Now that school is out for summer, I‘ve been able to start on my June #BookSpin shelf. Let‘s see how many I get through by the 30th!
Fun, the beginning was odd, but I'm glad I kept reading.
New #library book day! I had to expand onto a second shelf again, thanks to my decision to browse a little after picking up my book on hold (tagged).
I‘ll certainly be prepared if the library has to close again, though I really hope that doesn‘t happen.
I really wanted to like this more, but I just felt meh once I finished.
The black and white artwork is whimsical and I found it refreshing to not have color.
The story follows a mix of traditional fairy tales without bringing anything new to the table.
Te Araroa kilometers tramped: 224.5 of 3005.3
Books completed on trail: 3
Despite this color pic, most of this omnibus is black and white. Think of it as stories within a story. Each character has a story of how they ended up at Castle Waiting and they are revealed throughout the book. I‘m not sure if this book is meant for kids or adults, but I enjoyed it. #hoopla
Finished this last night with these two snuggly cuties. Enjoyable slice of life book set in the fairy tale world. What happens to the inhabitants of a town or castle after Happily Ever After? This tells that story through anecdotes and glimpses at the new residents of the Castle. Light on plot but I enjoyed spending time with these characters.
Castle Waiting is a graphic narrative inspired by traditional fairy tales. Illustrated in black and white, the text is nonetheless vibrant in character and narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed the text, with the exception of its religious turn. For this reason i will avoid subsequent volumes - it‘s not a kind of myth making I support.
Friends, #comicthon's coming up FAST! Join us on November 26th for this one-day, comics-focused #readathon. Everything that falls under the comics umbrella is welcome, and there's no minimum reading time you should aim for. You can pop in and out all day if you have other stuff going on. The whole point is to have fun, read some comics, and share the experience with other Littens!
Please spread the word, too!
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#anditsaugust day 6: #comicsbywomen
One of the first comics I ever bought was Persepolis! It seems ages ago now...
And these days, some of the best comics are written by women!
I'm missing so many in this post, like Lumberjanes, Monstress, Nimona, books by the Tamakis, Lucy Knisley, Hope Larson, Sarah Andersen, Faith Erin Hicks and more!
Castle Waiting starts off strong, introducing really colorful characters and crazy stories based on faerie tales and myths. It seemed to set itself up to be a slice-of-life that takes place after the 'happily-ever-after' of most faerie tales. With strong female characters, and great set-up, it's shown itself to be one of my favorite comic titles I've read this year. It's also the 'C' title for the #ListyAtoZ challenge by @BookishMarginalia
I 💜💜💜 this series. It's got an everyday fairytale quality to it. Yes, it has allusions to and straight up retellings of some fairy tales, but it is definitely its own story peopled by all new characters. Geared towards kids, I believe that this is an all ages comic. Touching on subjects such as grief, tolerance, domestic violence, and bullying... we can all learn a lot from and enjoy the stories of Castle Waiting. Now on to volume 2!