Book reviews

Book review round-up: I have, in fact, reviewed some books

Hey! It’s me again! Look at me go!

I figured while I’m figuring out how to start my blog back up again that I would share some of the things I’ve been up to while I’ve been gone (besides snuggling). I actually wrote a few more book reviews for MuggleNet.com and their book blog. Several of the books are too good not to share, so here is a roundup of reviews I’ve written lately!

Book Review: “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Tina Berning

This was a fun one. Rockport Publishing did a series of reimagined classics with illustrations by different artists (like the Time Machine review I posted a while back). I had never read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde before, so it was a fun experience to see the original version of a story I already know so well from its various adaptations. I had a few issues with the illustrations at certain points, but if you are interested in more detail, read the review!

Book Review: “Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival,” Edited by Diane Noomin

This one was tough. I actually DNFed it, but not in a bad way. As you can imagine from the title, it was not an easy read. It was, however, very well done. I definitely recommend it for anyone interested in the #MeToo movement, especially comic/graphic novel fans. But it is probably best read in little bite-sized pieces. Again, more detail in the review!

Review: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll, Illustrated by MinaLima

I was SUPER stoked to be asked to review this book for MuggleNet. I am a big fan of MinaLima, and I was thrilled to get to review their Alice. Basically, it was fantastic. I feel like they were just waiting excitedly to take on Alice, and when they got the chance, they just went nuts in the best way possible. Details (and photos!) in the review.

Graphic Novel Review: “Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës” by Isabel Greenberg

The best one, though, was my latest. Isabel Greenberg is officially my new favorite graphic novelist. After ADORING her Early Earth series, can you imagine my excitement to hear she was writing a graphic novel on THE EFFING BRONTE SIBLINGS!? I was all-caps excited. The book was, as expected, wonderful, and I urge you to read the review to learn more about its fascinating history and magnificent execution.

I am very excited to begin reviewing books on this blog once again. Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading.

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