Friday, March 22, 2019

Fan Art Friday: Red Queen Series

Red Queen 4-Book Hardcover Box Set: Books 1-4
Today I'm showcasing the Red Queen series. I didn't find very much, so I'm a little disappointed. I hope you enjoy!

I like the last one the best because someone spent the time to create multiple characters, and they were spot on.

Which one is your favorite?

Like always, the pictures are linked to the source. Feel to free to see what else these artists have to offer.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesdays: Spring TBR

Created by The Broke and The Bookish in June 2010 and moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in Jan 2018

Books on My Spring TBR

I hope I get to all of these! A couple of these were on my fall and winter TBRs.

Call It Courage Leaves on the Wind (Serenity, #4)
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) May Bird and the Ever After (May Bird, #1)
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) Bloodline (Star Wars)
The Scourge Angels & Demons
Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) Redwall (Redwall, #1)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Better Days

Better Days (Serenity, #2.1)Goodreads Synopsis:    Serenity: Better Days follows everyone's favorite space cowboys in a thrilling, action-packed adventure, where Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity's crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it means losing the cash prize of a lifetime!

Joss Whedon returns to the world of his blockbuster film Serenity, reuniting with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, his collaborators on the bestselling 2005 series Those Left Behind.

My Thoughts:

-    This was another fun adventure with the Serenity crew. It was like reading an episode of the show.

-    I really liked the letter from Adam Baldwin. I liked how he kept saying he was the one with the girl's name, or that it wasn't a girl's name.

-    The artwork was really good.

Previous Book in the Serenity Series

Those Left Behind (Serenity #1)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Those Left Behind

Those Left Behind (Serenity #1)From Goodreads:    Here's how it is -- in a universe filled with hearts and minds as cold and dark as the reaches of space, one small Firefly-class starship named Serenity takes its ragtag crew of mercenaries, outlaws, and fugitives in search of a job, any job, that'll earn them enough cash to afford that most elusive commodity -- peace.

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, unveils a previously unknown chapter in the lives of his favorite band of space brigands in the prequel to the Serenity feature film -- the blockbuster followup to Whedon's cult-hit TV show Firefly.

My Thoughts:

-    My friends and I are watching Firefly together. I've only watched it once, and it has been a while. Jenni hasn't seen it at all! Hava is a brown coat veteran.

-    As many of you know, the series wasn't long enough, and it left its fans wanting more. . . lots more. Thankfully there are these graphic novels. 

-    I loved Nathan Fillion's note at the beginning. I love his history of comic book collecting, and I love that his role as Malcolm Reynolds fulfilled a life long dream of becoming a super hero. 

-    I wish I could read Chinese. I felt like I was missing out on stuff, but I used the Google Translate app, and I wasn't missing much. The app lets you scan the dialogue, and it will translate it into English for you. I was disappointed. 

-    There are a few violent moments. I would not recommend this to people who are more sensitive to blood and violence.

-    This volume was like an episode of the series. It didn't answer any of my burning questions, but it was another fun adventure with the Serenity crew. I enjoyed it.

Friday, March 1, 2019

February Stats

Books Read:  7

How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London Those Left Behind (Serenity #1) Better Days (Serenity, #2.1)
King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) The Shepherd's Tale (Serenity, #3) Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter
Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel (Star Wars)

Pages Read:  1,643

1 Star:  0
2 Stars:  0
3 Stars:  3
4 Stars:  4
5 Stars:  0

I read some fun books last month. I'm still not reading as much as I usually do, but I'm squeezing in all I can.

Goal Progress:

I am 12 books behind schedule on Goodreads. Yikes! Maybe I'll participate in a Bout of Books or some other read-a-thon, so I can catch up a little. (14/160)

I didn't read any of the books on my nightstand last month. *hangs head in shame* 

Still no Newbery books read this year, but I will!! (0/20)

No re-reads either, but I will!! (0/20)

3 of the books I read last month counted for the Pioneer Book Reading Challenge, so that is a win! Yay! (7/44)