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Weekend Reads: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson Everyone’s favorite Space Mom, Carrie Fisher said in her memoir, Wishful Drinking, that, “living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls.” If you believe this turn of phrase as much as I do, then it’s fair to say Jenny

Weekend Reads: York

York: The Shadow Cipher, Laura Ruby When I picked up Laura Ruby’s YA novel Bone Gap in 2015, I did so for the promise of bees and magical realism. What I was left with was a sense of wonder that comes along when you find a book that

Weekend Reads: Spill Zone

The Spill Zone, Scott Westerfeld In Scott Westerfeld’s new graphic novel, three years ago an event of unknown origin destroyed the working-class city of Poughkeepsie. What’s left behind is the titular Spill Zone. While no one knows what triggered the event, there’s one thing for

Weekend Reads: Exit West

Exit West, Mohsin Hamid Every once in a while a book comes along that genuinely surprises you. For me, Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, Exit West, was exactly that book. For the better part of a week Exit West was practically glued to my hands. I wasn’t

Weekend Reads: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay Here’s the thing about growing up in suburban Massachusetts: when someone writes an atmospheric mystery that takes place in familiar towns with familiar landmarks, your hometown becomes more sinister. I didn’t want to put Disappearance at Devil’s Rock down

Weekend Reads: The Stone Heart

The Nameless City: The Stone Heart, Faith Erin Hicks Like a lot of people, I was a huge fan of the animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. And, like a lot of people, I was sad to see it go and constantly on the hunt for

Weekend Reads: Newsprints

Newsprints, Ru Xu Here’s the thing– I don’t usually read Manga. I’m constantly reading comics and graphic novels, but Manga as a medium for story telling has never appealed to me in the same way. That being said, when Ru Xu’s clearly Manga -inspired debut,

Weekend Reads: Violent Love #1

Violent Love #1, Frank J. Barbiere & Victor Santos The first issue of Violent Love by Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos, titled The Ballad of Daisy Jane, reminds me a bit of The Princess Bride. That is, if The Princess Bride took place in

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