Inbox // Outbox 1/23/16

Inbox

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

I’ve been on the list for this at the library for quite a while.  I’ve never read anything by Fisher before and, in honor of her passing, am looking forward to exploring what she has to say.  In addition, I’ve been engaging with Star Wars a great deal lately and this fits right in.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

This memoir has been on my library list for a while… I’m not really sure what to expect, but am going to give it a chance.

Darth Vader, Vol 1-4 by Kieron Gillen

This graphic novel series takes my current obsession with graphic novels and combines it with my Star Wars kick.  Vader isn’t my favorite character, but my brother told me these were good, so I’ll see how this goes.

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Outbox

Dragonflight & Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey

I’ve been on a fantasy kick lately and decided to dip my feet into McCaffrey’s Pern books.  Honestly, I wasn’t that impressed.  The world building is excellent.  I love the dragons and the structure of the society.  The characters, though, are extremely flat and I didn’t connect with any of them.

Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron by Charles Soule

As previously noted, I’ve been getting into Star Wars graphic novels.  Fast-paced and exciting, it tells a fun story.  I loved seeing more of Poe, but I wish Soule included more backstory.  You don’t learn anything new about him, which is disappointing because he’s such a great character.  Still, I look forward to the next volume.

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

I did something out of character with this one–I read it based on a recommendation in a magazine.  It’s a bit different than what I normal read, but I enjoyed it.  It’s about a group of middle-aged best friends who go on vacation together every year.  This year, they go whitewater rafting in the isolated woods of Maine.  Of course, things don’t go as planned.  I found myself playing the “just one more chapter” game before bed because I wanted to know what happened.  Plus, the cover is just so beautiful.

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

I’ve been itching to reread this for a while, but it’s so dense that it takes a long time to get through.  I remedied this by getting the audiobook from my library.  Although it gets boring at points and sometimes I lose track of who the characters are, I adore Tolkien’s masterpiece.  From the creation of Middle Earth to the tales of the Elves to the treachery of Morgoth, it’s a beautiful story that is easy to get lost in.  The reader was fantastic, which always helps.

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