Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Graphic Novel Review: Death Follows

Death FollowsDeath Follows
by Cullen Bunn, A.C. Zamudio & Carlos Nicolas Zamudio

Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Horror
Pages: 136
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Dark Horse Books




Official Summary:  "Birdie, her sister, their pregnant mother, and their sickly father all live together on a struggling farm. When an itinerant farmhand named Cole comes to their aid, the children should be relieved. Instead, they find their lives spiraling into nightmare, as Cole regards Birdie with menacing desire. To make matters much worse, wherever he goes, the dead grow restless. As the horror threatens to consume her home and her family, Birdie is haunted by a chilling warning: Some secrets are meant only for the dead."




Review:  Some good creep factor in this graphic novel. When a stranger arrives looking for work and is hired on the spot then leers at little girls....beware.

Task It Tuesday-Far from Successful.

Task it Tuesday

   What a terrible two weeks on my tasks!  Well, at least those that are here.  Work was busier than expected when unwanted follow-up legal drama that still needs to be resolved (GRRR...) Plus medical family issues arose. I did however, get a really good overhaul clean done on the house.  But still lots to do.  And hardly anything blog related.  I try to write reviews but they all sound horrible. I think I am going to be writing mostly shorter reviews for awhile.  They may not be very exact but hopefully enough to get across what I thought of a book.

Blue is what I have completed

Altercations or notes are in Purple This list will be refreshed at the beginning of each month.


Blogging or Book related


  1.  Write/post 10 reviews Due June 28th  2 out of 10
  2.  Finish getting Archive, Genres and Guest Interview pages up to date Due June 7th Progress
  3. Catalog All my physical books.    Due Aug 30th
  4.  Respond to all Blog Comments for 2016 Due June 14th
  5. Responding to all comments made prior to 2016 Due June 28th
  6. Write 3 discussion or topic based posts Due June 28th 1 done
  7. Catch up on Challenge links Due June 7th Progress
  8.  Participate in a Giveaway Hop Due June 28th
  9. Sort and Organize my Goodreads shelves Due June 28th
  10.  Organize Manga bookcases Due June 7th
  11.  Go back and add links to all edelweiss reviews. Due June28th
  12. Participate in at least 2 Top Ten Tuesdays Due June 28th 
  13. Participate in at least 2 Stacking the Shelves  Due June 28th Did one!
  14.  Clean up Twitter Accounts I follow Due June 28th
  15. Clean if Facebook pages I follow Due June 28th Progress
  16. Clean up GFC blogs I follow Due July 30th
  17. Clean up Bloglovin Accounts I follow Due July 30th
  18.  Go through and properly tag all posts Due July 30th
  19.  Get review posts on Pinterest Due July 15th
  20. Check out Edelweiss and Netgalley for new titles I must request Due June 7th 
  21. Take bag of books to used bookstore.  Due June 14th

Monday, June 27, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten Summer Reading 2016

toptentuesday

My Top Ten Summer Reading line-up! These are my top focus books for this summer.  

Novels:
 Salt to the SeaStar Wars: Dawn of the Jedi:  Into the VoidSoldier (Talon, #3)Dark Tide (Waterfire Saga, #3)Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)Name of Ra (Descendants of Isis, #3)Wicked Little Secrets (Prep School Confidential, #2)Thunderlight (The Dragonian, #2)Cell


Graphic Novels:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Part 1 (Zelda, #1)Black Bird, Vol. 01 (Black Bird, #1)The Looking Glass Wars: CrossFireDeath Note, Vol. 9: Contact (Death Note, #9)Saga, Volume 2Crimson Hero, Vol. 1 (Crimson Hero, # 1)

Friday, June 17, 2016

5 Fandom Friday- Gateway Fandoms and Geeky Wardrobes!

 
I originally kept seeing this meme on Beth's blog Printcess and have enjoyed her posts on it so I decided to track down the origin, over at The Nerdy Girlie. It has been going on for nearly 3 years.  How did I never see this before?!  So I have to throw it out there.  I am way behind so I am starting with the oldest posts and working my way forward until I catch up.  Some weeks topics I might skip if I am less interested or they don't apply to me.  Other times I might to two, if they are short and quick.

