These are my spoils from Mother’s Day. Bossypants, the Game Of Thrones boxed set, and Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition, Book One. Also Smarties and Toffifee and a certificate and some beautiful artwork and a princess house made from a shoebox that Avery made for herself about six months ago, but I’m not supposed to know that. The certificate says “My Mom is special because she reads to me and she helqs me ried my biek,” which is a 100% true story.
I’ve only just decided that I like comics. I mean, I’ve always read comics, of the back-of-the-paper variety, a few dailies online, and that sort of thing, but until recently, I hadn’t read an actual comic book. And then one day, after watching this season’s The Walking Dead, I wanted to know more. I wanted to KNOW ALL OF THE THINGS. I wanted to know who Michonne was and why her appearance was so significant. I wanted to know what happens next. I wanted to know what parts they’d left out and what parts they’d stayed true. So I bought the first Compendium. One thousand and eighty-eight pages worth of comics. And you know what? I really dig comics. I know I’ve only read a portion of one series and that hardly makes me any sort of expert…so I’m going to read more. I didn’t know how I’d feel about reading a book with pictures, but I love the format and I’m going to continue to find stories and series’ that interest me and sort of get into this comic book thing.
It’s because of the same curiosity that I had about The Walking Dead that I asked for the Game Of Thrones series. I want to know more. I want to compare and contrast and learn what they haven’t told us. I also want to read Fire In The Hole by Elmore Leonard, which is the short story that inspired Justified, and the Southern Vampire Mysteries,which brought us True Blood.
And…um…Bossypants because I love Tina Fey and I heard it was good. I actually rarely read biographies, but I thought I’d make an exception for Tina.
I can’t think of a better Mother’s Day gift than a book and I got six. It was a good day. When I woke up, a little late, I was presented with my bounty and serenaded with Happy Mother’s Day to the tune of Happy Birthday by my two adorable chitlins. But then we spent the rest of the day doing hard manual labour, just like the day before. I baked for the entire morning, then ran around frantically getting the house ready to host dinner, and assisted AH in assembling the World’s Shoddiest Patio Set (brand new). And then I collapsed in a heap of exhaustion. Ahahahahhaahah, just kidding. I actually stayed awake for thewhoooooolenight thinking because apparently I don’t need sleep anymore. It’s my super power. Every mother needs one.
What I require from you (homework time!): Help me get started in this comic adventure. What should I read next? I have Fables in my Amazon wishlist because it looks pretty awesome. What else? I’m hesitant to read the typical Marvel/DC comics because they’ve been around for so long that I think it would take me a lifetime to catch up thoroughly. But what else can you suggest? Enquiring minds want to know.