Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Superhero mania is ebbing

Now that the Captain America movie has come this weekend, I've seen it twice already (once with my wife, and once again with the boys) and I finished pretty much all of the graphic novels I had checked out, I find that my superhero mania is ebbing again. I still have a few graphic novels coming in via the library--interlibrary loan, or just stuff I've got on hold, and I'll probably read them as they come in. I also finished the Avengers season one on Netflix, and I'm not sure that I'm interested in watching any other superhero cartoons at the moment, even if I could find any that I haven't already seen.

Meanwhile, I got an Amazon giftcard from work for something I did there, and while I haven't actually finished using it, one of the first things I thought of to order was the latest paperback release of the latest Dresden Files book--in anticipation of the genuinely new book that's due still this week--and the last three omnibus collections of UDON's Street Fighter comic book. I've had the first three for a long time, and the last three have proven a bit elusive at comic book shops when I've looked. This also gets me up to date on the Dresden Files, at least for the time being, which is good. I stopped my re-read recently before starting Proven Guilty, which was always the most difficult one for me. I'm, in fact, half tempted to skip over it and just start reading White Nights and beyond. With any luck, I can finish the last five books or so that I have left on my re-read before the copy of Ghost Story which the library has acquired is completely through cataloging, but if so, I really need to drop everything else and get busy on that.

Eisenhorn, which was spoken of so highly, continues to elude me in terms of being a book that I am thrilled to be reading. Every so often I'll plod through another chapter or two, but at the rate I'm going, it's going to be quite a while before I finish it still. And after I finish Eisenhorn, the graphic novels I've still got to wrap up, and the Dresden Files books that I need to wrap up, I'm looking at a clean slate in terms of what to read. I have no idea what I'm going to have a look at next. Maybe I'll finally grab my copy of The Lies of Locke Lamora and read that? It's another one that was spoken of so highly, but which I've failed to find the motivation to start yet.

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