SO, lets start this off with:

Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today 

 1. Star Wars- 

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Starting with the original trilogy, then the young Jedi knights series, then theories on the prequels and what the concept of movies 7-9, to my first experiences reading fanfiction.  I collected the figurines, even exploring yard sales and flea Markets for "Vintage" action figures from the late 70s when the moves first started to come out.  When the Phantom Menace came out I collected the Pepsi cans with the characters.  Had ot have them all.  The book had multiple covers.  Had to have them all too.  It was insane for many years.  I have since slimmed the collection back No more saving empty shampoo bottles or pepsi cans, lol) but I still have some action figures and I still work to collect the books but I do not obsess at keeping up with them like I used to.

 

2. Sweet Valley

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This is what I blame for my love of series' and the start of my book collecting.  From Sweet Valley Twins, High and University. I read them all.  I watched the TV show (however poor it was) and even had the board game!  I loved these two opposites.  Maybe because identical twins fascinated me.  Maybe because theirs names were two of my favorites growing up and I used to wish I was either one of them.  Regardless, I collected these books like crazy from late elementary through early high school.  I still have many of them and honesly how to read the ones I missed or re-read the ones I don't remember.  Just for old-times sake. 

 

3.  Harry Potter


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 I was oblivious to this series at first.  It was actually an friend who was reading The Prisoner of Azkaban and was attempting to describe a Dementor to me that I first learned of the books existence.  A few weeks later I had the first book in my hands.  I read it within a day.  Over that summer I read it many more times plus caught up on the next two books, up the the current release.  From then on I bought each book the day of it's release.  Until this point, I had never done that with a book.  Movies were always seen opening weekend (usually the first midnight showing unless I had work).  This was how I really got into fanfiction.  While Star Wars was my first I had no idea what it actually was until Harry Potter.  This is how I got into fandom deserts and treats as well. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Task It Tuesday- The need to catch up

Task it Tuesday


A bit more of a productive week.  We got a new swamp cooler (LOVING IT!) Of course now we have a broken one in our yard, increasing work for that project.   Work was a bit busier this week so I didn't get quite as much as I would have liked but still I made some.  I got a bit sidetracked by a few games though.  
I feel a bit more productive today so I hope that carries throughout the week so I can catch up on these past due tasks!  Especially with special company coming-although that does divert my attention to mostly detailed housework but that can overlap with some projects maybe!
  

Blue is what I have completed

Altercations or notes are in Purple This list will be refreshed at the beginning of each month.


Blogging or Book related

  1.  Write 20 reviews (post at least 1/2 of them).  Due June 28th  2 out of 20/10
  2.  Finish getting Archive, Genres and Guest Interview pages up to date Due June 7th Progress
  3. Catalog All my physical books.    Due Aug 30th
  4.  Respond to all Blog Comments for 2016 Due June 14th
  5. Responding to all comments made prior to 2016 Due June 28th
  6. Write 3 discussion or topic based posts Due June 28th
  7. Catch up on Challenge links Due June 7th Progress
  8.  Participate in a Giveaway Hop Due June 28th
  9. Sort and Organize my Goodreads shelves Due June 28th
  10.  Organize Manga bookcases Due June 7th
  11.  Go back and add links to all edelweiss reviews. Due June28th
  12. Participate in at least 2 Top Ten Tuesdays Due June 28th Did one!
  13. Participate in at least 2 Stacking the Shelves  Due June 28th Did one!
  14.  Clean up Twitter Accounts I follow Due June 28th
  15. Clean if Facebook pages I follow Due June 28th Progress
  16. Clean up GFC blogs I follow Due July 30th
  17. Clean up Bloglovin Accounts I follow Due July 30th
  18.  Go through and properly tag all posts Due July 30th
  19.  Get review posts on Pinterest Due July 15th
  20. Check out Edelweiss and Netgalley for new titles I must request Due June 7th 
  21. Take bag of books to used bookstore.  Due June 14th