Genre: Graphic Novel

Giant Love for Giant Days by John Allison and Whitney Cogar

Posted May 23, 2016 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Giant Love for Giant Days by John Allison and Whitney Cogar

I’m still a newbie to the comics game, but when I came across Giant Days, Vol. 1 at my job at the library, I couldn’t help reading the first few pages. And I was IMMEDIATELY hooked. I requested the first two volumes from the library and basically devoured them. Giant Days follows three students who recently started university and quickly became best friends: Goth, statuesque Esther, whose powers for stirring up drama are truly remarkable; snarky, cynical Susan, the trio’s […]

Book Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Posted October 25, 2014 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Book Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

In my mission to read more diversely this year, I have been trying to branch out and include graphic novels in my regular reading. I have *mostly* failed to do this. I loved my first graphic novel, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg, but I haven’t read any more since then. I finally picked up Fun Home for Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, knowing I would need a book with pictures to give my eyes a break. I’m so glad I did. […]

Book Review: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

Posted February 10, 2014 in Reviews / 18 Comments
Book Review: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

I’m declaring 2014 the Year of Reading Widely. As I wrote in my Reading Resolutions post, I’m making an effort to read more diversely — reading genres outside my comfort zone, translated works, and books by authors who aren’t white. I’ve been doing pretty well so far! I’ve read a few books by authors of color, and I got three more from the library this week. I also read my first romance novel, and I just finished my first graphic […]