FTMN Book Club – February
I’m going to start off by saying that I’m not entirely sure how this is going to work, but since I’ve decided to start taking a look at some actual graphic novels in addition to just the movies that are based on them, I thought I would try and make this more of a communal thing. Since this is the inaugural edition, I am admittedly being lazy by choosing the book that I’m already in the process of reading. The Diary of a Teenage Girl, an Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner.
As far as what future editions of this book club will entail, I hope to choose a new book each month this year. And while I may occasionally dip into the Marvel and DC libraries, I do plan on avoiding many of the big names in favor of smaller and/or less superhero-related titles. Partly as a matter of my own tastes, and partly because I’m sure there are plenty of other places out there that are talking about the latest and greatest Marvel and DC titles, but much fewer places talking about works by Daniel Clowes or Phoebe Gloekner.
What you can do to join in:
First of all, you can read the book! Many libraries do include graphic novels that are available to borrow – that’s where I got my copy. You can also look up The Diary of a Teenage Girl on Amazon to buy, and GoodReads also has a section where you can find other online retailers. If you are joining in, I’d love it if you left a comment. Either here or on my eventual review of the book at the end of this month. You can also tweet along with your progress with the hashtag #FTMNBookClub
Suggestions for March:
I’m also happy to hear suggestions for what I should read in March. Since I’ve more or less ran out of Graphic Horror movies, I’d love to check out something horror related. Obviously, my preference is something tied to a movie especially here in this first year. I may branch out if I continue this series into next year, but that all depends on how much I enjoy it, and how much interaction this brings. Some options that come to my own mind would be 30 Days of Night, Whiteout, or maybe some classic Tales From the Crypt? If your suggestion is available through a comics app, be sure to mention that as well.