Since retiring all my comic book subs. at the tail end of last year I’ve turned my attention over to my backlog of graphic novel collections. Obvious choice had to be volumes 2,3 & 4 of Revival. I read the first volume back in January 2013 and then reviewed it in August that same year. I loved the setting and slow build of the story. The characters, which there are many, took awhile for me to warm too. But by the end of volume 3, ‘A Faraway Place’, my feelings had grown for a few of them. Reading comic books in this way – TPB format – suits me far better than having monthly subs. It was silly of me to try to negotiate my reading habits into a format that doesn’t suit but hey-ho…a little trial and error doesn’t hurt.
‘Escape to Wisconsin’, the 4th volume, will bring me smack up to date and has the bonus of the Chew/Revival crossover comic as bonus material. I’m currently reading this now while planning to follow this with volume 1 of Alex + Ada.
This is my 6th year using GoodReads and during most of those years I’ve taken up the annual reading challenge. Am planning to blitz the target I’ve set myself of reading 20 books this year. Why so sure? Well previous years have seen me struggle to even reach double figures…this year I’m planning my reading far better.
Graphic novels, and the backlog I have, should keep up my interest throughout 2015. Sure I’ll be adding to my current stack too. It’s down to me to make sure I don’t bloat my bookshelf with paperback fiction that’ll never get read. My hope is that as I plough through my backlog those paperbacks I have will also begin to get read.
No more ‘Page Count’
This post is the first in a planned continuing series of posts where I’ll be recording my reading habits, for better or worse. Posts shouldn’t be irregular and I may look to do so on a weekly basis. As I posted previously, this now means an end to the ‘Page Count’ post series.