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
Happy Halloween, all! Time once again to see all that I’ve been getting up to, and since it’s a special day, I’ve got some spooky stuff lined up. But first, if you’re looking for a last minute read that will creep you out, or one that will amuse you and not be as creepy but … More Free Fiction, New Reviews, & Things to Creep You Out
For whatever reason, I haven’t really been getting into too much that falls into the realm of horror this year, until very recently. A friend and I got talking about manga and I mentioned that I admittedly fall more into the shojo-type reader (for better or worse), and because he knew I really like horror … More SJ Reads Bonus: Tomie by Junji Ito
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!
Time to see what I’ve been up to this week! I’m looking at some creepy YA graphic novel offerings this month, so of course I had to go with the classic Anya’s Ghost for Books by Violet! A tale that really hits on the outsider theme in school/teen years, it also includes a really unique … More Review Roundup!