If you ask us, both are good, and not just that, but can be extremely good.
So treat yourself and sample from all of the menu, okay? And check more of what is the genius of Tom Gauld, who did the webcomics shared in this post. They are from here, here, here, here, here, and here.
It’s a brand new year! So come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…
Chew, vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillory
Machine Man by Max Barry
Hark! A Vagrant, writen and illustrated by Kate Beaton
If I had only one word to describe this book it would be simply: “Brilliant.” If you allowed me a second word I’d also add: “Fun!” Kate Beaton’s webcomic is one of my favorite spots to check out on the internet and this collection of some of her strips was easily one of my own personal most highly anticipated books of last year. I would highly recommend that you check out this gloriously fun spin of history and literature. For example:
The Hunter by John T. Lescroart
American Fantastic Tales: Terror And The Uncanny From Poe To The Pulps, edited by Peter Straub
American Fantastic Tales: Terror And The Uncanny From The 1940s To Now, edited by Peter Straub
This is a very exciting looking two volume set featuring amazing short fiction from authors like Kate Chopin, H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Willa Cather, Truman Capote, Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Michael Chabon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Bradbury, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edith Wharton, amongst many others. Perfect for the dark and stormy night that any lover of American fiction craves.
The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker
Love In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
Believing The Lie by Elizabeth George
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age Of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting The Rules by Pamela Haag
I Know Who You Are And I Saw What You Did: Social Networks And The Death Of Privacy by Lori Andrews
Your personal information is violated constantly and the law can’t seem to keep up with the changing demands and capabilities of new technology, all of which makes this a fascinating read about the way our “IRL” selves and our digital selves can be harmed by one another, and usually without us knowing it.
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View Of The Search For God by Carl Sagan
The Roots Of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, And The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party by Michael Bowen
Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story Of A Financial Legend by Mitchell Zuckoff
Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry
The Amazing Story Of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration Of The Science That Made Our World by James Kakalios
Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election Of 1960 by Edmund F. Kallina Jr.
Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, And The Changing American Family by Peggy Drexler
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