Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
Now Previous Articles Road Essays Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story by P.D. Eastman
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post
Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion by Mike Maihack
Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee
Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper
Demon, Volume 3 by Jason Shiga
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
The Fog by Kyo Maclear
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon
Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Max Versus The Cube by Hanne Türk
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
Once Upon a Thriller by Carolyn Keene
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers by Harold Davis
Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 02)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 09)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 16)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 23)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 30)
September 2017 Sources
September 2017 Summary

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max: 10/19/17

Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson is the second collected album. Jen realizing that her campers are not only safe and sound but are awesome heroes has decided that she wants to join them, rather than shelter them from whatever the next danger might be.

In the last volume, the girls had to survive a series of trials as they made their way to and then through a magical cave. The threat was external — monsters in the woods, gods in the cave. Now they learn of a threat from their very ranks. One of the campers is herself a goddess.

She needs the girls to help her defeat her brother during a total eclipse. I'll remember that particular detail as I began reading the book the day after eclipse — while we were making the long drive back from Wyoming. I didn't get very far until we were home because I was also driving and when I wasn't driving, I was bone weary from all the early mornings, long days, and hours of driving.

I'm not going to go into the details of the plot except that it's more of the same from volume 1. The girls have skills and they know how and when to use them. One of my favorite parts though comes when the girls are told they'll need to pass all these tests to get into the cave and they shrug it off, saying they've already done all that. The next panel shows the guardians hanging out — playing cards, goofing off. So often when a formula works once, it's used again. I really did expect them to have to go through something like the cave and solve those puzzles — just as they had in the cave.

The next volume is a Terrible Plan. As I own up through volume five, I'll be getting these next three read in quick succession.

Five stars

Comments (2)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment:


Comment #1: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:22:13

Lindsey

My kids love the Lumberjanes and I confess that they are one of the few series I don't mind reading again and again.

I hope you enjoy the rest just as much as the first two!



Comment #2: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 23:45:00

Pussreboots

I just finished volume 3 and I enjoyed it but it didn't pull me in as quickly as the first two did. I still have two more to read in my collection at home.