Review: Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

25855506Adulthood Is a Myth: A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection by Sarah Andersen

Are you a special snowflake?

Do you enjoy networking to advance your career?

Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?

Ugh. Please go away.

This book is for the rest of us. These comic document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Goodreads – BooktopiaBookdepository

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Oh Sarah Anderson how I love you, your Instagram account always puts a smile on my face and so did this humorous and adorable collection of fantastic comic strips! And the cover is furry! 🙂

Sarah just about touches on everything there is to touch on in life and this book would be a great addition to every woman’s pick-me-up-crappy-day-solutions collection.

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Seriously I’m not going to say anything else. If you don’t believe me go check out her Instagram.

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Starfire #1 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

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By (Authors) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and (Illustrator) Emanuela Lupacchino.

27 full colour pages, Published June 2015 by DC Comics

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SHE’S AN ALIEN WARRIOR TRYING TO FIND PEACE…

AND WILL FIGHT ANYONE OR ANYTHING TO GE IT!

ARE YOU READY?

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The first though I had when I finished this was “That was adorable. I want more.”

So Starfire aka Kori was a princes on her own planet, but was outlawed when some nasties took it over and entrapped her sister – I’m sure this will all come back to haunt Kori later in the series. For now Kori is struggling to fit in on earth, cue taking a shower naked out in the open and misunderstanding men’s meanings about giving her a place to stay for the night, but luckily she has the help of a cop named Stella.

Starfire is funny, sexy and a treat for the eyes. The pages are in full colour and those colours are bright and beautiful.

This feels like it’s going to be a super quirky, full on girl power, bad guy busting series of awesomeness. It’s from the writers of HARLEY QUINN so all of the above is to be expected. I’m ready, bring on more Starfire. Five Stars.

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What DC says about Starfire:

A princess who became a slave. A slave who became a warrior. A warrior who became one of the world’s greatest super heroes.

Betrayed by her own sister and forced into slavery, Princess Koriand’r of Tamaran experienced torture, exploitation and experimentation at the hands of others—but instead of it breaking her, it only made her stronger. Breaking free and fleeing to Earth, she discovered a world filled with heroes, people who fought for the oppressed, who used their powers and abilities to save those in need. And it was then that Koriand’r made a decision that changed her place in life forever. She decided to become the super hero known as Starfire.

Like all Tamaraneans, Starfire’s alien physiology allows her to absorb ultraviolet radiation and convert it to energy in order to fly. However, due to the experiments conducted on her during her imprisonment, she can also channel and project that same energy as destructive blasts.

Despite the hardships she experienced early in her life, Starfire remains a courageous and dedicated hero, who despises seeing anyone else experience the pain she went through herself. She is incredibly loyal and optimistic and lives to see and experience everything the universe has to offer.

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  • Now I didn’t see it as Kori’s sister betraying her, I saw it as she didn’t have a choice. But as I said I’m sure that’ll all come up again later in the series and there is probably more to it then we got in this first issue.

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Amanda Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/54926.Amanda_Conner

Jimmy Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/54927.Jimmy_Palmiotti

Jimmy Twitter – https://twitter.com/jpalmiotti

DC Starfire – http://www.dccomics.com/comics/starfire-2015

#1 available NOW.      #2 available 8th July.

#3 available 12th August.      #4 available 9th September.

The Worrier’s Guide to Life by Gemma Correll

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The Worrier’s Guide to Life by Gemma Correll.

Pub Date: 26th May 2015 (Andrews McMeel Publishing).

I received a free ARC from Net Gallery in exchange for an honest review – Thank You.

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If you’re floundering in life, striking out in love, struggling to pay the rent, and worried about it all — you’re in luck! World Champion Worrier and Expert Insomniac Gemma Correll is here to assure you that it could be much, much worse.

In her hugely popular comic drawings, Gemma Correll dispenses dubious advice and unreliable information on life as she sees it, including The Dystopian Zodiac, Reward Stickers for Grown-Ups, Palm Reading for Millennials, and a Map of the Introvert’s Heart. For all you fellow agonizers, fretters, and nervous wrecks, this book is for you. Read it and weep…with laughter.

My Thoughts mk3 Worriers of the world unite and go read this book.

I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this. The whole book is written and drawn in a delightfully humours way. The art work is adorable, bright and eye catching. I enjoyed the whole book but my favourite drawings were the Wheel of Insomnia, A map of the Introvert’s Heart, Mediocre Housekeeping, Real Life Horror Movies and Dating: The Ride.
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At times it felt like Gemma has seen inside my head. I sat down and read this in about an hour,  it’s the type of book you’d want on your coffee table to flip through time and time again (and a few of the comics could be good ice breakers for those who struggle with house visitors :-P). All in all it’s a quick fun read about modern westernised women’s problems, dealing with over thinking, social anxiety and the big bad world.

Four Stars

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Gemma is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator with illustration clients including Hallmark, The New York Times, Oxford University Press, Knock Knock, Chronicle Books and The Observer.

She’s the author of – among others – “A Cat’s Life” (Te Neues, 2012),  “A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette” (Dog N Bone, 2013) and “The Worrier’s Guide to Life” (Andrews McMeel, 2015). You can find out more about her books and comics here.

She publishes her “Four Eyes” cartoon at GoComics.com and at The Nib on Medium.com She also draws a monthly Skycats cartoon for the Emirates Airlines Open Skies magazine.

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4633735.Gemma_Correll 

Website – http://www.gemmacorrell.com/ 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/gemmacorrell 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/gemmacorrell

Tumblr – http://gemmacorrell.tumblr.com/