Hey. I didn’t say anything because I have issues with public speaking so I like to put words together first so I know that I have words and I’m not just standing around looking like I’m trying to say something or make a point when I’m just trying to think because communication words don’t come easily to me.
Tonight, some people, especially young adult writers came together to remember Ned Vizzini, the talented young adult author who committed suicide right before Christmas last year. Some selections from his books were read out loud as well as some personal recollections. Some really nice things were said. Ned will be remembered as a caring and intelligent guy. Continue reading “Remembering Ned Vizzini at Skylight Books”
Grasshopper Jungle is a new book by Andrew Smith. I have previously read books by Andrew Smith such as Winger, Stick, and The Path of Falling Objects. I’ve been looking forward to this book for several months. Feels like nearly a year. A year of John Corey Whaley hyping the book to me. A year of trying to get my hands on the galley. An exaggerated year of trying to figure out what the book is about.
And the book comes out on Tuesday. So soon you will be able to find out. I finished a free advanced reader’s copy I got from Netgalley so there may have been some changes in the finished copy then what I read.
Things that the book reminded me of: mid-century science fiction films, Lost, Venture Bros, plus a fairly honest look at teenage boys in the middle of nowhere Iowa.
This is an embargoed review that should not be released before October 1, 2013.
I read a digital galley of Justice League Volume 3 “Throne of Atlantis.” It’s probably the best / only story of Aquaman I’ve ever read. Basically: Aquaman and the Justice League try to prevent a war between Atlantis and the people on land. It’s basically the plot of a Doctor Who episode, but instead of silurians we have (the mer people of Atlantis?). You don’t need to have read Justice League Volume 2 or previous issues of Aquaman.
Overall I felt it was enjoyable, not very deep or probing. Kind of like a summer super hero movie. Recommended for fans of Aquaman, and the Justice League.
Perhaps you are familiar with the Green Lantern and the Green Lantern Corps. Perhaps you know about the Guardians and the power rings. If not, then this is a super hero graphic novel review that is probably not for your eyes.
I’m dogsitting and I don’t have wifi. This means that my ability to post comments about things is severely limited. But on the other hand I finished a book yesterday and I’m going to finish another book today so … there’s that. And then I’ve left my iPhone behind. So don’t call me. Not that you ever do. ttfn
I finished a book today! In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith. Since there are apparently a billion Andrew Smith’s out there, it’s the Andrew Smith who wrote the best rugby book of 2013 Winger and the I’m not comfortable talking about it without at least a drink in me Stick.