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Shelf Life: July 2013

It’s summer. Traditionally a time for beach reading, fluff reading, right? This is how I’m justifying all the comics and manga to myself, anyway. Judge ye not, etc. 87. Spike: Asylum, by Brian Lynch (IDW Publishing, 2007) Brian Lynch has a terrible habit of over-explaining things both within the comics themselves, and then going over every obvious

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Shelf Life: June 2013

Another month, another eclectic mix. 74. In Search of Duende, by Federico García Lorca (New Directions, 2010) A combination of poetry, and essays which felt a bit over my head. This probably shouldn’t have been my first introduction to Lorca. 75. Gwendolyn MacEwan, Vol 2, by Gwendolyn MacEwan (Exile Editions, 2001) This series of short, reasonably priced

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Reading Rules

Inspired by this post on Book Riot, I thought I’d share my own reading rules: Read voraciously. Don’t just read in the genres you’re comfortable with – branch out, read some really weird stuff. Be selective. There are too many books out there to waste time reading something less than worthy. Read reviews, criticism, and literary theory.

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Shelf Life: May 2013

TCAF was in May, and I came out of it with a few comics, and a desire to read lots more. 61. Spike: The Complete Series, by Brian Lynch (IDW Publishing, 2012) While Spike was my favourite character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the television series), he’s lost something in the comic. Lynch seems intent on making

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