Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

  • Review: How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
  • Mini Review: Here by Richard McGuire
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Side characters that I loved as much as (or more than) the main characters
  • Review: The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsburg
  • Theme Thursday: Virtual Reality
  • Review: Slam, The Next Jam by Pamela Ribon

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

3 things this week:

  • So, first of all, Summerfest was amazing. I was in a crowd of 23,000 people singing along with Billie Eilish and then my boyfriend and I sprinted across the grounds to get to Bleachers as soon as we possibly could. I can’t even put into words how great of a musician and performer Jack Antonoff is. I could see him perform every night and never get sick of it.
  • Aside from that, I’m kind of still trying to get caught up on sleep and get back to my normal routine. I’ve hardly been reading at all, but hopefully things will get back to normal soon!
  • I’m slowly working my way through my backlog of tags. I have some from a couple months ago that I’m trying to get through first, but I plan to get through all of them by the end of the summer! I love doing tags, but time kind of got away from me.

Blog hopping:

  • Karlita shared pre-order incentives for books releasing from July through December!

Song of the week:

There was something very therapeutic about standing in a crowd and screaming “You know what? I HATE IT” at the top of my lungs last weekend. My love for Bleachers has increased about ten thousand times.


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Mini Review: Here by Richard McGuire

Here by Richard McGuire
Rating: ★★★★★
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: December 4, 2014
Source: Borrowed

Here is Richard McGuire’s unique graphic novel based on the legendary 1989 comic strip of the same name.

Richard McGuire’s groundbreaking comic strip Here was published under Art Spiegelman’s editorship at RAW in 1989.

Built in six pages of interlocking panels, dated by year, it collapsed time and space to tell the story of the corner of a room – and its inhabitants – between the years 500,957,406,073 BC and 2313 AD.

The strip remains one of the most influential and widely discussed contributions to the medium, and it has now been developed, expanded and reimagined by the artist into this full-length, full-colour graphic novel – a must for any fan of the genre.

I feel like I’m starting a lot of reviews recently by saying, “I want to start off by saying…” but here I am again, starting by saying something. In the case of Here, it’s that I’m not reviewing this as a book, because there’s really not a story here. I’m reviewing this as an entertainment experience and a work of art. Because, the thing is, there are very few words in Here. This is a book about a room, or even a place in the world, over the course of billions of years.

It’s hard to put into words what exactly I thought about this book, mostly because I was so impressed that a room could tell a story without any set characters and with very little dialogue. Some of my favorite scenes were the ones where the same thing was happening in the room decades apart. I also loved the prehistoric scenes since they had some of the most beautiful artwork.

It’s rare for me to want to buy a graphic novel after I finish it, but this is one I’d love to have on my shelf.


Have you read Here? What’s the most unique book you’ve read recently?
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Monthly Favorites: June 2019

It’s always hard to choose my favorites each month, but I think it was especially hard for June. I actually had seven books that I rated either four or five stars, so I tried my hardest to make a reasonable decision here.


Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
★★★★★
Goodreads | my review

Here by Richard McGuire
★★★★★
Goodreads | my review will be posted soon!


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Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

  • Review: The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez
  • Review: Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2019 TBR
  • Review: Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
  • Tag: Who Am I Book Tag
  • Review: Shutter, Vol. 1 by Joe Keatinge
  • Mini Review: Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

2 things this week:

  • Last Saturday, I went to my first Broadway show (Be More Chill) and then had chocolate fondue at Max Brenner, so that was a pretty great night.
  • I kind of just realized that I’m going away in like three days and had a little bit of a panic, but I’m like 99% sure everything is going to be okay now. Luckily, one of my best friends is really, really great and agreed to cat-sit for me over a holiday weekend with basically no notice.

Blog hopping:

  • Paige is celebrating her one-year anniversary and doing a giveaway!
  • Speaking of giveaways, Hamad is also doing one over on Twitter!
  • Amy reviewed some diverse graphic novels!
  • Andy talked about YA books with transgender protagonists!
  • Ally gave some tips on using Goodreads!
  • May is hosting the Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards! (If I can get my act together before the deadline, I’m going to try to do my own nomination post!)

Song of the week:

IN ONE WEEK I AM SEEING BILLIE EILISH LIVE. IS THIS ACTUALLY REAL LIFE?


How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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