Review: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley

snTitle: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride

Author: Lucy Knisley

Publisher: First Second

Source: Purchased

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Buy at: Chapters | Book Depository

4 stars

A funny and whip-smart new book about the institution of marriage in America told through the lens of her recent engagement and wedding…. The graphic novel tackles the all-too-common wedding issues that go along with being a modern woman: feminism, expectations, getting knocked over the head with gender stereotypes, family drama, and overall wedding chaos and confusion. (Source: Goodreads)

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Review: Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley

displacementTitle: Displacement: A Travelogue

Author: Lucy Knisley

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

Source: Purchased

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Buy at: Chapters | Book Depository

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In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfather’s WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisley s frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents frailty. (Source: Goodreads)

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Stacking the Shelves (45) – Vacation Haul and Free Comic Book Day!

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This week I’ll once again be taking part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The idea of Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.

This meme is once monthly for me, where I’ll round up what I’ve gotten since last month’s post.

This month I purchased 11 books, 16 comics, I received 1 book on NetGalley, and 7 books from publishers, borrowed 8 books, and got 7 comics on Free Comic Book Day. Check them out below!

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Waiting On: Displacement by Lucy Knisley (25)

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine.The idea of Waiting on Wednesday is to talk about upcoming books that you’re excited about. I am excited to do this feature because it will allow me to look at upcoming books a lot more, and be more aware of what’s new in the world of books.

displacementTitle: Displacement: A Travelogue

Author: Lucy Knisley

Release Date: February 24

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Preorder this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

In her graphic memoirs, New York Times-best selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley paints a warts-and-all portrait of contemporary, twentysomething womanhood, like writer Lena Dunham (Girls). In the next installment of her graphic travelogue series, Displacement, Knisley volunteers to watch over her ailing grandparents on a cruise. (The book s watercolors evoke the ocean that surrounds them.) In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfather s WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisley s frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents frailty.” (Source: Goodreads)

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Review: An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley

aolTitle: An Age of License: A Travelogue

Author: Lucy Knisley

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

Source: Purchased

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Buy this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

4 stars

Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe/Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley’s comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic!) adventures. It s punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a new experiences funnel); peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way; and, of course, features her hallmark drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. But it’s not all kittens and raclette crepes: Knisley’s experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career that many young adults will relate to. (Source: Goodreads)

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Stacking the Shelves (15)

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This week I’ll once again be taking part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The idea of for Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.

This week I purchased 5 books and was gifted/won 3 books. Check it out below!

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