We Read Seuss, Fraction, Herman, and More

Every Wednesday, I take a look at what my family and I have been reading over the past week.

This week, I read:

  • Inaccurate Realities #4, which featured a story by my friend John Herman called “Retro-causality or the Allergy of Genghis Khan,” a yarn about time travel gone wrong, which was sadly the only piece in the issue that did it for me;
  • Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery, a collection of issues from a comic book series about an all-girl group of adventurers in a quasi-D&D world that underwhelmed me with its pacing problems, its subpar art, and its over-reliance on jokes aimed at role-playing aficionados, a group which I can no longer call myself a member of;
  • the latest issue of One Story, #194, a literary magazine I was just about to cancel (because of how far behind I always am with it), but that charmed the pants off of me this time around with Whitney Groves’ excellent “Coda”;
  • the first half of Tin House #59, their spring issue on Memory, which I have been looking forward to for months but didn’t get to until now;
  • Saga #22, the latest installment of the best comic book on the market, which killed it in its first and third acts but stumbled a bit in the middle for me; and
  • Sex Criminals #6 and #7, the first two chapters of the series’ second story arc, which hit home especially hard with the stress-triggered shingles stuff in issue 6.

This week, my wife Stephanie continued reading

This week at bedtime, we read to our girls:

Have tips on what we should read next? Email us at hq@clarkwoods.com.