I have been up to a lot lately, so I thought I’d put my latest reviews here before I update those specific pages. Also, if you haven’t checked out the new look – I can now be found at http://www.selahjanel.com – slowly but surely, I’m getting things done! All these can be found at booksbyviolet.com … More Updates – New Graphic Novel Reviews!
Time once again for another alternative holiday title to get you in the spirit! This week, we look at Batman: Noel. I stop and start with the Bat family comics, but they’re consistently the only DC I really keep up with (though not so much once New 52 hit). In general, I prefer titles … More SJ Reads: Batman: Noel
Time once again to visit a holiday book for the season, and keeping with the inadvertent theme, we’re going to look at another graphic novel: Note that this is not a comic/novelization covering the same story of the movie, though it is set in the same universe. If you like the movie, you’ll probably like … More SJ Reads: Krampus Shadow of Saint Nicholas
It’s time to see what I’ve been up to whilst I was Nano-ing last month! No matter the time of year, this is a great read that combines family and the supernatural. As always, Raina Telgemeier weaves interesting plot with relatable characters. Read my full review for Books by Violet here! Also for Books … More Free fic, reviews, and all that fun stuff
I really considered how to do SJ reads this month. I have an addiction to Christmas/holiday fiction, and there are a TON of great titles out there. My notes are also scattered everywhere, so I really need to re-sort and dig through. I decided to keep with the unintentional theme to finish out the … More SJ Reads: Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol
I know, I need to get caught up, though this time I do have a decent-ish excuse. Writing has taken me away a bit this month, but I’ll get to that on another post. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to: This tends to be one of my stress/comfort reading series, and it’s … More New Reviews! #manga #comics
So, being down a week means I have more fun stuff to share with you today! My latest manga review for I Smell Sheep is up – to celebrate all that’s creepy this month, I’m taking a look at Black Butler! While it’s not without it’s problems, it does some really good things to subvert … More Creepy Reviews, get yer creepy reviews!
Like I said, I can’t not talk about horror in October… I touched on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina a little while ago, so I can’t exactly ignore Afterlife With Archie. I picked the thing up because it looked so weird, I couldn’t really not read it. Even so, I left it sit around … More SJ Reads Bonus: Afterlife with Archie
I was going to wait until October, but since the news broke last week that it’s getting a TV option and I LOVE this series, I decided what the hey. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is another offering from Archie Horror, who brought us the magnificent Afterlife with Archie. A few things to keep in … More SJ Reads: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Today I want to hit another of my favorite, recent titles, this time in manga. While recovering from respiratory issues this winter and trying to deal with a case of sudden existential dread, I started reading a lot of manga again. I hadn’t really gone on a binge like that in years, and I … More SJ Reads: Natsume’s Book of Friends