Ten Books I Love *SO* Much

I have often talk about the books and series I love.  These are the books I will keep on my books shelf forever.  These are the books of which I will buy multiple editions and copies.  Some of these will only be read once, but they make such an impression on me that I can’tRead more

Weekly Meeting: Smile

Challenges: None… What You Should Know: This is a YA graphic novel It takes place in the 1990s This is a memoir of the author Discussion: Smile is not a book I originally expected to read.  With all the books already on my TBR list, I only ended up with it because it fit in theRead more

I *Heart* Graphic Novels

I didn’t read comics as a kid.  I simply didn’t find them interesting.  I enjoyed cartoon movies and TV shows, but I never translated that enjoyment to books.  I don’t think it was ever a restriction.  There were few restrictions on my reading aside from age-appropriate material.  Even as I got older, that one fadedRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Maus 1 & 2

The first graphic novel I ever read was actually 2 graphic novels: Maus, I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History and Maus II : And Here My Troubles Began. I was about sixteen or seventeen and deeply immersed in Holocaust literature and memoirs.  I am pretty sure if was part of my religious school education, not myRead more

Weekly Meeting: Locke and Key 1

This week you are going to notice a theme for all three posts: Graphic Novels.  Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft is the first graphic novel I have read this year. Challenges: None What You Should Know: This is horror, not superhero This has won awards, like the Eisner award.  I mentioned this awardRead more

Weekly Meeting: Lumberjanes vol. 1

Challenges: None, this was an exciting birthday gift from Emily. What You Should Know: This is a graphic novel.  In this case a 4 volume collection of the comicbook.  It is not a complete story. It is a fast read, but you need to look at the illustrations to understand the story. It won 2Read more