Sunday, March 20, 2022

Cover Spotlight #36: March 20th, 2022 - March 27th, 2022

 


Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!


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So, from this point forward, I will be doing specific themes for my cover picks of the week!  You don't have to do this for your cover picks, but for me, this would be something really exciting for me to explore with!  So, this week's theme is:



Women in Beautiful Backgrounds (Women's Month Edition)













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The Sunday Post Meme (203)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!


Hey everyone! So, I took a week off from social media and I have to say that I FEEL FANTASTIC!  After spending the last few days stressing out, I figured that I needed to take a break from social media to relieve the stress and lo and behold, my stress is nearly gone!  I guess sometimes you just need a break from the drama to get rid of your stress.





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One Word: RELAX!!!






(NETFLIX)

* I thought that this movie was okay.  Even though I loved Ryan Reynolds' performance and the action sequences were pretty good, I found myself being a bit confused by the plot of the movie and the pacing was a bit slow at times.






 

Were there days where you took a break from social media?








*So, here are some good things that happened to me recently!



* Taking a break from social media was probably the best decision I made!  There was a lot of drama going on that I needed to take a break from it and clear my head.  Well, it worked and I'm feeling much better now!  So, if you are getting stressed out by life, just take a break from social media every once in awhile when you need it!





☆ Read All the Things had posted her Spring Reading List

★ Paper Fury had posted some updates about her book PATREON UPDATE ABOUT THE KINGS OF NOWHERE!


Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



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Book Photo Sundays #119: March 20, 2022

 Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!


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So let's get started!


Hey everyone! Welcome to another Book Photo Sundays!  I was on break from social media for a week, but now I'm back to doing social media and of course, I got some new photos for this week!





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Saturday, March 19, 2022

[ANALYZING SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMICS] Sonic the Hedgehog: Issues 5 and 6 (IDW Comics)

 




Title: Sonic the Hedgehog

Issues: #5 and #6

Writer: Ian Flynn

Artist:  Tracy Yardley

Series: IDW

Previously Reviewed: Issue 1 |  Issue 2 |  Issue 3 |  Issue 4


So far, the previous four issues were mostly about Sonic meeting up with random characters, either from the franchise or made exclusively for the comics.  Issue 5 marks the first major story element that will eventually affect the rest of the comic's run.  But before I go into that, here's a brief summary of this issue.



The issue begins with Sonic and Espio fighting more badniks and they come across a peaceful village.  It was there that Sonic meets the rest of the Chaotix, Charmy and Vector, and they tell Sonic that they found Dr. Eggman, who has been missing from the story after the events of "Sonic Forces." But, this is not the crazy madman that we all know and love.  No!  Dr. Eggman has suddenly become a kindly inventor named Mr. Tinker and it turns out that Dr. Eggman had received amnesia after the war.  Sonic is suspicious about the whole thing, since he's not sure if Dr. Eggman has turned over a new leaf for good.  But before he could decide, Shadow and Rouge suddenly come to the village and Shadow demands that Dr. Eggman pays for his crimes.




Even though I really enjoyed the first four issues, I was wondering about what happened to Dr. Eggman and whether or not we will be getting a major story arc at some point in this comic.  Well, we finally find out what happened to Dr. Eggman in this issue and it was a pretty interesting turn of events!  I never would have thought that I would see the day where Dr. Eggman could potentially be a good guy.  I thought that his Mr. Tinker persona was really interesting as it shows us what Dr. Eggman would have been like if he had used his inventions for good, instead of bad.  I am curious though about how Dr. Eggman got amnesia in the first place (although it might have something to do with the phantom ruby).  





Another thing that I enjoyed about this issue was the moral dilemma that Sonic finds himself in.  This issue tackles the subject of what would happen if you are faced with a person who has done terrible things in their lives.  But, because that person suffered from amnesia and they don't remember what they did wrong or at the moment, they are not considered a major threat; should that person continue to live their lives or should they be arrested for their crimes, even if they have amnesia?  I'm actually surprised that this comic is tackling this complex issue and handles it in a pretty mature way.  You have Sonic, who at first was hesitant about trusting Mr. Tinker because of his past, but is willing to give Mr. Tinker a chance since he's not a threat at the moment.  But on the other hand, you have Shadow who points out to Sonic that Mr. Tinker should pay for his crimes, because he could still be a threat to the heroes if he regained his memories.  I think that both Sonic and Shadow have good points in how to handle this situation and it's interesting to see what the fallout of this situation will be in future issues. 




As usual, Tracy Yardley's artwork is fantastic to look at!  I especially loved the facial expressions of the characters and I loved the new look of Mr. Tinker, looking like a kindly old man in pink and green colors, something that strongly contrasts Dr. Eggman's black and red clothing style.

The only minor problem that I had with this issue is Shadow's characterization here.  I say minor problem because he's not too bad in this issue, as he does bring out great points about how they need to take in Mr. Tinker because he could become a threat to them later on if he regained his memories.  However, this characterization of Shadow seems to be of a Shadow who is nothing but a jerk to everyone, which is strongly contrasted in how he acts in both Sonic Adventure 2 and the Shadow the Hedgehog game where, yeah, he's a bit harsh at times.  But, can show that he does care about the people he loves.  I will definitely go more into his characterization in later issues.


Overall, I give this issue a rating of:


While I wasn't the biggest fan of Shadow's characterization here, I do appreciate this issue in tackling a complex situation about what would happen if you meet up with a person who has done some terrible things and whether or not you should arrest them or let them live their lives if they don't pose a threat at that moment.  Definitely looking forward to reading the next issue soon!




Stacking the Shelves #100: March 19, 2022

Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!


Hey everyone! So, I took a week off from social media and I have to say that I FEEL FANTASTIC!  After spending the last few days stressing out, I figured that I needed to take a break from social media to relieve the stress and lo and behold, my stress is nearly gone!  I guess sometimes you just need a break from the drama to get rid of your stress.


Book Bought:


From Amazon:










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