Books to Read This Month: June Edition

You many not be able to go to the beach this summer, but that does not mean you shouldn’t pile up on your summer TBR shelf. There are great selections from secluded killer islands to a new twist on classic gothic horror that will make you forget about not getting to go to the beach (well, almost….):

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10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!

Hey there everyone! My name is Joe Pascullo, and I am a guest writer today on my pal Tabrizia’s blog! I’m a young adult librarian at the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library. And when I’m not there, I help out with the non-profit organization Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, as well as host the 2020-established podcast, Manga Monthly! Continue reading “10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!”

Deals & Offers on Books & Reading

Books and reading are the perfect remedies to help ease stress and anxiety and bring people together, even at a time when they have to be apart. If you are looking for ways to bring books into your life without breaking the “social distancing” parameters, here are some new deals that are being offered to the public in this time of crisis:

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Announcing the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award Winners

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Goodreads announced the 2019 winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards, an annual award that recognizes the best books of the year, chosen by the readers.

Here are some of the winners:

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Great Mangas For Starters

For this reading year, I was introduced to mangas. I did read them from time to time but I didn’t really get into them until this year. If you don’t know, mangas are Japanese comics. Mangas get a bad rap for not being sufficient enough for a story, educational enough or could be demeaning to genders. However, mangas could be more engaging and entertaining than a prose novel. And this year was no exception. So if you are new to mangas or looking for newer ones, here are some great series to get you started:

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Creepy Reads…in Comic Format

Halloween is the perfect time to read spooky reads, one of the reasons this is one of my favorite times of the year. But, are you ready to read creepy reads…in comic book format? Reading a haunting story through pictures can make the story more compelling and exciting for a book lover looking for a good Halloween read. And these following comics will definitely keep you reading into the night. Read them…if you dare…

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Great Graphic Novels of NYCC

New York Comic Con may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the reading of comic books have to end! Graphic Novels and mangas gives us readers another alternative way for stories can be told and, as years gone by, they have become more fresh and just as realistic and entertaining compared to prose books. If you are looking to jump in the world of comic books or already a lover of them, here are some new releases that have been creating a lot of buzz but will also make you want to dive more into the world of comic books:

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2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time

For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared.  Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”

Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kamala Khan may be heading to a big screen near you!

Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped hints recently in an interview that plans are in the works to introduce Ms. Marvel, or Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this becomes a reality, Ms. Marvel  would be the first Muslim superhero portrayed on the big screen.  Continue reading “Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe”