16. December 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Adult Books, Humor, Tammy · Tags:

Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. by Jim Benton, 96 pages, read by Tammy, on 12/15/2014

dog butts  A collection of cartoons by New York Times Bestseller Jim Benton. Though the title implies lots of pet or animal cartoons there are only a few. Personally I found the humor hit or miss.

28. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Graphic Book, Humor, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Bibliovores: an Unshelved collection by Gene Ambaum, Bill Barnes Illustrator, 120 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/14/2014

bibliovoresThis collection of web comics starts off were Too Much Information ends, with the birth of Dewey’s daughter, Trillian. Yes, she is named after a character in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Guess what one of Dewey’s favorite genres is.

It also introduces new employee, Dyna, a library clerk. Dewey and the staff attend the real conference for librarians and book lovers, Book Expo America. In recognition of this, Gene and Bill provide us with  conference tips for all and a 12 page comic titled, What Would Dewey Do @ BEA?
This collection also gives their fans a full six months of comics!

28. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Graphic Book, Humor, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Large Print, Unshelved # 8 by Bill Barnes (Illustrator), Gene Ambaum, 128 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/08/2014

large printOnce again join Dewey, Tamar, Mel and the rest of the staff at the Mallville Public Library for the humor that is part of the day to day life of your library staff at a public library.

28. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Book, Humor, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Reader's Advisory Unshelved # 7 by Bill Barnes (Illustrator), Gene Ambaum , 128 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/10/2014

reader's advisory

This is the 7th collection of web comics by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum. All the adventure and humor takes place in a public library. Main character, Dewey, is a snarky teen librarian who also works the reference desk. Join him and his coworkers as they attempt to help the public with their library issues and sometimes more personal issues. You do not have to have read any of the earlier book collections for the stories to make sense. Some reviewers think this collection has the best art and writing in the series. Join Dewey and the library staff to discover a different side of a familiar place.

 

28. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Science Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books · Tags: , ,

Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown, 64 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/08/2014

vaders little princessJeffrey Brown’s second book. Here he imagines the challenges Darth Vader would have faced raising a girl while still a Sith Lord. Parents of girls will recognize some of these scenarios as Leia moves from sweet little girl having a tea party to rebellious teen. I think teens will enjoy the humor in this book too. Small amount of adult humor in this book but it is suggestive rather than blatant so it would go over most younger kids heads. As an adult Star Wars fan, I thought this book was funnier than Darth Vader and Son. I recognized more lines straight out of the movies and more situations slightly changed. A fun, quick read with fun illustrations.

 

28. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Children's Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Science Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books · Tags: , ,

Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown, 64 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/18/2014

darth vader and sonJeffrey Brown imagines what it might have been like for Darth Vader if he had taken an active role in raising Luke. In this sweet snapshots of Luke’s childhood, Vader is a dad like any other dad, except all of his staff are afraid of him. Luke appears oblivious to all the adult goings on. This was a fun and humorous book. Kid-friendly humor and illustrations. It could be book for a child, teen or adult, but adults and teens that are ardent fans of Star Wars will get references to the movies and quotes straight from the movies rewritten to fit a parenting scenario.

31. March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Book, Humor, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Too Much Information (Unshelved # 9) by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum, 127 pages, read by Tammy, on 03/26/2014

tmiToday it is easy to find information. Too much and too easy to come by maybe. Is it accurate? Is it reliable? In this Unshelved daily e-comic collection the staff of library workers help Mallville’s citizens make sense of all that information while dealing with their worrisome budget problems. All the regular staff are present: Dewey, the teen librarian, Tamara the children’s librarian, Colleen the reference librarian, Mel  the director, Dyna a cynical new librarian and  Bucky the page still shelving books in his book beaver costume. Meanwhile Dewey’s girlfriend Cathy has a big surprise for him.

