This summer was the third in a row for me that involved moving to a new apartment and starting a new job. The good news is, that’s the last time in the foreseeable future that will happen! The major downside to it is that I am massively behind on my comics reading (Woe!).
So I’ve been mulling over how to get back in the blogging game while also not having much by way of recent commentary. In prepping for reviving this blog, I cleaned up the tags I was tracking on Tumblr, when one of my ancient ideas solved my entire quandary in one fell swoop.
The LMC Book Club was something I tried three apartments ago. We read Cairo by now-Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson (which is still a phenomenal book and you should read it if you haven’t yet). It was also back when my ADD was undiagnosed, so it kind of trailed off at the end. But now I have actual time management skills and time blocked off on most days to read and/or blog, so what better way to dive back in and get people reading (more) awesome comics by ladies than a book club?
So I’m going to take nominations for the rest of the week for comics written and/or drawn by women. Ideally, I’m looking for graphic novels or collected trades and preferably available in various formats (print, digital, serialized online) so people can read how they’re most comfortable. “In print” would also tend to imply something from the past three years, though that is far from a hard and fast rule. As always, diversity is a plus. But above all, nominations must simply be damn good comics.
Drop the noms in my askbox, and this weekend I’ll put up a poll. Once we have a selection, I’ll put up a schedule to give you time to both obtain and read the book. We’ll probably stretch out discussion over a few weeks and see how that works.
Spread the word! And the tag is #lmcbookclub
For the night crowd ;)