Category Archives: graphic novel

Thoughts: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods: Stories by Emily Carroll 208 pages Published in 2014 by McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Source: Public Library You guys have probably noticed that I haven’t posted a review in months. That’s because I … Continue reading

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Nonfiction November: My list of potentials

It’s back! Lu (Regular Rumination) and Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), along with two new co-hosts are bringing back one of my favorite blogging events, Nonfiction November! I’ve been getting ready for this event for the past month. While a slim majority … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels Review: Fables Vol. 19 Snow White, Tommysaurus Rex, and The Lost Islands

Explorer: The Lost Islands Edited by Kazu Kibuishi 128 pages Published in 2013 by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Source: Public Library Audience: Middle Grade Explorer: The Lost Islands is an anthology of graphic shorts (short stories in graphic … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel February, Part One

It’s the middle of the month, so it’s time for posted about the graphic novels I’ve read. Graphic Novel February has been a wonderful idea. If it wasn’t for graphic novels and children’s books, I wouldn’t have any books finished … Continue reading

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Short review: Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas Written by Jim Ottaviani Illustrated by Maris Wicks Published in 2013 by First Second Books 139 pages Source: Public Library In Primates, Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks tell … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Fables Vol. 18 Cubs in Toyland

Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Gene Ha 192 pages Published in January 2013 by DC Comics Source: Public Library Guys, if you haven’t started reading Bill Willingham’s fantastic Fables series, you need to … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite Barry Deutsch 128 pages Published in October 2012 by Abrams Books Source: Publisher Mirka is at it again in Barry Deutsch’s latest Hereville book, How Mirka Met a Meteorite. In the first book, Mirka … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga:  Volume 1 Written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples 160 pages Published in October 2012 by Image Comics Source: Publisher “This is how an idea becomes real. . . but ideas are fragile things.” An intergalactic … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: A More Diverse Universe Reading Pool and Suggestions

I know that there’s a ton of blogging events that are going on in September but I wanted to remind everyone that the deadline to sign up for Aarti’s blog tour, A More Diverse Universe is coming up. September 12th … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Alcestis, Forgotten Country, and The Sigh

 I’ve read a lot of books so far this year but because of school and my own laziness, I haven’t reviewed most of them. So here’s a few short reviews on what I’ve read in 2012. Alcestis by Katharine Beutner. … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Mini-reviews: Anya’s Ghost, Cinderella, and Hera

Anya’s Ghost Vera Brosgol 224 pages Publication Year: 2011 Publisher: FirstSecond Books Source: Won it. Anya Borzakovskaya is your typical teenager: she would rather be anywhere else instead of school or church, her mother embarrasses her, and she thinks no … Continue reading

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Mini- Reviews: Emily Alone, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and Lost at Sea

Emily, Alone Stewart O’Nan Publication Year: 2010 Source: Gift from Kai I picked up Emily, Alone because it’s not often that I read a book that features an elderly main character, which is something that I didn’t realize until I … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Mini-reviews: Stitches, Horoscopes for the Dead, and The Violets of March

I have a confession to make: I read faster than I review. So I have a stack of books sitting on my desk, just waiting to be reviewed. I rather read than write so I’m posting mini-reviews to assuage some … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa

Three Shadows Cyril Pedrosa Translated from the French by Edward Gauvin 272 pages Pub year: 2008 Publisher: First Second Source: Personal Library Back then, life was simple and sweet. The taste of cherries, the cool shade, the fresh smell of … Continue reading

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Review: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Embroideries Marjane Satrapi Translated from the French by Anjali Singh 144 pages 2005 Pantheon Books Source: Library copy I love Marjane Satrapi’s work. Her first book, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is a masterpiece.  Whether she’s talking about her … Continue reading

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Review: Hereville by Barry Deutsch

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Barry Deutsch 144 pages Publication Date: November 2010 Amulet Books Source: Library I love this book! Love love love! I love it so much that I checked it out of the library on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Review: The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

The Night Bookmobile Audrey Niffenegger 40 pages Publication Date: September 1, 2010 Publisher: Abrams ComicArt Source: Library copy After a fight with her boyfriend, Alexandria is walking the streets of Chicago when she finds a bookmobile and Mr. Openshaw. Mr. … Continue reading

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Review: Flight Vol. 7

Flight Vol. 7 edited by Kazu Kibuishi 284 pages Publication Date: July 20, 2010 Publisher: Villard I’ve read the previous six volumes in the Flight series, so it was a no-brainer to check out volume seven from the library. Flight 7 … Continue reading

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Review: Bookhunter by Jason Shiga

Bookhunter Jason Shiga 144 pages Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher: Sparkplug Comics Source: Library     The year: 1973. The place: Oakland, California. Special Agent Bay is a detective for the Library Police. Chasing down bad guys, finding priceless books, … Continue reading

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Mini-Reviews: I Kill Giants, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Life of Pi, and Read Remember Recommend

Life of Pi Yann Martel Publisher: Harcourt Source: Personal library I picked this up because it’s required reading for my Philosophy of Religion class. This is a wonderful story about a young boy, Pi Patel, who’s stranded on a lifeboat … Continue reading

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Review: Bone: Tall Tales by Jeff Smith

Bone: Tall Tales Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegeski 128 pages Publication Date: August 1, 2010 Publisher: Scholastic Source: Personal Library   Bone: Tall Tales is a collection of tales about a larger than life ancestor of the Bone cousins from … Continue reading

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Review: The Heartbreak Diet by Thorina Rose

The Heartbreak Diet: A Story of Family, Fidelity, and Starting Over Thorina Rose 176 pages Publication Date: April 2, 2008 Publisher: Chronicle Books Source: Personal library The Heartbreak Diet is Thorina Rose’s graphic memoir that details the author’s dissolving marriage … Continue reading

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Review: Flight Volume 5

Flight Volume 5 Edited by Kazu Kibuishi 368 pages Publication Year: 2008 Publisher: Villard, an imprint of  Random House Source: Library If you ask me pretty much every project that artist Kazu Kibuishi touches turns to gold. Kibuishi is the … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Devouring books and a few mini-reviews

Good morning! It’s been so long since I’ve participated in Sunday Salon, that  I knew it was time for me to start again. July started off as a month where I couldn’t read as much as I wanted to since … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon Pile

Okay so we all know that I have a tendency to go overboard when it comes to books. Whether it’s my library loot, buying binges, or signing up for reading challenges, it always seems to be all or nothing. My … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels Challenge

In the midst of reading as much as I could today, I also signed up for Laza’s Graphic Novel Challenge. The challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31st. The challenge is really flexible with participants choosing their level of … Continue reading

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The Art of Graphic Novels

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (1993) Scott McCloud 216 pages 5/5 I should have read this book before starting my new obsession with graphic novels. I’ve learned so much about comics and art reading including: that comics started thousands of … Continue reading

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Fables: Legends in Exile

Fables: Legends in Exile (2002)Bill Willingham128 pagesWinner of the 2003 Eisner Award for Best New Series I am becoming the newest biggest fan of graphic novels. This was a genre, that until recently, I didn’t pay any attention to. I’m … Continue reading

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The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2007) 128 pages Rating: 5 out of 5 I didn’t know what to expect when I put this book on hold at my local library. I just heard that it was a pretty good book … Continue reading

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Persepolis: The story of a childhood

Persepolis: The story of a childhood – Marjane Satrapi Published in 2000 pages 156 Rating: 5 out of 5 I read Persepolis: The story of a childhood for the Graphic Novel Challenge. Persepolis is Satrapi’s memoir on growing up in … Continue reading

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