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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:41 pm

Got a new favourite book. Mad genius Ryan North made a "choose your own adventure"-style book out of Hamlet, and it's fantastic. I've read through it several ways (you get to choose whether to play as Hamlet, Ophelia or the dead king), and it's easily one of the best Shakespeare things this side of...well, actual Shakespeare. 'To Be or Not to Be'----------Boo recommends.

I see there's another one based on Romeo and Juliet. Think I'll be snagging that, too.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:30 pm

Forget the other 15 or so books since I last responded... what is important is...

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OMGOSH, FLIPPPPPPPIN AWESOME!!!!! I loved it from start to finish (and thank you [USER=17429]@Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds[/USER] for letting me read your brand new copy yesterday) and I can't say too much more because ESSDEE has yet to read it!!! :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:33 am

Read Noogies, the first collection of Roman Dirge's Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl comics. It's a little crude, which is expected since these are his earliest comics, but it was a fun read and has a lot of the same awful humor as the later ones.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)[/spoiler]

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Post by Sonic 5 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:09 pm

So, I read these a few months ago and just haven't gotten around to posting here. I've gotta read more.

First was Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. This was just a fun little summer read, perfect for sitting out on the patio and sipping sweet tea. It didn't drag on too much and had a satisfying conclusion that wasn't "everything worked out for everyone."

Then I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This was a really easy read; took me about two days. I'm glad that kids/teens have books like this available to them. I remember, there was almost no positive LGBT reading material for my age when I was a teenager. If I had access to this kind of stuff, just to get the message that being gay was okay, maybe I would have been happier as a teen.

[spoiler]1. Star Wars: Before the Awakening - Greg Rucka
2. Star Wars: A New Dawn - John Jackson Miller
3. Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi - Kevin Hearne
4. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
5. Since You've Been Gone - Morgan Matson
6. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:58 am

Read Wedgies, Cooties, Swirlies, Purple Nurples and Pink Bellies, the other five collections of Roman Dirge's Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl comics. The comic definitely gets better with time. If you want to see what kind of stupid crap makes me laugh, check out Lenore.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)[/spoiler]

HEY I'VE READ 52 BOOKS

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:07 am

I'm re-reading Detective Conan from the start. I've wanted to get back into it for a long ass time, but I didn't have the strength to re-watch 800 episodes and I can't just pick up where I left off because I've forgotten literally everything important that happened. So I'm going the manga route instead since it's a billion times faster.

Just finished the Moonlight Sonata case. Easily one of the best cases in the entire series. It's one of the only really memorable cases that isn't about the main cast; it's just an incredibly well-done isolated story. I have a weakness for artful revenge murders, and the ending to this case is so sad. Probably one of my favorite murder mystery cases in general, including all the other detective garbage media I consume. I can't hear the Moonlight Sonata without thinking of this case.

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Post by United Nations » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:24 am

I guess I should count the books I've taught this trimester because I've read them a lot these last few months:

48. Animal Farm by George Orwell
49. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
50. Night by Elie Wiesel
51. Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

One more!

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:18 am

Read Batman: The Long Halloween. It was absolutely amazing.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:31 am

Read The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot. It tells the story of French anarchist/utopianist Louise Michel. Interesting, though rather dry. The art was beautiful.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)
54. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot - 4/5 (Nov 8) [/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:58 pm

Read Maus by Art Spiegelman. It was rather soul-crushing, being a Holocaust story and whatnot.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)
54. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot - 4/5 (Nov [plain] 8) [/plain]
55. Maus by Art Spiegelman - 4/5 (Nov 15)[/spoiler]

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:48 pm

Still on Conan, about 200 chapters in. Only what, 700 more to go?

Kaitou Kid was introduced recently. I think it's hilarious that the mangaka recycled his design for Shinichi and then inserted the original character in Detective Conan anyway. Two literal Shinichis, no **** given.

Ai was also introduced. I forgot how depressing and messed up her entire life is. Like damn. Also, I appreciate reading the manga because the anime for whatever reason cut her older sister's introduction out entirely so that flashback came out of nowhere. Storytelling is about 1000% better because of plot threads and continuity, but it is definitely lacking the sweet saxophone jams.
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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:59 pm

^^You got Maus II? That one's liable to crush your soul a bit, too. '...For this he survived.' Gods below.
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:30 pm

^ Yep, read both parts.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:02 am

Read The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry by Michael J. Alter. The book definitely takes a quantity-over-quality approach to its arguments. It also has an annoying amount of typos for an academic work. It does have some good parts to it, but overall it's a disappointment.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)
54. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot - 4/5 (Nov [plain] 8) [/plain]
55. Maus by Art Spiegelman - 4/5 (Nov 15)
56. The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry by Michael J. Alter - 2/5 (Nov 17)[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:30 am

Read My Faith in Frankie by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel. It didn't wow me, but it was a nice, cute little story.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)
54. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot - 4/5 (Nov [plain] 8) [/plain]
55. Maus by Art Spiegelman - 4/5 (Nov 15)
56. The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry by Michael J. Alter - 2/5 (Nov 17)
57. My Faith in Frankie by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew & Marc Hempel - 3/5 (Nov 20)[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:57 am

