Posted on October 16, 2015 By

Sorry for the lack of reviews and for the lack of comment moderation lately. I’ve been and remain unfortunately, badly ill and cannot for the moment tell when I’ll be back in the swing of things. Since basically everyone I know on the internet has access to this one way or another, I’m putting it…

Comic review: The Dead

Posted on October 12, 2015 By

Imagine if the afterlife were neither a dichotomy of heaven and hell nor just another life, but was instead a giant house with room after room that seem impossible attached to one another – many filled with monsters, some willed with fellow post-mortals and only one mythical one offering a real hope at salvation. That’s…

Manga review: Ghost Hunt

Posted on October 11, 2015 By

High school student Mai is just enjoying a fun afternoon trading ghost stories with her friends when a transfer student interrupts, expressing interest in hearing the stories as well. Her friends are taken with this handsome stranger, but Mai tells herself she’s less than impressed.

Book review: The Secret Rooms

Posted on October 9, 2015 By

Nonfiction generally isn’t my thing. I read it occasionally when interest warrants, but mostly, I stick to my sci-fi and fantasy. But when this book crossed my path first, years ago, I had to put it on a TBR pile to consider for later. And last month, when I realized my library had it, it…

Comic review: Step Aside, Pops

Posted on October 8, 2015 By

I wish I had the words to describe what Kate Beaton’s humor is like. It’s sort of absurd, highly unexpected and laced with an undertone of trying to teach you things (I know, right?) But trying to actually encapsulate why it’s so hilarious to someone who hasn’t read it before is an impossible task. You…

Novel Review: Awakening

Posted on October 7, 2015 By

I was very kindly given a copy of this book from Full Fathom Five through NetGalley in return for an honest review – Many thanks! Sometimes, you get used to a genre and it’s conventions. It’s comfortable. You pick the book up and you know you can count on certain things. And the sometimes you…

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I need to stop or have stopped

Posted on October 6, 2015 By

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the awesome The Broke and The Bookish blog, and this week’s theme is the top 10 bookish things I either need to quit or have quit (Well, 8. I cane up dry on the last two ).

Book review: The Secret History of Fantasy

Posted on October 5, 2015 By

The Secret History of Fantasy is a 19-story collection of what I’m given to understand is unusual or different fantasy, along with a couple nonfiction essays about the genre as a whole (and of course, the forward by Peter Beagle). Taken as a whole, it was a varied and sometimes fascinating read, though as in…

Baltimore Comic Con recap!

Posted on October 3, 2015 By

So, last weekend was Baltimore Comic Con! I was there helping my sister at her booth. Had a pretty good time, spent money I probably shouldn’t have and in general enjoyed soaking in all the geekiness.

Manga review: Miles Edgeworth Investigations 1

Posted on October 2, 2015 By

I could make this the shortest review in the history of me writing book reviews. If you liked the Phoenix Wright serial manga (not the books of short comics), you’ll like this. If you like Miles and Gumshoe from the games, you’ll like this. If you just want mystery manga, it’s still entertaining, but the…