So this is not a normal post because it is more of a commitment to a new post idea that I have been mulling over for a while. I have been really enjoying the LitFlix that we do because I find it fascinating to look at how a book is translated into a movie. At the same time I feel like the only books I am reading lately are the LitFlix, which means that my back log is piling up higher and higher. So I have decided that I am going to try and read one non-LitFlix book a month for the next year. A year is a good amount of time to see if something works and then re-evaluate so I will do it for a year and see how it goes.
The other thing that I want to do is try and read Volume 1 or the first 5 or 6 comics of a series. I really enjoyed reading Locke and Key and Saga. There are a lot more comics that I would like to read and I am hoping this will help me try out a bunch of different options and then share my thoughts with others.
Most people would do reviews, but I will probably do more reaction posts. There are a lot more issues that are discussed in reviews that I do not have the knowledge to necessarily talk about. Also, you can usually find that information in other places. What I will probably talk about is whether I liked it or not and what I liked about it. Some books are considered high art, but it does not necessarily mean that they are enjoyable. A lot of this is mostly me wanting to read stuff and write about it. So what am I planning on reading?
The Child Thief
For the first book I am going to read a book called The Child Thief by Brom. It is a book I picked up a good long while ago, but had not gotten around to reading quite yet. It intrigued me because it is an alternative conceptualization of Peter Pan and I love taking stories that we know and turning them on their heads. The cover alone is really intriguing looking and I am interested to see where they decide to take the story.
The Manhattan Projects
We heard about The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman a while ago. David has already read it and has wanted me to read it for a while, so this gives me a great opportunity to start it. I honestly do not know much about it, but we have heard good things, so I will give it a try. David says that it is difficult to describe so I will not try here before reading it!