The Mailbox Post July 6th to 11th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:

Tynga's Reviews

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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Good Morning everyone. I hope you all had a good week. Its been completely crazy here in real life and just when you think you have one thing handled another one pops up. Since my post was scheduled in advance last week and I wasn’t on the blog most of the week as you probably could tell as nothing much was posted except for scheduled post.

Last Monday night my mother was rushed to the hospital and she had to have angioplasty done. They discovered that one of her arteries was really bad and would require a by-pass surgery but at this time she is unwell because of the mini heart attacks she was having. They put a stint in to help but they don’t know what else to do because she is so sick. So needless to say I have been at the hospital most evenings and trying to keep Michael entertained during the day.

Anyways we did go out to chapters because I was just feeling blah and needed a change of scenery so these are the things that came home with me:

Ana of California is a modern retelling of Anne of Green Gables so when I heard about this I had to pick it up. Through all the stuff that is going on it makes me long for New Brunswick and wishing I could be going back for a vacation.

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I clearly don’t need another mug but this was too cute to pass up.

So this is all I got this past week. What about you? 

Review/ Courtney Crumrin Tales of a Warlock Vol. 7

Review/ Courtney Crumrin Tales of a Warlock Vol. 7Courtney Crumrin Tales of a Warlock by Ted Naifeh
Published by Oni Press on March 18th 2015
Pages: 128
Source: Book From Library
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Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, General, Young Adult

At long last, Courtney Crumrin Tales returns... in full color! Though the Witches and Warlocks of Hillsborough keep to themselves under Ravenna’s Law, there are outliers who are a danger to others. The Anti-Sorcery Society, headed by mortal Horace Crisp, seeks to destroy these individuals, and Aloysius Crumrin, an eager young man, offers his assistance–keeping his magical ancestry to himself, of course. But he doesn't count on Alice Crisp, Horace’s tenacious daughter, accompanying him on missions, or on trusting her with his secret… or on falling in love. Which proves more dangerous than anything when Horace becomes his enemy…

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Final Spell Vol.6

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Final Spell Vol.6Courtney Crumin The Final Spell Published by Oni Press on August 20, 2014
Pages: 152
Source: Book From Library

On the run from the Coven with her former teacher Calpurnia, Courtney Crumrin is quickly learning just how sinister the witches and warlocks of Hillsborough can be - but she never thought she'd see the day when Uncle Aloysius turned on her as well. It's a lot harder to fight a battle when the only family you care about is against you, and Courtney's only salvation may lie in the Twilight Kingdom - and away from the mortal world. But Aloysius won't give up his niece so easily, even if he has to fight the night creatures to do it!

Originally this was suppose to be the final book in the Courtney Crumrin series but I see they did another volume which I am just about to read.

Like the previous books it picks right up where volume 5 ended which I think is really nice. I am sure they could have combined all the comics into one volume or even two but that is just my opinion.

This will be basically a mini review because I don’t want to give to much away. This was a quick read and I really enjoyed this one. Its nice to see how much Courtney has grown from the first volume. She is a cute and spunky girl who takes nothing from no one.

Courtney is reunited with her former teacher Calpurnia and they are on the run from the Coven. It seems like everyone has turned on Courtney even her uncle. It appears like Courtney knows too much and they are trying to get to her and make her forget everything she knows but will she allow that?

In this volume Courtney dominates and lets nothing stand in her way.

This was a fast pace read.

 

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Witch Next Door Vol 5

Review/ Courtney Crumrin The Witch Next Door Vol 5Courtney Crumrin, Volume 5: The Witch Next Door by Ted Naifeh
Published by Oni Press on May 14th 2014
Pages: 148
Source: Book From Library
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Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, General, Young Adult

The first five issues of the full-color Courtney Crumrin comic series are collected for the first time in a special hardcover edition! Holly Hart is new to Hillsborough and witchcraft. When her family moves in next to Courtney, the two girls quickly become friends. But as Courtney watches Holly making the same mistakes she once made, she begins to have second thoughts about teaching the girl magic. And when Holly sees the aftermath of the other children's

One of the good things about getting back into the library is being able to catch up on some graphic novels that I discovered last summer and imagine my surprise when I discovered that the next three volumes of Courtney Crumrin  were out. I quickly borrowed them because I wanted to catch up.

The Witch Next Door is volume 5 and they are super quick reads. It picks right up from where volume 4 left off which is really nice.

In this graphic novel a new girl (Holly) moves in and its right across from Courtney’s uncle’s house. Courtney is thrilled to finally have a friend and things are going really good until magic steps in between their friendship. Courtney and Holly get along so well because they both are deemed as outcast and appear to be exactly alike in manner and style of clothing. I think Holly is thrilled to finally have found a friend.

I don’t want to say much more about the book because I can literally give it away. Its a really good read and if your a fan of dark graphic novels then I have to recommend this. It was nice to see how much Courtney has grown emotionally, mentally and magically.

 

Library Loot May 4th Edition

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

This is my first trip to the library this month. Even though its been a little cool I have been trying to make it a point to walk over to the library on a weekly bases to bring books back. I decided that I really need to limit what I borrow because I am having to bring books back that I didn’t get a chance to read or finish and I was at my limit so I was unable to renew them.

This time I only have two and I still have to read the graphic novels from the last trip. So this is what I borrowed:

I spotted this in the new release teen section and grabbed it. I decide this summer that I am going to have a Judy Blume read-a-thon because I am so behind on her books and I loved reading Judy Blume’s books when I was younger.

I realized this week that I am so behind on James Patterson’s books and I really need to get caught up so also this summer I plan on borrowing the ones I missed from the library and reading them. James Patterson books are the kind of books I love to read because they are sit on the edge of you seat kind of books.

Have you read any of these?

Library Loot April 27th Edition

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I wasn’t planning on going to the library this week because I really wanted to read what I still had borrowed but I ended up getting a call for these two books that I had reserved so I walked over to get them and they were:

i stumbled upon these graphic novels last summer so I am excited to see where the story goes.

Do you read graphic novels? What are some of your favorites you have read?

Write On Review-a-Thon

Write On Review-a-Thon

Tonight I was going through my blog roll and I stumbled upon this, Write On Review-a-Thon hosted by Brianna from the blog The Book Vixen. What I didn’t realize was that its a monthly event. What a great way to keep on track if you should fall behind in your reviews especially if your doing a read a thon.

If you curious to see when the next Write On Review-a-Thon is click on this.

I know I can’t be the only blogger who is behind in writing reviews for their blog right? Please tell me I am not alone? So I figured that I am going to sign up (Here) and this weekend I am going to force myself to sit down and finally tackle the review pile of books. I am determined to get these posted for the month of May and June.

My review list includes:

  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
  • Fakebook
  • In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
  • Courtney Crumrin vol 5, 6 & 7
  • Girl Online
  • Attachments
  • Captivated by You

I have a few more that I will add to the list I just need to double check that they aren’t posted already.

Will you be taking part in this?