Adult, Books, Comics

Descender Vol 1. : Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire

Comic book day!  Here is a review I did several weeks back now on the first Volume of Descender (Spoilers: I really like the art guys).


Comic Title: Descender
Volume # & Title: 1: Tin Stars
Collected Issues: #1-6
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: Image Comics
Page #: 160
Genre: Science Fiction


Anybody else read Descender?  Anybody else as obsessed with literally everything that Image Comics publishes.  I swear to god they have so many great new imaginative things coming out every month and it hurts my heart and my wallet.

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, Musings, YA (Young Adult)

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

That’s right folks we are almost done with this season of Bibliomancy for Beginners only one more book! *shock and awe*

I know you guys are all sad about it but don’t worry we have super secret plans in the works.  Secret plans you won’t hear about until the end of the next episode so be sure to stay tuned in!


Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Browne Books for Young Readers
Page #: 517
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal


Almost done.  I believe.  Let’s go.

Adult, Books, Musings, YA (Young Adult)

Betwixt the Books Discuss! Book Guilt/Reader’s Guilt

So we weren’t able to do this livestream on Tuesday but we were able to do it this week.  So you are getting this week’s episode a little bit late.  Better late than never?


Tomorrow you get to see our lovely faces once more as we wrap up our week (as well as last week while we were on hiatus).

Adult, Books, Comics

Rat Queens Vol. 3: Demons by Kurtis J. Weibe Review

Since we couldn’t do our planned livestream yesterday due to Gretchen attending an event I posted a video on my own.

So there was no blog post Tuesday, but hopefully there will be two on Friday to make up for it.  The first will be that live stream, the second will be the start of a new series where I talk about translation.

But for today, we have a review!


Series Title: Rat Queens
Volume & Collected Issues: Vol. 3: #11-15
Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artist: Tamra Bonvillain, Tess Fowler
Publisher: Image
Page #: 160
Genre: Fantasy, Humor
Rating: T+ for language, violence, and sexual situations

There we are folks, another lovely comic review.  It feels so nice to be doing these regularly again.  I missed them.  Having an inviting home space is really a huge help when it comes to your comic mental health.  Talk to you guys again soon!

Adult, Books

Betwixt the Books Recommends: Horror!

When I say Betwixt the Books, I mean me because Gretchen does not read horror and therefor would have 0 books to talk to you guys about.  I read aloud a mildly spoopy book about zombies and she was too freaked out.  So, yeah, here I am to tell you where you should start in horror, where I started and what I love when it comes to Horror!


That’s all I have for you guys today!  I will have a comic review for you tomorrow and hopefully later in the week there will be a Wrap Up with Gretchen.  This is the final video that I was scheduled to do alone.  If everything works out we will have our precious back!

Adult, Books, Musings, YA (Young Adult)

My Love Hate Relationship with Fantasy

We are now entering the final days of Michaela does all the things on youtube.  This is the penultimate Gretchen free video … at least until I do a solo video for my own reasons.  In any case, I figured I would take the opportunity of having the audience to myself to ask for some help figuring out what exactly it is about Fantasy that pulls me in and then disappoints me so much.

Tomorrow I am gonna talk about my favorite genre, Horror!  I will recommend some of my favorites and give you some tips on where to start.  Talk to you then!

Adult, Books

Flicks: Carol by Patricia Highsmith Book & Movie Review

Pop Sugar Challenge Update: 6/40
A Book About A Road Trip

I started a new feature on my youtube channel this week where I take my passion for the adaptation of books into film and discuss it so that you can see my face.  I have done this often enough here on the blog already so it shouldn’t really be a surprise for you guys.  I hope you enjoy listening to me talk about why I really loved this book!


Title: Carol (Previously The Price of Salt)
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Page #: 320
Genre: Romance, LGBTQ+

I hope you enjoyed this new feature and I will be back tomorrow with the weekly wrap up.  I hope your weekend is going well!

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, Musings

#imbibliomancy: John Dies at the End Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

So this happened weeks ago and I have been killing myself trying to finish college and guys I’ve done it.  When this post is live I have finished.  I am done.  I will be driving home Saturday.  Good god.

For those of you who don’t know because this is a new feature here, and I have been utterly and completely hands off this semester for the most part, #imbibliomancy is the newest book club adventures.  Each month we plan to do one book discussion wherein we drink a reasonable (and responsible) amount and laugh and joke and try to be less the pretentious english majors that we are at heart.

Those of you who are aware of the feature will know that this was not the original intended book.  My choice was originally supposed to be The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski.  Well the reading of the book coincided with midterms and none of us were able to finish it.  Instead we decided to read a lighter novel that two of us had already read before and had been on the docket (but Gretchen had missed out on).

There is another review of this book here on this blog and Taylor also reviewed it here, but they are far less entertaining I promise you, though probably slightly more coherent.  I hope you enjoy and we will be coming with you after Christmas with a discussion of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.


Title: John Dies at the End
Author: David Wong
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Page #: 466
Genre: Humor, Horror

See you guys soon!

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books

Good Omens by Neil Gaimon Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners Episode)

A little bit late … almost a week late … oooh sorry …

As usual you can read a little bit about the book, then watch our discussion, then of course come back next week when we discuss code name verity by Elizabeth Wein.


Title: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Author: Neil Gaimon & Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Torch
Page #: 413
Genre: Fantasy

If you want to keep up to date on what we will be reading in the coming weeks or learn more about this segment of my blog please check out the page I have dedicated to our little book club.

I hope you enjoyed.

Later in the week I will be posting a review for my concurrent book American Gods by Neil Gaiman so look forward to that.

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket Book Discussion (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

Tonight we discussed the third in the series.  The plot thickens, then gets ravaged by a hurricane, how exciting!

Title: The Wide Window
Author: Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
Publisher: Scholastic
Page #: 214
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

If you would like to know what the Bibliomancers thought about the newest installment in the Baudilaire orphans’ tale then look no further.  The video is posted at the bottom of this very page.  Are you excited or distraught?  Either emotion would be appropriate here I think.

Part I:

Part II: