Almost a superhero

Side-kicked Side-Kicked by Russell Brettholtz, Miguel Mendonca, Bong Dazo

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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads blurb:

It should come as no surprise to learn that within the superhero “community,” egos run rampant. But how does all that free-flowing narcissism impact those just outside the spotlight? Chicago finds out when five of the city’s most loyal Sidekicks finally grow tired of being disrespected by both the prima donnas they work with and the citizenry they strive to protect. And it’s not like the Windy City needs yet another labor upheaval…

The graphic is fine, all the hero and villain costumes are quite cool, the powers they have might be interesting, but there’s not much use of them. There’re very few panels that show you some action, most of them is talking or thinking about heroes’ ignorance toward their sidekicks. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind some dialogs instead of action, it just wasn’t that interesting. Continue reading “Almost a superhero”

The magical 100

post-milestone-100-2xThere comes the time when you realize you’ve been writing long enough to hit this magical number of 100 posts :D. I admit, I was rather surprised that I already got there. I though it might take me longer, but here it is 😀

To those who wonder why I haven’t put the 100 posts achievement from WP – this post is the one, so I will add the image when WP realizes what happened 😛 [OK it happened fast… with some of these I waited a while for the pretty icons to show up.]

Let’s start with the Oscar speech first…

I’d like to thank all my lovely followers, everyone, who left his or hers mark on my blog by liking one of my posts or commenting them. You guys are a great community and I’m so happy I’ve decided to go on with this blogging idea of mine. It’s been an interesting and refreshing experience. I’ve learned few things, found many interesting books and some that were a disappointment. I’ve read more than usually and I actually kept some kind of schedule 😉 I managed to read more graphic novel, because up till now I had no motivation to sit in front of my PC and read… I’m a gamer you see and if the PC is on… well it’s tempting.

The books I liked most during this time:

Death Vigil vol 1 Otto Von Trapezoid salem's vengeance Lumiere Unfortunate decisions of Dahlia Moss Heartless city Saga

Thank you all for staying with me and reading my posts. Since you’re still here I’m guessing I haven’t bored you to death yet ;). I hope you’ll stay longer and I hope I’ll stay longer :D.

Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Retellings

imgresThis week I could give you a hundred of retellings I want to read, but somehow I only read a few. I guess I’ll have to make it my goal for the next year 😀 especially since I’ve already bought some of these books.

Here are my Top 5 choices for this week’s theme:

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Grimm diaries prequelsGrimm Diaries Prequels #1-6 by Cameron Jace – yes, I know there are more of these and that there’s an actual book after (It’s on my TRB list and I already have it so…), but I really enjoyed these prequels. The author manages to give these stories some twist, some fresh look and I enjoyed reading them. I can’t say I liked all the stories, but I still enjoyed the set.

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EnchantedEnchanted by Alethea Konti – Oh I know I already mentioned this book last week, but I liked it 😀 I can’t help it, you know, so here it is again. It’s also another series that I want to continue reading. Enchanted is a retelling of a princess and a frog tale, where Sunday meets her frog, kisses him and then the story actually starts – with her falling hopelessly for him and with both of them finding out about their past. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Retellings”

My Life in Books Tag!

my life in booksBig thanks to Shelbie for tagging me! Check out her blog: Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads.

And equally big thanks to T.K. Lawrence! And here’s the blog you should also check: Read it or not reviews.

I will use it as an occasion to show you some of my Polish reads. I will link each of them to Goodreads (and add an English title or my translation of it) so you could find your language version if you’ll want to and I hope you will, because these are all good books.

1: Find a book for each of your initials.

It seems there aren’t that many books starting with “Ż”, so I’ll go with “Z” instead.

M: Miecz przeznaczenia [Sword of destiny] (The Witcher #2) – by Andrzej Sapkowski

One of the best fantasy series and also one of few Polish reads that are known worldwide. A really worthy read, perfect adventure with a mix of politics and it’s all about a destiny.

R: Rzeźnik drzew [The tree slaughterer] by Andrzej Pilipiuk

A set of stories set with lots of humor, fantasy, various monsters, and their hunters.

Ż: Załatwiaczka [that’s a tough one to translate as it’s not really a word from a dictionary, basically what it means is it’s a person who settles or arranges things, deals, etc.] by Milena Wójtowicz

It’s all about a girl who starts her College in England. She finds herself a house and it seems it goes with a job… a very unique job. She’ll meet interesting people, fairies, vampires and other creatures and it’s all about a time travel. A very fun read.

miecz przeznaczenia rzeźnik drzew załatwiaczka

2: Count your age along your bookshelf- which book is it? Continue reading “My Life in Books Tag!”