The Reading Spree

Flipping pages and finding common denominators

Tag: Humble Bundle

Sex Criminals, Volume One: One Weird Trick.

Look at that. Almost four whole months have gone by, and I still haven’t finished a single bulk review.

Well… shit.

Relax. I’m working on them. (Yes, I’ve more than one series in the works — which partly explains the long delay.) In the meantime, here’s something relatively new for you: my take on Sex Criminals, Volume One: One Weird Trick. I was supposed to review One and Two together, but my suki comics supplier didn’t come through in time. Sayang.

Which reminds me… I still don’t have Volume Two, and it’s already June. June! goes to the comic-book store

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“Saga”: A Fun Space Opera

I’ve never been into love stories. I’m all for the real-life version, but when put on paper, they just don’t look interesting to me. That’s why I don’t read romance novels and chick lit — I don’t care about meet-cutes, superficial situations, and Happily Ever After. There’s much more to life than those plot devices; and I don’t have that many fucks to give.

But I do make a few exceptions. The trick is to throw in elements that keep the love story compelling and fun, and to avoid all things sappy and corny. And no overly tragic tricks, please.

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Bundled Up!

"A Tidy Bundle" by Ray Sadler

“A Tidy Bundle” by Ray Sadler. Image from Flickr under CC BY-NC 2.0 license; no modifications.

When it comes to books, I’ll always, always prefer owning physical/print versions over digital copies. There’s nothing better than having a book in your hands, turning pages, writing on margins, and underlining and commenting on specific paragraphs and passages. I also don’t have to worry about battery life, file compatibility, or proprietary formats.

(This funny IKEA ad basically highlights what we love about printed material. Amazing. Nice Apple jab, too.)

But I also buy, download and read e-books; and I’ve obviously gotten rid of the “strictly print” stance that I had back in 2010. Took me a while to get to this point, though.

At first, I’d get and read whatever title I wanted, even if that title was locally available. For me, it was all about the lower prices and convenience. Eventually, I saw for myself the downsides of having e-books.

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