I can´t believe I went to the library again and took out 7 books! I have a huge unread pile of library books already, but they do look better at my place than at the library 🙂
I´ve been trying to get into the whole graphic novel thing. I doubt that I will ever feel as passionate about them as I do about books, but I really liked Persepolis and Exit Wounds so I included the comics section in my library round.
Anyway, here´s my pile for this week:
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (M.C. Beaton)
As always, I´m on the look-out for cozy crimes. Mae´s review of an Agatha Raisin book made me want to try them out. This one isn´t the first in the series but the only one that wasn´t checked out.
Miss Webster and Chérif (Patricia Duncker)
It´s got a pretty cover and is published by Bloomsbury, that´s enough to make me pick it up. But the story sounds interesting as well 🙂
The Virago Book of Such Devoted Sisters (ed. Shena Mackay)
The bond between sisters is one of my favorite element in literature (next to unreliable narrators and dystopias), perhaps because I only have a brother.
The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie (Charles Osborne)
One of my favorite authors so of course I´m interested in this one. After that I can read her autobiography to check what Agatha Christie thought of all this herself 🙂
The Unit (Ninni Holmquist)
Dystopian fiction of course!
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Sartrapi)
I really liked Sartrapi´s style in Persepolis, so I´m curious about this one. Although it makes me want to cook chicken with plums for dinner!
The Complete Maus (Art Spiegelmann)
I´ve only read excerpts of this one but I think I´ll like it. The one that showed that graphic literature can be high art as much as any other genre.
Any thoughts on these books? And what´s your take on graphic novels?