Another month is gone, hard to believe. It seems like February flew right by! I feel like I didn’t read as much this month but life was a lot busier than January. I gave up on any hope of reading Star Wars things, I just can’t (sorry to the lovers of Star Wars books).
This month I read:
You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
I read this for Iggle’s Book of the month otherwise I wouldn’t have picked it up. I read it in 8 hours, in one day. So at least we know it read well! 🙂 I never write goodreads reviews but for this one I did:
“I didn’t expect to like this book but I did.
I thought it needed to pick what it was though a little more, like either it needed more humor, or really dig into the problems Felicia was going through. I got the sense that yes it took an immense amount of bravery to write about her problems, but she stayed on the surface and didn’t bring us, the readers, in to what she was really going through. ~Just how it came off to me but what do I know, I’m not a writer.~ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I liked that she stayed true to herself in how she wrote, and it made it really relatable for me, because how she speaks, is how I speak, so that’s cool. I think it was also totally worth doing audio book compared to printed. There was a lot of referral to a pdf that came with the book, but since I was listening to it at work I couldn’t stop and look at the pdf, but I also feel like I didn’t miss anything.”
Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-3 by Greg Rucka
If you love the Dragon Age video games then this is a read for you! The first issue isn’t the greatest, but the second issue really makes up for it! Something that is really cool about these is that it’s a new perspective into the DA world, as well as getting a glimpse into a few new area that haven’t been in the games (yet, fingers crossed!). It also offers commentary from a new perspective that is outside of the Inquisition. We have no idea what it’s like for farmers, merchants, common people, or how heroic they can be. Being part of the Inquisition we’re automatically heroes, this series offers what’s on the other side of the fence.
Bitch Planet Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
I read this for Iggle Books Manga of the month. Wish I hadn’t. I had been debating reading it or not. Decided to try it and hope for the best. Maybe I’ll give it another go in a couple months. (Does that ever happen to you? You read something, really don’t like it, try it again after some time has pasted and you like it.) I liked the premise of it just fine, the characters were pretty cool, my problem inlies with the writing. I felt like it was rushed, like a lot. When it didn’t need to be.
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
This one I read for Iggle Comics Alliance. I didn’t know anything about this this series, so I was pretty excited to try something new. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it a whole lot. Now I love video games, but this is not my cup of tea. One of my lovely Iggle friends said it best,
“I’m not sure I can quite form my feelings on this book into sentences that will make sense so I will bullet point to make things clearer.
-What kind of name is Knives? I had to read it three times to ensure that I’d read it right.
-I want to bleach the bookmark I used with this to cleanse it
-I want the 40 minutes it took me to read this back
-7 Evil ex boyfriends, REALLY?
-What is this even about?!
-It is very rare that a book can make me hate it this much
-The best thing about this book was when it ended
-I WILL NOT be investing any more time in this series
-I feel that pretty much covers everything and now I want to go away and pretend that I never spent any time on this book at all. ”
Hero Cats Volume 1 by Marcus Williams, Kyle Puttkammer, Ryan Sellers, Omaka Schultz, Briana Higgins
This was an amazing find at Portland’s Wizard World Comic Con that happened last weekend. I was going to order some cat related comics from Amazon because of Neko Atsume taking over my twitter feed for the most part, but I just happened to find this instead!
The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived! Meet the Hero Cats of Stellar City in this, their first spectacular graphic novel. Not your ordinary house cats, they’re a tactical, action-packed covert team dealing with extraordinary threats to humanity in ways that will amaze.
I’m kinda bummed I only read one novel-novel this month. Hopefully next month I’ll be reading at least two.