The biggest news this month, without a doubt, is the fact I finished a six painting commission!! WooHoo! I have had my focus hat on for the last month, determined I was going to finish the series of 5 x 7 inch watercolors before the end of July. I can’t express how relieved I am right now. YAY!! And guess what? I’m not taking any more commissions, unless the price is competitive. I have too many things I want to create. I’m diving back into digital art, painting and fractals, but I will have some watercolor projects on the side too. Later in the week there will be some other news pertaining to the pretty new image on the right (Other Worlds –>).
Despite painting, house-sitting, and entertaining my teenage daughter, I have been reading up a storm these last couple of months.
What I’m Reading Now:
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher
Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura — a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.
When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren’t as grateful as he assumed they’d be…
Reviews on the Blog:
Carry the Flame by James Jaros
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
Reaper by K.D. Mcentire (Pyr)
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot Books)
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot Books)
vN by Madeline Ashby
Angry Robot Books
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
I found vN via Angry Robot Books (I’m one of their robot army recruits). The description, title and cover pulled me in and I knew I had to read an eARC. But I’ll admit, when I began reading, I thought maybe I’d made a mistake. I was expecting something a little darker, a little more cyberpunk. vN isn’t like that, but it does have it’s share of dark scenes. The beginning seemed a little awkward, almost as if the author wasn’t sure which direction she wanted to take. I almost put the book down. I’m so relieved I didn’t. I kept reading and I fell in love with Amy (the main character) and her band of misfit androids. I laughed, I cried, I worried and by the end of the book I’d gone from thinking it was a 2 Star book to a 4 Star book. I can’t wait for the sequel. 😀