Monday, January 19, 2015

Currently Reading: Coraline, Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol and for the A-Z Title Challenge: Catwoman: When in Rome

These three books should be a fun read, I really wanted something different to read. Both Coraline and Catwoman have been on my reading list for a while. You guys know I love Christmas and I really looking forward to start reading the Tim Cratchit book I hope it will be as good as The Christmas Carol.

Book: Coraline by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean


"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. . . ."

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

Book: Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dicken's Classic by Jim Piecuch

Source: Borrowed from the Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review

Publication: Available now


Tiny Tim is all grown up in this continuation of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, and this time, a certain ghost shows him the true meaning of Christmas cheer!

In A Christmas Carol, evil Scrooge was shown the error of his ways by three helpful ghosts and vowed to become a better person. Bob Cratchit and his family benefited most from Scrooge’s change of tune — but what happened after the goose was given, and Scrooge resolved to turn over a new leaf?

Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic shows us Tiny Tim as an adult. Having recovered from his childhood ailment, he began his career helping the poor but has since taken up practice as a doctor to London’s wealthy elite. Though Tim leads a very successful life, he comes home at night to an empty house. But this holiday season, he’s determined to fill his house with holiday cheer — and maybe even a wife.

When a single, determined young mother lands on Tim’s doorstep with her ailing son, Tim is faced with a choice: stay ensconced in his comfortable life and secure doctor’s practice, or take a leap of faith and reignite the fire lit under him by his mentor, Scrooge, that fateful Christmas so many years ago.

Jim Piecuch is an Associate Professor of History at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. This is his first novel.

Book: Catwoman: When in Rome (issues #1-6) by Jeph Loeb with illustrations by Tim Sale

Edition: Trade


A Catwoman Murder Mystery

She is the world's greatest cat burglar and an adversary/lover to Batman. But she's had enough of Gotham City and needs a break from the Dark Knight. What better escape than a European vacation? But it's not all fun and games, as there's business to take care of...

When in Rome chronicles Catwoman's mysterious trip to Italy and her dealings with the deadly Falcone crime family. While there, Catwoman must contend with some of Batman's deadliest villains, and a claw-tearing catfight with the lethal Cheetah! It's an incredible tale of Gotham's sexiest cat burglar.

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