Honestly... this book isn't that great to me. While the book is printed on excellent pages and the color is great I found it lacking. The cover art shHonestly... this book isn't that great to me. While the book is printed on excellent pages and the color is great I found it lacking. The cover art shows Snow White so I expected more known Disney titles. I suppose the title does say "hidden" so I should've known the art would be from obscure projects that are pretty much unknown to most. This book is mainly for people who are way into Disney artist and remember this is from the Golden Age so there aren't many illustrations from canon. I think just some Pinocchio and Snow White. There are some really neat dragon illustrations that I enjoyed. Otherwise.. meh. ...more
I'm quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! I saw it at the library and decided to check it out and see what the book was all about and lovedI'm quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! I saw it at the library and decided to check it out and see what the book was all about and loved it. It has great colored pictures with hilarious comments that are written from the point of view from the cat in the picture. This would be a perfect coffee table book or book in your guest room. Another reviewer on goodreads mentioned that this book is similar to Humans of New York, which I've heard about on Facebook but had no idea it was a book. Let alone written in the format of this book. So I just put that one on hold at the library. Can't wait to read that one too. I also had no idea Felines of New York was a website until I read that in the back of the book so right now while writing this I am also checking out that hilarious website. ...more
I'd been wanting to check out this book ever since I heard about it. I mean.. who doesn't want to be happier. If you are as happy as you could possiblI'd been wanting to check out this book ever since I heard about it. I mean.. who doesn't want to be happier. If you are as happy as you could possibly be well lucky you. I was at my cousin's house a few months back and saw she owned the book and asked if I could borrow it. I like these little suggestive help books. I read through them and get ideas and I'm proud to say I have already been doing quite a few things this book mentioned. Seriously... I think this women did a lot of research for this book. Who knew there were so many sources out there to find happiness. Two references she mentioned in this book are St. Therese's The Story of a Soul and Dalia Lama The Art of Happiness both I have never read so I put immediately on hold at the library.
The author takes on this Happiness Project for an entire year, each month focusing on something different in her life. For examples marriage, kids, work, (I skipped those two chapters), a chapter about eternity (though she is not religious) friends and other topics. Really what I found most promising in the book was a section about getting rid of clutter. Most of the reviews I read on this book also liked that part. She must've just written it so well it inspired all of us. I've personally been working on my own happiness project for about 10 years now. I suffered from a bad depression in my early 20s and ever since then I try to do things that make me happy. A lot of what the book talks about I figured out on my own.
Some people have commented that the author really has nothing to be unhappy about. She comes from wealth has a great marriage, a great job, and all that. I think though it's unfair to judge someone for these reasons. I remember one time there was a huge wildfire in the city I live in. It went through a wealthy area of homes (over 400 burned) and I just kept hearing people talk about the fact that it wasn't a big deal because it happened to wealthy people. These people lost everything in the fire as far as possessions. I'm talking about photographs, keepsakes, pets, things that mattered to them. It shouldn't have mattered how much money they had. Unhappiness can happen to ANYONE.
I think this was a positive book and a good read if you really are looking for happiness. One of the parts of the book that annoyed me was that she was talking about being in contact with friends more. Apparently she is one of "those" friends who just got too busy with their lives to bother to stay in touch with people and thinks that by sending a birthday card each year to her friends that is going to solve that. I totally disagree. I tried to reach out to friends who were just like her.. and honestly I got tired of trying to get them to be my friend. If they reached out to me after 10 years and then just think we are going to chat on the phone every weekend it's just not going to happen. Rubin was upset that one of her friends didn't really respond to her trying to reconnect after 10 years. Huh.
It was an good read... though I won't take a year to try to do what she did. And like the book Eat, Pray, Love it must be nice to be able to do this project and get paid to try to be happy....more
I haven't read anything previously with Deathstroke except Suicide Squad. I say that because most reviews I read about this comic are people comparingI haven't read anything previously with Deathstroke except Suicide Squad. I say that because most reviews I read about this comic are people comparing the New 52 Deathstroke to the other version. I do know of the other one was an older man.. grey hair and a beard. Apparently this one is more like the guy in Arrow (Manu Bennett). There are A LOT of characters in this comic... so many cameos including Batman. Is he in everything or what? The comic has a spoiler for the Suicide Squad comics though I didn't think it was a big deal but if you want to avoid it read those first. This is another comic about father/son issues. Slade Wilson (Deathstroke) is of course trying to help and save his family. I didn't love this comic. Just a lot of stuff going on so I am not sure if this is going to be a comic series that gets a lot of issues if it doesn't pick up some with the story. The artwork is amazing. 2 out of 5 ...more
OK... I really had no idea what this was going to be about when I first checked it out from the library. Turns out that Arkham was destroyed in the BaOK... I really had no idea what this was going to be about when I first checked it out from the library. Turns out that Arkham was destroyed in the Batman Eternal Comics (I haven't been reading those) so Wayne Manor is now Arkham because of martial law. So... Batman goes undercover as a patient in Arkham in his own house. He goes all detective mode because as soon at Arkham Manor opens patients are dying. I thought this was a good Batman detective comic. We don't have him running all over Gotham, we get him running around the mansion the entire issue figuring things out. Though it does concern me about the future Arkham Manor comics. Will they all be taking place in the mansion with Batman running around trying to figure things out??? I liked this comic but there are just so many Batman titles out there I am not sure if this one can hold up.
