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laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2014-07-30 07:30 am

Reading Wednesday

Avengers Assemble, vol. 1 - I believe this was intended to be a jumping off point from the "Avengers" Whedon movie.

While it's a crossover event with Guardians of the Galaxy, I was able to follow the plot decently well despite being unfamiliar with the GoG.

This book is high on action but low on characterization, making me feel kind of "meh" about it. Clint Barton constantly cracking jokes about his own stupidity, Hulk did nothing for me, etc.

I don't regret having read it, but I'm glad I got this from the library & didn't buy it. The art didn't do much for me, either. I have higher hopes for DeConnick's run, which I believe follows this one.

Anne of Green Gables - I know I read this at some point in my childhood, but it was never a favorite series for me, even though my sister had them on the shelves.
It was my sister's copy that I borrowed; I picked it up while sitting in her living room during some family function.

I loved it, all of it. Anne herself is a critique on the silliness of Victorian society, & she also grows up into an understanding and gracious woman.

I'm really excited to read the next books in the series - I can't remember ever having read them, & I'm eager to see what Anne & Marilla do next.

The Kingdom of Gods - I'm having a hard time figuring out why I disliked this book so much, especially considering that I enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy quite a bit.

The dialogue, the endless exposition, all of it - I got two-thirds of the way through & just cannot stand it, cannot finish it. I think it's the pacing that's throwing me off, or perhaps Sieh's voice, I'm not sure.

Saga #21 - I miss Lying Cat.
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[personal profile] liseuse 2014-07-30 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the Anne books. I think I've read them once every couple of years since I was a kid. And I have very fond memories of the TV miniseries - though I doubt that would stand up to a rewatch.
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[personal profile] liseuse 2014-07-30 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't remember which version it was I watched - there was a UK made adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, but it could have been the Canadian TV film.
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[personal profile] lileyo 2014-07-30 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Anne of Green Gables! Gosh, I love that series. Anne just makes me happy. I live vicariously through persnickety stubborn characters with hearts of gold. <3 Books one through four are so good. I also really love the last one, book eight. I found five through seven kind of boring, but it's worth it to get to eight with the proper setup.

I also just discovered through Wikipedia that a ninth book was published in 2009 that LM Montgomery had nearly finished when she died. I'd had no idea! Although I guess a lot of it was published previously as a book of short stories that I know I read, but I can't remember any of it. I might have to check it out now.
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[personal profile] jinian 2014-07-30 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, I love your Yamada icon! Good to know about Avengers Assemble, it doesn't sound like I'd be into it either.
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[personal profile] oyceter 2014-07-31 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Awwww, Anne! Rilla of Ingleside is one of my favorites of the series (though really, I love pretty much all of them, and some are just not as memorable as opposed to being bad), especially the hat-kicking scene.
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[personal profile] wintercreek 2014-07-31 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, the Anne books! I'm reading them all right now for the umpteenth time. Curious to hear what you think of the rest of the series.
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[personal profile] taeli 2014-08-01 09:45 am (UTC)(link)
I just read Anne of Green Gables this week as well. I thought I had read it in the past but nothing tickled my memory except the very beginning when Matthew picks up Anne at the train station, so I am not sure if I attempted to read it before and didn't get very far or if I just remember that from Anne related TV.
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[personal profile] bibliofile 2014-08-01 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, I'm old and the only one worried about Lying Cat? (I'm reading only the collections, not the individual issues.)