Review: Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins

Review: Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins

Title: Watchmen Author: Alan Moore Illustrator/Letterer: Dave Gibbons Colorist: John Higgins Publisher: DC Comics Hardcover: 416 pages Source: Owned Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Good Eats Company Punch

Alton Brown Adventures: Good Eats Company Punch

We’re always looking for fun drinks to make on our weekends, and Andrew *loves* punch, so when we watched an episode where Alton Brown showed us how to make legitimate punch that was used by pirates, we knew it was only a matter of time before we were going to make it. Basically, it follows the recipe of: 1 part sour 2 part sweet 3 strong 4 weak We ran into a few snags while making it, which almost always…

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Pokemon Indigo League Read-a-thon Progress Page

Pokemon Indigo League Read-a-thon Progress Page

To participate and sign up for this read-a-thon, visit Read At Midnight to see the rules and sign up! Pewter Gym – BOULDER BADGE EARNED for Andrew & Alyssa Alyssa: Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey — COMPLETED — 342/342 Andrew: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey — COMPLETED — 394/394 Cerulean Gym Alyssa: The Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting Andrew: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Vermillion Gym Alyssa: The Maze Runner by James Dashner — in progress — 66/373…

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Pokemon Indigo League Read-a-thon Sign Up

Pokemon Indigo League Read-a-thon Sign Up

If you follow my Twitter, you might know that my husband and I are slowly becoming ever more obsessed with Pokemon Go, and Pokemon, so now that we’ve been setting aside more time for reading recently, we thought it’d be appropriate to join a Pokemon-inspired read-a-thon hosted by Read At Midnight. To sign up yourself, or see a more detailed list of the rules, please visit the main sign up page at Read At Midnight. Here we go! To follow…

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Book Review: The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

Book Review: The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

Title: The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art Author: Sebastian Smee Publisher: Random House Hardcover: 416 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in…

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I Don’t Read New Releases

I Don’t Read New Releases

With the recent release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I realized it was the first time in a while that I’ve actually been intrigued by a new release. “Maybe I should get it now,” I thought. That was, of course, before I looked at the price and decided against it. New releases really aren’t for people who’ve just been married and gone on a honeymoon trip to Europe. But that made me realize that I haven’t actually read…

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Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Wither Author: Lauren DeStefano Series: The Chemical Garden, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 358 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are…

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Book Review: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Book Review: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Title: The Last Guardian Author: Eoin Colfer Series: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Hardcover: 328 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) It’s Armageddon Time for Artemis Fowl Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or…

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Book Review: Ithaca by Patrick Dillon

Book Review: Ithaca by Patrick Dillon

Title: Ithaca: A Novel of Homer’s Odyssey Author: Patrick Dillon Publisher: Pegasus Books Hardcover: 352 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Telemachus’s father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born … and never came back. Aged sixteen, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father’s house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family’s wealth. He determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth. What really happened to his father? Was Odysseus killed on his journey home…

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Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Title: Seven Days of You Author: Cecilia Vinesse Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 336 pages Source: BEA 2016 Anticipated Publishing Date: 7 March 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Jamie and Sophia…

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