Category Archives: reading

What’s happening with the manga project?

Well, not much, lately. We haven’t abandoned it! It’s just progressing very slowly; Connie’s studies have to take priority over getting this out, though it’s still on our minds and every now and then, we get a little further with … Continue reading

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Currently reading … Nightschool Vol. 4

… and other things. I’ve been enjoying Svetlana Chmakova’s Nightschool a lot, and have just got my hands on volume 4. Great storytelling. I like her characters; they have personality, not just a function, and there’s a lot of humour … Continue reading

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Currently reading … mostly natural history

Time for another few short book reviews — or at least, brief comments upon a few books: I’m currently (re)reading … Himalaya, by Michael Palin, and India, by Michael Wood — two of the great contemporary travel writers. Both of … Continue reading

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Currently reading …

We’ve been having some friends visit, and one of the topics of conversation of course ends up being, “What are you reading right now?” Authors get asked that a lot in more formal circumstances, too, so I thought I’d start … Continue reading

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Favourite manga & graphic novels

I never really got into American comics as a child, but I read Asterix and Tintin voraciously, so those were my introduction to the art of telling a sustained story in graphic form. Asterix, especially, is something I can read … Continue reading

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