Weekly Update

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

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • Entangled Teen mailed me a physical copy of Ask Me Anything! It was such a surprise! ❤

5 things this week:

This week has kind of flown by in a blur after a very exciting weekend. Some things that happened since the last Weekly Update are…

  • Riding the world’s tallest rollercoaster! (And somehow surviving it.) The comic below is actually me and my boyfriend before and after. I am, of course, the one saying, “This seems genuinely unwise.”
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  • Going to my friend’s son’s birthday party! I unexpectedly got to play with a very cute puppy while we were there.
his name is Oliver
  • Watching The Conjuring, which actually, literally gave me nightmares. (Yikes.)
  • Baking a gluten-free carrot cake for my manager!
  • MEETING BROODS (WHAT?!) and making a new friend at the concert!

The rest of the week was pretty boring and mostly consisted of my cat screaming at me for letting my boyfriend leave.

Song of the week:

DID YOU KNOW TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASED A NEW SONG?!?


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Book review: The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: August 3, 2013
Source: Borrowed

‘At 16, I pretended to fall in love with Alyssa.’

Meet James and Alyssa, two teenagers facing the fears of coming adulthood. As their story is told through chapters which alternate each character’s perspective, however, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn. With James’s character becoming rapidly more sociopathic, they are forced to take a road trip that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye, and which threatens both their futures forever.

One of the most talked about graphic novels of recent years, The End of The Fucking World marks Charles Forsman’s UK debut.

Maybe a year or so ago, I marathoned the entirety of TEOTFW on Netflix in one day. I really enjoyed it (clearly, since I rarely watch TV to begin with, let alone marathon a whole season in one sitting) but never knew that it started out as a book until I read Ally’s post about book covers. My library didn’t have this graphic novel, but luckily, hoopla saved the day.

Based on how much I enjoyed the show, I kind of expected to love this book. I can’t say that I disliked it, but for once, I think the adaptation was better. For one, the actual story in this graphic novel was very… basic. It seems to be written using as few words as possible, which can sometimes work, but in this case, left a bit to be desired. The whole plot felt very choppy and oddly paced, with more attention being given to a drunken dance than to the actual climax of the story.

The art itself was fine, but definitely not my favorite. It’s a very minimalist style of drawing, which sort of fits with the whole vibe of the book, but wasn’t the most interesting thing to look at.

Overall, this wasn’t a bad graphic novel (I did give it three stars, after all) but I think I’d have to recommend watching the show rather than reading this. The show expands a lot on the source material, giving a lot more depth to both the characters and the plot. If you’ve seen the show and read the graphic novel, I’d love to know whether you agree or disagree with my opinion.


Have you read TEOTFW? Did you watch the show?
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Weekly Update

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

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • nothing this week!

1 thing this week:

  • I’m planning a trip back to Wisconsin this July to see my mom and go to Summerfest! I used to go to Summerfest every year when I was a cool teenager, but I don’t think I’ve gone since like… 2008. It’s definitely time.

Song of the week:

In honor of the Broods concert I’m going to next Friday…


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