Inbox // Outbox 12/19/16

Inbox

The Magician’s King by Lev Grossman

I recently finished the first of Grossman’s trilogy (see below for more) and immediately moved on to the second.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Christmas short stories by all my favorite YA authors?  YES, PLEASE.

Watchmen by Alan Moore

I’m on the cusp of a graphic novel binge and what kind of reader would I be if I skipped out on what is heralded as the greatest of the genre?  I’ve been hearing amazing things about this book for years.  Will it live up to the hype?  I’m about to find out.

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Outbox

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

If I were to describe this book, I’d say that it’s like Harry Potter meets The Chronicles of Narnia, only rated R and extremely nihilistic.  I enjoyed it for Grossman’s creativity and world building, but most of the characters were really annoying.  That being said, I wasn’t turned off enough to not pick up the sequel.

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West

West’s feminist memoir is easy to read and, at times, made me laugh out loud.  West has a distinct, clear voice, and important things to say.

Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu

In my current zeal for graphic novels, I checked out this French story from my library.  The story wasn’t very realistic, but I enjoyed it for it’s fluff all the same.  The best part was the art–there were some really beautiful illustrations of Paris.

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My next Inbox // Outbox will be on January 2

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