Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. Sorry it’s been so quiet on the block the last or two. I’ve been a really busy bee and my reading has been kind of slow lately. I went to Florida last weekend, which was humid but fun. Unfortunately I did not get a ton of reading done on the trip. I get motion sick so I am really envious of all you people who can read or do anything during a plane ride. Most of my air time was spent trying to sleep and/or not throw up. Fun times, y’all. I came back to a really exciting week of book signings. Two of my most favorite authors were in town and I was lucky enough to be able to see them. Let’s move on to the books, shall we? Winter by… Read more »
The first trailer for AMC’s Preacher premiered last week. The show is based on a popular comic book series from the 90’s. I was a really big fan of the series as a teen and was excited to hear that someone was actually going to try to adapt it for television. It’s really hard to describe this series but it’s about a Texas preacher, Jesse Custer, who becomes joined with Genesis, a being who is the result between a demon and an angel. Through Genesis, Custer gains powers that basically allow him to make people do whatever he wants. He goes on a journey to find God, who has left Heaven, to hold him accountable for his actions. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. It all sounds a bit crazy, and it is, but in an awesome way.
The BBC just dropped a new teaser for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride special that will air on January 1, 2016. Watson and Sherlock meet for the first time in this trailer and it’s oh so good. As much as I love Sherlock, I love Watson more. I’ve always loved the long suffering partner types and Martin Freeman is fantastic as the voice of reason to Sherlock’s manic genius. I really can’t wait for this one. Who is your favorite – Sherlock or Watson?
DC rebooted the Batgirl franchise not too long ago with their New 52 rollout. The run, written by Gail Simone, was an intimate look at Barbara Gordon and her recovery after having been wheelchair bound for years. It dealt with both her mental and physical recovery and was applauded by many as an honest portrayal of PTSD. As you can imagine, the tone and topics of the book were quite dark and DC recently decided to reboot the franchise yet again with a new writing and artist team, hoping to give Batgirl a younger, hipper vibe.
Halloween is almost upon us! Does everyone have a costume? It’s normal to buy 5 bags of candy when you don’t get trick or treaters, right? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I am really excited for it to come this year. In anticipation, I’ve been watching scary movies over the last few weeks. I have also been watching a lot of Halloween movies that aren’t necessarily scary, but are still in the Halloween spirit. That’s not to say that they are all necessarily kid friendly (each child is different and you should choose appropriately) but are good for when you want something with a Halloween vibe that even your friends who hate horror can enjoy. Or, for my purposes, films I can play during my work pumpkin carving lunch that’s appropriate for everyone. Below are a few of my favorite non-scary Halloween movies.
I think this trailer may have broken the internet for a few minutes earlier this week. Yup, the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released this week and made so many people happy. Like many, I had my issues with the last 3 films, but I am being cautiously optimistic about this one. The footage looks fantastic and it’s so fun seeing some of the original actors back in action. Not going to lie, I already have tickets to see this on December 17. :) I need to re-watch the original 3 movies again before I see this. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them in succession. I think the only copies I have might be the old VHS editions (before the CGI edits). Good thing I still have a VHS player….Who else has their tickets already?
Ahhh! The new trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones just dropped and man, it looks good. Netflix has been killing it lately and if the trailer is any indication, they are going to continue that streak with Jessica Jones. If you didn’t know, the show is based off the comic book Alias, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Michael Gaydos (with covers by one of my all-time favorite artist David Mack. It’s the story of a former costumed superhero turned private investigator. As you can see from the trailer, there are things in Jessica’s past that don’t want to stay there. I am a fan of Krysten Ritter’s as well and think she looks great as Jessica. I have high hopes for this Jessica Jones and I am crossing my fingers that it’s good. Who else is looking forward to this series? It starts November 20, 2015 on Netflix.
Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it’s not the only factor in picking up a book, a pretty cover doesn’t hurt. Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love.
Happy Friday! This week I am super excited to showcase the cover for the upcoming novel The Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer. We here at Nite Lite are big fans of Uncle Zac and we love this gorgeous cover. The font is bold but not overpowering. I like that the figures look like they are being blown apart and the patterning in the silhouettes look like shards of glass, making it look like they are shattering. It’s a slighlty mysterious cover and it definitely makes me want to take a look inside. Below is a synopsis of the book.
The best way to describe Bird Box by Josh Malerman is creepy. It’s the type of horror novel that plays off your fear of the unknown. What is out there that is driving everyone who sees it into a murderous and suicidal rage? Obviously no one can say because everyone who has seen it is dead. Is it a mysterious creature, aliens or some kind of fog that attacks the viewer? It’s unknown which is part of why it’s so unnerving.
Hi guys! I am back with another giveaway. Yes, I have a lot of books tbat need new homes so let’s keep the giveaway train going. This prize back is actually one that I meant to give away in the summer after Comic-Con. Most of these items are from SDCC and I just never got around to posting the giveaway. Pictured are the main items you will get though I may throw in a few other things as well.