The other day, on a whim, I'd wrapped up a lesson with my piano teacher and found some musical instrument ornaments for sale. I'd seen them before, but couldn't justify buying them. Hell, I didn't even have a tree up or anything, and was about to just shrug off the whole thing. But I couldn't … Continue reading What annoys me most about fake Christmas trees…
My Copy: 9781935429074 (image from bn.com) Oh boy, it's all gearing up to a big 'ol fight...and the myriad of new characters is just making it crazier. Akira (volume 5) reunites us with some earlier characters that will play a larger part in the end game, such as Joker (former head of one of the … Continue reading Akira (volume 5), by Katsuhiro Otomo
My Copy: 9781935429005 (Image from bn.com) It's rather tricky coming to a graphic novel after you've already seen the film version dozens of times, but I'm intrigued by this series and FINALLY have the whole thing. The books are hefty and pricey (hell, there's 2,000+ pages over 6 volumes), but after saving and using my … Continue reading Akira (volume 1), by Katsuhiro Otomo
Well, looks like our duo's at it again, though the timeline varies between our gents being relatively young or much older and "retired." I have to say, though, for short stories, I couldn't stop until I'd read them all, and ended up doing so in one day.
My copy: 9783822870211 I admit that when I went to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for a lecture, I usually ended up with one of these Taschen art books before I left. This one and a few others, however, I believe I got when the bookstore in the mall was closing down and I … Continue reading Pop Art, by T. Osterwold
My Copy 9781580053143 Wow--this month I'm touching on all kinds of subjects and authors I'd never really read about. As far as I know, I'd never read any of Ms. Valenti's other books or her blog. On it's own merits, I'll say The Purity Myth is a rather tough read--emotionally. It's also not a book I … Continue reading The Purity Myth, by Jessica Valenti