Exactly what you'd expect from a Lemony Snicket book: infuriatingly wonderful, hilarious, and well written without telling you a damn thing about anytExactly what you'd expect from a Lemony Snicket book: infuriatingly wonderful, hilarious, and well written without telling you a damn thing about anything really.
Stop being so in love with yourself, Daniel, you're making me love you too....more
I was delighted when I found this gem (and another copy for the library!) in the children's section. WhenI find the weirdest stuff at Value Village.
I was delighted when I found this gem (and another copy for the library!) in the children's section. When I opened it to Aslan coming out of a stone tablet I knew.
Since then I've been playing with all the interactive tabs like a happy five year old. Being an adult is great.
Additional notes after reading:
This was a lovely little addition to the Narnia series. While it doesn't give you much in terms of extra info, it's a nice summary of the series and is definitely appropriate for younger readers of the series.
That being said, I'm still going to gush over every little interactive piece in this book until someone pulls it out of my hands. ...more
I was surprised how much I ended up liking this prequel to the Madoka Magica series. I mean its not The original clearly, but it does provide a surpriI was surprised how much I ended up liking this prequel to the Madoka Magica series. I mean its not The original clearly, but it does provide a surprising amount of depth to some of the characters and features a storyline I like.
Prophecies are my weaknesses at times. So is foretelling.
It's nice to see a lot of Mami and more of the gentler Kyouko that only appears near the end if the anime. Seeing Kyouko's interactions here with Yuma definitely helped me understand more her relationship with Sayaka later on as its clear, from the anime at any rate, that Yuma is no longer going to exist one way or another. In many ways Kyouko's interactions towards Yuma, her caring for her and her wish to protect her, provide the best context for which to understand her personality and actions within the anime.
It also makes her failure with Sayaka so much more tragic as she becomes yet another person the Kyouko cannot save. She sees Kyouko as Yuma, and perhaps that's the worst part of it all. There's failure and love all mixed up in there along with emotional displacement and pure, undeniable loneliness.
And yes I'm going to use this argument for all further discussions of the "pairing".
Don't you dare get me started in that people. This is a series about friendship, deep friendship I'll grant you, but it never crosses the line into sexual love of any kind. Lets be clear on that.
All in all, I really liked this. It was intriguing to read about the others and their backstories, considering we see so little of them in the anime, and was a nice little manga that made me long to watch the series all over again. 4-4.5/5...more
This was an interesting piece that sort of fits in with the rest of Feed, but also is kind of like a deranged nightmare Seanan had and decided to inflThis was an interesting piece that sort of fits in with the rest of Feed, but also is kind of like a deranged nightmare Seanan had and decided to inflict on the rest of us :D...more
No rating will be given, as I have not finished the book and thus cannot give aI tried to read this once.
I couldn't...I just couldn't get past page 3.
No rating will be given, as I have not finished the book and thus cannot give an adequate review on the entirety of the piece, but anything marked as DNF or a book I gave up on is usually around the 1-2/5 mark....more
The In His Eyes Anthology is a nice compilation of a variety of short stories, and excerpts from the author's various novels, but told through his eyeThe In His Eyes Anthology is a nice compilation of a variety of short stories, and excerpts from the author's various novels, but told through his eyes.
I like being punny
While I enjoyed most of these, I think I really would've like it more had it featured a more balanced ratio between the small quantity of short stories and the large amount of excerpts. Not knowing who these characters were or having any background made me feel isolated for quite a few of the stories in here. There were a fair few, Jessie Harrell's story about Eros for instance, that I did enjoy, but on the whole I felt like a third wheel.
It's a weird analogy, but I'm using it.
Nevertheless, it's a nice collection for the those who know the authors' various works, or who want to get a taste of them.
This short story, involving Link and his incubuness, was a nice addition to the Caster Chronicles and made me long for both a re-read of the series (gThis short story, involving Link and his incubuness, was a nice addition to the Caster Chronicles and made me long for both a re-read of the series (god I've forgotten everything) and to finally get my hands on Beautiful Chaos.
(Which probably won't happen because I am: A. Lazy B. Cheap and C. Need to re-read the series again.)
On its own Dream Dark had everything I like about the Chronicles as a whole: Funny bits, Southern flair, and a prose I can't help but get sucked into. In relation to the rest of the series, the story did feel a bit meh as it mostly revolved around Link adapting to life as an incubus and didn't really go into further details about the big, ol' apocalypse storyline that's about to go down. It was nice to see some Link and Riley action, but I have to admit I wasn't/aren't totally pleased with the way their obviously unhealthy relationship is going.
That's why there is book 3 and 4, Carissa
One other thing that bugged me was how short the enovella was (the short story itself only a few chapters, while the rest is the first like 4 chapters of Beautiful Chaos); a fact that wouldn't gotten me madder (since I did pay for the damn thing) if I had actually started/read Beautiful Chaos, but instead I ended up enjoying reading the angst and paranormal filled excerpt, and started remembering all the fun stuff I had forgotten about this series.
While I usually enjoy extra stories/enovellas within a series, I seem to have a hard time really liking any in Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series.While I usually enjoy extra stories/enovellas within a series, I seem to have a hard time really liking any in Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series. Never to Sleep, a novella about Sophie, a character I definitely have never cared for, was definitely my least favorite of the series, and really felt like an added story just to introduce Luca and have a reason for Sophie to join the gang.
And smack on Kaylee. to which the fangirl girlfriend in my mind is very very against