Monthly Archives: October 2015

Booktube recommendations #3

Recommends #3 is finally here – another five booktube channels that predominantly discuss genres other than YA. I love all of these channels, so definitely check them out. As always, I’ve added their most recent video so you can get … Continue reading

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Citizen by Claudia Rankine

This is part non-fiction and part prose poetry, interspersed with artwork and photography. There are also a number of different styles in the book, from essay to free-form poetry to collaborative poetry. It’s incredibly raw, powerful, angry, and, in places, … Continue reading

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Favourite comic book creators of colour

The comic book industry, as with all areas of publishing, has a diversity issue, both in terms of having diverse characters and hiring diverse creatives. Looking through my comics shelves, my reading is even more dominated by white writers and … Continue reading

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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

Translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman This is a very short book (about 100 pages) that contains so much. At a basic level, it’s about a young woman, Makina, who crosses the border from Mexico to America to find her … Continue reading

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September reads 2015

September was part reading slump, part week of manically reading All The Things. In the rough order I read them: Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld & Joe Sumner (graphic novel – non-fiction) Really enjoyable graphic novel that has the … Continue reading

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