Guilty as charged. I bought this as a birthday present for a
cat-obsessed friend but when I realized I could read it without
bending the pages/spine and making it obvious, I sat down with my
coffee and dug in. (This person doesn’t have any social media pages
so it’s a victimless crime.)
It is the purrfect graphic novel for your childless, cat-loving
friend. Purrhaps, even a friend with children and cats that still
retains their sense of humor. If your friend doesn’t like children
OR cats and prefurrs dogs, well there are a few pages of dog humor as
well. They’ll at least relate to how evil cats are.
So really, this comic has a little bit of everything for everyone. Making it a must-buy present for practically anyone in your life. Unless they lack a sense of humor and then, are you friends with an android?
Does that title look familiar?? Well it should since I 100% stole this idea from Ignited Moth. I told her I didn’t think I had the patience to do a post like this but where there is a will, there is a way to cheat the game. Print screen for the win!
June officially marks this as half way through the year and I’m just shy of meeting my yearly reading goal. I have got to say, not having the pressure to complete an enormous reading goal at the end of the year has been great. I feel like I’m enjoying reading much more again. Plus, it’s left me with more time to get out and try new things/hobbies.
Ahaha! If you look closely at my tabs, you can see my search for how to find my print screens. I’ve never tried since getting Windows 10.
Anywho, onto the subcategories she listed!
My favorite books I’ve read so far this year goes as follows:
Favorite (Fiction) novel so far: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell.
5 out of 5 stars on this one. It’s my favorite epic fantasy of the year so far as well. It’s much like the 3 Musketeers but with fantasy and plot twists thrown in liberally.
Favorite (Nonfiction) novel so far: The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown.
This was such a thoroughly researched novel on the Donner Party. It really took you back in time and showed you how life was in the frontier days. Peppered with scientific facts about what the body goes through when you’re starving and freezing to death.
Favorite graphic novel so far: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol 1. by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Honestly, this one kind of just wins by default as it’s the only graphic novel I’ve read so far this year. Does not make it any less fun of a read though if you like dark, spooky things.
Books that were re-read: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
I was SO nervous to read this. I’ve never re-read it since I was a kid and I was really afraid that it wouldn’t hold up. But, it totally does! I was still too intimidated to write a review for it though. :3
Book suggestions from blogging buddies:
Recommended to me by The Shameful Narcissist. It was one of those ‘meh’ books for me, but I can see how people would really enjoy this post apocalyptic novel and if you’re interested in it at all, give it a try!
Suggestions from Ignited Moth:
I’ve called her it a million times now, she’s my Comic Book Fairy. ❤ She’s also always full of random non-fiction novels to recommend as well. I know there’s a novel about plagues on my TBR list thanks to her. 😛
Well that’s my 2019 reading so far! How is everyone else’s year going?
It seems pointless to even try to NOT compare the comic to the Netflix series because it’s the hot new thing. But honestly, you should just read the comic AND watch the show. They are both different but obviously have enough in common for one to come from the other. Both are enjoyable in their own ways as well.
I actually thought the comic was a little darker than the show. I have zero issues with that because I love dark things. But, I did not feel the connection to the characters like I do in the show. (Granted, the show has a lot more time to develop and explore such things.) I did like that Salem had a bigger part in this, the show should take note of that for it’s next season.
So all in all……Praise the Dark Lord and read this fucking comic.
Whew! It’s already December? How did that happen?? I hope everyone enjoyed NanoWrimo that participated! And if you didn’t get to the word count goal, you’re still a star because some progress in better than no progress and writing is hard! I dabbled myself a few years back and there’s always the hope that I’ll get inspired again.
Anywho, Science Fiction November! I think mine was pretty successful considering how busy I’ve been. I had hoped to convince Mr. Cupcakes & Machetes to watch some sci-fi TV shows together but that didn’t happen. We were fully involved in Netflix’s Mindhunter. (We’re always behind on the good things.) If you’re into True Crime, I highly recommend giving it a go.
Is there ever going to be a volume of Saga that I don’t love? At this point, I’m not sure that they could do any wrong.
In this edition, the Brand, that girl and that ex-girlfriend (because apparently I suck at names) are on a quest for dragon semen in order to save the Will. Let’s just say that leads to quite the centerfold.
Dengo has kidnapped Alana, Hazel and Marko’s mom and he’s made a deal with the Last Revolution. A rebel group bent on destroying both sides of the war. Of course, the group just wants to use Hazel as leverage to get things they think will help in their war on the war.
Meanwhile, Marko has partnered with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children. It doesn’t mean they have to get along, but for a short period their mission is the same.
Once again, I was angered that I did not have the next volume at the ready. Soon my precious, sooooon.
The first chapter has a fun little Calvin & Hobbes feel that was an interesting/nice change of scenery. Not to mention, it actually added to the scenery a little more since the background expanded upon what was happening on each page.
This isn’t an action packed edition but I enjoyed it more than the previous two installments as it evolved around each one of the characters a little more. How each is dealing with everything they’ve seen and experienced since moving and their growing relationships.
This is also the volume where they begin to figure out exactly where the danger is emanating from, therefore introducing a new conflict/challenge altogether.
Hopping on the meh-train to meh-town. I would love to blame it on me being sick and crabby but I don’t think I would have been that impressed with this volume even if I was operating at 100%.
The only story line I was into was when Catwoman and Harley were going to bust up a dog fighting gang. Turns out, they weren’t really the culprits of the missing dogs. While it was still entertaining, I won’t lie that it bothered me greatly that the resolution involved them telling someone their dog was dead but here’s a new one that needs a home! Happily ever after. Previous dog replaced and forgotten.
There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with this volume, it just did not have a lot of story telling power in my opinion.