Winter Book BINGO: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

So you need to read a graphic novel in order to complete a BINGO, but you don’t know where to start. Let me help you. My own introduction to graphic novels was Bill Willingham’s Fables series. This epic series is a very grown-up retelling of classic fables and fairy tales. It’s still one of my favorite series. But you aren’t ready to jump into a 22-volume, Eisner Award winning series? No problem!

Try something cute, light, and funny:

Or maybe a graphic biography or memoir? We have books about familiar figures as well as ordinary people. Here are some of my favorites:

Ready to jump into a series? Let’s do it!

Maybe you’d like to try a classic:

Finally, let’s not forget the superheroes:

If none of these strike your fancy, come on in and browse our collection. Graphic novels are visual, you might just have to see them to find the one that’s right for you.


World Zombie Day and Zombie Survival Guide


This cute picture came from here. But seriously, there is nothing cute about a real zombie apocalypse. Readers should be prepared. How, you ask? Head to the library and get a book, of course.

The definitive guide to surviving a zombie attack has to be Max Brooks’ The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.







Here is a small, but helpful excerpt:

 Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack

  1. Organize before they rise!
  2. They feel no fear, why should you?
  3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
  4. Blades don’t need reloading.
  5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
  6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
  7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
  8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
  9. No place is safe, only safer.
  10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on

Ok, now that the serious stuff is out of the way, lets talk about some fun zombie stuff, like World Zombie Day, which is October 8th. What’s this Zombie Day all about, you ask? Well, according to the official website, it is a day for fans of all things zombie related to join together in an international effort to alleviate world hunger. Pretty cool.

If you are like me you are anxiously awaiting the return of the The Walking Dead, the AMC TV series, which is based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman. October 16th is right around the corner! While you wait maybe you should shuffle on over to the library and pick up a classic zombie film or a zombie novel or two-we have tons! My favorite? The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

Get in the Halloween Holiday spirit this weekend-celebrate zombies!