February Vibes

It’s February and I’m doing things this month!

miles morales singing

The winners of the 2018 Cybils will be announced on February 14th so look out for that. If you wanted to check out the graphic novel finalists for the young adult and elementary/middle grade categories, you can find that here. My lips are sealed until announcement day.

On February 17th, I’ll be talking to three bestselling young adult authors as part of The Storyteller Tour:


January has come and gone but I read more than I thought I would despite the slow start. Over at the Put A Blurb On It podcast, Yash and I discussed our 2019 resolutions and I think keeping track of my reading on here will help me see if I’m meeting my self-imposed goals in real-time.

  • Read more translated works
  • Read more comics from different genres
  • Re-read books in general but especially books I read as a teen
  • Bonus and not featured in the PABOI episode
    • Read works by Somalis

My 2019 January reads:

  1. Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely & more
  2. Batman & Robin: Batman vs Robin by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely & more
  3. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
  4. This Place: 150 Years Retold by David A. Robertson, Katherena Vermette, Richard Van Camp & more
  5. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
  6. Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke
  7. The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
  8. Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation by Anne Frank, adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky
  9. Quince by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, Emma Steinkellner and Valeria Tranier [Translator]
  10. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
  11. Grand Theft Horse by G. Neri and Corban Wilkin

So I’ve started off the year with a decent range of comics in terms of genre. I haven’t re-read anything yet and I think that’ll be the hardest goal since I have to read books for work and there are so many cool new books coming out this year. None of my January reads count as a translated title (Quince was simultaneously translated into English and Spanish). I haven’t read any works by Somalis yet.

Until next time…

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