After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!

I've discovered that I can link my Goodreads account to my blog and create blog posts that way, so I'll be doing that instead. They won't be as involved as my previous posts, but at least I'll still be adding something here!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Chrononauts by Mark Millar, illustrated by Sean Murphy

Chrononauts, Vol. 1 Chrononauts, Vol. 1 by Mark Millar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Kinski by Gabriel Hardman

Kinski Kinski by Gabriel Hardman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Weird, weird, weird. Joe finds a black lab puppy while on an out-of-town business meeting and decides that it's his responsibility to rescue the puppy from its owners, who may or may not be neglecting it. Thru a series of more and more bizarre events, we watch Joe's life spiral out of control over the course of one weekend as he takes one extreme action after another in order to "rescue" this dog. He loses his job, alienates his friends, is beat up, and eventually arrested. All in this weekend, all over a dog he had never seen before. I'm not really sure what the point of the story is? Maybe there isn't meant to be a point, but the feel good ending didn't quite somehow mesh with the rest of the story. The art and writing are sparse and direct, which helps add to the story's semi-noir crime feeling.

All around, this is a pretty loose 3.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Dali & Disney: Architects of the Imagination

Dali and Disney: Architects of the Imagination Dali and Disney: Architects of the Imagination by The Walt Disney Family Museum
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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The Walking Dead, Vol 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Tony Moore

The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Much like the TV series, I'm still left very much "meh" when it comes to this story. The art here, presented in B&W, is good, and the writing isn't necessarily bad, it just leaves something to be desired for me. I'll give the second volume a try and if it doesn't really capture my attention more, I think I'm going to give up on TWD entirely.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Marvelman Family's Finest by Mick Anglo, illustrated by Norman Light, George Parlett, & Don Lawrence

Marvelman Family's Finest Marvelman Family's Finest by Mick Anglo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

More vintage, goofy, 50s superhero shenanigans, this time including the supporting cast of characters in the Marvelman universe, Young Marvelman and Kid Marvelman.

I still like the fact that Marvel has produced these Marvelman Classics editions on newsprint, definitely giving them a true, vintage look and feel.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Akira, Book 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo

Akira, Vol. 1 Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A reread for me from when I was younger, there isn't much I'll be able to add to the discussion on this book that hasn't already been said. Reading this as an adult now, tho, I can definitely appreciate the finer and more subtle points of the story.

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