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Get Jiro!

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Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose Illustrated by: Langdon Foss Series: Get Jiro #1 Publisher: Vertigo Published: 2012 Length: 160 pages I was very excited when this comic was announced, being a fan of everything Bourdain does, but I remember reading quite a few bad reviews for it. Comics are expensive, so I do like to be selective,… Read more »

The Last Unicorn

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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Published: 1968 Series: The Last Unicorn, #1 Length: 294 pages I loved the animated version of The Last Unicorn when I was a kid. All of the films from that studio fascinated me. They also did The Flight of Dragons (my favourite) and the most frightening version of The Hobbit you’ll ever watch…. Read more »

July in Review

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Books Acquired: None. Books Read: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee I’m in a bit of a reading slump right now, so I didn’t get through a lot this month. It’s fallen down in priority, but it’s temporary. That’s just… Read more »

A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Published: 2012 Narrated by: George Newbern Translated By: Henning Koch (from Swedish in 2013) Length: 09:09 (368 pages) Ove is a fifty-nine-year-old grump. He’s stubborn, angry, rude, a stickler for the rules, and someone who can become infuriated by the simplest of things. In some ways, I can related to Ove a little… Read more »

Saga, Volume 7

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Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated by: Fiona Staples Published: 2017 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 152 pages Collects: issues #37–42 I had no idea the new volume of Saga was out until I saw it on the shelf, so that was a nice surprise. This series has had some ups and downs, as most do I suppose, but… Read more »

Authority

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Authority by Jeff VanderMeer Published: 2014 Series: Southern Reach #2 Length: 341 pages The events from the first book have finished, and now the team outside of Area X are struggling to understand what happened on this last expedition. Southern Reach has appointed a new head to the department, John Rodrigues, and we follow him as he takes the job,… Read more »

June in Review

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Books Acquired: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry The Lady In The Van by Alan Bennett Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller Books Read: The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope Authority by Jeff VanderMeer Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan A Man… Read more »

The Prisoner of Zenda

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The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope Published: 1894 Narrated by: James Wilby Series: The Ruritania Trilogy #2 Length: 05:31 (208 pages) Rudolph Rassendyll is a distant cousin of the royal family of Ruritania, a fictional German-speaking country in the centre of Europe. His sister-in-law, who considers him a complete waste of space, can’t stand his resemblance to those royals… Read more »

The Haunting of Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Published: 1959 Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne Length: 07:31 (246 pages) I am physically unable to say the title of this novel without the words twisting themselves into House on Haunted Hill. It just won’t work. Dr. John Montague is a paranormal researcher, like a ghost hunter without his own scripted television show,… Read more »

I Was the Cat

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I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin Format: Original Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Benjamin Dewey Publisher: Oni Press Published: 2014 Length: 144 pages This is one of the books we bought from the Oni Press booth at Pax West last year. It’s the story of a cat writing the memoirs of his previous eight lives, most of which involved him… Read more »