My New Library Still Rubber Stamps the Due Dates On All of the Books

I think the thing that surprised me most about my local library was how many people were there. Then again, in a village of about 3,000 people, what else is there to do on a Saturday morning in the middle of January? This particular Saturday was "balmy"-- overcast and nearly 50 degrees. I would have [...]

This graphic novel failed a saving throw | Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl

I'm wouldn't call myself a passionate fan of Batman, but ever since Jon introduced me to some of his favorite graphic novels of the Caped Crusader, I've been hooked. I've only read five Batman graphic novels so far, but that number is ever-growing, so when, I discovered my library had the first volume of Gotham [...]

A Spooktacular Coffee Table Book | Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse

Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse from The Lost Zombies Community Released: September 2011 Publisher: Chronicle Books Add to Goodreads ★★★★ Synopsis: Post Secret meets World War Z in this chilling vision of the fallout following a global zombie pandemic. A gradual mutation of a virulent strain of super flu gives rise [...]

This is Another Five Star Review: Ms Marvel, Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona

Ms Marvel, Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona Released: October 2014 Publisher: Marvel Age Group: Young Adult Add to Goodreads ★★★★★ Synopsis: Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find [...]

These Broken Stars is Outta This World!

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Released: December 2013 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a [...]

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson (illustrator), Lynn Varley (illustrator) Released: November 2002 (first published 1986) Publisher: DC Comics Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Crime runs rampant in the streets, and the man who was Batman is still tortured by the memories of his parents' murders. As civil society crumbles around him, [...]

Book Report: Dark Parties by Sara Grant

Dark Parties by Sara Grant Released: March 2011 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Add to Goodreads ★★☆☆☆ Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield "protects" them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens [...]

Book Report: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth Released: May 2011 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Add to Goodreads ★☆☆☆☆ Synopsis:In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day [...]