5-7, 7-12, Books, Children, Comics, Hi-Lo

Diesel: Ignition by Tyson Hesse Review

This was a review of a middle grade graphic novel I did a few weeks back.  Part of the ongoing effort to post any back content that is relevant to the blog.

Title: Diesel: Ignition
Author: Tyson Hesse
Illustrator: Tyson Hesse
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Page #: 211
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Adventure


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.

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!

Books, YA (Young Adult)

Eon by Alison Goodman Review

Pop Sugar Reading Challenge Update: 10/40
A Young Adult Bestseller

It is a rare day that I pick up a young adult book for myself as of late but I needed to do it for my reading challenge and I figured if I was going to do it, I might as well pick a book that was relevant to my interests.  Eon has been on my TBR since I first started blogging and it is based on Chinese mythology so I thought I might as well give it a try.


Title: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Page #: 531
Genre: YA Fantasy

That’s it for today folks.  Gretchen and I will be back with our weekly wrap up on Sunday!  I hope you have a lovely weekend and I’ll talk to you then!

Adult, Books

The Circle by Dave Eggers Review

Pop Sugar Challenge Update: 9/40
A Book From the Library

I was going to write out this review as a normal blog post and then realized how silly it would be.  Honestly I probably should have live streamed this review if I was trying to accurately follow the themes of the book but a video will have to suffice for now.


Title: The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Knopf
Page #: 508
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia/Utopia

Tomorrow I will have a review of a young adult novel so if you are a YA fan do look out for that.  I know I don’t read it as much any more, mostly I only read it when Gretchen tells me to but I do still occasionally dip into it on my own.


Adult, Books, Musings, YA (Young Adult)

Weekly Wrap Up/What We Read 2/7/16

The first wrap up of February is here!  This means that Gretchen and I have been creating consistent content for you guys for over a month now.  I think its going to stick this time.  At least for me.  I got down and dirty, got organized, got bullet journaling: all to keep myself on track.

Sunday: Last Week’s Wrap Up
Monday: Michaela’s January Wrap Up
           Gretchen’s From the Notebook: Top 10 Series I Won’t Be Finishing
Tuesday: The Blizzard Book Tag
           The Winter Book Tag
Wednesday: Michaela’s Review of The Girl on the Train
            Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on The Bandia Series
Thursday: Gretchen’s January Wrap Up
Friday: Michaela’s Review of Mr. Splitfoot
             Gretchen & Taylor’s Review of After

Adult, Books

Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt Book Review

This was one of my top 5 most anticipated reads of the first half of the year.  I was lucky enough to get it from my library in January and finished it right as the month came to its end.  I wanted to talk about why I enjoyed the writing of this.  It definitely stood up to the blurb which likened it to Kelly Link.

Title: Mr. Splitfoot
Author: Samantha Hunt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page #: 336
Genre: Mystery, Magical Realism

This review was short and sweet so if you have any questions or you read the book and enjoyed it and want to talk with me about it I would gladly do so!

I will be back on Sunday with the weekly wrap up as always!  Have a lovely weekend guys!

Adult, Books

The Girl on the Train Book Review

Pop Sugar Reading Challenge Update: 18/40
A Book That’s Becoming a Movie this Year

*warning* This might be a review that has unpopular opinions.  You have been warned.

I decided to do my reviews this week as videos so that I can work on my ability to talk about books on video.  I feel like I never say anything helpful at all about books so I’m working on it.

In any case let’s watch this review:

Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Page #: 325
Genre: Thriller, Urban Noir

I hope you guys enjoyed and I will be back on Friday with a lighter more positive review so look forward to that!

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

The last of our winter Bibliomancy episodes and it was just Gretchen and I (but don’t worry Taylor took over the Bibliomancy twitter so if you are topical you will find some really great tweets in the time line).

Title: American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: HarperCollins HarperTorch
Page #: 588
Genre: Magical Realism/Contemporary Fantasy



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.