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    Emily Lauer

    Emily Lauer teaches writing and literature at Suffolk County Community College. She studies comics, kids' books, adaptations and visual culture and she lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter and dog.

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  • How to Host Bookishly

    How to Host Bookishly1

    If you are reading anything on this site, you probably like books. This is a bit of a stretch, I’ll admit, but you may also like people too? Let’s get really wild here: you might even like your home, especially comfy spots like your living room sofa. Personally, I like reading, and people, and even

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  • The Ballad of Halo Jones Vol. 2 Hurtles the Heroine Outward

    The Ballad of Halo Jones Vol. 2 Hurtles the Heroine Outward0

    The Ballad of Halo Jones, Volume 2 Alan Moore (writer), Ian Gibson (artist), Barbara Nosenzo (colorist) 2000 AD July 10, 2018 The middle installment of a trilogy is necessary to set up the climax in the third book, but it’s not always extremely exciting. The Ballad of Halo Jones, Volume 2 is episodic and fun,

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  • Tips for Reading Comics Aloud

    Tips for Reading Comics Aloud0

    My home is filled with comics, graphic novels, and books about comics and graphic novels. My kid has thus been surrounded by comics her whole life, though it was only last year, when she was three, that I started reading them aloud to her. Though comics are often referred to as “kids’ stuff,” they can

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  • The Cultural Anthropology of Sarah Rees Brennan’s In Other Lands

    The Cultural Anthropology of Sarah Rees Brennan’s In Other Lands0

    Sarah Rees Brennan’s 2017 book In Other Lands is a finalist for the World Science Fiction Society’s Award for “Best Young Adult Book,” which will be awarded during the Hugos Awards ceremony at WorldCon. And it is a finalist for the “Young Adult Book” Locus Award as well! I read the book the moment it

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