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Chester XYV 5000 by Jess Fink

Challenge Accepted: Read Harder 2017

Challenge #21: Read a book published by a micropress

A new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook.

The Buntline Special: a weird west tale by Mike Resnick

The Weird Wild West

I wouldn't call myself a fan of westerns. I don't dislike them, I'm just not crazy about them. What I am a fan of is weird. Add some ghosts or aliens to anything and I'm on board.  Here are a few weird westerns that I can't get enough of.Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

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The Written Word

Novels about Books

While most of us choose to read books because we enjoy them, some of us really, really love books. So much so that we even want our books to be about books. If you are one of those bibliophiles who just can't get enough, this list focuses on novels in which books play a central role. With a variety of genres, formats and tones, there should be at least one book here which intrigues your inner librarian, literati or collector.

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Her Initials are W.W.

Get Your Lasso and Bracelets Ready!

Perhaps you've noticed that a certain female superhero made her film debut recently. If not, then you are missing an awesome movie! But to be fair,  Wonder Woman – the Amazonian princess who features a lasso and bracelets – has been around since 1941. I have been a fan since childhood and still have a picture of  my Halloween costume as the demigoddess.

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Image Comics

The BEST Graphic Novels for Adults

With rich color schemes, wild and thrilling narratives, progressive worldviews, Image Comics is in my opinion currently the publisher to beat. Worthy of binge reading over a weekend, not for those with faint hearts.

Rat Queens

Strong Women in Comics

Women have always been a part of comics, whether portrayed simply as superheroes, spies, damsels, villains, temptresses, scantily-clad distractions, or merely one-dimensional characters. The following brief (and certainly not comprehensive) list contains more recent titles and women characters who cannot be confined to one-dimensional comic tropes, but more diverse and complicated women of our modern age.

Graphic Novels Are Books Too

Graphic Novels for Readers Who Don't Like Graphic Novels

I have a love-hate relationship with graphic novels. On the one hand the stories are just as great as the non-graphic novels. On the other, what's with all the pictures? I am told they are supposed to enhance the story which I suppose is true, but sometimes it feels as if my mind was made up for me. Being a librarian pretty much implies that I am a book lover and I cannot discriminate against my literature babies. I'm not a monster! So I have decided to give these graphic novels a try and thought I would share my experience with you. Happy Reading!

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UNCENSORED #ComicConversationDC

Please join us for a special UNCENSORED edition of #ComicConversationDC! Head over to Twitter to chat all about banned graphic novels, comic books, and manga. 

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Cool as a Cucumber

Books to lower your temperature in the dog days of August

Has the sweltering heat and the stifling humidity been getting you down? A tall glass of ice water accompanied by one of these chilly reads will be sure to keep you cool!For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)  Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

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Graphic Novels for Beginners

From graphic novel newbie to fan in 5 books

Graphic novels have gotten increasingly more popular, but I have to admit I initially had a hard time getting into the format. For someone who was never into comic books as a kid, my eyes get easily overwhelmed with the explosion of activity that happens in graphic novels. What comes as second nature for a seasoned graphic novel fan - taking in the story simultaneously through the illustrations, the expository text, the speech bubbles, and the action bubbles or knowing which panel to look at next - requires a lot more concentration for me than reading a traditional book.

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