Remember the last time I posted a bookhaul and said that it would be the last one for the year? I lied.
Well, technically I was telling the truth because that was the last bookhaul I posted last year, but y’all know I meant that I wouldn’t buy any more books. (And technically some of these books were bought before I posted that bookhaul so…)
Anyway, here are the books I got pre- and post-Christmas.
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, illus. by Brian Bolland
Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb, illus. by Tim Sale
Lashaan at the Bookidote is partially to blame for The Killing Joke (Lol!). The other half of the blame goes to my co-worker, who has introduced me to superhero comics. I, of course, am totally innocent. But really though, both Lashaan and my co-worker have given The Killing Joke high praises and when I visited the comic bookstore and said that’s what I wanted to get, the workers there nearly lost their shit, so I HAD to get it.
I also picked up The Long Halloween because I’m new to Batman and such characters and was told by the comic bookstore peeps that it’s a good place to start. I think I’ll read that before The Killing Joke.
A Million Cats: Fabulous Felines to Color
Cartography of the Void by Chris Abani
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
I got A Million Cats for Christmas, which was a pleasant surprise because I didn’t expect to receive anything much less a book; and I picked up Cartography of the Void, another short memoir in the Face series, because I so enjoyed Ruth Ozeki’s A Time Code. As I’ve said before, I plan to collect all three books that have been published in the Face series. Of course, I had to get The Strain because I’m hooked on the TV show, which airs on FX. I want to see if the book is as good.
The Shining by Stephen King
I downloaded The Shining on my Kindle app. I really tried not to buy it. Really, I did. I checked my library for it, but I borrowed The Stand by accident and since I’m reading King’s books in publication order, I couldn’t start The Stand yet. I then checked my library’s digital catalog on Overdrive, but didn’t like the download options so I was forced by fate to buy it on Kindle. I’ll start on it soon.