I have really enjoyed this Batman series. This one I was a little confused at the beginning. Where did Alfred's daughter come from ( I think I read thI have really enjoyed this Batman series. This one I was a little confused at the beginning. Where did Alfred's daughter come from ( I think I read that this was in Batman Eternal I just can't keep up). At the beginning of the comic BOOM the Justice League shows up and starts attacking Batman. Who then reveals that the Joker is back. He has sent out a toxin to all of Gotham. (It is never revealed how the Justice League is given the toxin). So this comic takes everything you know about the Joker and throws it out the window. MAJOR SPOILERS COMING. I wouldn't normally put the spoilers in my comic reviews but we've got to talk about this. The Joker is now out to kill Batman (he never was before) and actually manages to do it by the end. Alfred loses a hand.... Joker's face is grown back on. There is a lot going on in this book. Plus I just read that there is a Batman vol. 8 coming up. So is Batman coming back from the dead already?? What happens to other comics in the Batman series when the main character dies off??? 3 out of 5...more
I have enjoyed the Aquaman series so much. I started reading it as soon as the New 52 relaunched all the comics and I think it is still wonderful. InI have enjoyed the Aquaman series so much. I started reading it as soon as the New 52 relaunched all the comics and I think it is still wonderful. In this comic we read about how Atlantis has been rejecting him. There have been many earthquakes and whatnot. This is because Arthur is half human and have Atlantian. He is trying to figure out how to fix this. In this issue the Martian Manhunter, Solovar and the flash villain Gorilla Grodd all make an appearance. Mera is such a strong character in the Aquaman comics, she isn't made some sort of sidekick. She is pretty much a main character. I really love the art work too. There is a great villain in this comic too, the Chimera, who is a good match for Aquaman especially since the Chimera can also speak to and control sea life. ...more
I am still really enjoying this series. I think that this is a perfect series for young girls and totally what the whole DC New 52 Batgirl revamp wasI am still really enjoying this series. I think that this is a perfect series for young girls and totally what the whole DC New 52 Batgirl revamp was going for but failed at. There are a few tie-ins to this comic. Loki makes and appearance and so does SHIELD. I am guessing it is the SHIELD from the show since those characters were the ones we read about here. The artist changes here so we lose some of those cool little funny drawings that happen in the backgrounds of the panels. Loki's part in this book is kind of funny. He tried to help Kamala's friend Bruno ask her out to a dance at their high school. Apparently there is a big story going on during the publication of this comic called Secret Wars so this is one of those comics stuck in limbo until that is over. Then I'll have to try to figure out what is happening after the Secret Wars. DC does this too. Ugh. I wish I knew a little more about the Marvel universe but alas there are just too many comics to keep up with....more
I feel like I am the only one reading this comic book series. Only 15 reviews on goodreads for it. 15!!! WHAT! Where are the He-Man fans??? I like thiI feel like I am the only one reading this comic book series. Only 15 reviews on goodreads for it. 15!!! WHAT! Where are the He-Man fans??? I like this comic book series. This particular volume is giving us a background one everyone. Adora and how she becomes She-Ra. We get to see how she becomes acquainted with Swift Wind. We get to see the mother of Skeletor too. The comic tells how the two swords are made (She-Ra's and He-Man's). Adam must become King of Eternia now that his father is passed so this is leading up to the next comic which isn't vol 6. It's a new name "He-Man and the Eternity War Vol 1). I just hope the He-Man comics don't end after the Eternity War Vol. 2. The art in this issue is really great. I just get so excited when I see She-Ra in anything. I mean... look at the cover on this issue!!! There is even a bonus story at the very end of the comic with a story about Adam as a young boy. ...more