27 July 2011
Earlier today, I mentioned Kibushi’s Amulet Book 4 going into post-production.
I just got an update from NPR in their My Guilty Pleasure segment, author Darin Strauss talks about how in spite of the fact he’s a self described “Book Snob” (capitals my emphasis), his “guilty pleasure” is Kazu Kibushi’s Amulet Book 1.
I could point out all the backhanded compliments he pays the book, but I’d rather not waste your bandwidth. I’d just like to point out that he’s finally (hopefully) stepping down off of his high horse and realizing what a lot of us discovered a long time ago.
Just because it has pictures, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have literary or entertainment value. There are tons of great stories and series out there, and it really pisses me off that anyone would dismiss this genre out of hand.
O.k. before I go any further, I'm going to stop, because I’m getting really worked up right now, and I don’t want to say what I feel in my heart on this blog, thereby sullying my integrity.
So, a quick heads up for those of you out there that are interested – Raina Telgemeier (of such awesomeness as The Babysitter’s Club graphic novel series, and the award winning Smile [more on that in a second] all from the Graphix! imprint from Scholastic) was just awarded the Eisner Award for Best Teen Publication! Congratulations to Raina on this prestigious award, you totally deserve it. Read all about it Here
In other news, Raina is currently hard at work on her new book “Drama” that is due out fall 2012, so be on the lookout for that.
Kazu Kibushi’s super popular Amulet series (Graphix!) is gearing up for post-production work on the fourth book in the series is due out 1 September 2011 from all major book sellers. This has been an amazing series, and I cannot wait to see what happens in the new book. Kazu has even said that he feels this is the best book so far.
They’ve even put together a trailer for the new book, you can see it Here.
Finally, I received some digital galleys from Dark Horse Comics, so with the volume of reviews that need to get done, I’ll probably be ramping up the reviews for a little while.
25 July 2011
18 July 2011
11 July 2011
So I got to thinking about it, and I realized that if I’m doing reviews of the books, I should at least provide a link to the book if someone wants to purchase the book.
With that in mind, I’ve gone back through and linked all images to their respective amazon.com pages.
Since I live in Colorado, I am ineligible to make any money off of this, but I want the creators to be able to get as much exposure as possible. If you like a review, click on the picture, and please buy a book!
05 July 2011
02 July 2011
I’m going to fiddle with the way I do reviews starting with my next one. Not necessarily the overall format of the layout, but more with the presentation of content. I’m also going to be adding reviews from my cadre of readers who are more “age appropriate” to the book in question. Be on the lookout for the next review (it’ll be a two-fer) that should be posted no later than Tuesday (due to the Holiday). If you’re wanting a hint as to what I’ll be reviewing, The initials are “MM” and they’re action books.