I’m combining two topics in this post since I didn’t post anything last weekend. First, I’ll do this week’s topic, which is:
A manga or graphic novel
Of all the comics and graphic novels I’ve recently acquired, I chose this one instead. I found it about a year or two ago at my job and decided to read it because it was the only book there with illustrations in it. I think I read the entire book on my ride home from work. It’s a retelling of the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, which I had to read for a literature class once. I’ve since forgotten what Coleridge’s poem is about but I enjoyed Hayes’ retelling immensely and appreciated the accompanying illustrations.
Hayes retelling is a fable that shows how pollution hurts our environment.
To read Hayes’s thoughts on his book and how he got the idea for it, click here.
Above are a few pages from the book. The color palette is minimal but it works. I love it and the illustrations.
As for last week’s topic:
Doesn’t quite fit
For this, I’ll just show the picture of my bookcase. It’s an old picture but it shows some of the books that do not fit on it, meaning all the books on the top. I’ve acquired many books since taking this picture and have had to wedge books in whatever spaces are available and stack them in front of the books already lining the shelves. Thus, my bookcase looks very messy right now, which why I didn’t bother taking pictures for this part.
How this meme works:
- Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
- Write something on the day’s prompt.
- Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
- Link back to Victoria’s post.