In recent years, I’ve gotten much better about allowing myself to put down books I’m not enjoying. It’s still hard. There’s something about stopping a book halfway through that still feels wrong, even though I’ve gotten used to doing it. Sometimes it’s because I’m convinced that if I just stick with it long enough, it’ll … Continue reading On the Joy and Disappointment of Not Finishing Books
Friends, it is Saturday, and I did not finish one comic books this week. Not one. It's the first week since I picked up the first volume of Lumberjanes back in January that I haven't read at least one comic. I've been busy--settling into a new place, starting a new job, adjusting to life with … Continue reading Comics Gobble: The Numbers Edition
One of the biggest differences between novels and real life (maybe the only real difference) is that novels are carefully, delicately, thoughtfully built. A good novel is exactingly crafted. Nothing happens by chance. Every character, every plot twist, every passage of dialogue—it’s all perfectly arranged by the author. Every sentence is there for a reason; … Continue reading Just A Bite: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
It was a light comics week--I'm behind in getting through my stack of library books!--but I did read a few gems. Happy reading! Top Comics of the Week Cognetic by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan In brief: an all-powerful psychic being on a mission comes to modern day New York City. In my opinion … Continue reading Comics Gobble
One of the tasks in the 2015 Read Harder Challenge (which I am completing this year) is to read an audiobook. Despite many friends raving about them, I’d always written off audiobooks as not-for-me. I like holding books; I like being able to flip through their pages and read the acknowledgments first. I was convinced … Continue reading The Reluctant Journey of a New Audiobook Fanatic
I love it when I happen to pick up two books in a row that expound on similar themes. This recently happened with two exceptional YA novels: We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Two different but equally compelling novels about grief and growing up, … Continue reading We are the Ants & The Age of Miracles: What is the end of the world, anyway?
I definitely had a honeymoon period with comics. Back when I first started reading comics in January, I could not devour them fast enough. I was reading close to a comic book per day, and although I did not love them all as much as Saga, each new book felt like an entry into an … Continue reading Comics Gobble: It’s Back, and Here to Stay!