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Writer's Block Really Sucks...

July 26, 2010 | Tatted Librarian

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I’m suffering from writer’s block.  I don’t know what I want to write my Mercury about.  I’ll just use my old stand “blogger starter.”  I just write out the topic and see where this leads me…

I have to write a blog about Mercury by Hope Larson, and I struggling on how I can start this out… I liked the story, but really I got caught up in the artwork more.  I would stare at a panel and think about the different ways in which I could re-interpret it, and wondered if I was “reading” the story right. Was the Mom too paranoid?  Was she right on about her suspicions about the wanderer?  I love graphic novels, and I’m so amazed at the level of care and thought that goes into a Graphic Novel.  I remember pouring over one of the panels in the Graphic Novel and was amazed at how a little change of an eyebrow could alter the entire expression of a face.

In a nutshell, that’s why I love graphic novels.  The beauty is in the simple details of the drawings.  I can pour over a graphic novel and find something new the next time around that could completely change my opinion of the storyline.  It is really hard for me to get passed this road block, but it passed my bench mark for a good read.  Like Alan H., I have a long --- commute to and from work, and I spent the majority of that time reading. 

I know a book is good in the following ways

1. If I miss my subway stop.

2. When I look up from the book, I realize that I’m already at Kennedy and I wondered where exactly did that time go.
 3.  If I want to prolong my journey so that I can finish the book.

Just to finish up the story, I took the subway to Kipling to finish the story.

Hmmm.. what do you know?  I did bang out a blog entry without entirely knowing what I was going to write about… I rule!!!!

How do you guys judge a good book?