The Rivers Of London, Ben Aaronovitch

riversoflondon“I used to be probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service, and to everyone else as the Filth…”

Meet DC Peter Grant. He will show you his city. But it’s not the capital that you see as you make your way from tube to bus, from Elephant to Castle. It’s a city that under its dark surface is packed full of crime. And of magic. A city that you never suspected…

Grant’s story starts when he tries to take a witness statement from a man who was already dead. And take him down a twisting, turning centuries’ old mystery that reckons to set London on fire…

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Graphic Novel TBR

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It comes and it goes, but I just haven’t been in a comic book type mood for a little while now.  It’s not for lack of anything cool, new, and interesting to read (as you’ll see) it just hasn’t been been on my radar.  Any time I think about reading a comic book, it’s always a trade that hasn’t come out yet – damn it, Hawkeye!  Why does your release date keep being pushed back?!  But that’s another story.  Here are a handful of trades that I own, I just need to get around to reading.

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TBR: March 2014

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Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson (2006)

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I’ve been itching to start a new fantasy series, and I have heard that many amazing things about this one, that I feel like I can’t put it off any longer.  I’ve had a quick skim through a few pages and I really like the writing, so hopefully despite the number of pages (and don;t get me wrong, I love a chunky book) I’ll be able to fly through this and love it just as much as everyone else does.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Maria Semple (2012)

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This is one of those quick and quirky reads that I keep meaning to pick up, and I think March is the month to do it.  I’ve heard several people comment that this book gives off quite a Gilmore Girls  vibe (and I bloody love that show) so to say that I have high hopes for this one might just be a bit of an understatement.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (1985)

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This book is one of a few that has been on my TBR since sometime around the middle of highschool.  I know some English classes studied it, but mine never did, and somehow, I’ve just never read it.  While I’ve heard mixed reviews, the general consensus seems to be a positive one and I’m excited to be able to add my two cents to the discussion.