July 29, 2020 • Fiction, Fiction: MG & YA, Graphic Novels
National Picnic Month is coming to a close, but we’ve still got over a month of summer left, which hopefully means we’ve got at least another month of warm weather and perfect picnicking conditions. That got us thinking, like it always does, about some of our favorite literary characters and their optimal picnic spreads and locations. Would they opt for a day in the park or a blanket on the beach? Snackable hors d'oeuvres or full-course meals? Keep reading to find out.
July 28, 2020 • Fiction, Fiction: MG & YA, Television
Let’s face it: our friends are the best thing in our lives right now. They’re the best thing in our lives always, but with all the distractions of commuting and commerce and “normalcy” (whatever that means, right?) pushed to the side over these past few months, our friends have remained a constant – like the co-protagonists of our lives that they are. Today we’re celebrating unlikely friendships in literature and pop culture. Because all of our truly favorite people IRL started out as our own unlikely companions.
July 22, 2020 • Comics, Geek, Geek Girl
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San Diego Con Comic may have been canceled, but that won't stop us from celebrating fandom, supporting indie artists, and indulging in some new geeky faves. For some con-related reads, check out our latest round of e-book deals from YA romance and a mystery set at conventions to quirky comics to a fangirl geek guide.
July 17, 2020 • Fiction
As readers, we’ve always reveled in this idea that we can travel incredible distances without ever leaving the comfort of our own home. We’re taking that sentiment to heart these days – especially now that international travel feels like a fantasy and taking a plane or train anywhere is an unnecessary risk. To celebrate the summer vacations we’re not taking, we’ve gathered some of our favorite books – books where the international setting truly feels like another character. Go the extra mile by reading each of these books with a friend or family member. That way, you can “travel” together.
July 10, 2020 • Comics
[Image: still from Netflix's The Old Guard trailer]
Over the last few years, Netflix has really held the market on adapting comics to television. Sure, other streaming services have done the same, like Amazon Prime with The Boys and Hulu with The Runaways, but comic adaptations like Locke and Key, Daredevil, October Faction, and The Umbrella Academy have been the bread and butter of Netflix. This month, they're at it again with The Old Guard, based on the comic of the same name by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez and starring Charlize Theron as the lead character. Well Netflix, here are some other comic books which could really use a good show!