This Week’s Reading Goals

This week’s gonna be a busy one but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to get her reading done! *Puts on determined face.*

I’m currently on page 346 of The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey and I plan on finishing it in the next day or two. I really have enjoyed this book from the start but it did hit a little bit of a slow point in the middle that slowed me down for a while. Last night’s reading session changed that though and I’m just as invested as I was when I started reading it. I can’t wait to see how this one ends. Overall I’ve greatly enjoyed it thus far.

You can read more of my thoughts on the book here if you’re interested. 🙂

It was also recently reviewed by my #1 Partner in Crime here.

My other reading goals for the week are of the comic book variety. I recently read both volume 1 and volume 2 of the New 52 Batwoman TPBs by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman. This week I’m hoping to start and complete volume 3.

I was really looking forward to checking out the Batwoman comics for a variety of reasons, but one of the main ones goes wayyy back to Batwoman’s origins in the 1950’s. One of the supposed major reasons for her creation was to provide Bruce Wayne with a female love interest to shush all those rumors about Batman and Robin being “partners” of a vastly different nature than the crime-fighting variety. These days, Batwoman is much more than a pretty little bandage to cover up any sort of wounded hetero-masculinity that Batman and the Boy Wonder might have had circling around them. In fact, she herself is a lesbian. Times are changing and if DC really did initially create Batwoman to sweep any rumors of homosexuality under the conservative rug than I think it is a refreshing change to see her now out and not giving a damn what others think regarding her sexual orientation.

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Then and Now

*Steps calmly off of soapbox*

Aaaannd now back to your regularly scheduled reading program:

So, keeping it in the Bat Family, my other intended reading goal is one that has been on my TBR list for a while: Batman: The Long Halloween, written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Time Sale. With Halloween coming fast it seems an appropriate time to read this. The art and the color scheme are pretty dark and moody which I think will go well with the story.

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3 thoughts on “This Week’s Reading Goals”

  1. That just must be a thing with Girl With All the Gifts! I hit that slow spot, too, and it balked me enough to stop reading and consider it unfinished. I know I should’ve just pushed through, but by then I’d moved on to other things, and I have so much on my TBR list. I’ll have to read your thoughts on it!

    Yassss that’s so awesome that Batwoman is a lesbian (wth autocorrect??? You have Batman, but not Batwoman? What a grrrr…). It’s some delicious irony that her sole purpose was to prove Batman’s heteronormativity and she ended up not being hetero instead. Love it. I’m not a big comics person. I’ve nothing against them of course, and there are quite a few I’d like to read like the My Little Pony set my husband got for my birthday like two years ago, and The Maxx. I did read Kingdom Come years ago, but I’d have to try to shoehorn it in amongst my other reading projects. I love the Marvel movies though, and definitely appreciate the artistic value comics bring to the discourse!

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