comic books

This week I got to read two memoir/travelogues that were also graphic novels — Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson and Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle.

I’m going to try to review them together because what I thought was most interesting was the way the graphic novel format allows for two pretty similar stories to be told in very different ways.

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Mini Reviews to End 2009

by Kim on December 31, 2009 · 16 comments

One of my goals for the end of the year is to have reviews written for all the books I read in 2009. I’m not quite there yet, but close. When I started listing the unfinished reviews I realized there were a bunch of books I read that I just didn’t have that much to say about. Rather than making them all their own posts, I just decided to group them together into one post. Enjoy!

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May Readers' Choice Award

by Kim on May 12, 2009 · 6 comments

Voting for what book I should read in May was close. But, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics was the winner, so that’s the book I will definitely be reading in May. Like last month, I’m going to do the review based on reader questions. Here’s a short summary via Wikipedia if you don’t know anything about […]

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Welcome to my Mini-Challenge for the Read-a-Thon! Comic books have become very popular lately, so I wanted to try and honor that with my mini-challenge. The task, should you choose to participate, is to create your own comic inspired by the Read-a-Thon! Logistics For the next three hours, Readers and Cheerleaders are challenged to create […]

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Title: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley Length: 168 pages, but since it’s a comic book the whole thing took me about 30 minutes to read. Two Sentence Summary: Unemployed, 23-year-old wannabe rockstar Scott Pilgrim has a pretty easy-going life until he runs into a hot rollerblading girl in his life and […]

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It’s been a quiet week here at the blog, but that’ s because I just needed a break from blogging.  I just couldn’t think of much to write about, so I figured I’d just not write anything. In place of blogging, I got a lot of other things done.  I finished reading Dangerous Laughter by […]

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Sunday Salon: Fables

by Kim on January 25, 2009 · 10 comments

It’s been a very slow reading week.  I can’t seem to focus on much of anything — I’ve been trying to read Saturday by Ian McEwan, but (even though I recognize it’s a lovely book) I just can’t get into it.  But I want to read.  I want to read a lot, I just can’t […]

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2008 In Review

by Kim on January 1, 2009 · 15 comments

I’m pretty amazed by some of the other 2008 wrap up posts I’ve read in the last couple days.  I never thought to keep track of so many stats and figures about the books I read; I just started being diligent about page numbers a few months ago!  Natasha at Maw Books had a ton […]

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If there is one genre I have gotten sucked into this year, it’s comic books.  I started with Watchmen, then moved on to Fables, adding Blankets and Persepolis for good measure.  When I came across The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, a fictional novel set during the Golden Age of Comics, […]

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Review: A Fables Round Up

by Kim on November 26, 2008 · 4 comments

I’ve been reading the Fables series by Bill Willingham for a couple months now. The problem I have when I try to review an issue of Fables is that it’s a series.  You don’t read the volumes individually; each comic builds on the stories of the previous volume and although you could go through reviews and […]

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