Friday, June 24, 2016

Graphic Novel: Katrina Hates the Dead by Russell Nohelty and Juan Frigeri


What would you do during the Apocalypse? How would you survive? 

Those are the questions that have plagued Katrina for years. All the good boys and girls were raptured up to Heaven, leaving the rest of humanity to ask a single, solitary question: "Why not me?"
Hellspawn rose from Hell and rampaged across the world, eviscerating all they came across. It was bedlam, Hell on Earth. There was nothing anybody could do to stop it.

Then the Hellspawn got bored, and settled for a quiet life in the suburbs. They squatted in the homes of the people they once mercilessly murdered.

And that's where Katrina Hates the Dead starts. Humanity survived the rampaging demons, and now has to work and live alongside them. They steal all the good jobs, and leave humanity cowering in squallor...



Monday, June 20, 2016

Audiobook: Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

“The things we remember are what we hold on to. And what we hold on to becomes the story of our lives.” ― Katherine Center, Happiness for Beginners


Read by Marguerite Gavin
Duration: 9 hours 22 minutes


A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen's well-behaved life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays #117



Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.

Here are the rules:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016 Audiobook Challenge Semi-Annual UPDATE



2016 Audiobook Challenge




The audiobook challenge is hosted by The Book Nympho and by Hot Listens. You may visit here if you are interested in seeing my sign-up post.

So here's what I listened to:

Teaser Tuesdays #116



Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.

Here are the rules:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

Saturday, June 4, 2016

My TBR List June: Vote

MyTBRList

My To-Be Read List is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. Each month you pick three books on your TBR list and people vote on the one you should read that month. What a great way to get me to read more from my pile, right?

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I'm on vacation!!! Woop woop! Well, kind of...I have to work for the extended school year but that's only 4 hours a day M-Th. I still get out early, still get paid during the summer, and I get to read!!!

You have no idea how excited I am to get back to my books :D

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Audiobook: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

“The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven. The Bible is the product of man, my dear. Not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book.” 

― Dan Brown,
The Da Vinci Code

http://covers.audiobooks.com/images/covers/full/9781415934777.jpgRead by Paul Michael
Duration: 17 hours 6 minutes


While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.

In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.