around the idea to do it but just haven't yet.  So here is a list of some of my all time favorite TV shows.  I have decided to go way past the number of 10.  Sooooo here goes:

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Saga - Graphic Novel Review

Title: Saga
Author: Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Pages: 160
Publication date: October 23rd 2012 by Image Comics
Source: Library, Comics, Graphic Novel
LinkSaga Offical Website




When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first six issues of the smash-hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make." Collects Saga issues #1-6
As most of you who follow the blog know I read a lot of comics and graphic novels. I have seen Saga floating around the blogospere for a while now and had to get my hands on it. I am glad I gave it a go!


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Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers- Review

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Title: Mary Poppins
Author: P.L.Travers
Pages: 202
Publication date: 1934 by Harcourt Childrens Books
Source: Library- ebook
Link: Mary Poppins - goodreads
Previous Reviews: Project Disney- Mary Poppins
By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks. From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!


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Sunday Post

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.

This week I have been having some fun on instagram.  I have been participating in a bookish event where we post pictures of different topics everyday.  I've tried to keep up.. though I don't know how my non-bookish follows feel about being spammed with book pictures but whatever!


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Project Disney- Mary Poppins

Friday, July 11, 2014
 
Project Disney: The plan is to tackle all of the Disney films, re-reading the classic stories and tales that inspired many of them and to look at how the changes the filmmakers made, the new elements they introduced and the essential elements they kept. We will, of course, be talking about the films as movies as well, saying why we enjoy them and what some of our favorite moments are, but our focus will be on looking at them as adaptations. For the films that are not drawn from any one work we’ll be looking at some of the possible literary influences that we see in the stories. I am participating in Project Disney inspired by Picture Me Reading!




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Top Ten Tuesday Bookish Confessions

Monday, July 7, 2014



It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week's topic is Bookish Confessions.  This is a repeat topic and what's crazy it's my first Top Ten Tuesday topic when I first started blogging.  LOL!!  So crazy.  I have quite a few confessions so here goes:


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Cress by Marissa Meyer- Review

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 550
Publication date: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Library
Link: Cress - goodreads
Previous Reviews: Cinder Book 1   Scarlet Book 2
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
I flew through this series.  I repeat.. I LOVE THIS SERIES.  I cannot get enough of it.  I am so glad that I picked it up.  I was a little nervous since this book is long... and that there was going to be another character added.  But again Meyer does a fantastic job of world and character building.

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Sunday Post

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.

I am excited to announce that the new blog look is finally up and running.   Woot Woot!!  I am feeling 100% better after the pneumonia. 

On the blog:
-I review  The Book of Three by Llyod Alexander
- Max the Curse of Brotherhood Video Game Review  finally I beat another game!
-Top Ten Tuesday- Classic Books where I do a nifty graphic that I made
-I tell you all about my goodreads Book Club July Picks
- Comic Adventures Issue #14  features Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jack of Fables, Justice League
-New Wonderland Look  Let's talk about the new blog look

Around the Blogospere:
-Books a True Story asks how do you deal with racism in classic novels?
-For Review VS For Review Consideration is really interesting by On Starships and Dragonwings.  Do you take the reviews books you get seriously??  This is why I don't really get a lot of ARCs.  I don't feel I have enough time to commit to them.
-What's on Netflix that is bookish??  Here is a list by Book Riot

Internet:
I love love Fireworks.  Happy 4th of July everyone!  Here is an amazing video where someone flies a drone into a Fireworks show.  It is really actually amazing.  I love drone videos.  Come neat things can be done with them.



Books Books Books:
Just finished Cress.  Look for the review this week.  About to start Mary Poppins for my Next Project Disney this week. I am excited to give that book a shot.  There are plenty of graphic novels/comics that I need to catch up on too. 
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New Wonderland Look

Friday, July 4, 2014
I am so excited that my new blog layout is up and running.  I was sad a few months ago when my old template just pretty much quit working.  It was an older template so I think the coding on it was just getting outdated.  I had a bunch of issues I could deal with but then when the titles stopped showing I had to get rid of it. I did try to contact the person who made it.. but since it was a free template and an old one they never contacted me back. I frantically looked for another free template that I loved as much as my original but I just couldn't really find anything.

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Comic Adventures Issue #14

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post.  So I thought I would review several comics on one post.  I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.

This issue we chat about Justice League Volume 4 The GridGuardians of the Galaxy II Vol 1 Legacy, Batman Incorporated Vol 1 Demon Star,  and Jack of Fables vol. 6 the Big Book War.


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Book Club July Picks

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Looking for someone to discuss a book with? Some of you may know I run two book clubs on Goodreads.  One is the Young Adult Book Club and the other is the Stephen King Fans group.  Both groups are open to everyone.. so be sure to stop by and join us.  We have just started our July discussions so it is the perfect time for you to stop by.


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