July 2021 Books …

I’m not sure what happened to July. It passed quickly and quietly. Maybe it’s because I spent a lot of time reading comic books and books about comics, although I did fit in one disappointing novel. Let’s get that out of the way first. Falling by T. J. NewmanThis is the second time this summer... Continue Reading →

June 2021 Books …

I slowed down a little in June, due to a quick getaway trip and a large biography, but I enjoyed everything I read nonetheless. Once and Future, Vol. 2: Old English by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, and Tamra BonvillainIt’s really the art by Mora and the vibrant coloring by Bonvillain that make this story of... Continue Reading →

The End of Bosch …

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched Bosch season 7 yet, stop reading at the line below. This post contains some minor spoilers about the final season. Seven seasons … 68 episodes. Bosch is done. Long live Bosch. Bosch season 7 was a satisfying end to the series, which—as most of you know, if you’re a... Continue Reading →

May 2021 Books …

Slowed down a little this month with only six books read. They are: DAREDEVIL Vol. 1: KNOW FEAR by Chip Zdarsky and Marco ChecchettoZdarsky’s down-and-dirty take on DD begins here and, as I've mentioned before, it’s Marvel’s best written book right now. While Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s run on the blind hero restored some... Continue Reading →

April 2021 Books …

Another big reading month with EIGHT books! Desilu by Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert is the story of the studio built by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, the legendary stars of I Love Lucy. It’s a fascinating, warts-and-all tale, approved by Lucie Arnaz, the duo’s daughter. Arnaz is a much ignored pioneer of early... Continue Reading →

March 2021 Books …

Seven books this month! Yes, three are graphic novels, but they count, too, dammit … This retirement thing has hidden benefits! I am well on the way to my 2021 GoodReads goal of 50 books, with 18 so far this year. True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee is Abraham Riesman’s devastating bio... Continue Reading →

February 2021 Books …

Man, this year is flying! We’re already into March, with the two dankest, darkest months behind us. Here’s what I read in February. The Drifter by Nick Petrie is the first in his series of Peter Ash novels, about a troubled veteran helping people. This time he visits the wife of one of his comrades,... Continue Reading →

January 2021 Books …

One of the things I’d like to do in 2021 is read more, and hand-in-hand with this I'd like to document the books I’m reading, month-by-month. This does not include comics, magazines, streaming video descriptions or cereal boxes. I’m a little late with the January selections, but let’s cover them anyway, before February dies on... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #056 …

Bookstore cats I have known and loved. I suppose the tradition of bookstore cats started as a practicality ... a good mouser is worth his or her weight in gold. But I find any bookstore cat I happen upon to be a charming addition to any shop, and this one—Twice Sold Tales in Seattle, WA—had... Continue Reading →

February 2018 Books …

I've been remiss in writing about my reading! Here's the recap of my four books from February (March coming sooner). Intro I’m trying to read a book each week in 2018, and you can follow along at home! Expect a mix of fiction, historical non-fiction, comics and graphic novels, and movies-related books over the next... Continue Reading →

January 2018 Books …

Over on Instagram, where I hang out the most, I've been posting a book a week with the hashtag #garysbookofthe week. You can see what I'm reading on a weekly basis, plus my almost-daily photos by following me there. Click here to go to Instagram! But I'd thought I'd do a monthly recap of all... Continue Reading →

Every Book Tells Two Stories …

He sat in the bookstore and read the first two chapters, trying to decide if the book was worth taking home and finishing. It was. "This book is mine now," he thought. His fingerprints were on the soft matte-finish cover, a slight corner dog-eared on page 6 that only he would notice, a minor pedigree... Continue Reading →

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