I love reading books. They're a great source of continuing education (something else I love), entertainment, and escape. I especially love my Kindle, which enables me to read without all the distractions of a phone (or the risk of paper-cuts!).
They aren't super-in-depth book reviews or summaries; sometimes they're not even about the book much at all! It really depends on the mood I was in when I wrote the review. But anyway, enough of my babblings... onto the books!
2017 - Mid-spring here, and I haven't added any books since last October. I might try to do some catching-up, but perhaps not much reviewing.
2019 - During the Great Scramble, the Web Comics and Graphic Novels have come over from E to reside on the Reading list now!
View all books in a big table or search here:
|F||Paper||05/12/2019||House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski|
|F||Paper||04/27/2019||Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn|
|NF||Kindle||03/11/2019||Life in Code - Ellen Ullman|
|F||Android||03/01/2019||Arcadia - Alex Paknadel|
|F||Android||02/24/2019||Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan|
|F||Kindle||02/10/2019||The 49th Mystic - Ted Dekker|
|F||Kindle||01/26/2019||Foundation and Earth - Isaac Asimov|
|F||Paper||01/22/2019||Foundation's Edge - Isaac Asimov|
|F||Kindle||01/17/2019||Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov|
|F||Kindle||01/12/2019||Star Trek Voyager - Various|
|F||Audio||12/10/2018||Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card|
|NF||Kindle||11/04/2018||Life Moves Pretty Fast - The Lessons We Learned From 80s Movies - Hadley Freeman|
|F||Audio||10/25/2018||Redshirts - John Scalzi|
|NF||Kindle||10/05/2018||Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age - Mathew Klickstein|
|F||Audio||09/01/2018||The Last Guardian - Eoin Colfer|
|NF||Kindle||08/16/2018||How to Be a Perfect Christian - The Babylon Bee|
|F||Kindle||07/28/2018||Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut|
|F||Paper||07/14/2018||Groot - Loveness, Shalvey|
|F||Kindle||07/14/2018||Get a Life - William Shatner|
|NF||Audio||07/13/2018||Leonard - William Shatner|
(psst, of course Dilbert is included)
Amanda liked this one so much, she put it up on my closet and added a label of her own!
Not sure how I got into this one; they don't update too often, but every once in awhile there's a gem.
I saw this one at work awhile ago, and it generated a laugh, though the other comics on xkcd.com are even more risque than Not From Concentrate, so be warned...
This one, from NFC, seemed very appropriate, as I saw it shortly after Epic stopped offering donuts on the first Monday of the month. He doesn't seem to update anymore, but I keep it on my RSS reader just in case... waiting for the day...
Feb 2014 - Whoa! Google Chrome thinks nfccomic.com has malware. Crazy! And not true. Still, I changed the image to be self-hosted, so hopefully Chrome quits flagging my page for malware.
May 2014 - Aw, the site seems to be officially dead. Maybe I should've saved off my favorites instead of just linking them. Aha! Thank you, Wayback Machine!
Basic Instructions are usually a little wordy, but I still enjoy them 3 times a week. Unfortunately, Scott has retired from the comic (for now!) but is still posting the whole backlog on the same schedule.
Everyone seems to have their list of favorite books they're reading. I'm not sure why anyone cares. I guess if you're odd enough to be reading this site about me, maybe you like weird, strange comics like these, too. I started with The Walking Dead (after getting into it via my pastor, of all people). I then read through all of Kirkman's Invincible that was available at the time. Perhaps that's a basis for my bias, but I've seen several Image comics that I really like.
Anyway, most of these (and many more) are now included in the main reading list above (and the Full list), but just in case I think about keeping this up-to-date, this fun table at least has images!
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