Last time, I mentioned requesting that they purchase Strange Attractors, a new graphic novel by Charles Soule, and the book finally came in this week.
The library also serves as my version of Netflix, as the wife and I have been catching up on TV shows like Person of Interest and Wonderfalls.
Meanwhile, I've been reading parenting books and thinning out my monthly comic book purchases. Let's get to all the gory details.
Civil War Reading List
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After going a bit overboard on bringing home books from the library, I've tried to dial back how many books I request at a time. I had to return the Jack London and Philip K. Dick collection before finishing them. I just re-borrowed the London book, but in the meantime I read a very enjoyable parenting memoir.
Drew Magary is a foul-mouthed, smart-aleck columnist for websites like Deadspin and Gawker, as well as GQ magazine, and the author of Men With Balls and Postmortal. In his recently released memoir, Someone Could Get Hurt, his touchstone humor and propensity to use ALL CAPS are in full bloom, as he illustrates his argument why he's a terrible parent.
However, interspersed with these tales of child-rearing gone diaper-explodingly wrong, he manages several heartwarming sentiments that make you realize why parenting is worth all the mishaps. It was a perfect read for this dad-to-be, but I'm sure seasoned veterans will find it enjoyable as well.
Comic Book Pull List
Two miniseries I was following ended earlier this month and another is due to finish up next week. Those three subtractions — Daredevil: End of Days, Fashion Beast and Masks — will bring my average weekly comic expenditure closer to my goal of $10. The financial burden of fanboyism ...
In anticipation of seeing Man of Steel one of these days, I've requested a spate of Superman books from the library. Find out next time whether they were worth the read.
All right, teammates, your turn! What have you been reading? Any good summer reads to recommend?