Summer is coming. You'd never know it based on the cold, rainy, and generally miserable weather we've been having in Easton, but the area's finally greened up and warmer weather is on the wind. With June only days away I'm now scrambling to come up with my summer reading list. So far the list looks a lot like last summer's list, with three sequels to books I read last summer.
I love comics. I could spend every Saturday afternoon reading them... but I can't afford to do that. With titles running $2.99 to $3.99 a piece, I can only keep up with my core X-Men titles. If there's a major comic event (and there's always a major event) I might pick up an extra book or three, but I could never afford to read the whole thing.
It's finally spring. It's finally stopped snowing, and temperatures are inching their way into the 50s. The kids respective softball and baseball practices are underway, and - if we are lucky - we might just see some plants beginning to sprout and trees starting to green.
It's time for spring cleaning.
We're in the lull between mega-events at Marvel right now, so I'm focusing my monthly pull on X-titles. Those titles are currently dealing with the aftershocks of the recent Avengers vs. X-Men crossover.
Star Wars: The Essential Atlas is the best source book never released for any edition of the Star Wars RPG. While Del Rey is publishing the Atlas as a general interest reference book, it's beautiful maps, graphical timelines, and planetary write-ups make the book an excellent for gamers, regardless of whether they're playing d6, Saga Edition, or a homebrew of their own design.
It's spring and I've been trying to get back in shape in anticipation of three months spent coaching my daughter's softball team. This in turn has led to a resurgence of book reading as I download new audio books to listen to while working out at the gym or taking the dog for 45-minute walks.