Invincible Days – Patrick Atangan

Image result for invincible days nbm publishingInvincible Days by Patrick Atangan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 1st, 2014
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Childhood, Memories, Diversity


This collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth. Calling on memories from his own childhood as well as those gathered from friends and family, author and artist Patrick Atangan’s work blends stories with strong psychological elements and insight with simple artwork evocative of youth. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults.  Continue reading

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Love, Retold – Tikva Wolf

32280028Love, Retold by Tikva Wolf

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: June 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Thorntree Press
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poliamory, Relationships


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Tikva Wolf has witnessed love transcend and evolve beyond the rigid, traditionalist trappings of the fairy-tale romance. Love, Retold is a meditation on love and companionship for people who don’t remember feudalism. Each chapter explores Wolf’s experiences with loved ones—Wolf’s lovers and their lovers. The stories capture key moments in these relationships, and they reflect on the murkier, tenebrous aspects of love, especially—but not exclusively—the non-monogamous kind. These stories illuminate and revere uncertainty, confronting the realities of mismatched needs and desires with compassion and self-reflection. In a world obsessed with beginnings and endings, this is a book about middles.  Continue reading