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My hobbies include just about anything, really...except reading, I hate reading! Kidding of course, reading is my favorite hobby! I love not only reading, but creative writing as well. I'm currently working on a novel about a group of paranormal social workers who try to help creatures like themselves cope with being different while also protecting humanity from the more malevolent beings. Other hobbies include music, yoga, comedy clubs, movies, and video games. I read from just about any genre, but my favorites are fantasy/urban fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and graphic novels (that's what us comic-book geeks call them to try to sound more sophisticated). In my secret identity, I work as an accountant for a nonprofit organization . I know...accounting and creative writing don't exactly go together...what can I say, I'm full of contradictions! My rating system: 5 STARS - I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't wait to finish it, yet I also never wanted it to end! 4 STARS - I liked this book an awful lot! It would have been perfect, except for some minor issue or issues that detracted from my overall enjoyment. 3 STARS - I liked this book, but found it somewhat flawed. Probably would not read again, but might still give the author and/or series a second chance. 2 STARS - Overall, a disappointing read for me. It had its moments, but sadly the bad outweighed the good. 1 STAR - I hate the part of my brain that convinced me to read this book!

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Queen and Country: A Gentleman's Game
Greg Rucka
Swamp Thing, Vol. 4: A Murder of Crows - Alan Moore, Ron Randall, Stephen R. Bissette, Stan Woch, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Alfredo Alcala Mustering all her faith and courage she turned, resolving to look the death behind her squarely in the face...but it didn't seem to have one." Whoa...those Invunche are the freakiest things I've ever seen...well, ANYWHERE, really!

This edition was a little more hot-and-cold for me...the opening story involving a hippie getting high off Swamp Thing just fell flat, and the two-parter "Ghost Dance" was a little too similar to the Actors-in-the-Bayou story from the last edition. But when this book is good, it's REALLY REALLY GOOD!!! The main storyline featuring intriguing magician John Constantine and Swamp Thing teaming up to stop a horrific evil from entering the world is brilliant and exciting. But for my money, the best part of this edition is "Boogeyman"...despite the fact that there's very little supernatural elements to it, this serial killer story manages to be truly terrifying, reminding us that the most dangerous thing walking amongst humans isn't vampires or ghost, it's other humans!

BOOGEYMAN FUN FACT - The Boogeyman from Swamp Thing is later referenced in Neil Gaiman's "A Doll's House" edition of Sandman!!!