February Wrap Up

It’s finally March, which means it’s time to chat about the books I’ve finished in the month of February.

I know I start basically all of my posts surprised about the date, but I’m very glad that we’re coming out of Winter- if you can call it that in Scotland, where it is almost always Winter. In fact, it has been snowing outside since Tuesday and everything in the area has basically ground to a halt. Happy Spring everyone!

I read quite a few books last month, mainly because they were all very short. Is that cheating? I guess it is a bit.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this month:

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A graphic novel haul

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I’ve never really owned graphic novels before, I wasn’t much into comic books as a kid, and I’ve just never really thought about picking them up. So, this is officially my ‘first’ graphic novel haul. My personal experience of the genre almost solely comes from The Broons and Oor Wullie – which are very much Scottish classics.

Buying up a few different books was definitely inspired by my recent visit to the comic book museum in Brussels, where they showed a variety of different comics, from the child friendly- to the more sophisticated political cartoons. It also had exhibitions from different parts of Europe, to see how comic styles change with the different countries. What I found interesting was the top floor, which was dedicated mainly to Chinese art, and how that differs to European art.

I thought it was just going to be a bit of fun, and it definitely was, but if you’re going to be in the area and you’re interested in comics and graphic novels, or art in general, I’d suggest giving it a go.

This past week i’ve picked up five different novels, all with very different plots.

Here’s what I chose:

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