March 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Cover of the comic, Sabrina, by Nick Drnaso

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

I get what the comic was all about. There’s grief and how we handle it — or can’t –, loss and loneliness, and the ease of twisting of the truth to suit one’s theories. And yet, the art was unforgettable. In fact, I was only able to identify one male character out of several and only because he was drawn with longer hair. The rest all looked like each other.

And it’s just not the art. There’s a reason why comics are published with less text than other types of reading materials. It’s because that works. Had I wanted to follow the text word to word, I would have had a hard time reading anything since there was so much of it on each page.

Now the reason for my skimming most pages and simply skipping others. The long-haired guy has lost his girlfriend. She was abducted and never heard of from again. He moves to another town — with a friend — and spends all his day listening to the radio. At least half of this graphic novel — if not more — consists of the nonsensical theories of an RJ that the guy is listening to.

In the end, I got tired and kept turning the pages until I got to the end. Not a good read for me. Hope others will find it better!

Cover of the book, Changes, by Jim Butcher

Changes by Jim Butcher

By now, I’m pretty much used to how the baddies get bigger with each book in this series. So, when in this one, Harry & Co. go up against literal gods, I didn’t even bat an eyelid.

What did take me by surprise was how dark this installment was! First, Harry comes to know about one of the greatest betrayals ever. Then, he makes a decision with consequences that could potentially erode what makes him human. And lastly, he must choose to save either one of the two people he can literally call family — aside from Thomas.

All in all, a very good, dark book that ends with a bang!

So, I’m not really surprised that I read fewer books once the citywide lockdown came down. How did it affect your reading speed? Did it drag you into a slump or was it the opposite for you?

Netgalley reads here and watch this space for my forays into the Enderverse.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Judi Lynn says:

    We’re not under lockdown, but “shelter in place.” We go out for necessities. It really hasn’t changed my reading much at all. We love having friends over for supper a couple times a week, but that can’t happen, so we’re renting movies on those nights. I write during the day, stop at supper time, hang out with the hubs, and then we both start reading at about ten until we go to bed (about midnight). What can I say? We’re old:)

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    1. Midu Hadi says:

      Glad it’s not affecting you much. I went out just once this month and that too, to my mom’s.

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      1. Judi Lynn says:

        Stay healthy!

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