I’ve had this blog for more than three years now and it’s amazing how much time flies by. Who I was when I started is pretty different from who I am now. Reviewing books on my blog has opened me up to possibilities I would have never predicted and I made amazing friends as a result.
The last six months or so has been hard for me to see books as a pleasurable experience. I get so wrapped up in getting these reviews to people who read this blog rather than enjoy the current moment. Also, I didn’t want this blog to be so boxed in as a book specific blog when 1) I have many thoughts on various topics to share and 2) a lot of my reviews would likely be on Women Write About Comics. So this will be my last post on A. A. Omer.
I will be blogging over at ardoomer.wordpress.com which currently has four posts. It doesn’t mean I won’t write reviews on this new blog! I will. Some books will inspired a more casual approach or be in a form that won’t fit for Women Write About Comics. Some I’ll hoard for myself at the blog. I will also let you know about the reviews that I do write at WWAC and elsewhere. The different between this blog and A. A. Omer is that it’s an emphasis on my interests vs book specific. I’ll give you behind the scene look at particular pieces and reviews. I’ll talk about comics, news, songs, my personal writings (works in progress) and etc.
So I hope you’ll join me over to the new digs. I’ll be slowly transferring my blog posts from here to their new home. I’ll be adding some commentary to these old posts because it’s BIZZARE how much I’ve changed. Anyways, I’ll stop talking.
Goodbye but we’ll see each other again,
A. A. Omer
Book: The Darkest Part of The Forest. Author: Holly Black. Release Date: January 13, 2015.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Type: Standalone. ARC (Advance Reader’s/Reviewer’s Copy) given to me for an honest review.
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
Holly Black is one of the few authors who can almost guarantee I’ll love any of her books. Her last young adult book, The Coldest Girl In Coldtown, was the first time that wasn’t the case so I was a bit hesitant when I started reading The Darkest Part of The Forest.
I really enjoyed the two hour premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter last night and thought I’d share some comics for you all to try in celebration!
Velvet (Image Comics)
by Ed Brubaker (Writer) and Steve Epting (Artist)
If you’re not reading Velvet, I’m not sure what you’re doing with your life. It’s about a woman named Velvet Templeton who was a secret agent for a black ops group before “retiring” and becoming a secretary at the agency. When an agent gets murder, Templeton must go back into the field to solve the murder. I’m sure Peggy Carter would be a fan and the first volume is available now. Ed Brubaker writes many fantastic noir/espionage comics so you should really check out all of his work while you’re at it.
This past Sunday, I saw The Imitation Game with friends. It’s now Tuesday and I’m STILL thinking about that extraordinary film.
I haven’t read as much as I would’ve liked to this year which was mostly due to the last semester of my bachelors degree, Ramadan right after and then getting stuck in a book slump. Oh and blogging on here was scarce.