I'M ON A ROLL MAN

Read Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. This one has been recommended to me by a lot of different people over the years. I wasn't expecting to be converted by his reasoning, but I still ended up disappointed. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I'd say, "Bad arguments hidden behind appealing metaphors." Lewis is an excellent writer, and there are good things in this book, but this book didn't do anything for me.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)
54. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot - 4/5 (Nov [plain] 8) [/plain]
55. Maus by Art Spiegelman - 4/5 (Nov 15)
56. The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry by Michael J. Alter - 2/5 (Nov 17)
57. My Faith in Frankie by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew & Marc Hempel - 3/5 (Nov 20)
58. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis - 2/5 (Nov 21)[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:18 am

ONE MORE TIME

Read Cherubs! by Bryan Talbot and Mark Stafford. This was another book I picked up on a whim, and I'm glad I did. It's funny as hell, and the artstyle is quirky and memorable. The story makes a lot of references to theology and contemporary horror icons. Might not appeal to everyone as much as it did to me, but I sure enjoyed it.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
35. Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock & Megan Hutchison - 3/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
36. Andre the Giant by Box Brown - 4/5 (Aug [plain] 8) [/plain]
37. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf - 4/5 (Aug 9)
38. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli - 4/5 (Aug 16)
39. Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship by Hector Avalos - 4/5 (Aug 22)
40. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher & Aaron Sowd - 3/5 (Aug 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
41. Born in Blood & Fire by John Charles Chasteen - 4/5 (Aug 29)
42. Dolltopia by Abby Denson - 3/5 (Sep 5)
43. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson - 4/5 (Sep [plain] 8) [/plain]
44. Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller & José-Louis Bocquet - 3/5 (Oct 1)
45. Concerned by Jason Zachary Pott & Adam Cline - 4/5 (Oct 3)
46. Octopus Pie, Vol. 1 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Oct 12)
47. Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge - 3/5 (Oct 26)
48. Lenore: Wedgies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 30)
49. Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
50. Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Oct 31)
51. Lenore: Purple Nurples by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 1)
52. Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge - 4/5 (Nov 2)
53. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale - 5/5 (Nov 6)
54. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot - 4/5 (Nov [plain] 8) [/plain]
55. Maus by Art Spiegelman - 4/5 (Nov 15)
56. The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry by Michael J. Alter - 2/5 (Nov 17)
57. My Faith in Frankie by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew & Marc Hempel - 3/5 (Nov 20)
58. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis - 2/5 (Nov 21)
59. Cherubs! by Bryan Talbot & Mark Stafford - 5/5 (Nov 22)[/spoiler]

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52. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:01 am

Read Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot. It's a lot like The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, being by the same authors and having a similar style and tone. It was an interesting story, but again a little dry.

[spoiler]1. Broken Words by Jonathan Dudley - 3/5 (Jan 3)
2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 5/5 (Jan 6)
3. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson - 4/5 (Jan 13)
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - 4/5 (Jan 23)
5. Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 4/5 (Jan 26)
6. Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido - 3/5 (Jan 27)
7. Habibi by Craig Thompson - 5/5 (Feb 2)
8. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang - 3/5 (Feb 17)
9. Saints by Gene Luen Yang - 4/5 (Feb 17)
10. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson - 5/5 (Feb 29)
11. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 4/5 (Mar 5)
12. Fables, Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton - 4/5 (Mar 7)
13. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - 3/5 (Apr 6)
14. Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu - 3/5 (Apr 23)
15. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker - 4/5 (May 5)
16. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan - 4/5 (May 14)
17. Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do With God by Greta Christina - 4/5 (May 15)
18. EmiTown, Vol. 1 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (May 16)
19. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - 5/5 (May 17)
20. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann - 4/5 (May 24)
21. The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle - 3/5 (May 26)
22. Chainmail Bikini by multiple authors - 4/5 (May 2[plain] 8) [/plain]
23. What Ifs? of American History by Robert Cowley - 3/5 (Jun 3)
24. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Jun 4)
25. Heavenly Errors by Neil F. Comins - 4/5 (Jun 16)
26. The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad! Brooks & Tim Pilcher - 2/5 (Jun 26)
27. The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer - 4/5 (Jun 30)
28. Strange Flesh by Steve Wells - 3/5 (Jul 3)
29. Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie - 4/5 (Jul 10)
30. Undeniable by Bill Nye - 4/5 (Jul 1[plain] 8) [/plain]
31. What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by Matthew O'Neil - 3/5 (Jul 22)
32. EmiTown, Vol. 2 by Emi Lenox - 4/5 (Aug 3)
33. Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters - 3/5 (Aug 6)
34. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton - 4/5 (Aug 7)
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58. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis - 2/5 (Nov 21)
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Post by Galefore » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:11 am

I'm hella late but this year I didn't get to read just a whole lot, even though I certainly made an effort. I read three new-age type books on spirituality (two by Rob Bell, one by Peter Rollins) near the beginning of the year, Leonard Cohen's Book of Longing sat as my bedside companion for quite a while, I read Patton Oswalt's Silver Screen Fiend sitting in Barnes and Noble, read even more poetry by Keruoac, Ginsberg, Berryman and Galway Kinnel over the last few nights, and I read three of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels within these last few months. I've consumed quite a few short stories too. Next year, I actually plan to try and go through with the 52 books thing since I've been a more active reader and honestly, the joys of reading are pretty much supreme among my pastimes these days.

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