WWW Wednesday [6] – Floating Boys, comics, and indecision

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions: (As always, all titles are linked to their corresponding Goodreads pages)

  • What are you currently reading?Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly

I am currently reading Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly by Stephen Graham Jones and Paul Tremblay. It’s an interesting book so far. I’m intrigued by the idea of a boy who floats and a girl who can’t. I do want to know what’s going to happen. I’m about 55% of the way through, and I plan to finish it today/tomorrow.

  • Superior Iron ManWhat did you recently finish reading?

Yesterday I read a bunch of new comics. Here’s what I read: Wytches #2, Annihilator #1, Saga #24, Gotham Academy #2, Superior Iron Man #1, The Walking Dead #134, Wild’s End #3, and Memetic #1. I enjoyed all of them. Superior Iron Man was my first Iron Man comic and I can’t wait to read more. I love how British Wild’s End is. Wytches is weird and creepy and awesome. Annihilator was…interesting. It’s Grant Morrison so you know it’s weird. The Walking Dead was great. Duh. Memetic is about a killer meme. A meme that kills, so yeah. Cool.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?Black Ice

I can’t decide if I’m going to start Becca Fitzpatrick’s new book Black Ice or Michael Grant’s new book Messenger of Fear. Both are due back at the library on the same day… um, today. So yeah. Which would you recommend I read first??

What did you read in the past week? What are you going to read next?

 

Stacking the Shelves: Comics galore!

This week I didn’t buy any new books (cue sad face) but I did get a stack of awesome comics today! None of which I’ve read yet (more sad face). Want to see what I got?

I’m doing this post from my phone, which I’ve never done, so please excuse any typos or mistakes or general ugliness.

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(Again, doing this from my phone, so this might not be the best picture)

I got: Thomas Alsop #6, Memetic #1 (this is about a killer meme. A meme that kills. Can’t wait to read), Saga #24, The Walking Dead #134, Wild’s End #3, Wytches #2, Annihilator #1 (new from Grant Morrison. Yes!), Superior Iron Man #1, and Gotham Academy #2.

I’m excited about all of these. I’m obsessed with TWD. I’m pretty much in love with how British Wild’s End is. Also, the first issue of Wytches was crazy cool so I’m looking forward to #2. I’m really excited to try my first Iron Man series. Plus, his suit is purple. Wuuut? Awesome.

What about you? Did you add anything to your shelves this week? Read comics? Recommend some to me in the comics!

Waiting on Wednesday – Wild’s End

I thought it’d be kind of fun to do a comic that I’m looking forward to instead of a book this time.Wild's End

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book comic that we are eagerly anticipating!

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Written by Dan Abnett; illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard

Release date: Issue #1 out September 10, 2014

Synopsis: When a rural English community of the 1930s is the victim of an alien invasion, the residents’ lives are upended by the harsh realities of life-and-death violence. Led by the town’s outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and ultimately fight back.

Why I’m excited: First, look at that cover. Second, this comic is being described as a mix between H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds and A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. Are you kidding me? I added myself to the pull list for this one at the comic book shop the day I found out about it. Seriously. How cool does that sound? And look at that fox in his little outfit with a shotgun. I need this comic in my life. Kthanksbye.