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.

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]