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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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Now is the time to be thankful…for great reading! The year might be coming to end soon but that doesn’t timing of reading great books slows down and this month is no different from the rest! From mauling big cats to mythological gods, these books will have you rushing through your Thanksgiving dinner just so you can get through one more chapter…

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Trick or Treat…Give Me Somthing Good to Read

Halloween is just around the corner…instead of asking for candy, why not “sweeten” your holiday with some good creepy reads? I have great book recommendations that will thrill you, chill you and keep you until the early hours of the morning. Your Halloween is not complete without a spooky read! Continue reading “Trick or Treat…Give Me Somthing Good to Read”

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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Books for Indigenous People’s Day

Today is marked as Columbus Day, however, the legacy of Christopher Columbus has been in hot contention in recent years. There has been so much controversey that it has caused some US states to change the name of the federal holiday from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day”, finally giving recognition to the people who were the true founders of most lands of the world.

Most of us, including myself, have been remiss in our education of Indigenous People’s history. But now is our chance to learn about a past that was conveniently left out of our school textbooks. If you are interested to learn more about Indigenous People (and not just in the United States, but all across the world), here are some great book selections that will give you a great start:

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Books to Read This Month: October Edition

October may be the perfect month to read haunting and spooky reads but that is not the only thing that can keep you entertained in this “chilling” month. This month, we book lovers are bombarded with some exciting releases yu don’t want to put down! (Particularly one new book from a favorite author in which I did not want to end❤):

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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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Controversial but Necessary: Recent Releases for Banned Books Week

While being on this book committee at work, I have read some amazing books this year. Some of these books, I feel, really should be highlighted to our library community and helmed as one the best books of the year for their ingenuity and compelling storytelling. Continue reading “Controversial but Necessary: Recent Releases for Banned Books Week”

A Year in Books: 2018

And another year of reading passes on by…

2018 turned out to be a great year for books. Not only did I manage to start a book club but I also managed to read books outside my comfort zone, which turned out to be not a bad experience.  Most of the books read this year took me on exciting new adventures while others left me at a dead-end. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete my own reading challenge but that didn’t stop me from not only reaching my reading goal of 70 books, but also reading a diverse collection of books. Overall, my books of 2018 encouraged me to read more and get excited for what my choices will be in 2019. Continue reading “A Year in Books: 2018”

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”