Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Salon and BAFAB Winner and Also A Question

First off, my reading was much better this week. I read Sisterchicks Go Brit, The Richest Season, and Living Dead Girl. Living Dead Girl is one of the darkest books I've read in awhile. Barely even a glimmer of redemptive hope and then it's gone. All the same, very engrossing and a pretty powerful way to make a statement about the power we exert over other people. I have several books I'm dying to dig into including The Painter from Shanghai and Daphne by Justine Picardie. Hopefully, I can get one started today though I have several things on my plate.

I also really need to start a book for the LOST books challenge. I'm hosting after all! For anyone participating a Mr. Linky will be up on August 15th for your reviews. I hope you're making more progress than me! :) It probably doesn't help that I picked really chunky books!

So all of a sudden the blogs have been abuzz with news about the Watchmen trailer, and I decided now was a good time to confess I've never read a graphic novel. I think I would enjoy graphic novels (I'm just the right kind of geeky ;)) But I have no idea where to start! So please give me your best suggestions on how to ease myself into this whole new world of reading!

And Finally....the moment you've all been waiting for...Reading Robin is the winner of the BAFAB giveaway. She chose My Hands Came Away Red which is an excellent choice! So please Reading Robin, email me your address and I'll make sure the book gets to you!

Happy Sunday Salon, all!


Anonymous said...

I, too, have never read a graphic novel, and while I don't think they're really my cup of tea, I feel like I should give them a shot just to see what it's all about. Glad I'm not the last one.

Anonymous said...

Happy Sunday! :-D And congratulations to Reading Robin!

Unknown said...

"I think I would enjoy graphic novels (I'm just the right kind of geeky ;)) But I have no idea where to start!" -- Amy

Just pick one up that you find to be the right kind of interesting and give it a go :-)

I used to be big on collecting comics when I was little. Now, not so much.

Elizabeth said...

Well, personally I think the Neil Gaiman "Sandman" series is the best of the best. It's also very dark, and weird, but I still love it. You might also like "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi - it's her story of life growing up in Iran.

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