Sunday, August 31, 2014

52 Review - August Edition




I love this picture and I feel like it really shows what most people's book shelves look like. Including mine. 80% of the book on my shelf are read and the other 20% are intending to read. I don't have books that I pretended that I've read. The only purely for show books I have are the hard covers of all of Wheel of Time (I have soft covers for when I actually reread them again), but I've read over half the series in hard cover the first time around. My half-read books aren't on the shelf at all, but strategically placed around my apartment as if trying to entice me to pick them back up. The wish I hadn't read books are mostly gone at this point. I take them to book exchanges or put them in my laundry room in case anyone else wants to read them. With the challenge in full swing, I have a few saving for when I have more time books until closer to the end when I know I have extra time to read a few really long books. I'm slowly trying to read my will never read pile with the TBR challenge. The thing about reading as much as I do is that more and more of my books become read, but can't remember a single thing about it. This will often lead to me rereading series to refresh my memory.
Right now my bookshelf is extremely bare, as all my books are packed and read for my upcoming move. It's very sad looking. But don't worry, I've left enough books out to get me by until I can unpack them at my new place.

Here's what I read (and then promptly packed) this month

by Philippa Ballantine


309 Pages

In the Empire of Arkaym, the Order of Deacons protects and shelters the citizens from the attacks of the unliving. All are sworn to fight the evil forces of the geists—and to keep the world safe from the power of the Otherside… 
Although she is one of the most powerful Deacons in the Order, Sorcha Faris is still unable to move or speak after her last battle. Even her partner, Merrick Chambers, cannot reach her through their shared Bond. Yet there are those who still fear Sorcha and the mystery of her hidden past. 
Meanwhile, Merrick has been asked to investigate a new member of the Emperor’s Court. But when Sorcha is abducted by men seeking Raed Rossin, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, Merrick must choose where his loyalties lie.

I really enjoy this book series because I never have any idea where it will take me. As soon as I think I know what's going to happen, something throws me for a complete loop! I had a hard time putting this book down. The characters have such great chemistry together, which is why it was saddening that they spent most of the book on their own. But when they do get together... Wow... it's awesome. I can't wait to find the 4th book and finish the series, although this series is really hard to find. I may have to order it in.


by John Shirley


430 Pages

It's the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business has many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom is diminishing…and many are desperate to take that freedom back.
Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and admired men in the world. That man is Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserve better. And so he set out to create the impossible, a utopia free from government, censorship, and moral restrictions on science—where what you give is what you get. He created Rapture—the shining city below the sea.
But as we all know, this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be…and how it all ended

Adam and I recently played through Bioshock. Well, he played and I watched (and sometimes played Pokémon) It's not the type of game that I would be able to play on my own, but I like watching it and I found I was quite interested in the story. But there just wasn't enough of it, or I miss parts due to low volume and no subtitles. I really wanted to know more. When I came across this book, I just had to have it. I was not disappointed. It's not traditionally how I like my books. It spreads its self out over 15 years, which gives you an amazing overview, but doesn't really allow you to get to know any of the characters intimately. But it's not really about knowing them, it's about the rise and fall of Rapture and that is done extremely well.
It can be a little heavy handed at times. It really wants you to get the point it's trying to make. It can be almost groan worthy. Luckily, that only happens a few times.


Dream London
by Tony Ballantyne



404 Pages

In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But the towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be, and Captain Jim Wedderburn is beginning to understand that he’s not the man he thought he was...

Why didn't I throw this book in the trash after the first chapter? I really should've. But I didn't. I read the whole damn thing, wondering after every sitting why I still wasn't throwing it in the trash.
I had such high hopes for this book. It sounded as if it could be amazing, but it was terrible and extremely misogynistic. The only women in Dream London were  prostitutes, waitresses and secretaries that you would expect to see in a porno movie, a "jail bate" schoolgirl, old fortune telling crones, a desperate drunk housewife and the virgin queen surrounded by cats. It was extremely sickening. They seemed to know that this was wrong and I was hoping that with the revolution of Dream London, that the women would take a stand and fight for their freedom, proving that these stereotypes were all wrong, but they didn't. The main character is a Pimp and an asshole and I hated him from beginning to end. They make it out as if he is going to be the long lost hero of Dream London, but when he is no longer of any use, he mopes around because he realizes that he's not. He doesn't try and help after that, he just lets everyone else fight the revolution without him.
And you want to know what the kicker was? The reason Dream London was like it was, was because it was bought and being run and sold by otherworldly ants... yup... ants...
When I was done, I actually did throw this book in the trash. I thought about passing it along to a book drop or something, but realized that I didn't want to subject anyone else to this garbage.
Don't waste your time with this book, I wish I hadn't.



