Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review: LumberJanes Volume 1



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GoodReads Link


I’ll confess the first few issues of this comic were a little confusing to me. Not the themes of friendship and girl power but the more esoteric, albeit beautifully rendered 3 eyed foxes, mysterious caves and possessed male campers. So I stopped reading the book after a few issues and decided to wait for the trade.  I’m glad I did. This is a wonderful series that is wonderfully realized once the first complete volume is confused. The art is gorgeous in this collection of the first four issues of Lumberjanes, and the book balances the story and the various personalities of the girls amazingly.


This is a perfect all ages read to introduce non comic readers to all the goodness four panels can hold! I’m excited to see where the series goes from here.

Dewey’s Readathon: Starting Line & Update Post







Dewey’s starts today!! You can still sign up at HERE. I have a variety of books on my reading list for today including:





16069030  Copper Lake Encounter;


Friday, April 24, 2015

Dewey’s Readathon Mini-Challenge Page



Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Teen Titans: Terra Incognito

2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Rithmatist

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Yes! Work! I was initially stressed but realise that any reading is a win!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Seasons In Four Covers Challenge
Hosted by Bart's bookshelf

This was fun ! I chose these books:

I always think of new life when I think of Spring or in nature babies. the colors in this book about the lessons a little pea learns reminds me of Spring.

What brings to mind summer more than Summer camp? This is an amazing series about some wonderfully diverse young ladies who have astounding adventures.
This cover says it all!
A sweet read about a young girl about to enter a dramatic life change as she becomes a big sister

Classic Words of Wisdom Challenge

I choose this book :
One of my favorite lines from this book is the chant that Paul uses to calm him self. I call it the  Fear mantra : “ I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration” I spent a summer memorizing that part of the mantra during a very difficult time in my childhood. I still reach for it in times of stress and it always soothes me.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Los Angeles California2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Pizza!4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I love comics and graphic novels so I will be reading a lot of those today5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I’ve done many! I always say I wont be o hard on myself but its hard! especially since I woke up an hour late today!

This page is for all of the Mini-Challenges I will be participating in today . Happy Reading!