So, in this first post with my new blogging sensibilities, I’m going old school. So no graphics. This is like my early years of blogging, like, almost 10 years ago! It feels SO GOOD. Seriously, making pretty pictures can stress me out.
So, y’all. As I contemplated all the things this weekend, I also did a bit of reading. You see, I went to the library for the FIRST TIME since CHRISTMAS last year and got some books. Which means I got graphic novels. So, when I finally finished Will Storr vs. the Supernatural, which was great, perfect RIP read, highly recommended, and yes he comes to a conclusion, no I’m not telling you what it was, I went on a mini-graphic novel binge. I read, in quick succession: BLUFFTON by Matt Phelan (OMG I LOVE HIM), BATTLING BOY by Paul Pope, and ROBOT DREAMS by Sara Varon. Bluffton was exactly what I expect from Matt Phelan, which is a touching story with AMAZING art. Battling Boy was a great story, and not so great art. Sorry, just not a fan of the art. Robot Dreams was absolutely charming and now I want to read everything Sara Varon does. Just like Matt Phelan. Did I mention I love him?
I love him.
In other readings, I’m still working through the book on childhood anxiety. But in other news, I think I figured out part of the girl’s problem. Her best friend moved a couple hours away and she was missing her! She didn’t even realize it, until I set her up with texting on her Touch. Now they are talking all the time again and she has been so much more like her old self. You can imagine my relief.
Since I finished the Will Storr, I need another RIP book. I haven’t figured out what that book is yet.
In the meantime, I started a book of short stories by Neil Gaiman; Smoke & Mirrors. The first story, hidden in the introduction is a brilliant play on The Picture of Dorian Gray and marriage. I LOVED IT. I love him. Come to think of it, this might fit in the RIP parameters…. Hm….
Now that A More Diverse Universe has started (YAY!!!!), I plan to start a book by a person of color. Like, as soon as I get off the computer. I will report back on that later.
How was your weekend? What are you reading this week?
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