March 2018 wrap up

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, which carried on mostly through the start of last month, but I’m slowly managing to pull myself out of it now.

It’s getting a bit late to post this now, since it’s mid-April, but I’m going to do it anyway.

In March, I read a total of five books, which is not too bad, although I was off work for half of it, so I definitely could have done a lot better. Some were good, some were not so good, so I’ll finally stop procrastinating and let you know what I thought.

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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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