Talkin’ Books: Webs, More Fae, and a Lot of Mud

Books Finished: 

Books In Progress: 

Comics Read: 

Superior Spiderman #6, #6.1, and #7

Speaking of books, my buddy Dolly Garland is just starting up a new site dedicated specifically to reading and literature! Go check out the first post at Kaizen Reading – you might even see a few familiar names on the guest roster…

The Third Gate is just…really cool. And
sort of “ewww” worthy. It’s muddy, only not mud, but gunk. Lots of
gunk. And people are diving in it. It’s one of those things that I’m
having a little bit of a hard time envisioning, just because it sounds
totally gross. So…you know. I should finish it this week, I think.
Good stuff. I’m really enjoying it, and tonight we’re headed into
serious trouble, methinks…

In Blood Faerie, I finally found out why
our intrepid faerie is living in the human world, poor thing. And it’s
funny how the imagination twists things – I read that her ears are
“gently curled at the tips” and my mind translates that into an image of
these bizarre (in a cool way) corkscrew ears. Munro, our intrepid
detective just had an interesting experience as well, which I’d tell you
about, but I don’t want to spoil anything, so you’ll just have to read
it for yourself. India’s got plenty of these fae books out and coming,
so best get a move on, eh?

As you can see, I finally made it to the comic shop last weekend. *And* my first subscription copy of Superior Spiderman
finally showed up! But they started with #7, and I’d only bought up to
#5, so I had to buy the two #6 issues to catch up. Woe is me, eh?
Needless to say, it wasn’t long after I got home that I sat and inhaled
all three – awesome story lines, though the #6.1 tie in with Age of
Ultron wasn’t as in tune with the regular series as it could have been.
Ah well.

I also read Age of Ultron #2 (which only
puts me several issues still behind, but…budget, you know), and
interestingly, I liked Spidy’s portrayal there better. But it sort of
seems like we have two different spider-dudes going on here…which is a
little odd. I don’t know, maybe that’s normal for overlapping series.

Wolverine Vol. 5, issues #1 & #2 were
just as good as I’d hoped they would be, and I look forward to
following that series regularly as well. Seems like a decent “jumping
on” point (a phrase used a lot in comics, as the continuity is just this
vast behemoth of a thing to wade into). And I also appreciate that the
writers weren’t afraid to turn an “innocent kid” into a villain, even if
only temporary. Seems like something I might have done. I may subscribe
to this one (if I can stand the frickin’ long wait for the next
issue…it is way cheaper though…).

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #1 is one of the
free digital comics I downloaded this weekend in the Marvel event – I
got 186 of the 700 being offered. I was interested in the Hawkeye
character, and thought this might be a good way to get to know him. And
it was a really good history of not just his backstory, but a little
more insight into the Marvel universe history as well (civil war, alien
invasion, all the stuff I missed out on not reading comics all these
years). I probably won’t read forward in this particular series (it is
intriguing, but my TBR pile!), but I think I’ll check out the newer
Hawkeye series if I can find the #1 issue for that (maybe I’ll just get
the digital version, if it’s a little cheaper – often they aren’t, with

I also picked up the #2 issue of Justice League of America, so I have that waiting to be read along with all those digital comics I downloaded, and of course Edward Adrift is waiting on my kindle for me to finish Blood Faerie. Oh! And we found the latest James Rollins paperback – Bloodline – last weekend! Woohoo!

And that’s my week in books…much better than last week. I
downloaded a few more free books for my Kindle this week too – on the
one hand, I feel bad for authors not getting paid. On the other hand,
these are indie authors, and they make the choice to give away their
books. So may as well read free, esp. when I know I’ll enjoy them…

What are you reading this week? Anything fun? Serious? Interesting? Squee-worthy?

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