Talkin’ Books: June 18, 2014

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Books Finished:
Blank Canvas by Mari Carr

Kindle Books In Progress:
Dare to Love by Carly Phillips
Tatterdemon by Steve Vernon

Print Books in Progress:
The Eye of God by James Rollins

Comic Books:
The Superior Spider-Man #31
The Amazing Spider-Man #1

Last week sort of got away from me..sorry about that. But while the reading’s been steady, there hasn’t been nearly as much as I’d like of it. The good news is, things are settling down a bit more again, and with any luck, I’ll be able to catch up on most of my comic book series and hopefully make a good dent in the Rollins book too.

Blank Canvas was…well, hot. Hotter than I expected, in a good way. I may write up more of a review for it on Trinity’s blog next week, but suffice it to say if you like your erotic romance a bit kinky, you should pick up a copy of this book. Good stuff.

I got Dare to Love on a .99 cent special awhile back, and am just now getting around to it. So far, fairly formulaic, but I don’t mind that at all, and there’s a kissing scene in the very first few pages that is…well…incredible, really. The family dynamics are intriguing and rather unique, and I’m only up to chapter 4. We’ll see how it goes, but so far, definitely off to a good start.

I put The Eye of God down for awhile, went back, and couldn’t for the life of me reorient myself between the prologue and chapter 1. So I had to go back and re-read, but I think I’ve got it now. The characters are just so different between those two parts it’s a little hard to remember if you have to set it aside for any length of time. So my advice would be – don’t. I’m pretty hooked now – maybe a marathon all-nighter next weekend? It certainly holds some appeal…

And finally – finally! I got to read the last Superior Spider-Man issue. And it was…good. I hated to see it end, what with Doc Ock being so intriguing, but it was well handled and now that Peter Parker’s back, he has to deal with all this stuff Ock left behind. Which should be interesting, and hopefully turn Peter into more of a man. That’s why I really didn’t get into the Spider-Man comics or movies, I think. Peter’s always just been this scrawny little dude who’s too nice, too naive and not nearly “heroic” enough (not to mention not muscular enough…which you’d definitely be after swinging on webs all the time). So I’m hoping he’ll get a bit more manly in the new Amazing series.

I also went ahead and read The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (both these issues were huge, thick books…took me almost an hour to work through both of them because I’m slow with all the artwork to take in). And so far, I like what I see. Muscles on Spidey (wiry, but that makes sense), and a whole lot of confusion, apologies and complaining going on. I would have kept going through issues #1.1 and #2, but I just didn’t quite have time. I’m dying to know what he’s going to do about Anna Maria though, and his two best girls just basically up and left because they couldn’t handle it anymore (well, one’s recovering from being a Goblin, so there’s that).

But! In Amazing #1, in the very first pages, it looks like a *girl* got bit by the radioactive spider the same day Peter did! Who is she? Where’s she been all this time? Is she a villain? Hero? Regular Jane who spends all her time trying to figure out why she’s weird?

I seriously can’t read fast enough for this. Thank goodness Spidey is a monthly comic. I’m way, way behind on my Batman Eternal series…

That’s it for me this week – what about you? Reading anything good lately? Anything I should stay away from?

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