Pull List Loot: September 10, 2014

Sep 10
Pardon my shadow

When Marvel Unlimited put a month subscription on sale for 99 cents I was there. It let me discover a lot of great comics. I didn’t renew when the price went back up, but I might in the future. There are still tons of comics I’d like to get started on. But for now I think I’ve gotten enough to keep me busy. One of the series I picked up? The new run of X-Men with the all female cast. LOVE it. Also in the mix is Black Widow. I was missing #5 and my comics shop was able to get it for me. Still missing #7 so now I get to track that one down. I might break down and get it digitally just so I know what that storyline is because as far as I understand it’s the end of an arc then go back later and grab it. The last one is Elekra. I actually haven’t started this one yet, but people who have similar taste in comics have raved so I’m willing to try.

 

So have you picked up any new comics this week? What would you do if you were missing a pivotal issue that your usual store couldn’t get you?

Literary Loot

IMG_0128This time I decided to mix it up a bit. Instead of having separate LLs for Library, Comics and the books I buy, you get a three-for. I actually bought a couple on e format as well, but that’s a post for another day.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This one has been praised from people I trust about books (and a few who are kinda sketchy…) so I figure it has to be good. It is described as Robin Hood meets Oceans Eleven on its Goodreads description, how can I ignore that? I love me some good hiest.  Library
  • Saga #22 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. This one is on my pull list so it’s gonna come up monthly. I’m having fun figuring out how things are going to play out.  Comics
  • Henna House by Nomi Eve. I’ll be honest. I don’t remember how this one got on my radar, but here it is. I even had its publishing date on my calendar so that’s how much I was looking forward to it. My oldest spawn has his first day of school yesterday so we did our tradition of First Day of School Pizza which I followed up with a new tradition now that he’s a reader with First Day of School Book at our local indie bookstore. I originally wasn’t getting anything, but who am I kidding? I can’t walk into a bookstore without buying a book. Print – bought 

What books have you brought home? In print? Digitally?

 

Pull List

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One day I’ll think of a better title for this one, but here it is. Literary Loot: Pull List? I don’t know.

Actually only The Wicked and the Divine #3  was on my pull list. However, Amanda from Book Riot inspired me with Storm and Elektra. I didn’t get the new Elektra that was out though because the store was missing issue #4. I think I need to put X-Men (Marvel Now) on my pull list. I really loved the first 11 (except two in the middle that seem to be from a whole different storyline and it was super confusing). I’ll add Storm and Elektra if I dig them.

From left

  • Storm #1 
  • Storm #2
  • The Wicked and the Divine #3
  • Elektra #1
  • Elektra #2
  • Elektra #3

 

 

To Be (No Longer) Unread: Backlist

At the beginning of every month I like setting out a few backlist books that I’m trying to get to sooner than later. Sometimes I get to them, sometimes I get distracted and read a book about snark and violence (my weakness).

This month’s tentative picks:

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

A book about a man whose identity gets stolen only to have the impostor living his life better than he was doing it? I was already intrigued. Now Ferris is on the long list for the Man Booker. Time to move it up the TBR list. I know it’s technically not backlist, but it’s my list so I get to make the rules.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

This will be my third Ishiguro. I’m not in love with his stories, but there is something about his writing that keeps me coming back. (Plus I need an “I” for one of my spell it out challenges.)

Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

I just finished Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (I just love typing her name out) and feel like continuing the theme of learning more about regions I know very little about.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Now that I’ve dived headfirst into comics I feel like this is the right time to read this one. I still feel bad I pulled a DNF with The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (the want was there, the action, not so much).

The House Girl

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

I have no other reasons than it just called to me from the shelf. I’ve got to respect that.

The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

I adore Rumi. I found a book of his poetry when I was in high school and started collecting them ever since. I got my husband into him to the point when my husband travels he takes a copy with him as a kind of talisman. In fact when any of us travel we take a copy. I even put a volume in my young sons’ suitcase when they went to their grandparents’ house for three weeks this summer. So this historical fiction about the Sufi poet? I’m in.

 

What books are you hoping to put on your “no longer UNread” pile?