• Top Picks for Free Comic Book Day 2019

    Top Picks for Free Comic Book Day 20190

    In 2015 and 2017, I read most of the Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) offerings and showcased the ones I thought were worth picking up. Some may call that an act of public service but I truly do this out of the goodness of my heart. Like clockwork, I return two years later to once

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  • Burn Before Reading: Compelling Reasons to Not Read A Book

    Burn Before Reading: Compelling Reasons to Not Read A Book0

    I enjoy lists about who’s reading what, from our own Dogears to NPR Books’ Friday Reads. However, sometimes I’m just not going to read that book that you love so much, or that you’re shocked I haven’t read by now, or that you think might be the next big thing. And, as I expand my

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  • Marvelous MoCCA Mini Roundup

    Marvelous MoCCA Mini Roundup0

    Going to the annual Museum of Comics and Cartoon Arts fest is nostalgic for me. I remember so many venues this con has used over the years, and recall so fondly the sense of excitement and discovery in finding quirky little photocopied mini comics, sold directly to me by their creators. Over a decade ago,

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  • Books to Read in 2019 Before They Hit the Big/Little Screen

    Books to Read in 2019 Before They Hit the Big/Little Screen0

    There comes an exciting time in every reader’s life when one of their favorite books gets turned into another medium, like a TV show or a movie (or comic book, or play, or podcast … you know what I mean). When the adaptation is good, you get the indescribable joy of seeing your favorite characters and

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  • We’ve Read Multiple Works by These Women and You Should Too!

    We’ve Read Multiple Works by These Women and You Should Too!0

    The other week, author Shannon Hale shared the following on Twitter: In writing workshops I ask the men, "Can you think of 5 women writers that you've read multiple books of theirs?" Most cannot. Then I ask the women, "Can you think of 5 men writers that you've read multiple books of theirs?" The question

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  • 10 Reasons You Should Move to Gotham City

    10 Reasons You Should Move to Gotham City0

    In conversations about the best places in the country to live, a few usual suspects are typically mentioned: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin. But there’s a hidden gem you may not have considered–Gotham City. Yes, it’s true that Gotham’s reputation has historically been somewhat questionable. In fact, most people would rather live literally

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