Saturday, May 8, 2021

Bout of Books 31 Sign Up & Update Post

It's time for another BOB. I love this low key readathon and once again I''m an expert! So if you need any help during the event use the #boutofbooks tag and someone will reply to you as quickly by possible! Please join us!!
The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Saturday, April 24, 2021

24 Hour Readathon: Update 1: Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Los Angeles,CA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Star Wars:Skywalkers A Family at War

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?


4) Tell us a little something about yourself

I love reading comics and graphic novels for the Readathon

5) 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 several Readtathons before and this one I want to take naps!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Review: Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn

I have had the opportunity to experience both versions of this story: The original audio drama and now the collected script book. I have thoroughly enjoyed both versions but I am very partial to the audio drama because of the stellar cast.

This story is told through the eyes of  Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra.  Aphra is an unreliable narrator at best and at worst willing to have lots of collateral damage to meet her ends. Sometimes that damage is at the expense of people who come to love her. Kuhn has found a deft way to balance the stories from the  original comics with Aphra's  desire to make amends to Sana Starros.

In her recordings to Sana we see the battle between emotional connections and profit that are defining traits to Aphra's character. The script has a complete retelling of the audio drama with minimal descriptive cues but overall an enjoyable read. So either way you choose to engage with this series is satisfying and a great representation of Aphra's origin story.