Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman – OFFENSIVE BOOK

34467891Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman by Loryn Brantz

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Recommended Age: Adults
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Comics, Nonfiction, Stereotypical Books


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Like the work of Sarah Andersen, Gemma Correll, and Allie Brosh, Loryn Brantz’s Jellybean Comics are accessible and funny; lighthearted takes on the author’s everyday experiences and struggles being a woman. Continue reading

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Stargazing Dog – Takashi Murakami

11557023Stargazing Dog by Takashi Murakami

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Manga, Slice of Life, Drama, Dogs


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Translated from the Japanese bestseller, this story centers on Oto-san, a man who finds himself abandoned by his family and friends with nothing in his life happening the way he had planned. He embarks on a road trip to escape it all, and he soon discovers the only one he can count on completely is his faithful, recently adopted dog, who helps him see the light at the end of the tunnel. Illustrating the valuable lessons of friendship and loyalty, this is a heartwarming tale of two endearing characters and their shared adventure into the unknown. Continue reading

Girl in Dior – Annie Goetzinger

22180679Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: April 1st, 2015
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Biography, Fashion


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In February of 1947, the crème de la crème of Paris haute couture have flocked to see Christian Dior’s debut fashion show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway and the mesmerized audience declares the show a triumph. When Clara—a freshly hired chronicler and guide to the busy corridors of the brand-new fashion house—is hand-picked by Dior to be a model, she knows her life will never be the same. A biography docudrama that marries fiction with the story of one of the greatest couturiers in history, this work is a breathless and stunning presentation of Christian Dior’s greatest designs, beautifully rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger. Continue reading

The Dam Keeper – Robert Kondo

33163372The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: First Second Books
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Animals, Children’s, Fantasy, Adventure, Friendship


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Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. Continue reading