It’s already time for Weekend Reading 36! Does it seem like November flew by to anyone else? As we head into the final month of 2020, we’ll be spending the weekend the same way we have been since March: inside Stately Beat Manor, lost in a good book!
What are you going to be reading during the last weekend in November 2020? Let us known in the comment section – we always love hearing what you’re paging through as you do your best to safely avoid COVID-19!
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m going to be reading volume one of The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin, Noah Hayes, Rebecca Nalty, and Ed Dukeshire (and although I’ve only looked at the cover so far, I already dig their groovy powder blue minibus). As far as prose goes, I’m going to continue the short story trend I began a few weeks ago with Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler.
PHILIPPE LEBLANC: Snow has officially started in Ottawa and there’s a thick layer of snow as I’m writing this. I’ll take the weekend to get under a blanket and catch up with Clue: Candlestick by Dash Shaw, an odd release from IDW in late 2019-2020 that flew under my radar. There is also the ninth volume of The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún by Nagabe that came out a few weeks ago. Appropriately, the story at this point takes place in the winter.
TAIMUR DAR: I picked up and read the first issue of X-Ray Robot by Mike Allred right before the pandemic hit. When comic shops re-opened and and the rest of the series was released I knew I’d have to re-read the first issue since so much time had passed. With the last issue in the miniseries out, I’m going to sit down and read all four issues.
RICARDO SERRANO: This reading comes after a rather bad disappointment. I was excited, ecstatic really, about the PS4 remake of the cult classic shooter XIII, which is based on the Belgian comic of the same name. It came out. It sucked. So I’ve decided to revisit the original comic by J. Van Hamme and W. Vance, translated by Ben Avery, to wash away the bad and rejoice in the good. XIII is a classic. It’s an amnesia/revenge story steeped in espionage and shadowy government secrets, a kind of Bourne Identity before Bourne Identity. This, I’m sure, will not disappoint.