LGBTQ+ Book Club – Heartstopper: Volume One

image1Our latest Book Club meet up was last Thursday, a week later than usual as we were both away in London for YALC the week before. We decided to read Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman for July, a graphic novel developed from her webcomics. You can still read Heartstopper online for free if you wish to! We are continuing using the Google form responses in our Book Club posts to get direct thoughts from people who have read it – those who have both been to Book Club or can’t make it but still want to join the conversation. Continue reading

Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Illustrated by Jonny Sun) (BEDM)

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If you know me, you know i have a probably unhealthy love for Lin-Manuel Miranda. I adore all his work and his general attitude has inspired me to no end. So when i heard about Gmorning, Gnight! being released, i was absolutely thrilled to have a book that was completely written by him.

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This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (BEDM)

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I’ve been wanting to read a graphic novel for quite some time, one of length and a stand alone that i can really get in to. On a recent trip to Waterstones, i found This One Summer, which looked absolutely adorable and something that i’d really want to read pretty quickly. Luckily, my friend bought it and lent it to me, win win for me!

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THE MELANCHOLY DEATH OF OYSTER BOY AND OTHER STORIES BY TIM BURTON

Title: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories 

Author: Tim Burton

Genre: Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 18th November 2004

Pages: 128

Summary : Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton – the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Nightmare Before Christmas, among others – now gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.

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Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets Illustrated Edition

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets has recently been released. It was announced last year that a new illustrated edition of the novels will be released over the next seven years, one a year. 2015 saw the release of The Philosophers Stone and 2016 we have had The Chamber Of Secrets. These novels are the perfect addition to any Harry Potter lovers book shelf. I received mine in the post yesterday so here’s a little sneak peek of what’s inside.

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OUTCAST BY PAUL AZACETA AND ROBERT KIRKMAN REVIEW

Title: Outcast: Volume 1

Author: Paul Azaceta and Robert Kirkman

Genre: Horror, Graphic Novel

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: 12th February 2015

Pages: 152

Summary : Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it!

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Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is officially tomorrow, and we’re all so very excited about it! The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day which means it is the 7th of May 2016 this year! All your comic book readers or anyone who is starting to read comic books, make sure you take advantage of this very great day indeed.

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