Last week’s Rebecca Reads post really pulled me out of my reading slump. Occasionally posts on social media that highlight weekend reads. For example, you pick out a book or a few to read over the weekend. Usually, I catch those posts on Friday, but I thought it’d be fun to look back at my stack for this past weekend. I was in a graphic novel mood, which is great since I had a small stack that my husband had bought for me.
Here’s what I planned to read, what I did read, what I didn’t read, and my thoughts. Let me know if you would like more weekend reads in the future!
This didn’t seem like a hefty stack of books, but I actually didn’t make it through all of them! As you can probably tell, I’m on an Archie kick right now. We love watching Riverdale (although, we have almost half the season to catch up on!!), so these are mostly fun reads. I grew up reading the Archie comics. They were my favorite comics to read, and I love that the illustrations have been redone.
This is the first volume, and it includes issues 1-6. The first three issues were illustrated by Fiona Staples. Honestly, I wish she had illustrated all six issues. I love her style because the characters really come alive on the page. I assume the show took color inspiration from her issues, because they are so incredibly similar. The story line is different from the show, because it starts out with Archie and Betty breaking up. In the show, they don’t date. Jughead is exactly how I remember him in the old comics, but the show portrays him very differently. I really enjoyed this first volume and I’m looking forward to reading Volume 2.
Did you know that Sabrina occurs in the same world as Archie? I thought that was so cool. I remember watching the show when I was younger. It was such a fun show. I grouped these two volumes together, because I didn’t end up finishing them.
You see, whenever I read at night my husband and I sit out on our back porch. Well, our lot is very wooded and very dark. Once I started flipping through these two volumes, I quickly realized these were not books for reading in the half-dark. No thank you! That probably sounds really silly, but I will have to read these in my house with all the lights on. …And maybe I’ll save them for October!
If you know anything about Jughead, you can appreciate the double meaning in this title. Jughead is known for his voracious appetite in the comics. You can obviously tell that this is a horror story. Something is terrorizing Riverdale. Turns out, Jughead might be a werewolf! This was just the first issue, and I really, really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to check out the second issue.
This is a series that I’ve experienced a bit backwards. I’ve watched the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and it’s hilarious. It’s an amazing comic book adaptation, and it’s a lot of fun to watch. I knew it was a comic book, but I honestly never thought of reading. I’m so glad my husband bought these for me. I love this style of illustrations. Although Scott Pilgrim as a character is so unlikable, Scott Pilgrim the series is very cool. I am not done with the first one yet, and then I’ll start the second one.
I know this is a departure from my usual book reviews, so I hope this is a nice change. I like to keep things real around here, and this just happens to be what I’m reading right now. My taste in books is pretty varied, so hopefully my next book review will be more to your liking if these aren’t in your wheelhouse.
See you tomorrow!