The Weekend Reading List: 1984

“1984” by George Orwell

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: June 8, 1949
  • Science-fiction, dystopia, adult, where the saying “Big Brother is watching you” comes from
  • 4/5
  • WARNINGS: This is kind of a slow read and has topics that may go over your head on the first read as well as a few adult themes really young children probably shouldn’t read, but hey, it’s up to you. Also, there be no happy endings here, friends.

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The Weekend Reading List: Another Castle

“Another Castle” by Andrew Wheeler, illustrated by Paulina Ganucheau

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: February 28, 2017
  • Graphic novel, fantasy, magic, dungeons and dragons, princesses – but not in distress, kind of useless princes, monsters, creating your own destiny and all that other good stuff
  • 3.5/5
  • WARNINGS: If you’re a person who is expecting some Disney-esque type of princess – especially the earlier ones – or if you are a person who is unable to tolerate people who are different than you, then this story is not for you.

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The Weekend Reading List: Scooby Apocalypse Volume #1

“Scooby Apocalypse Volume #1 by Keith Giffen, illustrated by Jim Lee and Howard Porter, and J.M. DeMatteis

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: February 7, 2017
  • Graphic novel, science fiction, apocalypse, talking dogs, meddling kids and their dog, hipster Shaggy, BAMF Daphne, dorky Fred, socially awkward Velma
  • 3.7/5
  • WARNINGS: If you are someone who doesn’t think a good thing should ever be touched or reinterpreted, you probably shouldn’t read this one

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The Weekend Reading List: Kindred – A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, Illustrated by John Jennings, and Adapted by Damian Duffy

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
  • Book turned graphic novel, science fiction, time travel, historical fiction, originally by POC author, POC main character
  • 2.5/5
  • WARNINGS: Fans of the original book might not like this adaptation. Also, the main character loses an arm (not a spoiler, you find that out very early).

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