shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold
Scarlet Witch: Witches' Road
Full of Briars - Seanan McGuire
Regeneration - Stephanie Saulter
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig
A Cold Day For Murder - Dana Stabenow
Washington: A Life - Ron Chernow
Nightwing: False Starts

Carter Beats the Devil (four stars), The Girl From Everywhere (four stars), Nightwing: False Starts (four stars) )

Didn't finish: The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo )
shinyjenni: Natasha Romanov (natasha)
I have flu and it's terrible. I'm exhausted and I can't stop coughing and it's been going on for OVER A WEEK and I'm so annoyed, I've never been ill for this long before. (Maybe when I had mumps? But I was really little then and I don't remember.) Ugh. Anyway, since I don't have the brain for my monthly books and comics post yet, here are some other things.

Comixology is having another Convergence sale this week! Still no Cass!Batgirl issues, boo, but there's some other good stuff in there. All the Batwoman issues of Detective Comics are on sale - that's the seven that were published as Batwoman: Elegy, plus three more - and they're definitely worth a read, if anyone hasn't done so already. Also there's The Hunt For Oracle (Nightwing 41-46, Birds of Prey 20-21), which features the first in person meeting between Babs and Dinah, yesssss. And Nightwing: Year One (Nightwing 101-106), which I mostly really liked, apart from the bit where it tries to retcon in a Babs-Dick-Kory love triangle, which makes no one look good. (This is one of the main reasons why I'm not keen on Babs/Dick - the way I've seen it get retconned into their past at Kory's expense.)

Also I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron (like a week and a half ago now) and LOVED it. Not unreservedly, but enough to make me just really really happy. :D Here is a list of things I liked about it:

blanket fort of squee and spoilers )

And now I am out of brain and need to go and have a lie down.
shinyjenni: River Song in her cell, looking up from her diary (river)
*Avengers Assemble: Science Bros
Doctor Who: The Romance of Crime - Gareth Roberts
Ultimate Spider-Man: Cats and Kings
Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Six
Ultimate Spider-Man: Hollywood
*Science Fiction Audiences: Reading Doctor Who and Star Trek - John Tulloch and Henry Jenkins
*The Shell House - Linda Newbery
*Stormlord's Exile - Glenda Larke
*JLA: Golden Perfect
*Nightwing: Year One
*Robin: Unmasked
*Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Death and Return of Donna Troy
The True Meaning of Smekday - Adam Rex
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
Sense and Sensibility: Diaries and Screenplay - Emma Thompson
Runaways: Dead Wrong
*The Wonder Woman Chronicles Vol 2
Geist - Philippa Balantine
Demon Knights: The Avalon Trap
*The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
The Travails of Jane Saint and Other Stories - Josephine Saxton
*Memoirs of a Spacewoman - Naomi Mitchison
Fear Itself: The Fearless
Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel
Blue Beetle: Reach for the Stars

Didn't finish: Magic For Beginners by Kelly Link. Given I have almost no patience with magical realism, I don't know why I thought I would like this. I mean, there was nothing actually wrong with it, it just wasn't for me.

I had a lot of things to say about 'The Lacuna' in particular )
shinyjenni: Hermione from Harry Potter hugging her satchel; text reads "♥ books" (hermione hearts books)
(No December post as all I really wanted to say was "I love how Dustin Nguyen draws women's hair" which, while true, is possibly not worth an entire post all on its own.)

Can You Forgive Her? - Anthony Trollope
X-23: Target X
Doctor Who: The Devil in the Smoke - Justin Richards
The Cold Commands - Richard Morgan
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
The Diviners - Libba Bray
Legion of Monsters
Teen Movie Times - Karen Healey
Nightwing: The Hunt For Oracle
Zatanna: The Mistress of Magic
Streets of Gotham: The House of Hush
Birds of Prey: Platinum Flats

rambling about books )


shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
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