{comic} legends of zita the spacegirl

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke; First Second, 2012; tradepaper, 209 pages + sketches. Zita’s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she’s about to find out that fame doesn’t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your publicContinue reading “{comic} legends of zita the spacegirl”

{book} deadweather & sunrise

The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather & Sunrise (book 1) by Geoff Rodkey G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012. hardcover, 296 pages. It’s tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody’s trying to kill you. Not that Egg’s life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pairContinue reading “{book} deadweather & sunrise”

{book} frankenstein takes the cake

DAY 25 Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex Harcourt, 2008. I saw Adam Rex’s name, so…I had to show it to Natalya every three minutes (and that was me being restrained). Finally, N set the Isabel Allende book she’d been reading in Spanish and humored me only to be completely sucked into the readContinue reading “{book} frankenstein takes the cake”

{comic} amulet: prince of the elves

The enemy grows stronger… Emily survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin has stolen the Mother Stone. Wit it, the Elf King forges new Amulets that will give him the power to invade and destroy the nation of Windsor. Emily and her friends lead the soldiers of the Cielis Guard in aContinue reading “{comic} amulet: prince of the elves”

{book} uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfield Scholastic Press, 2005. paperback, 448 pages. borrowed. There is, very probably a canon of Young Adult reads. The sort of collection where if you want to be taken seriously as a reader of YA you must have read certain authors and titles. Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series is on it—as it shouldContinue reading “{book} uglies”

{book} the secret of the fortune wookiee

Tom Angleberger is a household favorite. [After borrowing it from the Library, Natalya insisted on owning Fake Mustache —review pending, but know she has read it and referenced it often.] I think Origami Yoda is brilliant and was pleased at how well Darth Paper followed suit. Needless to say, The Secret of the Fortune WookieeContinue reading “{book} the secret of the fortune wookiee”

{book} grave mercy

Escaping from the brutality of an arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Ismae finds sanctuary at the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts — and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent,Continue reading “{book} grave mercy”

{book} adams’ hitchhiker’s guide

{“A Suprised Looking Whale and Bowl of Petunias” by Jonathan Burton} The daughter is stopping in to share: The inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s Trilogy. I find it flabbergasting that one can lay in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1971, being faintly drunk and having a horrible day overall, and brilliantly (though slightly deliriously) come upContinue reading “{book} adams’ hitchhiker’s guide”

{book} dumpling days

One of the first things Natalya said when she finished the book, “I’m hungry!” Isn’t she always these days? But then, I started reading this just before bed and as I set it half-finished on my headboard I thought, “I’m hungry!” I’m not sure which is yummier about the read, the description of all theContinue reading “{book} dumpling days”

{comics} pluto vol 1-7

If you are going to check out this manga series by Urasawa x Tezuka from your local library, please be sure they have all 8…As it is, I need to carve out time to find the 8th volume somewhere. Believe me, one volume will throw you into the next and you’ll not want to hitContinue reading “{comics} pluto vol 1-7”