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This month was a weird one for reading. I had not realized just how much writing for NaNoWriMo would impact my casual reading. It was hard enough to keep track of my own story lines and characters but adding another book on top of it became rather stressful instead of enjoyable. I found myself spending commuting time thinking about my story instead of reading.
For that reason, I blew though Waste, a short 100 page story and Scott Pilgrim, a really fun-to-read graphic novel. I began reading “Drawing Words and Writing Pictures” earlier in the year. It is designed to be a text-book and I was going through it that way. I finally completed all the lessons this month. Whether you want to draw or write or both, I definitely recommend this one.
Pick of the Month: Let The Great World Spin
All The Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Summary: Same McCarthy style
Let The Great World Spin
Author: Colum McCann
Genre: Historical Fiction, Multiple Storylines
Summary: Intersecting lives + tightrope walking + nyc
Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Genre: Graphic Novel
Summary: Worth reading even if you’ve seen the movie
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
Author: Jessica Abel, Matt Madden
Genre: Drawing + Writing reference for graphic novelists & cartoonists
Summary: In-depth resource for drawing & writing beginners
Author: Eugene Marten
Genre: Experimental fiction
Summary: Pretentious prose