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
- The Path of Daggers, which still seems like an impossibly long slog to me.
This week at bedtime, we read to our girls:
- more from A Really Short History of Nearly Everything;
- stories from The Sneetches and Other Stories, multiple times;
- Horton Hears a Who;
- The Butter Battle Book, Seuss’ anti-war book, and one of our favorites; and
- There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.
Have tips on what we should read next? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.