Missed last month’s list, but honestly with all the traveling and buying a house, I didn’t get to spend much time with my nose buried in a book. I’ve been making up for lost time though with a bevy of, mostly nerdy, reads.
by Eric Powell
I’ve been wanting to read this comic book series for a while, written by fellow Nashvillian Eric Powell, who is a supporter of our local burlesque shows and roller derby belligerent fan. The series is deliciously funny, well-written and full of zombies, wicked women, giant monkeys, evil scientists and likable if not moral, main characters.
Zen and the Art of Writing
by Ray Bradbury
Okay so this was actually stolen from Keith’s reading list for grad school. But I couldn’t help myself, and devoured this book in an afternoon. It’s a beautiful call to passion and impulsive art.
by Joss Whedon and others
I love Joss Whedon and I love Buffy. So quite rightly, I loved the first Omnibus, which preludes the TV show and includes a wonderful short by the above mentioned Eric Powell, of Spike and Drusilla at the World’s Fair. Evil and witty quips ensue.
by Gail Carriger
I picked up this book because of the cover, beautiful artwork in sort of a punk-rock Marie Antoinette style. I read the entire thing on my trip to Seattle this weekend. It was super fun, trashy, and definitely unbelievable at times. If you’re looking for a quick, dirty, werewolf Victoriana that’s more than a little sloppy, this is it.