Burning Water (Diana Tregarde #1)
by Mercedes Lackey


this is not the cover of my copy. I have the really terrible '80s version
312 Pages

A sexy witch who writes romances and a police detective who sees more than mortal man team up to battle an ancient Aztec god!
Dallas Police Detective Mark Valdez isn't just any cop, he's a psychic who knows that the cattle mutilations and torture murders he's been investigating are somehow tied together. He also knows that his meager psychic abilities aren't enough to identify the killers, much less stop them.
Luckily, Mark has an ace up his sleeve: an attractive young romance novelist who happens to be a practicing witch. And not just any witch, either-Diana Tregarde is a Guardian, charged with protecting the Earth and all its creatures.
Using modern science and ancient magics, Diana and Mark discover that they are tailing no ordinary serial killer but the awakened avatar of an Aztec god. Tezcatlipoca and his four beautiful handmaidens are preparing for a great sacrifice that will transform North America into a new Aztec realm.
Diana isn't sure her powers are strong enough to take on those of a risen Aztec god, but she has no choice. As a Guardian, she is sworn to protect mankind, even at the cost of her own life. Luckily, she does not stand alone. Mark Valdez is more than just a cop. And Tezcatlipoca is not the only Aztec god walking in the world.


As you know from many previous posts, I love Mercedes Lackey and I've read about 90% of her work. It's only 90% and not any higher, due to one thing; I don't like how she writes urban fantasy or Bards. It's sad but it's true. This has kept me from reading a handful of her books about these things, despite the fact that these books have been sitting on my shelf for years. That is why I picked this one for my TBR challenge. I'd like to say that I wasn't disappointed by this, but that's not true. I actually started reading this before reading Dream London, but needed to take a break from it before I just totally gave up on it all together. In comparison to Dream London, I actually liked this better and the break from it made me appreciate it more.
The characters are ok, but I didn't ever feel really attached to any of them. I actually liked a few of the side characters better and wished they'd shown up more.
This book was written in the late '80s and you can totally tell from the fashion, the technology and the less than politically correct references that sometimes made me cringe.
I did, however, enjoy the detective aspect of this story, due to my love of crime dramas. For that reason I was really looking forward to the climatic ending of this, but it was also lackluster and disappointing.
Guess I'll just stick to the Mercedes Lackey series that I know and love and leave her old stuff on the shelf until I do this challenge again next year.


375 Pages

Armageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, and the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, the daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret: She was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of, and some would consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or to attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.


I love the synopsis for this book. Although telling the truth, it really makes this book seem a lot more sinister than it actually is. This story is mainly a coming out story, which is kinda nice. We all harbour our own fears and having those known to the world can be a hard thing. It was interesting to see how different people handled her hiding and her coming out.
This story mainly takes place at the demon law school in a very Harry Potter-ish way. Although there are many other things going on around them, they are all just students trying to do their best and master their chosen craft.
I was expecting a very different world considering that it's post apocalypse, but other than demons and magic everywhere and a difference of worship and fashion, it's not a whole lot different. They're still just like regular law students.
Noon's relationships with both Ari and Peter worried me though. I really like Ari, but I really didn't like how they were always grabbing at her and holding her against her will.  The possessiveness got old really fast. Unlike books like Twilight, Noon became her own person and didn't need to define herself with her relationships, in fact, she's very adamant about it.
I had a hard time putting this book down, which surprised me. I found myself reading all the time, including while I was walking (I'm surprisingly good at that), instead of watching TV or packing and before bed. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one.


The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
313 Pages
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

OMG this book was good. I can't say I'm overly surprised, but I am glad. Back in the day when Harry Potter was all the rage and the first movie was just coming out, I was totally hating on it. People kept talking about it and the hype was driving me crazy. My mom went out and bought me the first book and told me that if I was going to hate it, then I should at least read it first so I could hate it for the right reasons. I read it and, of course, fell in love with the series. From that point on, I decided that I would do this for all the books that were big in pop culture so that I could make up my own mind. Hence why I read Twilight and why I picked up this one. It was beautifully written and the characters were amazing. I loved them all. It was extremely heartbreaking, but well worth feeling heartbroken over. I highly recommend reading this book.


