I get into reading ruts- I mean, I like what I like so I read that. But, sometimes, something really different comes along and spices up my reading life. Here are two recent surprises:
Jellaby by Kean Soo is a wonderful graphic novel that I checked out for my eight year old. I read the first couple pages and could hardly wait for her to finish so I could read it. Charming and a bit dark. The second volume of this story Jellaby:Monster in the City will be published in April 2009.
I just started The Age of Bronze: One Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower and it’s great! Another graphic novel (with a radically different style from Jellaby) that tells the story of the Trojan War- “each sensual touch, every savage blow, the smiles and tear, the lust and betrayal, the entire tapestry of drama and action” the cover says. O.k. There are two more volumes of this story which are available at the library.
So, I’m thinking that change is good.