Showing posts from July, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday- The October List by Jeffery Deaver

The October List Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, where we have the chance to  share news on upcoming releases that have us on the edge of our seats in anticipation. I am a big fan of Jeffery Deaver's work, he is my favorite author. Once a year he puts out a novel in June with either Lincoln Rhyme or Kathryn Dance. Occasionally he puts out a one shot fall release and those, I think, are some of his best work. This book will be released on October 1st 2013. Here is a description:    Gabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter. At last, the door opens. But it's not the negotiators. It's not the FBI. It's the kidnapper. And he has a gun. How did it come to this? Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document

Bout of Books 8.0

I have decided to participate in the Bout of Books event. I have been in a bit of a reading slump and could really use the motivation to get back into my rhythm. This will be my first blogging event and I am really excited. A friend of mine, Angie at told me about this event and I am very grateful that she did. Here is the little blurb about what this event is. The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team Since this is my first event I am re

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach by Brian Azzarello

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach This was really cool to read. I am a big fan of Watchmen. I think it is the type of graphic novel that should be read by every comic book fan no matter if you prefer Marvel, or Dark Horse comics over DC. The writing is spectacular and it has always been a story that has stuck in my mind. When these books started to come out I was really excited to see a little more of the characters I loved from Watchmen. It has been a long time since I have bought monthly issues, but I have been trying to catch up with graphic novels. This was graciously given to me by DC comics through NetGalley for an honest review. I can’t tell you how excited I was to read this and review it. The Comedian and Rorschach may not have been my favorite characters from Watchmen but I have always wanted to know more about them. The first part of the book is issues 1-6 of Before Watchmen: The Comedian. In these pages we get to see a softer side to Eddie Blake.

Green Lantern Corps Vol 2: Alpha War by Peter J. Tomasi

Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 2: Alpha War (The New 52) MURDERER!!! Not a word you see associated with a Green lantern, but in this Volume we see John Stewart on trial for his life. Risking everything he had and all of his morals to make sure he protected the Corps and countless innocents. He had to make a hard choice, one that will haunt him forever. This choice landed him in front of the entire Corps, charged by the Alpha Lanterns, and expected to be made an example off. To top this all off the Guardians are up to something and it looks like the end game will be the complete destruction of the Corps. This book was amazing!!! I am firmly hooked on the Green Lantern Corps series. John Stewart and Guy Gardner take the center stage in this series and Guy is desperately trying to free his fellow Earth Lantern. A guilty verdict for John will mean his death by the hands of the Alpha Lanterns, the internal affairs of the Green Lantern Corps. When reviewing the evidence aga

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme) I have been a huge fan of Jeffery Deaver since I read the Bone Collector for the first time. Since then I have hunted down every one of his books and I am always preordering the new ones on as soon as I can. Needless to say he is my favorite author. When this showed up on for preorder I jumped on it and waited anxiously for it to be released. When it arrived I wasn’t able to start the day it landed on my doorstep and I was in a reading slump. So starting off I had some mixed emotions with this book. This book is a bit different from the Lincoln Rhyme books I have read before, because there is a political aspect. I am not one for political Thrillers, there is nothing wrong with them, I’m just saying they aren’t for me. So when I began reading this and there wasn’t a crime scene for Rhyme and Sacks to investigate. Instead we get a political killing in a different country, a prosecutor who just wants Rhyme and Sach

Green Lantern Corps Vol 1: Fearsome by Peter J. Tomasi

Green Lantern Corps Vol 1: Fearsome I love Green Lantern, he has quickly become one of my favorite super heroes. I’ve always liked reading about Hal Jordan and his adventures. From time to time his book crosses over with the Green Lantern Corps title. Normally I only read those story lines that cross over, but with things starting over with The New 52, I figured I would give this a shot. I am so glad I did. This series revolves around all the Green Lanterns throughout the Universe, but at the forefront is two of the Green Lanterns from Earth, Guy Gardner, and John Stewart. I have never really liked Guy Gardner because he was always arrogant and a show off. Not the kind of personality I care to read about when it comes to a super hero. Reading this book I see that a lot has happened to Guy Gardner and he has calmed down quite a bit. The characters are written well and I think this series is one I will be following closely. In this story we find a new breed of vil

Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell by Gary Urey

Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell Since I like to read and I review every thing I can, you will see some kids books from time to time. I really enjoy reading to my kids. My son is three and loves to curl up in the gilder before bed and have us read him a story. My Daughter is only two months old but seems to enjoy the sound of mine and my wife's voice when we read. Since we all enjoy books and reading I am always on the look out for new books to share with my son. This is a cute story but I guess my son and I were expecting more. I found this on Netgalley and figured it would be a great choice for my son who loves booger jokes. At first it started out fine and my son and I were enjoying our time together reading before bed. There was a lot of bullying in the beginning because poor Andy Whiffler has a giant nose. I can see that the author is trying to point out how horrible bullying can be and try to teach kids early that it is a bad practice. Not a bad message for a ki

DC Entertainment Essential Graphc Novels and Chronology 2013

I absolutely loved this guide!!! A few years ago I decided to give up my obsession and weekly trip to the comic book store when my son was born. I fell out of touch with the DC universe and I am now trying to find my way back to see what all I have missed. I have been getting my hands on every graphic novel I can so I can catch up because getting individual issue is sometimes impossible and very expensive. There have been times that I have wondered which book comes first and in what order I should read these. Then I found this, I was so excited to find a complete guide I couldn't wait to give it a look and build my very own checklist. This is an amazing reference tool to the DC universe. This has books broken down by top picks, best of Alan Moore, and Grant Morrison. It also has books broken down by super hero. All of the best Batman and Superman books can be found in there own section with descriptions and chronology. There is even a section for DC for all ages.

The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

  The Bone Collector I have been wondering what to post for my first official post. Of course my first post was the all about me stuff but I wanted to get started on my reviews. It was actually a difficult task at first, because I am proud of my reviews. So which to use? Well. after thinking about this I figured I would share an old review for the book that started my love of reading.  This is my all time favorite book. When I was in high school I hated to read. The only books I would read were the cheesy movie knock off books. I read Mission: Impossible, Batman and Robin, and The Saint. My mom had said this was going to be a movie and the movie paperback edition had just come out. I read this book in record time for me, which was really any time faster than a month, and was captivated. No book had ever held my attention, or kept me up at night with a flash light because I had to find out what happened next. Jeffery Deaver was the first real author I had ever read

All About Me

Well, here I am. I am very quiet and reserved but I want to be a writer. So I figure it is time to get myself out there and let people other than my family read my writing. This is my first time trying anything like this so I am sure there will be bumps along the way. Hopefully one day I will get the hang of this being social thing. So the personal stuff I am willing to share is that I am a husband to the most amazing woman in the world, and I'm the proud father of a Son and Daughter. Both are still very young, and I try to spend as much time with them as I can. That leaves little time for my reading and writing, but the time I spend with my family is everything to me. One day I will manage a good balance and work towards my dream of being an author. When it comes to reading I have been a comic book nerd since I was old enough to read, and an avid reader since High school. DC comics was my guide to reading when I learned to read from seeing the 1989 Batman movie a 100 times and