18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Deadpool, Vol. 4: Deadpool vs S.H.I.E.L.D. by Brian Posehn, 136 pages, read by Brian, on 02/13/2015

deadpoolS.H.I.E.L.D. didn’t pay all of their bills, they forget our wise cracking friend, Deadpool.  Deadpool declares war on the agency but not everything is as it seems.   Hmmmmmmmm.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Suicide Squad, Vol 2: Basilisk Rising by Adam Glass, 192 pages, read by Brian, on 02/12/2015

suicide2Suicide Squads first mission failed and the surviving members attempt their second mission against the Basilisk, what could possibly go wrong?

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Horror

Passage by Justin Cronin, 766 pages, read by Brian, on 02/14/2015

The Passage is the first book in Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy.  The book is quite long but Cronin goes into great detail of the characters and because of this I felt like part of the story.  I loved it.  This is a story of man’s search for power and what happens when it escapes and how to survive the consequences.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Horror

Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith, 399 pages, read by Brian, on 02/11/2015

vampireHenry Sturges, the vampire who helped Abraham Lincoln destroy other batty creatures is back telling us the story of 20th Century America.  This alternative history story is exciting and surprising.

 

18. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Suicide Squad, Vol 1: Kicked in the Teeth by Adam Glass, 160 pages, read by Brian, on 02/10/2015

suicideSuicide Squad comes from the DC Universe where imprisoned favorites like Harley Quinn are forced to help the “good” guys in illegal operations.  If they refuse a bomb planted in their necks goes off and they are toasty goo.

 

05. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Mystery

Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas, 330 pages, read by Brian, on 02/05/2015

veronicaIn the newest Veronica Mars novel, Veronica is investigating the brutal beating of a call girl.  Very good novel.

 

05. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Teen Books · Tags:

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber, 196 pages, read by Brian, on 02/05/2015

vampireRaven, a 16 year old girl, who lives in Dullsville, maybe the most boring place on earth.  Until a new family moves into a creepy old mansion.  The family never comes out of the mansion and creepy butler does all the shopping.  Raven is a dedicated goth and the fact the people of the town jokingly calls this new family vampires, peaks her interest even more.  After seeing the son, Alexander, out a night, she instantly falls in love.  Raven, really wants a vampire kiss and will do anything to find out if this is a family of vamps.

 

02. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Romance

Sweet Possession by Maya Banks, 310 pages, read by Brian, on 02/01/2015

mayaMaya Banks, Sweet Possession, is the the fifth book in the Possession series.  Connor Malone, against his will, is hired to babysit a spoiled pop singer who is receiving death threats.  You can guess a romance blossoms and Connor is a hero.

 

30. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Harley Quinn: Night And Day by Karl Kesel, 192 pages, read by Brian, on 01/30/2015

quinnHarley, has a problem, she is fed up with crime and wants to switch sides.  The bat crusaders are none to happy with this idea and when Harley dons a batgirl cape, the world implodes.

 

29. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Brian, Fiction, Paranormal

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones, 310 pages, read by Brian, on 01/29/2015

thirdThird Grave Dead Ahead is the third book in the Charley Davidson series.  Charley is a grim reaper and paranormal detective.  In this book Charley is helping Reyes Farrow, part human, the other part supernatural as he is Satan’s son.  Reyes has escaped from prison and he wants Charley to prove his innocence.  What could possibly go wrong?

27. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, How To's, NonFiction

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown, 288 pages, read by Brian, on 01/27/2015

adultingThis book is practical and useful for those who need guidance in life.  I was expecting a very funny book and instead got a mildly amusing account.   The author talks about jobs, apartments, cooking and much more….a good read but not great.

 

22. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Brian, NonFiction

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming, 294 pages, read by Brian, on 01/22/2015

alanAlan Cumming is one of those actors who is fantastic in any role he played, yet many people do not know his name.  Like so many entertainers his early life was full of pain.  His father hated him and abused Alan throughout his childhood, actually he abused everyone he knew.  His father was a womanizer and later in life this made Alan wondered if his father was really his father.  This book is touching and heart filled.

 

21. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Brian, NonFiction, Sports · Tags:

Open by Andre Aggasi, 388 pages, read by Brian, on 01/20/2015

andreOpen is a very sad book.  Andre talks about how he never wanted to play tennis and doesn’t really like sports.  How his father, in cruel way, pushed him to be a tennis player.  We also get to see how all those years of tennis has worn down his body.  Very good read.

 

21. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fairy Tales and Folklore, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Teen Books · Tags:

Desert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Companion Novel by Melissa Marr, 245 pages, read by Brian, on 01/21/2015

desertThis a companion novel to the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr.  This novel takes place in the Mojave Desert where Rika (human and now fairy) chose to live.  Rika, didn’t really belong with the desert fey.  She basically lives in solitude.  Ritka meets a human who is kind and a romance begins, so maybe, just maybe, fey can come out of hiding from the humans.

 

20. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Harley Quinn Hot in the City by Amanda Conner, 224 pages, read by Brian, on 01/15/2015

quinnIn DC Universe the New 52, Harley Quinn returns in her first novel.  In this novel, Harley has encounters with various heroes and villains.  Come see the new Harley Quinn.

 

16. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Fairest, Vol. 4: Of Men and Mice by Marc Andreyko, 144 pages, read by Brian, on 01/15/2015

fairiestLook who’s back.  Cinderella!  Cin, must stop a terrible plot to destroy Fabletown.  If she can figure out what the plot might be.

 

16. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Serenity #4) by Zack Whedon, 152 pages, read by brian, on 01/13/2015

serenity4This installment of Serenity takes place right after the movie, Good Storyline and great characters..Good read.

 

16. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Serenity: Better Days and Other Stories (Serenity #2) by Joss Whedon, 126 pages, read by brian, on 01/13/2015

serenity2In this story of Firefly, the crew sets out to take job the promises a huge payout but a crew member is captured and changes which changes the whole mission.

 

16. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Serenity: Those Left Behind (Serenity #1) by Joss Whedon, 96 pages, read by Brian, on 01/12/2015

serenityFor fans of the short lived Firefly tv show and the movie Serenity, this graphic novel is fun gives us a lovely memory the original show.  I love reading about the misfits on Firefly and how they travelled the galaxy looking for loot and running into adventure at every stop.

 

08. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, History, NonFiction · Tags: ,

Irish Witchcraft and Demonology by John D. Seymour, 256 pages, read by Brian, on 01/08/2015

irishThis is a fascinating book.  Seymour documents different people who were known for their witchcraft or people thought they were practicing.  He explores the history of when witchcraft first appeared in Ireland.  Fascinating to some people and maybe a bore to others.