Bookish Blerd

I'm a book buying junkie who buys books faster than I can read them. But what better way is there to live than surrounded by books?! I read as much as I can and I do my best to give coherent reviews...which doesn't always happen.  I enjoy many genres, which is likely the reason I struggle with deciding my next read.

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So I saw my doctor for what will be the final time (as long as I don't injure myself again). He says the metatarsals are healing nicely, they are lined up as the should be. The pain is just fron where the break is, and the fact that the healing process takes longer than the 6-8 weeks it takes for the bones to mend.

 

He's not as happy with the ankle. It is mending and lined up where it should be, but because he couldn't put me in a boot for that one (because the right foot was in a boot) it's taking longer than he would have liked.  But it is mending and therr is no need for further visits... Until it's time to get surgery on my other foot, but that is some years down the line.

 

So all is well, it's just a waiting game.  Thanks to everyone who has taken this sadly ridiculous journey with me.  I am doing my best to curb my clumsiness if only to ease my daughter's anxiety, lol!  Now I can't wait until I'm healed enough for a pedicure!

Review: What The Hell Did I Just Read

What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong

I feel like I say this every time I review a book from this series, but this was an exercise in insanity!

 

Let me start by saying, there's only so much I can say without spoiling.  I'm about to say something that may be of an unpopular opinion; I don't know because I haven't talked to anyone who has read the series, but here it is:  I don't like Amy.  I don't know what it is about the character, but she just irks the hell out of me, and I cannot remember if I felt this way after reading the first two novels.  Even though I get the reason for her character, at the same time, I don't see the point of her.

 

That being said, John and Dave had yet another not-so-excellent adventure in [Undisclosed].  Just when I think the author couldn't possibly come up with a more, profane, creepy, hilariously convoluted story than the last, he goes and does it with style.  The kind of person you have to be to come up with this stuff... all the blessings to the author's wife!

 

Seriously, this was creepy, funny, and ridiculous.  If you've read the series, you understand why it's so hard to describe.  If you haven't read the series, you're missing out.  Go read it.  Right now!

 

I went back and forth between the paperback and the audiobook.  Whatever audio issues people were having when it was first released must have been fixed, because I thought it was great quality and a pretty good performance.  I think I may have liked the narrator of the second book a little better--taking away nothing from this narrator.  Overall it was a very good story and performance.

Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 448 pages.

What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong

Why has no one notice the god damn snowman?!

Trying, But it's Hard

So after being basically immobile for nearly six months, I am finally trying to do something with the hot mess that is my bedroom.  And do you know what I have found?  Being injured sucks on sooooo many levels.  

 

My toes still hurt, so walking around for almost any period of time just sucks.  And when it's crappy weather, both ankles and basically my entire left foot ache terribly.   Also, because I haven't done much of anything since about mid-December, I get worn our really, really fast.  

 

Today I have managed to complete only one task, which was to switch out mine & hubby's winter wardrobes for summer.  I am seriously beat, but I still have to dust, polish, vacuum, and reorganize my books, because of course I bought more from comic con and the thrift store.  And don't even get me started about the fact that bookoutlet has a sale on as of today!!!

 

But I digress.  I may be out of the surgical shoe and the ace bandages and the air casts, but I have a long, long way to go to fully heal.  But at least I haven't hurt myself again, so that is a bright side.

 

I'll get to that comic con post at some point.

Reading progress update: I've read 42 out of 448 pages.

What the Hell Did I Just Read - David Wong

John and Dave back at it again with the supernatural/scary/funny shenanigans!

Still a Slacker...

...so many things I've been meaning to post about. I recently went to comic con, got my boot off, got some books...  I'll returm with a full rundown. Mostly I just wanted to say, "Hey all, it's been a while."

Review: Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto: Volume 1

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Vol. 1 - Sano Nami

Excellent!  It's just like the anime.  Sakamoto is this ridiculous character that everyone either loves or hates.  He's great a literally everything.  So much so that even the people who hate him for it, eventually begin to fawn over him like the people who love him.

 

We literally know nothing about him other than the fact that he's awesome.  He's never caught unawares, people who try to prank him end up having it turned around on them, he knows the answers in class, he helps people.... It just...he's absolutely ridiculous, larger-than-life.  The whole thing is just hilarious. I'm glad I got the manga.  There are little editions that aren't in the anime.  Little comments and actions that basically expand on the anime.

 

I think this review sounds ridiculous, and it probably does, but in my defense, I'm at hour 21 of a 24-hour readathon and I think I'm bordering on delirious.  Plus the whole thing is just insanely funny.  I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next volume.

Review: The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead - John Bolton, Mark Verheiden

So, didn't love it as much as I thought I would. This was a no-quite-accurate telling of the original Evil Dead movie. There were added/expanded scenes, which were good, but they changed a bit of the continuity of the original story, which wasn't good. The made all the girls look like they were dressed in modern-day (circa 2008) clothing, when the original story was filmed in the late 70s. Also, they made Cheryl some rando friend of Linda's rather than Ash's younger sister. There was some added backstory, which was kind of interesting and they expanded some scenes, for example Scott ditching Ash and Linda to find another way out of the woods. They actually show a bit of his trek through the woods, which was cool.

