Talkin’ Books: September 17, 2014

Books Finished: 

Kindle Books In Progress:
Death, The Devil and The Goldfish by Andrew Buckley
Tatterdemon by Steve Vernon

Print Books in Progress:
Innocent Blood by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell

Comic Books:
Batman Eternal #14
Batman Eternal #15
Black Widow #7

No books finished this week, but it’s been kind of a weird week for reading. I’m actively working on Death, The Devil and The Goldfish, which is hilariously crazy fun, but I screwed up the sync on my Kindle when I was reading on my cell while waiting somewhere else, and I can’t find my spot on my kindle now (and I really prefer to read on e-ink vs. a backlit screen, if I have a choice). I know, I know. Look up the location on my cell, go to it on my kindle, and all will be well. Except I never have my cell with me when I sit down with lunch on my lap and my kindle within reach.

I see you rolling your eyes over there. I *will* fix it this week. Maybe even tomorrow.

Tues. I ate lunch at the table for once, and read comic books instead. 😉 I’m catching up on the Batman Eternal series, and you know what? I finally figured out what’s bothering me about it. It’s the simple fact that there are so many different characters, and so many storylines that it’s not only somewhat schizophrenic to wade through, but there’s just not enough Batman for my taste. I mean, I’m reading a Batman comic, all the other characters should be ancillary – Batman should appear in ninety percent of the scenes. But it’s all about Batgirl and Batwoman and Nightwing and Robin and Daredevil(?!)…and I’m honestly just not all that interested in those characters (maybe Robin, but only as he’s helpful to Batman). Especially not in a weekly comic.

So, I think I’ll cancel my subscription to that…even though it’ll take a few weeks to go through, so I’ll still end up with a few more. I wanted to like it, I tried to like it, but it’s just not really doin’ it for me.

As for the Black Widow issue I finally got around to…it’s intriguing, and I found myself rather curious about what happens next, but not enough to catch up all the issues I’m behind. That is one problem with comic books. When you get behind, it’s more expensive to catch up than to just buy the collected graphic novels when/if they come out.

Speaking of which, I have the first graphic novel/collection of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac waiting to be read, on the recommendation of a friend. So I’ll be diving into that next, while I wait for the latest issues of my other comic subscriptions.

I haven’t gotten back to Innocent Blood yet, because I’ve been up late writing nearly every night. I’m going to do my best to start getting to bed a little earlier though, so I’ll have 45 minutes to an hour to read. My print TBR list is piling up, and I need to pay some serious attention to it…

And that’s it for this week. Not too shabby, really. If you care to share what you’re reading, feel free to give it a mention in the comments…


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