Even Booze Hounds need to exercise their brains. Here at the Boozy Book Club, we'll talk about our reading consumption with an open thread in the comments section. First off, selections from my Civil War list.
Civil War Reading List
My Civil War reading has entered a slump. You'll notice a lack of progress.
Battle Cry of Freedom
Author: James McPherson
Status: Still 307 pages in
Notes: I need to get back to this book before I forget where I left off.
Red Badge of Courage
Author: Stephen Crane
Status: 104 pages in
Notes: Henry Fleming has gone from coward to "war devil." Only about 30 pages left to go in this short novel.
Comic Pull List
Pickups since last update: American Vampire (30), Justice League (12), Action Comics (0), Dial H (0), Fashion Beast (1), Harvest (2), Swamp Thing (0), The Cape: 1969 (3), Batman (0), It Girl & The Atomics (2), Stumptown Vol. 2 (1), and Manhattan Projects (6).
My resurgent interest in comic books has taken up most of my reading time. My weekly pull list keeps growing, so I've decided to pare things down a bit. American Vampire hasn't kept my interest, so that's gone, and I don't really need that many Batman books, so I'm axing Dark Knight after this current arc and Batman Inc. after Grant Morrison leaves.
Since that's way too many books to go over, here's my favorite issue of the pack.
Writer: Scott Snyder
Publisher: DC Comics
Notes: This is my first try with this title. I've loved Snyder's writing for Batman, which is why I tried American Vampire. I guess I'm just not into blood suckers. Swamp Thing, however, is delightfully weird, and a big crossover story arc is just beginning, so this seemed like a good place to jump on. As a bonus, Alan Moore revived this character in the 1980s, so now I've got some trade paperbacks to pickup and catch up on the character.
So, teammates, what have you been reading? Any good beverages to pair with your books? I've been sipping on Blatz (no joke).