Descender Volume 3: Singularities by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

One of the best parts of being a comic nerd is finding a series that you absolutely love.  Waiting impatiently for the next installment as the story keeps playing out in your mind.  Finally getting your mitts on that coveted book and flipping the pages knowing the answers you need are there, as well as…

Top 10 Most Disappointing Movies of ‘016

​Unfortunately ‘016 may go down in history as being synonymous with disappointment.  The year in film is not much different.  Other than Disney keeping things alive with the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the year was full of flops.  Thank goodness for all of the good books out there.  Anyways, let’s take a look at…

Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi

I received an ARC copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I have had to be strategic with my requests on NetGalley.  For one, I do not own an e-reader, heck I barely use my outdated tablet.  Which leaves me to read any eBooks I receive on my phone.  Nobody…

Sunday Mise en Place (Jan. 9 to 15, ‘017)

Another week and another Mise en Place.  The weekly post where I put everything back in place and get ready for the next week of fantastic blogging.  It has been a fun week for the blog, but also pretty quiet around here, so this may be a quickie today.  But first, I like to keep…

Mystery Blogger Award

Well, I would like to kick this post off by recognizing it as number 200!  I have passed the blogging equivalent of Go, and collected my right for another 200.  It seems absolutely nut-bar that my little bloggy-woggy has come so far already.  But, here we are, thank you to all of the fans and…

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Back in September I reviewed the children’s picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.  A creative, brightly coloured, journey into the sensitive feelings of our little wax friends.  The 2013 bestseller was such a success the creative team of author Drew Daywalt and artist Oliver Jeffers opted to revisit Oliver and his box of Crayons. Published…

I Hate Fairyland Vol.2 by Skottie Young

I ran a poll last week for you, the audience, to help me decide which graphic novel I should review.  With a resounding 1 anonymous vote, it was settled that I should review the sequel to I Hate Fairyland by the always lovable, superstar cartoonist Skottie Young.  You don’t hear me complaining.  The first volume in this…

Top 10 Fictional Twins

​When I decided to write this list I was thinking that twins lacked representation in pop culture compared to how many you meet in real life.  However, when I sat down and racked my brain twins started popping up in all corners of fiction.  Don’t worry twins, from children’s books to comic books, you have…

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Talking about hardcore science fiction we think about classic authors such as Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, or Isaac Asimov.  There are many other Damon Knight Grand Master who helped build scifi to where it is today.  With big science ideas, theoretical physics, and engineering impossibilities, these authors have shaped a genre that pushes the boundaries…

Sunday Mise en Place (Jan 2 to 8, ‘017)

Happy Sunday, and welcome back to the Mise en Place.  The weekly wrap up post for the Green Onion Blog.  It has been great getting back into regular postings after the craziness of the holidays.  Speaking of which, why don’t we talk about what’s going on, so… What’s Going On- We literally just wrapped up…

10 Things to Look Forward to in 2020

Arriving into 2017 got me thinking about how close we are to the end of yet another decade.  2020 may sound like a year used for a scifi futuristic plot, but it is only 3 short years away.  One of the things I look forward to most is being able to call it the twenties,…

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Is it strange for an adult to secretly want to read a mid-grade book simply because of fandom?  Jedi Academy has been silently hiding in my list of books that I want to read for years.  The combination of the cute illustrations of classic Star Wars characters and the hilarious antidotes of books like Darth…