A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Batman Returns: The Penquin's Plot

Batman Returns: The Penquin's Plot by Michael Teitelbaum. Illustrated by Rick Holberg & Tad Chow (US) Out of Print
A Golden Look-Look Book

Pages: 24
Ages: 5+
Finished: Jul. 6, 2011
First Published: 1992
Publisher: A Golden Book/Western Publishing Co.
Genre: picture book, superheroes
Rating: 4/5
First sentence:

It was Christmas in Gotham City.

Acquired: Purchased a used copy at a garage/book sale or thrift shop.

Reason for Reading: Son read aloud to me as reader.

Typical quality superhero story picture book.  Lots of action to please young fans.  Ds has had this read to him for years and now that he's actually read it himself it's time to pass it along through the thrift shops again.  Not sure how it relates to the actual movie as I barely even remember that, though illustrations of The Penguin are certainly recognizable as Danny DeVito inspired.  Reading level was quite exceptionally high for this type of a picture book though, probably around Gr. 5, ds had a hard time reading it but fortunately he was familiar with the story.  Fun little story for Batman fans.

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