Comics Review #8: Adulthood is a Myth – A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection by Sarah Andersen

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Title: Adulthood is a Myth – A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection
Written and Illustrated by: Sarah Andersen
Published by: Andrews McMeel
Year: 2016

Adulthood is a Myth is a beautiful collection of comic stips by Sarah Andersen following the life of a young, introversive woman with a deep love for books and her warm, cosy bed. Not autobiographical at all… ūüėČ

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Book Review #3: The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

This review is for the audiobook version of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, read Mae Whitman.

Title: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Written by: Cassandra Clare
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Year:  2007 (2014)

This book exceeded my expectations –¬†I had little expectations to begin with and was set on disliking¬†it. So enjoying this book was a really nice surprise for me. I had previously watched the movie adaptation which was quite okay, actually, and I am currently watching the TV show Shadowhunters which is based on the Mortal Instruments book series.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones tells the story of Clary Fray, a 15-year-old girl who discovers a world beyond our own: the Shadow World. On a night out in the local club Pandemonium with her best friend Simon, Clary¬†witnesses what she thinks is a murder. It turns out that she is the only one able to see the three Shadowhunters who killed what they claim to be a demon.¬†That same night, Clary’s mother is kidnapped from their house, leaving Clary a voice mail on her phone, begging her to stay away from their appartment. Panicked, Clary rushes to their home to find it in ruins. It turns out her mother was kidnapped by a man¬†who is searching for the Mortal Cup, an instrument that is used to create more Shadowhunters. Clary’s mother stole the Cup and hid it. Thus begins Clary’s journey into the Shadow World…

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Comics Review #6: The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden

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Title: The Story of My Tits
Written and Illustrated by: Jennifer Hayden
Publisher: Top Shelf
Year: 2015

In The Story of My Tits¬†Jennifer Hayden takes the reader on a journey through the complicated and sometimes painful coming-of-age story of a young girl, the women in her life, and their battle with cancer. This graphic novel is based on Hayden’s life and her experiences with growing up, love, sex, but also illness and death.

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Book Review #2: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

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This is a review of the Kindle version of this book.

Title: Rivers of London (alternate title: Midnight Riot), Peter Grant Series #1
Written by: Ben Aaronovitch
Published by: Gollancz
Year: 2011

Peter Grant, police constable, stumbles into a world of murder and magic. Ben Aaronovitch created an interesting world in his Peter Grant series, a world that is open to more exploration but also more explanation. The first book of this series, Rivers of London, while beautifully written, leaves the reader unsatisfied in the end.

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Comics Review #5: The Invisible Lesbian by Oceanerosemarie


Title: The Invisible Lesbian
Written by: Océanerosemarie
Art by: Sandrine Revel
Translated by: Edward Gauvin
Publisher: Delcourt
Year: 2013 (French)/2015 (English)

This French graphic novel by Oc√©ane Rose Marie (Oc√©anerosemarie is her pen name) was originally published by Delcourt in 2013 and is now available in English through Comixology. The story revolves around Oc√©anerosemarie who considers herself an “invisible lesbian” and her journey from childhood to adulthood. As a reader, we follow the problems and insecurities that come with growing up as a lesbian.

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