Post by HoneyGoddess57 on Oct 17, 2020 10:36:41 GMT -5
What I'm currently reading is Christine by Stephen King for the third time in my life (one of my top favorites from that author). I decided to re-read it for the third time after watching the movie, I was inspired. lol
I started reading this yesterday after finishing up the previous book I was reading.
Synopsis: In the year 2125, a mission to not only explore the universe but to colonize other planets has been sent out. A group of mating pairs in cryostats as well as a small team to pilot the ship are also sent out. The group in cryostats is awakened to find that the pilots are missing, and there are no records saved since leaving Earth. Now three generations into the new colony, Cayden Wayne has emerged as one of the top crewmen and has to deal not only with the Biotas, the native inhabitants on the planet, but the Kamolians as well, a warrior race with universal domination as their only goal.
The first in a series of books that will follow Cayden and his team of friends as they explore the universe as well as try to figure out what happened during the missing time after leaving Earth.
Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won't stop looking for him.
Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle.
They say you've got only a couple days to find a missing person. Forty-eight hours to conduct searches, knock on doors, and talk to witnesses. Two days to tear the world apart if there's any chance of putting yours back together. That's your window.
That window closed five years ago, leaving Ben's life in ruins. He still looks for his brother. Still searches, while his stepmother sits and waits and whispers for Eric, refusing to leave the house that Ben's father can no longer afford. Now twenty and desperate for work, Ben takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence.
Ben can feel that there's something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There's something wrong with the air itself. He knows he's in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So he keeps searching. Keeps looking for his baby brother, while missing the most important message of all.
Girl's Last Tour vol 1. Cute book about 2 girls driving around in a small military vehicle while trying to survive in what is essentially an wintery Japan wasteland. Gotta get more volumes soon.
Deadman Wonderland vol 1 and 2. Interesting book that I can't quite describe but know I want to read more off. Filled with manga tropes but doesn't come off as annoying as other books can.
Claymore vol 1. Good concept, but the art is just... bad. At least the face and head designs are. Dunno if I want to continue on with the manga because of it for 27 volumes. People have demon blood injected into their body to become part demon to fight the demons. Nothing amazing but I liked the story.
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'malley. Better than Scott Pilgram by miles. And an easy read.
Immortal Hulk vol 1: Or Is He Both? Strong start to Al Ewing's Hulk horror epic that builds on the lore and coming to a close this year. I want more but I think I'm gonna hold off for an omnibus release of this. Just for the Alex Ross covers alone.
Enemy Ace: War Idyll by George Pratt from 1990. A fully painted story by Pratt that pays true respect to the Joe Kubert character. Amazing art, I was lucky enough to get the original HC release from 1990. A story that spans from World War I to Vietnam to Herr Rittmeister's final days. A true work of art. DC needs to reprint this in a massive scale to really pay tribute to the art. I'm waiting for a Pratt sketchbook in the mail right now.
I think I'm going to finally start Jeff Smith's Bone. Been on my shelf for 4 years now. I want to see what all the kids I work with see in the series.
Is there a book review site like lettrboxed is for movies?
Well, I know I had a copy of Books of Blood with all of the novellas in it, but I can't find it. The wife and I are hoping to move in the not too distant future, and we went on a pretty good donating binge of things we don't use or wear anymore. Hope it wasn't in there.
But, on the plus side, I found a book I haven't gone over in years, the 2010 Mammoth Book of Horror and they're all short stories! Read them before, but it's been a long while and it was cool to find it. I'll try to find another copy of Books of Blood at the Goodwill.
My dad recently visited me out here and one of the days that he was here, we ended up at a bookstore (this happens at least once every time he visits, as we are both bookworms) and I randomly saw this book on a table and felt drawn to the story from the blurb on the back:
One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America by Gene Weingarten
I'm enjoying it a lot. The author had 3 strangers pick a month, day and year out of a hat and explored that day from beginning to end. The first "story" was incredibly intriguing and I love the way it's written to intertwine with multiple people and events that happened in only a few short hours.
—and the bravest of faces are the ones where we fake it. ♪