Ringworld, the graphic novel, part one

Ringworld is my favorite book of all time. Since I was just introduced to graphic novels this year, I was excited that Larry Niven came out with a graphic novel for Ringworld. I love that the story of Ringworld is being introduced to a new and wider audience with this graphic adaption. I think that someone who has not read the original book might get a bit lost at times in some of the scenes, but overall I was thrilled with it, and look forward to the following books.

Just a funny side note, as someone who reads YA and writes YA, I got quite a chuckle out of the size of this Ringworld Graphic Novel. It is smaller and thicker than most of the graphic novels I have been introduced to, more like a trade paperback. Reading it in public, no one could tell I was reading a graphic novel; it just looked like I was reading a really awesome sci fi novel. Was this on purpose, I wonder? Maybe some smart marketing for adult readers of graphic novels just coming out of the literary closet?

As always, Larry Niven is one of my favorite authors, and I was not disappointed by this graphic novel of Ringworld.

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Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

I absolutely love the Monument 14 series! The characters are endearing and memorable, and I’m going to miss Dean, Alex, Josie, Niko, Jake, Astrid, Sahalia and the younger kids. For three books now, I have enjoyed their ingenuity, their growth, and the family connection they all form.

The post-tsunami / post-chemical exposure world they find themselves in is fascinating and credible. Savage Drift is a very satisfying conclusion to an addictive series. It is a riveting and enjoyable read.

If I were to have to pick which book was my favorite, it would be the very first one, Monument 14. I love how the kids survive in the superstore, how they use the food court, and how they create the Train. I would give this whole series five stars.

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Time away

I can’t believe I haven’t posted a blog since last November. I had every intention of posting, and I have read so many good books since then. So why the time away?

I have been working on building my website. In my head I keep thinking I will post a blog after I have the website up, and the new blog address figured out. Eight months later, and I still haven’t created a website. So, until I do, I decided I need to keep blogging! I can figure out all the little details of switching over the blog and articles later.

So, in the meantime I finished the first draft of my second book, titled Starlight Max. I have a few copies with some of my favorite alpha readers, and my first book, Recycling Humanity is with beta readers, and I have started copy edits on it. These two books are companion books.

Just this month, during Camp Nanowrimo, I started my third book. Between that and travel for my day job, I will put off the website creativity until August.

Also in between all this, my oldest son flew back from being stationed overseas to get married, and my youngest son decided he too, is going to join the Navy. So this mom needs some writing time. 🙂

Until next time….