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Married Cardboard Libriomancer; Scarlet Faith Children

Cardboard, by Doug TenNapel
Gosh, this was fun! A boisterous book, full of inventiveness and heart. And beautifully drawn, too.

You're Married to Her?, by Ira Wood
Earthy, honest, slightly self-absorbed, definitely worth reading if you are like me and enjoy your essays a bit rough around the edges. Marge Piercy, my favorite poet, looms large in this book, as she is the author's beloved wife.

Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines
I've read a lot of reviews of this that were all BEST BOOK EVARRRR and, well, no, I don't think it is, quite. However, it is an extremely GOOD book, which does a number of VERY interesting things, and I adored it. The pages turn quick, too. Jim C. Hines has become one of those rare few authors I rely on.

Lucifer, vol. 2: Children and Monsters, by Mike Carey et al
This continues to be wonderful and strange, and it's now well into areas I hadn't already read back when the single issues were coming out. I have books 4-11 sitting on my table, eagerly awaiting an interlibrary loan of book 3...

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer
Ah! I am perilously close to losing any objectivity about this series. It just.. packs SO much in to every chapter. There are always 800 things going on in a madcap anime way, and yet the fairy tale and steampunk (and, in this one, even space opera) roots are also given the space they need to grow and breathe. Whee!

Angel and Faith, vol. 2: Daddy Issues, by Christos Gage et al
She's an ex-con with Slayer powers, he's a vampire with a soul... together, they fight crime [and their own inner demons]! :D Seriously, I really dig this comic. They are doing everything right, and it manages to be funny and moving and kick-ass in exactly the right proportions.
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