Time marches on, and carries with it the arrival of Weekend Studying 152! This gained’t shock any of our common readers, however we’re planning on spending the weekend holed up inside Stately Beat Manor with a giant stack of studying materials.
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AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m testing Who Will Make the Pancakes by Megan Kelso. This assortment of 5 tales consists of “Watergate Sue” and “Cats in Service,” the latter of which is commemorated by the gorgeous outsized guide’s endpapers.
DEAN SIMONS: Popped into my longtime fave LCS – London’s Gosh! Comics and noticed Fantagraphics’ Tits & Clits: 1972-1987 assortment (edited by Joyce Farmer, Lyn Chevli, and Mary Fleener) had lastly arrived. I’ve been tremendous excited to lastly peruse extra of the feminist aspect of the underground comix scene exterior of a comics historical past guide or museum exhibit. In the meantime on the prose aspect of the road I simply began the second guide in Elizabeth Moon’s Vatta’s Battle house opera collection I began on the finish of final yr – Shifting Goal – so anticipating to get additional into that.
TAIMUR DAR: I used to be lately watching Darren Aronofky’s movie Requiem for a Dream but once more on streaming, when it occurred to me that I all the time needed to learn the unique Hubert Selby Jr. guide on which it was based mostly. Solely simply began and I’m already amazed by how shut the movie resembles the unique guide. I’ll be persevering with to learn the guide over the weekend. When it comes to comics, I’ve been on a Hellboy repair so I’ll possible be rereading the primary commerce “Seed of Destruction.”
CY BELTRAN: I lastly had the possibility to swing by my native store (First Assist Comics!) and decide up a ton of books I’ve missed over the previous a number of months, and I’ll be beginning with Poison Ivy #7-10, from G. Willow Wilson, Atagun Ilhan, Marcio Takara, Araf Prianto, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. For my cash, this is among the greatest huge two collection at the moment operating, and I’m ecstatic that it’s been prolonged to an ongoing. Then, ignoring that huge stack of comics I simply received, I plan to hunker down with The Stand by Stephen King. I’m slowly working my means via his bibliography on the best way to The Darkish Tower, and I figured it was lastly time to attempt to learn this monstrosity of a novel (the uncut version at that!). Anticipate little progress by subsequent week.
BILLY HENEHAN: I simply completed the wonderful Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn. As a lot as I wish to dive into the following novel within the collection, I’m taking a detour to a different novel to permit for some respiratory room between books within the collection. As an alternative of leaping proper into Thrawn: Larger Good, I simply began studying Hench: A Novel by Natalie Zina Walschots. It’s the story of a low-level supervillain henchwoman attempting to make ends meet. I’m solely on the primary chapter, having began studying it this morning, and the humor, wit and sharp dialogue already stand out.
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: It’s Group Beat’s ‘Tits & Clits’ weekend. Like Dean, I too am testing Fantagraphics’ Tits & Clits: 1972-1987 assortment over the weekend. I’m additionally paw-deep in furry analysis for my WonderCon panel and plan on ending Joe Strike‘s Furry Nation: The True Story of America’s Most Misunderstood Subculture, which has taught me quite a bit about my new favourite subculture!
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