Books that I am currently reading


The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
by H.P. Lovecraft
Page 16 of 360

by George R.R. Martin
Page 465 of 1128
(I tried to pick this up and read it, but couldn't do more than a few chapters in a row. How am I ever going to finish this by the end of the year?) 

Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery #1)
by Bailey Cates
Page 36 of 319

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Technical Difficulties

I seem to have terrible luck with computers. Mine has been slowly dying for the last year and has finally gotten to the stage of sickness that it won't even turn on anymore.... It may well be dead.
I'm still trying to blog when I can, but it's now reserved to using my phone app, which only does so much, and stolen moments at work. I promise I'm still working on some posts. They are turning towards long winded at the moment and are taking more time than I'd like, but will hopefully be up soon.
 
 Please stay tuned. Hopefully I will be back up and running in no time

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Geek Clothes That Make Me Happy!

I know I'm always going on about Geek clothes, but I just can't help it. I really do love that so many wonderful geeky brands are available for women these days. No more buying boxy men's shirts and modifying them to fit me. Now all I have to do is go online and I can find tons of amazing geek fashion!
 
As usual, I'll start with Her Universe, who has just released a ne Transformers line!
 
 
I totally want to be Optimus Prime

 

 
These leggings are more than meets the eye




 
Almost all of their clothing is now coming in Plus sizing too, which is pretty cool.
 
I also really, really want this fancy Darth Vader dress
 
 
 
 
Speaking of fun Star Wars dresses, check out these cute Japanese style dresses from we love fine


 
They also have these cute Stormtrooper shorts that are perfect for summer
 
 
You may remember that I did a post on the girly side of Star Wars and featured Foreverwars.
She now has a new etsy store called UtinniBikini featuring these awesome dresses
 

 
I want this dress soooooo badly!


 
 
If Star Wars isn't your style, try this awesome She-Ra dress from 80's tees


 
or maybe more Sailor Scout dresses from living dead
Yes, they're now offering the Outer Scouts!


Maybe you're Sher-locked instead. Gold Bubble certainly is





I'm sure you'll find is perfectly logical to buy these fantastic Star Trek skirts from
Radioactive Nerd






I can't decide what outfits I want to buy first! Maybe I should just get all of them and save myself some time.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

52 Review - July Edition



Summer is the time to go out and relax on the beach. I like to read on the beach if given the chance. Then again, I like to read anywhere and everywhere.
This month I managed to get quite a bit of reading done for the challenge. Mind you I had a week off at the beginning of the month, followed then by the flu, so there was quite a bit of time to read.
Reading and sleeping; what more could you ask for on a vacation or home with the flu?
Maybe a beach or maybe not to be sick? Either way, I have my book, I'm content



by Lauren M. Roy


293 Pages

Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk…
Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She’s lived that life, and the price she paid was far too high to ever want to return.
Elly Garrett hasn’t known any life except that of fighting the supernatural werewolf-like beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side—until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on.
When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safe keeping, those Val holds nearest and dearest are put in mortal peril. Now Val and Elly will have to team up, along with a mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and lesbian succubi, to stop the Jackals from getting their claws on the book and unleashing unnamed horrors…

