I have resisted posting a collection of links to stories I find interesting; though I find it occasionally fun on another blog, it often just seems like a scheme to cover up for a lack of original content. This may change over the next month, especially as I bookmark pages for my own interests and research. I may start to use this space as a place to respond to things in other forums, whether it be other blogs, newspapers, or books I read for class.
Frankly, I am exhausted. I've only had two days off in the past two and a half weeks, and I am constantly living with sense of dread hanging over me because I never seem to have enough time to get as much research and writing in as I need to. This should balance out a bit over the next few weeks, especially as I knocked out a major project for one of my classes already.
Of particular interest to me over the next six weeks: the effects of film noir on comic book architecture, and vice versa. If you know of examples I could use, I would appreciate the heads up. I'm thinking that I may be able to tie film theory into the graphic adaptation of Paul Auster's City of Glass; I just haven't done the research yet.
Anyway, as to the point of this post. I never seemed to be without a graphic novel on the nightstand, and as a result I managed to complete 32 books and graphic novels. As always, here is what they were:
- In the Woods by Tana French
- Ex Machina: Power Down by Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris
- Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
- InterWorld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves
- Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee
- The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
- X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont & Brent Anderson
- Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
- Preacher: Gone to Texas; and Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
- More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman
- Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult, et al.
- Zeroville by Steve Erickson
- Black Orchid by Gaiman & Dave McKean
- Powers: Anarchy by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming
- This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
- Fables: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham, et al.
- Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
- Marvel 1602 by Gaiman & Andy Kubert
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill
- Reading Myself and Others by Philip Roth
- Astro City: Confession by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson
- X-Men: First Class: Tomorrow's Brightest by Jeff Parker & Roger Cruz
- Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
- Heavy Liquid by Paul Pope
- Wonder Woman: The Heketeia by Greg Rucka & J.G. Jones
- Astonishing X-Men: Gifted; Dangerous; Torn; and Unstoppable by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
- When the Nines Roll Over by David Benioff
- The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Gaiman & Yoshitaka Amano