Monday, April 13, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. In order to get some consistency to my posting I thought I’d jump on board this great idea. As a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I love talking about my books and finding out what others are reading. Having been a long time reader of multiple blogs where the ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ post is prevalent, I thought it a natural progression I’d add to the mix.

Here's what I'm reading this week: 


The Ring of Ikribu (Red Sonja, Book 1)THE RING OF IKRIBU (Red Sonja #1) - I'm loving this 1980's Ace Fantasy paperback. What a find it was buried in a box in a second hand bookstore!

First in a six book series based upon the comic book character of Red Sonja, who was, in turn, loosely based on the character of Red Sonya (with a "Y"), who was created by Robert E. Howard.

She lived in a savage world in an uncivilized age-a world ruled by men and governed by the sword. They called her Red Sonja-for her flame-red hair, for the smouldering fire of her pride which gave her sword-arm strength that few men could match and none had ever defeated.


Star-Lord: Guardian of the GalaxySTAR-LORD: GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY (I've been dipping into this collection of classic Star-Lord comics by Marvel for sometime now and hope to finish it this week. Beware, this collection is a vastly different rendition of Peter Quill as depicted in the recent big budget Marvel movie - I love the sci-fi pulp feel to this one) 

After aliens killed Peter Quill's mother, he became an astronaut, hoping to find the killers and take revenge...until a fateful encounter with the Master of the Sun unlocked Quill's true destiny! Now, as the intergalactic policeman Star-Lord, Quill faces alien slavers, space pirates, world-destroying ships, ancient space arks, vengeful beast-men, winged cloud-riders, symbiotic planetoids and more! 

COLLECTING: MARVEL PREVIEW 4, 11, 14-15, 18 (STAR-LORD STORIES); MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL 10 (STAR-LORD STORY); MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) 6-7; MARVEL PREMIERE 61; STAR-LORD (1996) 1-3. 

The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3)THE BROKEN EYE (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks (with all the pulp fantasy and sci-fi above, I thought I'd balance things out with some modern fantasy from Brent Weeks. This is a monster of a book and I'm about 10% through having started it today).

As the old gods awaken, the Chromeria is in a race to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe, Gavin Guile. But Gavin's enslaved on a galley, and when he finally escapes, he finds himself in less than friendly hands. Without the ability to draft which has defined him . . .

Meanwhile, the Color Prince's army continues its inexorable advance, having swallowed two of the seven satrapies, they now invade the Blood Forest. Andross Guile, thinking his son Gavin lost, tasks his two grandsons with stopping the advance. Kip and his psychopathic half-brother Zymun will compete for the ultimate prize: who will become the next Prism.

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