Recently we've been devouring books again :)
On a whim I bought Marli the first book from the Twilight series of fantasy books. It seems that these high school love/drama + vampires stories are all the rage these days and are being touted as "the new Harry Potter". Marli certainly seems to like them, as we bought her the remaining three books immediately after finishing the first ^_^
I put this order of books to good use by getting something for myself as well.
First off I got the final chapter to the Locas stories by Jaime Hernandez (part of the Love and rockets comic series that started in the eighties), called Ghost of Hoppers. I still need to get a bunch of the chapters that come before it, but I don't mind :) GoH certainly is dark and at times surreal, but I love it anyway. The artwork has a rather particular style (which I described earlier) and I love the chara design of leading lady Maggie ("rubenesque", one could say). My heart was also aflutter after the final eight panels of the book, which -finally- give happy closure to the saga.
I also ordered on of the many omnibuses with stories by H.P. Lovecraft. I'd been meaning to get some of his books for a long time and in the past years I've read a whole bunch of them as ebooks, but finally I got some in print as well. Seriously, this stuff may have been written before 1930, but it still amazes me how it's chill-inducing even with broad daylight! Riveting and scary, even in the middle of a crowded room!
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