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Despite some weeks in February feeling interminably long, I’m still quite surprised that it’s over. And look – I read things!
- Hipster Hitler – James Carr and Archana Kumar. This was a gift for my last birthday and I feel bad it’s taken me this long to get around to it. Enjoyable pun-filled goodness.
- Wolverine: Sabretooth Reborn – Jeph Loeb & Simone Bianchi. Not amazing but not terrible either.
- Astonishing X-Men: Unmasked – Marjorie Liu & Gabriel H. Walta. Glad to see Iceman getting some character development again. But more Northstar, please!
- The Girl With All the Gifts – M.R. Carey. As previously mentioned, I LOVED this. Go read it immediately!
- X-Men: Primer – Brian Wood, Olivier Coipel & David Lopez. See my last post for thoughts.
- Revival: You’re Among Friends – Tim Seeley & Mike Norton. See my last post for thoughts.
- Revival: Live Like You Mean It – Tim Seeley & Mike Norton. See my last post for thoughts.
- The Little Women Letters – Gabrielle Donnelly. Although the characters in this never really rang true for me, I thought this was alright. Nothing spectacular, but the letters from ‘Grandma Jo’ made it more than worthwhile.
- Deadpool: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish & Declan Shalvey. Yay for Deadpool! Must play the game soon.
So many books. I’m not entirely sure how I ended up with so many, but hurrah!
From the library:
- The Girl with all the Gifts – M.R. Carey. I think I read about this on someone’s book blog a few weeks ago, and man am I glad I did because I loved this book. Loved it, loved it, loved it. The cover is excellent, the writing is excellent, the story is a wonderful twist on the zombie tropes and, unlike so many books, it has an excellent blurb – a small thing, but an important one.
- Deadpool: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish & Declan Shalvey. Haven’t read this yet but yay for Deadpool 🙂
- Revival: You’re Among Friends – Tim Seeley & Mike Norton.
- Revival: Live Like You Mean It – Tim Seeley & Mike Norton. These had a lot of potential, but in the end, the similarities to The Returned and The Crow overshadowed anything original going on. Also, I have had absolutely enough of reading about the power of American fundamentalist Christianity in the breakdown of the society. Blergh.
- X-Men: Primer – Brian Wood, Olivier Coipel & David Lopez. An interesting start, though I’m not a fan of Marvel Girl and so didn’t really get the conflict that’s been set up between her and Storm. Quite like the portrayal of Jubilee, although I’m yet to be fully sold on the idea of her having a baby.
- Maelstrom – Peter Watts. I think I like the cover of this more than the description, but nevermind, eh?
- The Social Contract – Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
- Two Girls in the Wild – May Wynne. Since my boyfriend ended up paying for this in Oxfam, I think it might technically count as a Valentine’s Present.
- Poison Study – Maria V Snyder.
- Magic Study – Maria V Snyder.
- Already Dead – Charlie Huston.
- Sad Song – Vincent Banville.
- Coroner’s Pidgin – Margery Allingham.
- The Earth Hums in B Flat – Mari Strachan. Such a beautiful cover. The book itself also sounds rather lovely, so I’m looking forward to reading it.
- Janes in Love – Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg. I read this a few years ago and adored it. The DC ‘Minx’ line had its flaws, but the Janes duo of titles were not one of them. Both books were smart, funny and utterly appealing, and I recommend them unreservedly.
- Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen. Despite having seen her name bandied around quite a lot, I’ve never gotten around to reading any Sarah Addison Allen. Quite hopeful about this one.
- The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World – John Harwood. Archaeology, woo!
- Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery Course – Darina Allen.