Uncovered (148): The Shadow Queen

Uncovered (148): The Shadow Queen

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. Enjoy! Yay for Friday! The summer is just speeding by but I am trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer while I can. The crazy hot weather last week sucked a lot of my reading mojo from me but it’s cooled down and I am hoping to get some good reading time in this weekend. For this week’s Uncovered post I have The Shadow Queen… Read more »

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DC Essentials with Dan Didio and Jim Lee

DC Essentials with Dan Didio and Jim Lee

Last night I attended a really cool event at my local library. I follow artist/writer/publisher Jim Lee on Facebook and he posted about an event that he and DC Comics co-publisher Dan Didio would be attending on Wednesday and, lo and behold, it was at Buena Vista Library in Burbank, which is my local library. I wasn’t really sure what to expect at the event. The description of the event was pretty vague but as a longtime fan of Lee’s, I knew that it was an event that I could not miss. I arrived at the library about 30 minutes before… Read more »

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Uncovered (147): Riot of Storm and Smoke

Uncovered (147): Riot of Storm and Smoke

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. Enjoy! Hi, guys. It’s been a really long time since my last Uncovered post. I am not sure why this feature fell to the wayside but I am to get back into posting it regularly again. There are so many beautiful book covers out there and I love giving them some attention. This week’s cover squee goes out to Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer… Read more »

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Review: Harley Quinn Vol 1: Hot in the City

Review: Harley Quinn Vol 1: Hot in the City

Everyone’s favorite homicidal sidekick is back! This time, Harley Quinn, the former love interest of The Joker has her own series. Down on her luck, Harley finds out that she has inherited a building on Coney Island along with its eclectic tenants. While the building is free, property taxes require Harley to get a day job as a therapist where she helps her patients to the best of her (unorthodox) abilities.

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Stacked (147)

Stacked (147)

Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. Hi, guys! I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer. Isn’t it crazy that it’s already August? I have no idea where the summer has gone but I am trying to enjoy it while it’s here. This Stacked post is going to be a little long, as I haven’t posted in a while about my bookish acquisitions. Last month I did a challenge with some friends to read my older ARCs, which did work to an extent, so I haven’t been adding… Read more »

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Review: So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl

Review: So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl

Charlie Allington was a small town girl who made it big and moved to the big city…until a scandal ruins her prospects and she’s forced to take the only job she can get, at a resort in her home town. While she’s not too happy with being back, one small perk is Walker Pearce, the boy that everyone had a crush on in high school. Charlie’s no longer the shy, bookish girl she used to be and is ready to show Walker that she’s all grown up.

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Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Gray is a promising student at Merlin College, studying the ancient art of magick, when one night changes his fate. When a midnight errands ends up with one of his classmates dead and Gray shouldering the blame, Gray is sent to spend the Long Vacation at the home of Professor Callender. There is no love lost between the two but Callender’s home is the safest place for Gray while he tries to find out what really happened that night and clear his name. The upside to his mandatory stay is that the Professor has a smart, inquisitive daughter who is intrigued by Gray. Sophie Callender and Gray become fast friends, though they must hide it. Sophie’s father has some antiquated ideas about women studying magick, so she must hide her association with Gray. However, as the two become closer they discover a sinister plot that they must stop. Along the way they discover secrets about their own pasts that make their mission even more dangerous.

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Manicure Monday (99): Blood Rights

Manicure Monday (99): Blood Rights

Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. Hi, guys. Thanks for joining me today in another manicure adventure. This week’s cover inspiration is Blood Rights by Kristen Painter, a book which has been on my TBR pile for a few years now. Not sure why I wanted so long to read this but I am really liking it so far. I only have about 50 pages left to go, which I will finish tonight. There were… Read more »

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The Really Long Comic-Con Recap Post

The Really Long Comic-Con Recap Post

Hi, everyone. It’s a little crazy to me that Comic-Con is over already. I feel like I anticipate it for most of the year and it’s so strange that it’s over. This is going to be a long recap post. Sorry, but it was a very busy 4 days. This year’s con was pretty relaxed (relatively speaking). There weren’t any signings I had to do or panels I would be heartbroken if I didn’t get in. I had a loose schedule and really just played everything by ear. I only made it into Hall H once this year. I am so not… Read more »

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The Back-list TBR Read-a-Thon

The Back-list TBR Read-a-Thon

I was supposed to post about this read-a-thon earlier than this, but time just got away from me. As you can tell by the title though, The Back-List TBR Read-a-Thon is a reading challenge to, you guessed it, get some of those really old books off your bookshelf. Like any book lover I have a very large list of unread books that I am always meaning to get to. This is great but, as time goes on and new books come out, those books that I found so exciting get relegated to the bottom of the pile. When my friend… Read more »

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