Thursday, 5 February 2009

Graphic Novel Challenge 2009

It's snowing so hard today! It's so beautiful to sit beside the window and see the snow falling! It's all so white!!!
Anyway, I'm here to talk about Graphic Novels. In the past few days it's all I want to read. I'm still reading books and enjoying it, but I suddenly feel the urge to read everything that's been published in a graphic form. It's quick (so no guilty feelings) and usually visually stunning. I was a devourer of comics when I was younger, so it's no surprise that I should love graphic novels now!
I've applied for this challenge, then, just to give me an excuse, so I figure I'll post a little post about it. I shouldn't even start looking at all those reviews on the blog though, because look at the list I already pinned down (from reading the Rough Guide to Graphic Novels, blogging, browing shops, etc..)

Alice in Sunderland (interloan requested- my first, hope it works!)
American Splendor
American born chinese
Black Hole
Bone out from Boneville
The Borden Tragedy
Boulevard of broken dreams
Box Office Poison
Brooklyn Dreams
Castle Waiting
Chicken with plums (Library)
Epileptic (Borrowed!)
Ethel and Ernest (Library)
Exit Wounds
Death: the high cost of living (will read soon, already borrowed from library)
From Hell (Library)
Fun Home (interloan requested)
Ghost World
Maus (library)
Mother Squirrel Stories
La Perdida
Palestine (Library)
Safe Area Gorazde (Library)
Same difference and other stories
Absolute Sandman (interloan requested from Cork. Yay! I'm so happy, can't wait till it arrives!)
Shortcomings (Dewey's reading challenge)
Watchmen (shop)
We are on our own (Dewey's reading challenge)
When the wind blows (will read soon, borrowed from library)
Yossel, April 19, 1943

Now the main problem is MONEY. I'm broke at the moment, so all I can do is hope the library have them, or hope I can mooch them. Otherwise bribe our buyer to order more graphic novels for our pathetic section in the shop. So I can't say I will read all these, it's just a wishlist really, I'll take what I can get!


Alexa said...

I hope you find them. I've never read a graphic novel although my husband bought me Sandman for Christmas - I must get round to it!

Nymeth said...

How cool that it's snowing there! I want more snow too, dammit. It's been really cold lately, but all we get is hail :( I LOVE your list. You have the best of the best there. Happy reading!

mariel said...

We had some snow again this morning, but it melted by lunchtime. Got my fingers crossed for saturday!

Good luck on the graphic novel hunt!

Rhinoa said...

What a lot to choose from, a great list. I am really excited about this challenge.

valentina said...

Alexa, Sandman seems a great way to start reading graphic novels! I can't wait to read it.

Ana, I was so happy with the snow here, I didn't expect it so it was enough for me :D

Mariel, thanks! a
pparently it will snow tomorrow but it could be pretty horrible. No sign today!

Rhinoa, me too!