The thing about reading as much as I do is that when I find an author that I like, I tend to devour every book of theirs that I can get my hands on. But while I'm waiting for their new books to come out in paperback, I'm forced to try and find new books by new authors in hopes of striking gold. I don't often have very good luck with that.
When I picked up this book, I was hoping for a nice, silly read. I was surprised when it actually seemed to take itself seriously; happily surprised. It was actually pretty good.
There was a really good dynamic between the characters and no messy love triangles, which I was a little worried about at one point. It's nice when someone can write male/female friendships well. Even the case of unrequited love didn't interfere with the fact that friendship came first.
I really loved the succubi. They were adorable.
I'm sad that this is the only book in the series that is out yet. Seems like I'll be waiting for more books from one more author.
378 Pages
Katie Langford had been part of her family's acrobatic troupe working in a small traveling circus -- until a terrible fire killed her parents. Years later, still with the circus but stuck in an abusive marriage to a drunk, Katie fled to Brighton, a seaside resort town whose music halls meant no circus need visit.
Lionel Hawkens was a professional Air Magician who had a permanent job at the Palace Music Hall in Brighton. His shows never failed to enchant the ever-changing crowds, for even though he wasn't a Master, Lionel's sylphs helped him keep his shows far above average. Lionel wasn't the only one at the Palace who had magical abilities. Jack Prescott had lost a leg in the Boer Wars, but had a steady job at the Palace as the doorman. Jack had preternatural awareness of all flame, for he was also a magician and his aspect was Fire.
When Katie answered the Palace's call for a new assistant with stage experience, she couldn't believe her luck. Lionel could not believe it either -- not only had he found a perfectly suited assistant, but he could tell that Katie was like Jack: a magician whose aspect was Fire.
Though Jack and Lionel could see the glowing salamanders that snuggled up to Katie like a couple of cats, she herself seemed blind to the little Fire Elementals. Katie's power was blocked -- a potentially dangerous situation for everyone around her -- and Lionel and Jack could tell that she was hiding something. Something that frightened her.
Would the two magicians be able to teach Katie to control her Element before whatever threatened her became real?
Mercedes Lackey is one of the few authors that I have read almost the entire collection of. I wait patiently year after year for her books to come out in paperback and then quickly devour them, then having to wait all over again for new ones to come out.
I've been finding in the last few years that her books can be hit or miss, but I was happy that this one was a hit.
This one took on a darker tone with spousal abuse. It gave a very real view of what it was like to be a woman in that era, considered property of her husband and unable to escape him other than running away. This only proves to be a short, if happy reprieve from him, until he turns back up to take possession of her once again.
the relationship between the 3 main characters is quite wonderful. I enjoy the mutual respect that they find for one another, despite coming from very different backgrounds. Even the love story that was introduced into it didn't seem at all forced, which was nice. Certainly not necessary, but nice none the less.
Now, if only Bastion would come out in paperback soon.... I feel like I've been waiting forever.




by Joanne Fluke


326 Pages

The residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, are planning to paint the town red, white, and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July--but the fireworks are already going off at Hannah Swensen's bake shop, The Cookie Jar. . .
Hannah Swensen thought she'd finally discovered the recipe for a perfect life. But her sometime beau Norman Rhodes tosses a surprise ingredient into the mix when he phones to tell her he's just bought a house from local drugstore clerk Rhonda Scharf--which he plans to tear down in order to build the dream home he and Hannah designed. It seems the plan has been cooking for quite some time, and Hannah's shocked. Especially since her ring finger is still very much bare. . .
The good news is that the soon-to-be-torn-down house is full of antiques--and Norman has given Hannah and her mother first dibs. They uncover some gorgeous old furniture, a patchwork quilt. . .and Rhonda Scharf's dead body. A little more sleuthing turns up the half-eaten remains of a very special dinner for two--and one of The Cookie Jar's famous lemon meringue pies. Now it's up to Hannah to turn up the heat--and get busy tracking down clues. Starting in her very own kitchen. . .
Includes nine original cookie and dessert recipes for you to try!

Like the title infers, these books are total junk food. I started reading them a few years back, solely for the recipes that they held inside. I mean, who can resist cookie, pie and cake recipes along side a murder?
These books aren't that great, but they can be kind of fun. Hence why this is my TBR book for the month. Sadly, this one was the worst of all the ones I've read so far.

The book basically breaks down like this:

1. She thinks she's fat and goes on a diet (this ends up being the case of bringing home the wrong sized pants)
2. No one has proposed to her yet, despite the fact that she is not currently in a committed relationship with either of the 2 guys that she's been dating since the first book.
3. She thinks it's because she's fat that no one has proposed yet.
4. She's not sure she wants either one to propose.
5. She ends up going on some weird dates with both of them at the same time.
6. Apparently coffee has no calories (this is mentioned on so many occasions I actually had to look it up. Who knew?)
7. There is a murder (again) and only she can solve it despite having no training.
8. The police seem totally cool with her solving the crime for them.
9. She ends up being in the wrong place at the right time to:
a) find the body (or be with the person who does)
b) find the next attempted victim before they can die
c) get attacked by the murderer and put the final pieces into place

Hopefully the recipes will make up for the lack of a good plot in this one. Now, onto the next book in this 18 and counting book series



 
by Brandon Sanderson


382 Pages

In the three hundred years since the events of the Mistborn trilogy, science and technology have marched on. Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads, electric lighting, and even the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.
Yet even with these advances, the magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for those attempting to establish order and justice.
One is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax must now put away his guns and assume the duties incumbent upon the head of a noble house—until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

