When I was a young girl, around 12-16, reading was an amazing escape. I loved reading books from Christopher Pike and Anne Rice. Mystery and suspense were my favorite types of books. I could read over 20 books in one summer. The older I got, the less I could sit and focus on one book. These days I don't have much "alone" or "quiet" time. The books I read are for my children.
So when I can get in some reading, these are the materials I choose:
1. Manga- I'm a big anime fan.
2. Graphic Novels and/or Comic Books- I'm a highly visual person and love pictures.
3. Art or Craft Books- Preferably with pictures also.
Some of the Manga I enjoy reading are:
Shaman King- Story & Art by Hiroyuki Takei
Vampire Hunter D- Adapted & Illustrated by Saiko Takaki (I'm a fan of most Vampire movies and books.)
Vagabond- Story & Art by Takehiko Inoue (This one has some really lovely art work.)
I originally started anime and manga with the Inuyasha series. I discovered Inuyasha on late night Adult Swim TV. Back in the day they had an awesome line up of anime on Adult Swim, I'm not really sure how it is anymore because I don't use cable TV.
|The Sandman & Fables Series|
Graphic Novels are probably my most favorite thing to read at the moment. They are quick and fun to read. Maybe it's instant gratification or I have a short attention span, but whatever the reason these work the best for me.
I started out with Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series...still have not finished the whole entire series yet. The story is captivating and interesting. Each volume keeps me entertained without losing my attention. And as far as fiction Novels, I would gladly go out and buy more of Neil Gaiman's work.
Fables seems fun so far too. I only have the first volume. I also started Catwoman The New 52. It looks sexy and exciting...which will surely keep my attention. I'm always looking for more graphic novels to get into.
|The Future of Fantasy Art|
The Future of Fantasy Art makes an amazing coffee table book. It's got gorgeous fantasy art pictures from so many talented artists. This book contains paintings and illustrations from book covers to card games. I love picture books and craft books.
What do you enjoy reading? Have you ever read something more than once?