Shallow Reader Post – The Black Mirror

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This Monday, I schedule a hyper-reactive review of a gloomy book to make your day. I know, no need to thank me. Here’s an excerpt:

But he might be a psychopath, it seems…
He might not be…
He is one…
Oh no, he isn’t…
WHICH IS IT? IS HE OR IS HE NOT?
Also, the Joker is on the loose, is anyone going to bring him back to daycare?

Ages later

Oh yay, he is. Wowza, you kill people hideously.

Have fun reading it here. Mwahaha!

Also, happy new year resolution breaking! I broke mine before Christmas!

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Book Review – Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All the anticipation in the world couldn’t save this read for me. I am so confused about how I feel about this, mainly because I read it on a long haul flight while battling a pounding headache.

See, I wanted to like it, I really did. There were some moments where I came tantalisingly close to feeling excited, like when you have a word on the tip of your tongue, but lose it anyway.

So my split personality is back to subject this to close scrutiny.
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Shallow Reader Post – Batman: The Court of Owls

And the prize for most misleading cover goes to….

Hello and an early Happy Halloween to everyone! I’m back at the college and the friendly local library has been a treasure trove of comics. Here’s my entry for the October buddyread with my Shallow Reader friends. The theme is Good Enough to Eat (which is to be interpreted in any way you like) and most of this one is about owls discovering that bats are really hard to eat:

In keeping with our buddyread theme, I’d say this one is like pancakes…the first two are really great, but by the fifth one you’re just wondering what you saw in it…

You know, for a long time, I never understood why Bats was called the greatest detective, because I’ve never actually seen him…detecting.
Never fear, Snyder is here to fix that problem! 

If you were secretly hankering for a CSI crossover with psychedelic elements, you’re in luck. If you weren’t, well…there’s a few badass action scenes in the beginning?

Check out the review here and get hit by all a lot of irrelevant gifs!

Book Review – Moon Called

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Buddy read with Anne, Sesana, Kat and though I didn’t know it at the time, Sara. All the wonderful ladies from Shallow Comic Readers club.

It was a good thing Anne told me this was world building book. Kind of a an introductory paragraph to the series. Otherwise I might not have finished it, it was that slow in the middle.

But the ending did make up for a lot. I suddenly liked Mercy a whole lot more.

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