I was really looking forward to a new Mistborn book, but other than the Allomancy and some odd religions stemming from the characters in the original series, this book had very little to do with it.
If anything, it felt like a western, full of cowboys and outlaws, with a little bit of magic mixed in for fun. And it was fun. I really enjoyed it; well, most of it.
I'm really sad that the series started with the main character's girlfriend being fridged. Sure, it kind of adds to his character development, but not enough that I even find this method justifiable. I suppose it allows for a new woman to come on the scene as a potential love interest.
I was really looking forward to the ending of this, and yes, the main plot wraps up very well, but the secondary plot is quickly glossed over and left unfinished and unsatisfying. I'm assuming this is because the are 2 more books being written in this series, but neither of them are out yet and he seems to be focusing on other things. More books to wait for I guess...


359 Pages

For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a Foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a soldier fighting in the battle, are set on paths that will bind their lives together. But those paths are filled with complications and dangers, for Moiraine, of the Royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power. "New Spring" related some of these events, in compressed form; New Spring: The Novel tells the whole story.

Since we're on the subject of waiting for books, The Wheel of Time was the longest, most drawn out series that I've ever read. I came into the series when book 9 came out back in 2000.
Due to Robert Jordan's unfortunate battle with cardiac amyloidosis, the series, understandably, crawled to a halt. Knowing that this disease would bring about his death, which it sadly did in 2007, Jordan passed all his knowledge of the series to Brandon Sanderson (see author above).  After a lot of research, Sanderson picked up the torch and finished the last 3 novels, the finale being released last year. And it was EPIC!
This is the only series that I bought in hardcover as they came out and I now own all of them that way.

I digress....
Over the years as the books have come out, I've given myself a refresher of what happened through Encyclopedia WOT. I always told myself that when the series was finished, I'd go back and read all of the books front to back. So, this is my new beginning, starting with New Spring.
This book actually came out mid-series, but it is technically a prequel, so I figured it was best to start there. It's nice to reread a book like this. I've been through so much with Moraine, Lan and Suian and it's quite fun to see their origins.
Since I've refreshed myself with the series so many times (and in so many different formats), I can now pick out all the foreshadowing that's been put into it and I love all the nods to the characters that will become important later.
There were suppose to be 2 more prequels between this and Eye Of The World, but Jordan was never able to write them. I can see where he was slowing working those plots into it and I'm saddened that we will never get to read them. Robert Jordan is an author that I will always truly miss.



 
by Barb Hendee


324 Pages

In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.
But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.
A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls are plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their "skills" to find the killer.
With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them — of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace — and the danger around them seems to grow with each passing night.

This was another one of those books that I picked up while still waiting on paperback copies of other books. It looked silly, it looked fun, what did I have to lose?
Despite being over 300 pages, I read this book in less than 24 hours. I didn't even change my reading habits too much. It was just a super easy read. The letters were big, it was nicely spaced and the story flowed really well. I didn't even realize that I had read over half the book by lunch time. It was a good enough story that it kept me thinking about it all afternoon and I couldn't wait to finish it.
I really liked the 2 main female characters, even if they were a bit cliché. I thought that the 2 main male characters were going to be introduced as love interests, and there are certainly times that it's a possibility, but I found the more I read about them, the less that I liked them. Their struggle with right and wrong was well played and I could understand why they made the choices that they did, even if I didn't agree with them.
They mystery of the dead girls was alright. I actually figured it out about half way through, but then again, I read enough fantasy and cheesy mysteries (see above) that it was an easy deduction.
I enjoyed this book enough that I will go out and get the next one, which is thankfully already in paperback.



Books that I am currently reading


The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
by H.P. Lovecraft
Page 16 of 360
(Should this still be on the list if I haven't read anything out of it for many months?)

by George R.R. Martin
Page 431 of 1128

Wrayth (Book of the Order #3)
by Philippa Ballantine
Page 50 of 309

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Batman Day!

Happy Batman Day Everyone!!

Holy Caped Crusader!

Yes, that's right, today marks the 75th Anniversary of our favourite detective in spandex!

To celebrate, I've compiled my favorite Batman pictures that I've collected over the years. 



art by EternaLegend





























I love you too Bats...




Thanks to everyone for loving Batman and sorry for the lack of art tags. If you know who any of this art belongs to, please drop me a line and I'll add it in