Category Archives: Graphic novels / comics

Oddly specific book recommendations #1: Shoeburyness

According to the Meaning of Liff, ‘Shoeburyness’ is: the vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else’s bottom I think what you need in that situation is either an extremely immersive … Continue reading

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June reads 2017

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #1 (comics, fiction) This is three short stories that take place within the universe of the main Bitch Planet series. I really like getting snippets of people and stories outside of the main narrative in dystopias, … Continue reading

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May reads 2017

Slowly slowly being able to read more… Bitch Planet #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine DeLandro (comics, fiction) It’s impossible to spoiler-free review a series as it gets further down the line, so I’ll just say, as usual, that … Continue reading

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Book recommendations for Mental Health Awareness Week

A few novels, comics, and a zine that look at mental health in a variety of ways: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (novel) This book does that thing I find annoying where it hints at Something Bad … Continue reading

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April reads 2017

I’m slowly finding ways of reading more again and I’m so enjoying it. Probably twice as many pages read as last month, but, more importantly, I’m regularly carving out little spaces where I’m not too exhausted. Winner. Do Not Say … Continue reading

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Best books of 2016

2016 was an odd reading year for me. I read 59 books, which is roughly average for me, maybe slightly below, but I seemed to read a lot of ‘okay’ books but not as many great ones. For some reason … Continue reading

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November reads 2016

I wasn’t supposed to be reading in November…so I just read a few comics and listened to an audiobook. Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson (non-fiction) This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to the whole way through, and … Continue reading

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