Alchemical Thoughts

Books Reviewed: March 2014

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Photo from Flickr user Raider of Gin (fairerdingo). Image used under terms of Creative Commons 2.0 Generic Attribution License.

Photo from Flickr user Raider of Gin (fairerdingo). Image used under terms of Creative Commons 2.0 Generic Attribution License.

In order to share my reviews a bit more, as well as keep track of what I did when, I will be posting lists of books I reviewed in a month with links to my main blog. As always, comments are welcomed, whether you comment here or on any of the posts linked. I will include a small segment from the blog to give readers an idea of what the book was about and maybe an incentive to read it as well. By the way, when I say reviewed, it does not mean all I read in a month. It means the books I managed to post a review for at the time.

I reviewed the following books at The Itinerant Librarian during the month of March 2014:

  • Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night. “This is a beautiful and pleasant book book that sings the praises of libraries, books, and those who work in them and use them in an erudite and elegant way.”
  • Red Sonja, Volume 1: Queen of Plagues. The first volume of Gail Simone’s run on Red Sonja. “It is a tale of adventure and intrigue where we also get glimpses of Red Sonja’s past, learning of her origins along the way.”
  • Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney. “It is a very entertaining action comic that has it all in the midst of World War II.”
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. “The author manages to coordinate the photos with the novel very well, and this is certainly a great element and asset of the book, adding to the sense of wonder. “
  • March: Book One. “This is the story of Congressman John Lewis in graphic novel form. This is the first volume of a planned trilogy.”
  • Mike Richardson’s 47 Ronin. “This is Dark Horse’s version of the classic Japanese true story of bushido, with Kazuo Koike consulting on the tale as well.”
  • Mark Waid’s The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction. “It is the era of the advent of television, and the big corporations are trying their best to take over the public airwaves to make them into their own private advertising venues.”
  • Gene Luen Yang’s The Shadow Hero. Read the story of the first Asian American superhero as told by Yang. Yang is also the author of one of my favorites: American Born Chinese.
  • Best Bondage Erotica 2014 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. “This book is indeed a collection of opportunities to experience vicariously a diverse bouquet of pleasures.”
  • One for fans of Warhammer 40,000 novels. Check out James Swallow’s Hammer and Anvil. The Sisters of Battle return to the site of Sanctuary 101. “What exactly is hidden in Sanctuary 101?”
  • Chris Roberson’s The Shadow, Volume 3. “This time, award-winning author Chris Roberson brings us a story where The Shadow is hunting for a serial killer, a mysterious woman dressed in white who seems to be able to use the light to her advantage and moves like a spectre.”
  • Andrew Knapp’s Finding Momo. “This photography book by Andrew Knapp featuring his dog Momo is totally adorable, a beautiful book for folks of all ages.”

 

In addition, this month I also reviewed some first issues of new comics series. I do not usually review single issues, but I got these as teasers from NetGalley, and since I wrote feedback for them, I also posted the reviews online. You may be interested in checking these out as well:

Happy reading.

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