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Women running from houses

women running from houses shelfieI’ve been theoretically obsessed with Gothic Romance novels for awhile now. The old, pulpy ones with the cool covers that usually feature women running from houses. Or castles. Or manors. Seriously check them out at this defunct blog.

I wanted to actually read one for awhile, and I stumbled on a  few for 25 cents each at Goodwill, so obviously I needed to snag them. I read one of them The Laughing Ghost by Dorothy Eden and got instantly smitten. So I started perusing eBay and I found a lot of 22 books and I managed to win them for $30. Pretty great, right?

I’ll be reading these in between everything else that I’m reading and I’m going to try to start a little Women Running from Houses series of reviews here.

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New This Week 11.25

New This Week 11.25I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here before, but I work in a comic shop. On Tuesdays, we get the new comics for the week with the perk of getting to read (some of) them before they go out for sale on Wednesday.
So far* I’ve made my way through:

  • Archie #4 – #lipstickincident revealed, finally! Annie Wu took over Fiona Staples for the art. And I am here.for.it.
  • Jughead #2 – Still not sure how I feel about it as a book. But Jughead is my #1 comics crush.
  • All-New Wolverine #2 – Laura Kinney meets Orphan Black? Maybe?
  • Carnage #2 – Here for it until then end and then uhh.
  • Ringside #1 – “For example, I’ve never watched a Texas high school football game but I loved Friday Night Lights.” Okay, definitely not FNL. That quote is from the writer, but it’s true. All I know about wrestling I know from Boy Meets World.
  • Hellboy & The B.P.R.D. 1953 – I picked this up just cause Itty Bitty Hellboy came out and looked adorable and I never read any Hellboy before. Why haven’t I read any Hellboy before???
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 – Lunella’s got some Inhuman genes in her and she winds up pairing up with Devil Dinosaur. Which is totally a thing (I can’t with the Marvel footnoting “reference this” when it’s not incredibly tongue in cheek.) That said, this is pretty cute.
  • Silk #1 – Has Cindy Moon turned bad? Honestly I only know the touchstones of her story. Definitely going to snag Silk  vol. 0.

Now, to power my way though the last 8 of the books. Definitely not going to be able to finish up reading Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking tonight.

*I will possibly updating with initial thoughts as the evening progresses.

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Rachel Rising

The first book of November, belatedly posted (as per usual.)

Rachel Rising — Terry Moore : 4/5

Rachel is dead, but she’s very convinced that she’s not dead and instead just having a very, very bad day. She’s trying to convince everyone of the fact that she’s still alive while trying to piece together what happened last night. No wait, was that three nights ago?
Rachel Rising is my first Terry Moore book. I’m pretty sure that picked up the first issue last year’s Halloween during Halloween Comics Fest? Anyway. I have this thing with black and white books, I just want to color them in. That’s not really important to this review. I like horror comics. I like offbeat zombies. (Give me iZombie or give me death!)
Rachel Rising is no exception. I really enjoyed Moore’s art in this and the story was pretty solid too. It ends too soon, and it leaves you hungry for more. Definitely going to have to pick up the second volume.

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