31. March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Book, Humor, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Frequently Asked Questions (Unshelved # 6) by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum , 135 pages, read by Tammy, on 03/16/2014

faqNo one gets asked questions more frequently than a librarian, and no librarian answers them with more attitude than Dewey, the reference and teen librarian. This collection features a year’s worth of daily e-comics and the current collection of weekly full-color Unshelved Book Club book reviews.

 

19. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Cats, Graphic Book, Tammy · Tags:

Cats with Attitude by Nicole Hollander, 251 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/14/2012

This book is a compliation of 2 comic and joke collections: My Cat is Not Fat, He’s just Big Boned and Everything Here is Mine. Not as funny as I’d hoped. There were a few pages I laughed out loud on and shared with my husband since he has the joy of sharing our home with 3 indoor cats too. But a lot of it seemed to repeat the same joke in a slightly different way.

26. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Book, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , ,

The Complete Peanuts, Volume 13: 1975-1976 by Charles Schulz, 344 pages, read by Tammy, on 02/02/2012

The Complete Peanuts, Volume 13 1975-1976Part of the Complete Peanuts Collection with all the dailies and Sunday comic strips from 1975 to Dec. 1976. I remember reading some of these in little paperback book collections I bought in elementary and junior high school. It was a nice trip down memory lane plus several new stories for me to read about Charlie, Snoopy and the rest of the gang.

 

 

 

 

06. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Tammy · Tags:

Tintin in America by Hergé, 62 pages, read by Tammy, on 03/06/2012

Tintin in AmericaOne of the adventures of Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, created by Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The comic first appeared in newspapers in 1929 and in the 1950s 24 volumes of comics were created. The stories were full of adventure but did feel as if they were from a more innocent time. I would probably have loved them as a child.

05. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Graphic Novel · Tags: , ,

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 14: 1977-1978 by Charles M. Schulz, 325 pages, read by Tammy, on 02/10/2012

As the 1970s wind down, the last two recurring Peanuts characters have fallen into place: Snoopy’s brother Spike and the youngest Van Pelt sibling, Rerun. Charlie Brown is found guilty by the EPA of biting the Kite-Eating tree, he goes on the lam and ends up coaching the “Goose Eggs,” a group of diminutive baseball players, Austin, Ruby, Leland, and Milo.

Also: a tennis-playing Snoopy ends up reluctantly teamed with the extreme Type “A” athlete Molly Volley… who then reappears later in the book. Add in Sally’s new camp friend Eudora,and a surprise repeat appearance by Linus’s sweetheart, Truffles

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The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 13: 1975-1976 by Charles M. Schulz, 325 pages, read by Tammy, on 02/02/2012

The Complete Peanuts, Volume 13 1975-1976Part of the Complete Peanuts Collection with all the Dailies and Sunday comic strips from 1975 to Dec. 1976. I remember reading some of these in little paperback book collections I bought in elementary and junior high school. It was a nice trip down memory lane plus several new stories for me to read about Charlie, Snoopy and the rest of the gang.

These years are especially important in terms of new canine characters, as Snoopy is joined by his wandering brother Spike
(from Needles), his beloved sister Belle (from Kansas City), and… did you know he had a nephew? In other beagle news, Snoopy breaks his foot and spends six weeks in a cast, deals with his friend Woodstock’s case of the “the vapors,” and gets involved in a heated love triangle with Linus over the girl “Truffles.”

09. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Book, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , ,

The Complete Peanuts, Volume 10: 1969-1970 by Charles Schulz, 344 pages, read by Tammy, on 02/07/2012

The Complete Peanuts, Volume 10 1969-1970In this collection of comics…. He turns up first as Snoopy’s secretary, then becomes a good friend whom Snoopy helps to fly South… but it is not until June 22, 1970 that the little bird gains a name, in a perfect salute to the decade that ends this volume: Woodstock.

Also Frieda is a prominent character
, Snoopy becomes “The Great Beagle” Charlie Brown’s baseball team has a winning streak and the little redheaded girl moves away.