On Debbie Tung’s Book Love & the joy & romanticization of books

Debbie Tung’s graphic novel Book Love is a charming little piece, a celebration of the places books have taken Tung and the ways in which they’ve been (and are) her friends. It’s also a romanticization of both books and reading, and, I think, an interesting look at the ways in which we can romanticize the hell out of form and format. I read Book Love … Continue reading On Debbie Tung’s Book Love & the joy & romanticization of books

Harry Potter and the Empathy Hallows

Today is both Harry Potter’s and J.K. Rowling‘s birthday, which makes it a pretty important day for a large segment of our culture. (I am ashamed to say that I forgot to put up a display, although I do have one up on the theme of green—and since I’m a proud Slytherin, we’ll say that covers that.) Now, as tempted as I am to use this space … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Empathy Hallows