On Sunday, January 17th, Fox is having a preview event. Based on the DC comic, Human Target is about Christopher Chance, a man with varied abilities and expertise, who hires himself out as a personal bodyguard.
I was lucky enough to receive an early screener of the show and loved every minute of it. It’s and action-packed thrill ride with heart. I haven’t read the comics yet, but I’ll definitely be watching the show.
Below is Fox’s Human Target Featurette:
In 2009, I read a total of 143 books – some old, some new. This made narrowing down favorites very difficult! So, instead of a simple Top 10, I’m listing by category.
All favorites listed below were published in 2009.
143 books consumed in 2009.
58 authors never read before.
120 scifi/fantasy novels read.
12 graphic novels read.
42 were young adult or children’s books.
79 book reviews written.
18 tv/movies received in 2009.
317 books received in 2009.
Favorite Debut Novel:
Tempest Rising, by Nicole Peeler
Favorite Space Opera:
Diving into the Wreck, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Favorite Dark Fantasy Novel:
In Shade and Shadow, by Barb and J.C. Hendee
Favorite Urban Fantasy Novel:
Favorite Horror Fantasy:
Nekropolis, by Tim Waggoner
Favorite Time Travel Novel:
The 13th Hour, by Richard Doetsch
Favorite Super Hero:
City of Souls, by Vicki Pettersson
Favorite Tie-In Novel(s):
Favorite Series Debut/Standalone:
Favorite Graphic Novel:
Runaways: Dead End Kids, by Joss Whedon
Top 10 YA and Children’s SF/F Books:
1. My Soul to Take, by Rachel Vincent
2. Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, by Brandon Mull
3. Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst
4. Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld
5. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher
6. Vampirates: Black Heart, by Justin Somper
7. Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog’s Gold, by M. L. Forman
8. Curse of the Spider King, by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper
9. Starfinder, by John Marco
10. The Hourglass Door, by Lisa Mangum
What were some of your favorites?
Here are the books/tv I received in December for review and/or giveaways:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Pocket Books/Black Library:
Seduce Me In Shadow by Shayla Black
Dark Storm Gathering by Chris Wraight
In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix
Unclean Spirits by MLN Hanover
Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever by Molly Harper
Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire by David Mack
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles
Films and Comics:
The Field on the Edge of the Woods (Volume 1) by Michael Weber
Halo: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe by Tobias S. Buckell
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
Beyond the Night by Joss Ware
On behalf of Hachette Book Group, I have a giveaway copy of Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn for 5 lucky winners!
AND a complete set of Carrie Vaughn’s “Kitty and the Midnight Hour” Series for one grand prize winner!
Contest is open to residents of US and Canada only. Please, no PO Boxes. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends January 22. I’ll draw names on January 23, and notify winners via email.