 

All-in-all it was closer to the meh side of good rather than the awesome side of good. Not a complete disaster, but it could have been better.

Review: Army Of Darkness: Omnibus, Volume 1

Army of Darkness Omnibus Volume 1 - Robert Place Napton, Nick Bradshaw, Andy Hartnell, Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi, James Kuhoric, Kevin Sharpe, Robert Kirkman, John Bolton, Sanford Greene

This was a beast!  It's broken into five sections and each one tells the story of Ash's shenanigans with the Necronomicon, deadites, Evil Ash and time travel.

 

 

This has been a treat to read!  It is full of time travel, Ash goobering up his one task to destroy the book over and over, fighting and endless deadite army, and multiple Evil Ashes.  He saves the girl, loses the girl, ends up in the wrong time, travels backwards and forwards in time, gets sucked into a computer game and fights the evil digital version of himself and deadite soldiers.  He travels back to the cabin where it all started, picks up [and loses] new allies, destroys the book on multiple occasions and still the Necronomicon finds a way back into his life every time.

 

The stories are amazing and the artwork is is phenomenal.  Part of what took me so long to finish it was me staring at the art.  Each section is done by different writers and illustrators, so that makes it that much more eye-grabbing noticing the differences in writing and art styles.  It's a must read for anyone who is a fan of Ash Williams and the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness series.

Review: The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks - Ibraim Roberson, Max Brooks

As usual, Max Brooks killed it with the zombie lore!  The 'accounts' were brutal and some were down right gruesome.  There was that slight comedic air to them, but man this was dark.  The art work is fantastic.  I found myself just staring at it for long periods, soaking it in.  The art told more of the story that the text.  

 

I really enjoyed it.

Review: Saga, Volume 6

Saga, Volume 6 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

We finally have a family reunion, even if it's not complete.  But things are getting crazier with every chapter!

 

The Will is in a constant state of 'high' and is seeing The Stalk.  He's really in a bad way.  Prince Robot IV is in an unlikely alliance with Marko and Alanna.  I don't even know what to say about this except that the plot continues to thicken!  Just when you think it can't get crazier or more messed up, it does!  But every now and then good things happen.    Hazel is back where she belongs, but now they've got more grudging allies.  And there are more people mixed up in the mystery that his Hazel's existence than a little.  I literally cannot even guess what's going to happen next!

 

The story is keeping me very interested and the artwork is fantastic.  I am so glad I immersed myself in this series.

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon [April 28, 2018]

I forgot to post here because I've been in a funk, but as always I'm participating.  Feel free to check out my updates on my wordpress, twitter and instagram accounts.  Hope everyone who is participating has a great day!

Review: Saga, Volume 5

Saga, Volume 5 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

OMG this is getting insane!  Marko is all sorts of fired up like I've never seen. And Dengo got in way over his head with the rebellion.  And it's Alanna, Klara and Hazel who are going to pay for his stupidity.  Just when we get the reunion we've been waiting for, there's another division.  I'm trying not to spoil.

 

In this Volume things are really heating it.  We've got three sides, one trying to keep the war going, one trying to stop it, and I'm not real sure about the third.  I'm starting to wonder if anyone even knows what they're even fighting for.  And my guess is the side that want to keep the war going is in it for either money or power, likely both.  I just have this sinking feeling that we'll ever get a happy ending here.

Review: Saga, Volume 4

Saga Volume 4 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Dude this story is getting brutal!

 

This volume is full of angst.  And not good angst.  Alanna and Marko having issues is disheartening.  Prince Robot IV is completely out of his robot mind.  And we've got the usual murder and kidnapping I've become accustomed to seeing in Saga.  Poor baby  Hazel is caught up in the middle of all this crap.

 

Can't wait to see how this shakes out!

Moma Update 5.0: With More Pictures

She wasn't exactly happy to see us, but she wasn't really upset either.  This is all still new for her, plus she is in overprotective mom mode.  But she looks great and the babies look great.  And she let both daughter and hubby pet her, so she definitely remembers us.  They're going for their first vet check some time this week, so I should have an update as far as their health goes soon.  I was going to try to see them again this weekend; however, that won't be happening.  Maybe hubby and the kid will go without me.  Anyway, pictures below.  I have some video, but I don't think I know how to upload it here.

 

 

 

Update

So the pain was still pretty excruciating this morning, but this evening it seems to have lessed a bit.  And mom came over today and 'mother-henned' me. It was nice and yet weird for my kid who has never witness my mom in full-on mom-mode. She's only used to her being MomMom, and I don't usually need to be mothered... I suppose it was weird for both of us.

 

She's coming back tomorrow to bring me a special breakfast.  

 

I am still basically bedridden and I'm already antsy to get out of bed, but I'm dealing.  I got three digital loans from the library and a room full of books.  It's all a matter of not focusing on the fact that I can't really do anything on my own (which disctracts me from reading.)  I mean seriously, nothing. My kids walk me back and forth to the bathroom so I don't have any more accidents.

 

And before my accident we got to visit Moma and her babies, I don't think I got a chance to post pictures, so expect them soon.  So that is a positive that I think of. Moma and her babies are flourishing. 

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