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”

Friday Debate: Comic Books and Their Movies

Friday Deabte

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Comic Books and Their Movies”

PRIDE Books To Take Pride In

June marks the commencement of LGBT Pride Month, a month-long celebration of both the honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the stand against the discrimination towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. And there is no better way to start off this month right by reading amazing books that highlight LGBT themes. So here are ten great book recommendations that you’ll definitely take PRIDE in: Continue reading “PRIDE Books To Take Pride In”

Book Review: March Book 1-3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Format: Paperback

Pages: Book 1 (128 pages), Book 2 (192 pages), Book 3 (246 pages)

Published: Book 1 (August 13, 2013), Book 2 (January 13, 2015), Book 3 (August 2, 2016)

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

Genre: Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Graphic Novels Continue reading “Book Review: March Book 1-3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell”

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”

Book Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Format: Hardcover

Pages: 752 pages

Published: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novel

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Book Review: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina; Illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson

34099859Format: Paperback

Pages: 168 pages

Published:  2017

Publisher: Tu Books

Genre: Graphic Novels

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Four Austen Graphic Novels

 

Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice by Stacy King

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 308 pages

Published: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Genre: Graphic Novels, Mangas, Classics

If you are looking for an exact adaptation of the is beloved, then this is not the right book. But don’t let that deter you. This is another delightful edition in the Manga Classics series. It might be a tad dramatic but that doesn’t stop it from being a great story. The text was appropriate, especially if it’s targeting a younger audience. It felt more like teenagers were talking to one another which oddly enough made it more enjoyable . The art was fantastic as usual. I really loved how during the intense and important moments of the story, the weather reflected that such as raining during Darcy’s second proposal. So although this version does takes this classic in a new direction, don’t fret Austen lovers. It still brings all the charm and wit the original emits. Another successful adaptation!

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Best Books of 2017 So Far…

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want — by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!)

Already half the year is gone and out of my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I have already read 34! I don’t think that is a bad start. Some of them, of course, have been huge letdowns, but others have managed to make my list of the top best books I have read so far:

(All links connect to either a book review or to Goodreads)

 

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

I was just so deeply moved by Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights. A great read for the current issues of this past year.

 

 

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Book Review: Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility by Stacy King, art by Po Se

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Pages: 308 pages

Published: July 12, 2016

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Genre: Graphic Novels, Mangas, Classics

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father’s sudden Death. Elinor’s attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne’s brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness?

Jane Austen’s beloved first novel, filled with romance, redemption and social critique, is brought to life for a modern audience in this gorgeous manga-style adaptation! Continue reading “Book Review: Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility by Stacy King, art by Po Se”