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Post by ScottyMcGee » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:47 pm

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32. Y: The Last Man Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra[/QUOTE]

OMG THAT SERIES IS SOOOOO GOOOOOD. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. THE ENTIRE THING IS GLORIOUS!!!
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:23 pm

[QUOTE="User Name, post: 1600828, member: 31164"]33. Black Hole by Charles Burns

Damn...that was a dark book.[/QUOTE]
Would you recommend it? (Also, I just realized you've read more books this year than I have. I must change that.)

Read The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer. It explores the... complicated relationship between the Holy See and Europe's Jews from the aftermath of the French Revolution until the eve of World War II. A fascinating study of history.

Also read Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality by Steve Wells. Not particularly eloquent, and it probably could've used a few more proofreaders. But to its credit it does cover a lot of different viewpoints and cites a lot of different sources.

[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 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 - 5/5 (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)[/spoiler]

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Post by United Nations » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:55 am

[QUOTE="Valigarmander, post: 1600871, member: 30663"]Would you recommend it? [/QUOTE]
Absolutely! I'd describe it as "unsettling." It's basically a large metaphor for life as an adolescent. I think. I don't want to give anything away, so you should just read it.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:17 am

Read Aya by husband/wife writer/artist team Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie. It's a graphic novel about the titular Aya, a young woman living in the Ivory Coast in the late '70s, and the people around her. An interesting look into a time and place I didn't know much about, and also pretty damn funny.

[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 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 - 5/5 (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)[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:09 am

Read Undeniable by BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY. The book is about evolution and a number of related topics. The first few chapters were a little iffy and had me worried about the rest of the book, but it did get better quickly, and managed to cover a wide variety of subjects. I think this would be a good book for anyone new to or interested in learning more about evolutionary biology.

[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 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 - 5/5 (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 8) [/spoiler]

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:36 am

^I totally forgot that I read that this year. I knew I was missing something on the list. Also forgot another book. And I think I forgot to put down How to Clone a Mammoth. Did I? I did. Crap. My mind is going. Now I just finished reading The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. I did not expect that book to make me cry at the very end. It's hard sci-fi. I don't think I've ever read a sci-fi book that went so much into the science. Cool but some of it went over my head and I was more interested in the story.


1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - HELL YEAH
2. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell - HELL YEAH
3. Looking for Alaska by John Green - Meh
4. The Black Mountain by Rex Stout - Meh
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - YAY
6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen - Okay
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle - YAY
8. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - YAY
9. Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World by Richard C. Francis - YAY
10. Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by George Church and Ed Regis - YAY
11. How to Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro - HELL YEAH
12. Undeniable by Bill Nye - YAY
13. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!) by Jerome K. Jerome - YAY
14. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman - YAY
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:48 pm

Read What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say about Sex by theologian Matthew O'Neil. The book argues for a liberal interpretation of the Bible on homosexuality, women's rights, birth control, abortion, etc. I'm not sure if this book would've convinced me if I was a Christian, but for what it is it's well-composed and well-sourced.

[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 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 - 5/5 (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)[/spoiler]

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Post by United Nations » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:15 pm

34. Just finished the 700-page Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers. A great read if anyone loves Hitchhiker's Guide.

35. I also read Lady Killer by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. A fun 50's style graphic novel with exactly what the title implies. It's glorious.

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Post by United Nations » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:17 pm

36. Broxo by Zack Giallongo
37. Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:00 am

Loaned a friend my copy of 'Girl Genius: Omnibus Volume One' two years back, and he promptly lost it. Last week he gave up on ever finding it and just bought me a new one, and I've reread it a couple times since then. What a great, weird comic. I think the Foglios really hit their stride with 'Girl Genius' (I mean, they made some of the doofiest-lookin Magic: The Gathering cards ever, being known as 'the person who made Bird Maiden' has to be a hell of a feather in Kaja Foglio's cap, but it's important to grow as an artist, too, innit).
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:38 am

Read volume two of EmiTown by Emi Lenox. I did not know there was a second volume until I stumbled upon it at a book store a month or two ago, and I grabbed it because I had enjoyed the first volume. This one's a lot like the first, and I liked it just as much.

[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 - 5/5 (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)[/spoiler]

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:51 am

I keep forgetting comics and manga count. So in that case:


1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - HELL YEAH
2. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell - HELL YEAH
3. Looking for Alaska by John Green - Meh
4. The Black Mountain by Rex Stout - Meh
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - YAY
6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen - Okay
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle - YAY
8. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - YAY
9. Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World by Richard C. Francis - YAY
10. Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by George Church and Ed Regis - YAY
11. How to Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro - HELL YEAH
12. Undeniable by Bill Nye - YAY
13. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!) by Jerome K. Jerome - YAY
14. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman - YAY
15. Death Note Black Edition I by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata - YAY
16. Death Note Black Edition II by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata - YAY
17. Death Note Black Edition III by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata - YAY
18. The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse - YAY
19. Demian by Herman Hesse - Meh
20. Batman Earth One Volume One by Geoff Johns and Garry Frank - YAY
21. Wonder Woman Earth One Volume One by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbain - YAY
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Post by United Nations » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:20 pm

38. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 3
39. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:04 pm

Read Revolutionary Deists by Kerry Walters, an exploration of a handful of deists who were active in the founding of the United States. A fairly informative book on an interesting topic, but also excessively grandiloquent and tending to repeat itself. A good drinking game to play while reading this: take a shot every time the author describes something in two parts (i.e. "This argument has two purposes. First...".

[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 - 5/5 (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)[/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:01 am

Also read Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton. She definitely has a unique sense of humor.

[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)[/spoiler]

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Post by Kargath » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:41 am

[QUOTE="User Name, post: 1600885, member: 31164"]Absolutely! I'd describe it as "unsettling." It's basically a large metaphor for life as an adolescent. I think. I don't want to give anything away, so you should just read it.[/QUOTE]
I'm not so sure that was the message, so much as "never have sex with anyone ever again"
Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:04 am

Sounds like good advice to me.

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Post by United Nations » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:54 am

[QUOTE="Kargath, post: 1604360, member: 22522"]I'm not so sure that was the message, so much as "never have sex with anyone ever again"[/QUOTE]
Hm. I don't think that was the message. Maybe on a very literal level. It's more than that.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:12 am

Read Will O' the Wisp by Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchison. I found this at Powell's the other day having never heard of it before, thought it looked cool, and decided to give it a try. The story was meh. The art quality was inconsistent, but generally pretty good. You can tell a lot of love was put into this book, but overall for me it was just... okay.

[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][/spoiler]

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:21 pm

Read Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown. A biographical graphic novel about a fascinating person. I'm not a wrestling fan but I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who is.

[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][/spoiler]

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