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April Reads

booksI really like the way I handled my read list last month. I felt like it allowed me to highlight all the books I read instead of just my favorites. So this will be our new format, until I decide something else will work better =)

Also, see Batman Hush vol 1 and 2 above? Yeah, turns out I already read those and didn’t realize it. This is why I now diligently log on goodreads. I did re-read them though, just for good measure. I really like that run.

The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson. Guys, this was my favorite books of the month. A beautifully written tale of mental illness, relationships between person and place, and the concept of home. Give this book a try.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier by Alan Moore. The third volume in the League of Extraordinary Gentleman, this book is almost destroyed by how much Alan Moore likes to hear himself talk, or er.. read his own writing. I would have never finished it but my co-worker assured me that the next volume is amazing, which motivated me to finish this.

The League of Extraordinary Gentleman: Century 1910. I didn’t think it was possible but this made up for how painful the Black Dossier was to read. Much more character focus, but I just adore Mina, who is based on the Bram Stoker character (which you should read, if you haven’t!).

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. This is a book already on my to re-read list. Beautifully written and an interesting narrative with good flow. This book lived up to the hype, one where know that you know the story, each successive read will reveal new things to you.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969. This is…. weird. Just really weird. I didn’t dislike it and it had a heartbreaking, perfect ending. But weird.

Everyday Sexism by Lauren Bates. Yeah, try reading this while reading anything by Alan Moore. Watch your head explode. But on a more serious note, I think this project has a lot of merit and I am really glad texts such as this are available. Having said that, if you are already aware that sexism and sexual harassment is a daily problem for women, then this book offers little new.

 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009. Totally worthwhile read. I am not a huge Alan Moore fan and that will always taint my views of his work, but this has been the best series of his that I have read.

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