Like many of you, I now find myself facing an unknown number of hours, days, weeks and possibly months with time to fill while staying safe at home. However, the uncertainty of our collective crisis is making it hard for me to relax enough to focus on reading and absorbing books with dense text. Fortunately, […]
Comic books and graphic novels are often not the first thing many people think of when they think of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. However, there are some graphic novels that have been recorded in audio book form, and there are also novelizations of comic books. In addition, comic books and graphic […]
Earlier this week, I was talking with some friends about books. And more importantly, if any of us were going to reach our reading goals for the year. I’m kinda, definitely behind on the 75-book mark that I set for myself and I kinda, definitely won’t be completing the Read Harder Challenge this year. I […]
The CW’s new teen TV show revisits the small town of Riverdale and the characters of Archie comics as the town reels from a shocking murder.
When I feel like I’m falling behind on my reading goals (say, maybe, for summer reading?), I find that a graphic novel can provide a nice boost. One, they’re generally quick reads. Two, you can usually find something that is either right in your genre wheelhouse or something to really shake things up with minimal commitment. Volume One of Giant Days really hit the mark for me in the “genre wheelhouse” kind of way.
Scott Pilgrim is a normal guy—except he has to fight a league of evil exes in order to be with his true love. Oh and did I mention that his world is some kind of cross between video games and reality?
In anticipation of After Hours: Cocktails and Kryptonite this Friday at CLP – Main, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Batman graphic novels. If you’re only familiar with the character from the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan films or—god forbid—the Joel Schumacher and Zack Snyder iterations, check out these reads on Hoopla.
Dr. William Moulton Marston created the Wonder Woman comics in 1941. But you probably haven’t heard of him unless you’re a comics aficionado. That can be easily remedied if you pick up The Secret History of Wonder Woman. I promise you, dear reader, that you will learn everything you never wanted to know about this man and his family life.
I recently had the great pleasure of meeting award-winning author Gene Luen Yang during his Words and Pictures visit hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. In addition to chatting with him in the green room about favorite manga, the joys of mentoring teens and how the heck metal fuses with glass (I had just come back from a road trip to the Corning Museum of Glass!), I was also able to ask him four library-related questions as well as introduce him to the stage!
I chose Tangles: A story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me by Sarah Leavitt. Tangles is 1) a graphic memoir, 2) was written by a woman, 3) was published in 2012 (just hitting the five year mark), and 4) has only 832 ratings on Goodreads. I feel really fortunate though that it fit my criteria, because Tangles turned out to be a profoundly affecting story of a daughter losing her mother and a mother losing herself.