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I discovered this manga series through Good Reads. I've read volumes 1-8 which were all available through my library. Volume 9 should be coming to me in the next month or so. I think there is a total of 11 or 12 in the series. There is something so captivating about this medieval fairy tale manga about a girl and a creature from the "Outside" a kind of a monster with history. There is no…

What a lovely graphic novel. It has beautiful art which is fantastical and perfectly fits the mood of night time adventures. I already liked the style from the cover. It vaguely reminds me of a close artist friend's style. The book uses really nice paper as well. This is the second young adult graphic novel that I've read recently which I find amazing. I think this is an area of young adult fiction that does…

I have mixed feelings on this series. Like the first volume, I found this one disjointed. There were at least four separate storylines and over a dozen characters for most of the novel. Keeping track of the plotlines is one thing and I don't mind it as much in Monstress (which is more confusing and complex than this series). I don't find many of the characters that compelling especially when they are apart. While the…

Another interesting volume of this graphic novel series. This instalment was less confusing than the previous one. I often forget so many of the details of this series between volumes. They come out only once a year so I can't remember all the details from volume one or two let alone three. I did like this volume better than the last one. There was some family drama and the little Fox got some things to…

My first book of 2020 was graphic novel for children based on history. I really liked this graphic novel; it's heavy and well written and drawn. I like the use of water colours and images from historical times. Even though the story is not real history, it is based on it and I believe some of the elements concerning the religious aspect is true. I really enjoyed the folk and fairy stories in it as…

Relish A graphic novel and food memoirs growing up in NYC, Hudson Valley, and Chicago. It includes illustrated recipes and tips. I really enjoyed this little piece especially after I read Bullshit Jobs (which was more intense). I like the artist's style and storytelling. I will be reading more from her. Read August 15, 2019 After Relish, I realized that my library had a number of her graphic memoirs so I requested a few and…

I had not read a book in over a month. When I haven't read any book after 3 weeks, I get very angsty. It's not like I don't have books around, but this one came at the right time. This a very enjoyable little graphic novel about a woman whose boyfriend is a grizzly bear. It fantastical realism and silliness. The woman is relatable, but the whimsy of this novel makes it a nice little…

It's been awhile since I updated this blog and wrote a book review. I've read a couple of very small books since then and they weren't worth the post. My time has become precious and am trying to read more again with difficulty. I had to write a review for this graphic novel. I had read reviews about this last year and it sounded intriguing with its dark and Asian inspired themes. I loved it.…

I read this book awhile back, but I wanted to share it. It's a fun manga rendition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I enjoy graphic novels and have read a bit of manga in the past, but I haven't sought it out. I saw this book had a lot of good ratings. Manga is known for is humor as well and there are just a few off hand side moments that are not…

Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite graphic novel authors. I have read Sandman and 1604. When I found out, he wrote a Batman novel, I knew I had to try to read it. I grew up watching "Batman: The Animated Series" and the DC Animated Universe. I am very fond of "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited". As a result, Batman is one of my favourite fictional characters, and my Batman will always be…

This steampunk and urban fantasy series is great in manga form. So fun and in many ways, even more hilarious and better than the books since it's done in this style. I hope this series is popular in Japan too because it definitely would have a market there. The exaggerated expressions and face sweats are typical manga form, but there is also a restraint it in because this is still an action series. I'm enjoying…

Regular readers of Beaton's blog Hark! A Vagrant will be familiar with the content in this book, and if you haven't seen the blog, please check it out. If you like what you see, you can read this lovely book containing comics about literature, comics, history, and often times, Canadian history! In sub categories, there is a fair amount of Feminism and Political History. A few times, her comics are just random out there humor…