Read in September'15

I've been back to reading a little bit more. I particularly re-discovered the pleasure of working while listening to audiobooks, or make a quick break with a chapter or two of a book.


1) Through the Woods (Graphic Novel with 5 short stories) by Emily Carroll
This Graphic Novel is amazing! The short stories are creepy and grab the attention. The artwork is BEYOND amazing. One of the favourites reads of this month.

2) Wytches (on going comic, this is vol.1) by Scott Snyder ( Author) and Jock (Illustrator)

3) The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee
This books is full of amazing (mostly) pencil sketches for a Lord of the Rings Illustrations. It gives a different graphic perspective from the film, which I appreciate a lot.

4) Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple) by Agatha Christie
I've always love mistery and detective stories. This month I decided to start reading a few classics in this area. I grabbed two books by Agatha Christie. I decided not to go for the Poirot, because it's the one I'm most familiar with (although not through the books, but from the TV series), instead grab some Miss Marple mysteries.

5) The Body in the Library (Miss Marple) by Agatha Christie

6) The Cove (Audiobook) by Catherine Coulter
Finally decided to start this series of books by Catherine Coulter all related with FBI thrillers.
So far I'm liking the style. Although I listened to this audiobook (for moments) I felt I was watching and Hitchcock movie.


7) Forever Odd (Odd Thomas) by Dean Koontz
This is a series that I've started last year. I really like the character and all the paranormal and ghosts activity. It's a bit different from what I usually read (although it reminds me a lot an absolutely favourite which is Harry Dresden, from The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher). My only issue with the two books of this series I've read is that until a certain point in the story the pace is really fast and fun, and then it slows down so much, that it becomes almost dreadful. Maybe it's a style of the author, I'll have to read more to figure that out and maybe get use to it.

8) Boleia Arriscada (Short Stories) | Everything's Eventual 14 Short Stories by Stephen King
My favourite short stories (in order of appearance) "Autopsy Room Four"; "The man in the Black suit"; "Everything's Eventual" and "Riding the Bullet".
I've decided to skip the "1408" short story because I've seen the movie adaptation quite recently, and I still remember it (but I will read it someday). I've also didn't read "The Little Sisters of Eluria" because it does part of The Dark Tower series, which I'm not (yet) familiar with. I will read the short story, but only when I read the series.

9) O Senhor dos Aneis - A Irmandade do Anel (Audiobook) | The Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkein
Technically I didn't finish this one in September, but I'm counting in finishing in the following days. The narrators voice is very soothing and expressive. Sometimes I found myself discovering details that I never had notice before. I'm not sure if it's because it's the first time I'm contacting with the book in english, or it's because I read too fast - in portuguese and (most of the times) in english too (probably both).


In the mail ❤ Askar O General by Dileidy Florez


Banda Desenhada original da Dileidy Florez publicada pela Chili com Carne.
Original Comic by Dileidy Florez published by Chili com Carne.


Os desenhos da Dileidy nesta Banda Desenhada são extremamente detalhados e com inspirações Persas.
Dileidy drawings in this Comic are extremely detailed and with persian inspirations.


Adoro este mapa que está no verso da capa da Banda Desenhada.
I absolutely LOVE this map in verse of the cover.


Adoro os pins que ela criou a partir de desenhos que estão na BD. Encontrar-los é um desafio parecido com como encontrar o Wally!
These buttons we're also created with some drawings in the comic. Find them can be a challenge, but it's a little bit like Where's Waldo!


Podem encontrar os trabalhos da Dileidy na página de Facebook e no Portfolio dela.
You can find more artwork by Dileidy in her Facebook Page and also in her Portfolio.

All life is an experiment - Quote

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fall is (almost) here - Things I've read since Winter and I want to read next


Summer has been really good for me in terms of work. But in making time for other things it has been a little on the down side.

However I still managed to read a lot of books. And these are a few of my favourite books that I've read since the last post (which was in March!!).

I've finished The Strain - by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan (that really loved and wish to continue to read, not only in the book format, but also the comics and I'm considering checking the tv show too) and The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (I read half of this one and only managed to finish it with an audiobook)

Since I've been collecting so many Stephen King books, I've picked The Shining, because it's one of the most acclaimed books from h. (after I've also saw the film directed by Kubric).

Finally read Coraline by Neil Gaiman with the amazing and wierd illustrations by Dave McKean. (I've also seen recently saw the film again, they're both amazing!)

Read and was inspired by Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon.

I've also read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (and enjoy it a lot! more than her more acclaimed book).

Series that I've started to read  or continued

I've started Chronicles of Nick Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Infinity (audiobook). I'm not sure if I'll continue to read it because it does have some spoilers related with the Dark Hunter Series.

Started again with In Death Series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) Naked in Death (1st book) Glory in Death (2nd book) and Immortal in Death (and the 3rd)
By Nora Roberts I've also read/listened The Witness which surprised me a lot (in a good way).

Started to read the Women's Murder Club Series by James Patterson - 1st to Die and 2nd Chance

I've re-read the first Miss Marple book series Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie and then proceed to read the second one The Body in the Library.

I've also started a new series FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter, the first one was The Cove (also as Audiobook)


Comics & Graphic Novels

I've started the following comics
- The Fade Out, Vol. 1: Act One by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips (Illustrations), Elizabeth Breitweiser (Colorist)
- Southern Bastards, Vol. 1: Here Was a Man by Jason Aaron (Writer), Jason Latour (Illustrations)
- Outcast: Volume 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser (Illustrator)
- Wytches, Vol. 1 by (the amazing) Scott Snyder (Goodreads Author), Jock (Illustrator)

And the Graphic Novels
- Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

As for the following months I'm want to continue these Comics, and some of the series I've started. I might also start other series. I've been collecting some series that I always wanted to read like - The Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice; continue to read more Stephen King; continue to read more short stories by H. P. Lovecraft; and finish The Killing by David Hewson.

What about you? What have you been reading? or What do you want to read next?