Month in Review: Book Talk #1

I started this year with a Goodreads goal of twenty-five books. Why? Because I routinely fail at reaching the typical fifty I set for myself. I figure if I have a lower goal, I’ll meet it, and might even surpass it. And what better way to look back on my reading then to record what I think of it. Here we go with January’s list.

The Legend of Korra: Patterns in Time

As a fan of ATLA and LOK, I’d been waiting for this book to come out since it was first announced. This is a collection of stories with beautiful artwork. Beloved characters like Korra, Bolin, Mako, Asami, Tenzin, Jinora, and more move across the page for perhaps the last time in the LOK series. Will there be more? I hope so. 5/5.

Batman #126

A continuation of Chip Zdarsky’s Batman comic series. Failsafe, a robot designed solely to end Batman is on the prowl, but who created it? I’m not particularly enjoying this plotline, but I’ll keep reading since this series is great in general. 3/5.

Barnstormers #1

This little comic is free with Prime Reading. To be honest, I wouldn’t have read it otherwise. It’s a cute story about a no-good pilot who sells rides on his rickety plane. He accidentally crashes into a wedding and incurs the wrath of a family who take him captive. It’s a cute story, but will I finish the series? Probably not. 3/5.

Batman #127

More of the Failsafe plotline. Batman’s friends try to save him, but is Failsafe too strong? 3/5.

Batman #128

While hiding from Failsafe, Batman recalls his past and what led up to his current predicament. 4/5.

The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes

As someone who has seen only the first episode of the Netflix show, the first few comics in this collection were familiar before they headed into a strange new world. This is also free on Prime Reading and I had no idea the series was in the DC Universe, that Superman, Batman, and the Justice League were in the same world as the Lord Morpheus. It’s more graphic and bloodier than I thought it would be so I most likely won’t finish the series. 3.5/5.


This short story by Jeff VanderMeer begins with the main character Sam spying on her neighbors with night vision goggles. If that isn’t the best opening to a book! The story revolves heavily on the fight of man versus nature and the unknown sin of Sam’s past. Despite the strange ending, I highly recommend. 4.5/5.

And that’s it! I’m on the hunt for more books to read, so let me know if you have any recommendations.

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